Home Safety Modifications: Preventing Winter Falls

Friday, December 8, 2017
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

This interactive workshop will review risk factors for falls and how to address them, steps you can take to help prevent winter falls, and easy home modifications to make your home safe year round. Led by Beth Bryant, Injury
Prevention & Outreach Coordinator from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

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  • Seniors

Winter Preparedness Workshop

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

During the winter months, ice, snow, and cold temperatures can make staying warm and safe a challenge for everyone, especially seniors. Come learn how to prepare your home and car now, so you can protect yourself and your family in extreme weather conditions. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to win prizes! Taught by the City’s Public Health Nurse. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

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  • Seniors

Oral Health-- What does it Mean for Seniors?

2:00 pm-3:00 pm

We will review the issues that make seniors’ oral health different and go over some of the connections between oral health and overall health. Dr. Kady Rawal is a Clinical Assistant Professor At Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dentistry and Attending Dentist at Hebrew Senior Life Spaulding. Dr. Andrea Richman is a general dentist and a past president of the MA Dental Society. Dr. Paula Friedman is Professor Emeritus and former Dean at Boston Uni-versity Henry M. Goldman School of Dentistry. At the end of the talk, you will receive a “goody bag” with samples.

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  • Seniors

Being Mindful, with Hannah

2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

Mindfulness is a way for us to teach our minds to respond to the daily worries of life from a perspective of compassion, and acceptance. This meditation technique is a well-documented practice which helps people enjoy the present moment rather than worrying about past or future events. You will learn tools from Hannah to use for brief stress management in your daily lives, such as breathing exercises and body relaxation techniques. Come enjoy a feeling of calm within a group setting! Led by Hannah Shulman.

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  • Athletics
  • Seniors

Memoir Writing Program

3 Thursdays: December 7th, 14th, and 21st, 3:00-4:00 p.m. at Historic
Newton’s Durant-Henrick House (286 Waverley Avenue) 

Registration deadline:  December 3

Understanding Newer Telecommunications Technologies

Thursday, December 7, 2017
10:00 am-11:30 am
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

Join the MA Department of Telecom-munications and Cable’s Consumer Di-vision to discuss changes to the commu-nications network and the different types of telephone service available to you. They will explain the consumer protections available for landline tele-phone and cable services and provide tips to help you stay connected to com-munications services, especially during emergency situations. They will an-swer your questions and offer assistance resolving your concerns.Understanding Newer Telecommunications Technologies

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  • Seniors

Dry Mouth: Causes & Remedies

Thursday, November 30, 2017
9:30 am-10:30 am
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

Learn about the causes of and remedies for dry mouth and nutrition tips that may help. Samples will be provided, and you can ask your dental questions! This program will be led by Jeanne Chambers and her students at Mt. Ida College Dental Clinic. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

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  • Seniors

The Conversation Game

10:00 am-11:30 am
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

Part of the ‘Living Wisely Dying Well' Event
Play the conversation game! The founder of this game learned how mean-ingful and
surprisingly joyful these conversations about what matters most can be. Come laugh, have fun, connect with people, and have the opportunity to really ex-press your feelings and decisions. Led by Brookhaven Hospice Social Worker, Ginger Webb, MSW. Refreshments will be provided. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

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  • Seniors

Holiday Shopping: Tips and Tricks

9:00 am-10:00 am
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

Learn about Black Friday shopping tips, return policies, defective merchandise, warranties, lost or stolen packages, gift certificates, credit card skimming devices and identity theft and fraud pre-vention. Led by Robin Putnam, Re-search and Special Projects Manager from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and Amy Schram, Senior Community Relations Specialist from the Better Business Bu-reau. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

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  • Seniors

AARP Life Reimagined Workshop

11:00 am-12:30 pm
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut St., Newtonville

Life Reimagined guides participants seeking to find meaning and purpose in their lives, through a series of exercises in which they reflect on their pasts to better identify their skills and talents, to create their own better future. Whether it’s work, family, or health on your mind, you’ll discover new methods and tools to help you achieve your goals. Led by Dr.

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  • Cultural
  • Seniors

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