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Norwood's Retired Men's Club to Hear About Elderly Driving Problems

The horse drawn wagon ride, sponsored by Norwood Bank, were popular even in the rain. They made the way around Norwood Center during the Norwood Holiday Parade. Photo by Michael Hardman.
The horse drawn wagon ride, sponsored by Norwood Bank, were popular even in the rain. They made the way around Norwood Center during the Norwood Holiday Parade. Photo by Michael Hardman.
The Norwood Retired Men's Club  will be holding their December meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Norwood Elks at 10 a.m. Michelle Ellicks, from the Mass Department of Transportation, will be the guest speaker. She will be speaking about the problems elderly drivers may have. They will also start taking names and selling tickets for their 11th annual Valentine dinner. It will be held at the Apollo this year and will be open to the general public as well. The price will be $30 per person. You will have a choice of scrod or prime rib. It will be at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Tables of 10 can be reserved in advance. There will be a limited number, so make your plans early. For tickets, call George Wallace at 751-326-9273 or email leftywally@aol.com.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill to Meet
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill--South Norfolk affiliate  will
hold its monthly meeting at the Neponset River House located at 595 Pleasant St., Norwood, Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. There will be hearing a report by Peter Angelos, the site director for the department of mental health, on the current status of services for its clients in this area. Mental illness is a label for a variety of diseases of the brain. Often it strikes in late adolescence, devastating the afflicted person and the family. The Alliance is composed of such families who find mutual support and join together to advocate for their loved ones. They welcome all families in the South Norfolk Area who are dealing with mental illness and their loved ones. For further information, call Ray at 508-668-2941.

Get Help for Knee, Hip Pain
Learn more about the less-invasive treatment option to relieve knee or hip pain called MAKOplasty® on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Norwood Hospital, 800 Washington Street, Norwood. Orthopedic specialists from Norwood Hospital will explain how MAKOplasty® -- an innovative robotic-arm assisted technology -- can effectively and more precisely treat early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. There will also be a Q and A session with the doctors and you can “Meet our Robot,” as well as hear from a patient who underwent this treatment option to relieve joint pain. Refreshments will be served and free parking is offered in the visitors’ parking lot. Please register to attend at 1-800-488-5959 or register online at www.steward.org/MAKOplasty.

Early School Dismissal Wednesday.
There will be early school dismissal in the Norwood schools Wednesday, Dec. 4, for professional development and high school curriculum development days. Elementary schools will have a half day, while the high school will be dismissed at 1 p.m.

What to Wear Today?
It will be mainly cloudy today, according to WHDH, with a brighter afternoon. The highs will be from 40-45.



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