Health Beat: Focusing on inner matters; paying for care

• Eileen Benthal will offer a series called 40 Days to Focus integrating nutritional cleansing, resources and suggestions toward balancing the mind, body and spirit through healthy living and meditation at the Grange Hall on Sound Avenue and Church Lane, Riverhead, on Saturdays from March 12 through April 30, 9:30-11 a.m. Sessions are free with a requested contribution to the Save the Grange fund. Contact Ms. Benthal at 833-1897, 722-2262 or [email protected].

• J. Kevin McLaughlin will address paying for care — including Medicaid eligibility, ways to protect assets, new laws related to powers of attorney, trusts, proxies and rights — at a Family Service League free caregiver support program at Riverhead Free Library Thursday, March 10, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call 369-0104, ext. 45.

• Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a program on dealing with difficult children at its education center, 423 Griffing Ave., Riverhead on Thursday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There’s a professional training program. There’s a $25 fee. Call 727-7850, ext. 340.

To send Health Beat news, e-mail [email protected], fax to 298-3287, or mail to Times/Review Newspapers, P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952. Copy deadline: Friday at 5 p.m. to appear the following week.