Genetic Testing Part II: Huntington's Disease

7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

Members of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will join us for a panel discussion. We'll hear from individuals about what is Huntington’s, personal experiences of going through the process of genetic testing and counseling, deciding not to get tested, and more about living with the disease and how it has affected their lives. Transportation available for Newton seniors. Free. Just show up.  Location:  Druker Auditorium

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  • Educational
  • Seniors

Genetic Counseling Series Part I: Genetic Counseling

7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

An informative session on genetic counseling, including current research on the topic.This presentation will tell you more about the role of genetics in current healthcare, what the process of genetic counseling entails, and how genetic counselors can help individuals and their families understand health related risks.  Program leader is Kathleen Swenson, the Director of the Master’s Program in Genetic Counseling at Boston University School of Medicine.  Kathleen has been an active me

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  • Seniors

Scams and Home Safety

1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton

 Police Officer Eric Rosenbaum of the Newton Police will speak with us about how to keep yourself safe at home. The program is 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Location: Reeisman Hall.  Join us for dessert from 2:00-2:30 p.m. Transportation available for Newton seniors. For questions, call Tracy at 617-959-4928.

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  • Seniors

Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People

7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton Centre

In Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People award-winning writer and cultural critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette confronts the ways people aging past midlife are portrayed in the media, by adult offspring; the esthetics and politics of representation in photography, film, and theater; and the incitement to commit suicide for those with early signs of “dementia.” In this original and important book, Gullette presents evidence of pervasive age-r

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  • Cultural
  • Family
  • Seniors

Inside the O’ Briens Book Discussion

12:00pm-1:00 pm
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

Join us for Newton Reads: On the Same Page. By reading the same book, we hope to encourage the Newton community to share their experiences. We will be discussing this year’s selection, Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova. The novel is about a Boston police officer who learns that he has Huntington’s Disease, which is genetic and ultimately fatal. Register at the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

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  • Seniors

Hearing Screenings

11:00pm-Noon
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

Attend a 10-minute hearing screening with a licensed Audiologist from the West Newton Hearing Center. If you already have hearing aids, they can clean and check them and replace the batteries. Call the Front Desk at 617-796-1660 to make a 10-minute appointment. Free.

These programs sponsosred with Library.  Make sure not already entered

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  • Seniors

Hearing Screenings

11:00pm-Noon
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

Attend a 10-minute hearing screening with a licensed Audiologist from the West Newton Hearing Center. If you already have hearing aids, they can clean and check them and replace the batteries. Call the Front Desk at 617-796-1660 to make a 10-minute appointment. Free.

 

 

These programs sponsosred with Librarly.  Make susre not already entered

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  • Seniors

Newton Men's Club

9:30 am
Johnny’s Luncheonette, 30 Langley Road, Newton Centre

Come and enjoy good conversation with your friends and colleagues.

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  • Cultural
  • Seniors

Newton Men's Club

9:30 am
Johnny’s Luncheonette, 30 Langley Road, Newton Centre

Come and enjoy good conversation with your friends and colleagues.

Categories: 

  • Cultural

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