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January 26, 2012

Monthly programs are all about aging

LONDONDERRY — The Elder Affairs Committee is offering a series of community education series around aging and caring for seniors at Leach Library one evening each month through June.

"We're working with the Alzheimer's Association and the New Hampshire Senior Education Network," said Elder Affairs chairwoman Stacy Thrall. "The programs are not just geared for caregivers, but for all interested in the process of aging and different challenges presented."

Sherry Farrell and Bonnie Roberts are working with Thrall as a subcommittee of Elder Affairs in setting up the programs. They will be held the last Wednesday of each month, except for June, when it will be on a Thursday.

The first session was Jan. 25 and participants discussed knowing the difference between "senior moments" and memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease.

The next program, scheduled for Feb. 29, is "Between A Rock and A Hard Place: The Sandwich Generation." Those are people who care for their own children, as well as their aging parents.

Coming in March is a presentation on hoarding.

"These workshops are open to all ages and not just for Londonderry residents," Farrell said.

The sessions will be televised live on the town's cable station, CTV-20, and will be added to scheduled programming to be watched at a later date and time.

The workshops are from 6 to 7 p.m. at Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Road. They are free of charge and preregistration is not necessary.

To find out more about upcoming topics, call Thrall at 425-1770.

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