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January 2018

Memory Cafe

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018


People with forgetfulness and other changes in their thinking, along with their care partners, are invited to meet for this special program. The Memory Café is a welcoming community setting to talk, enjoy light refreshments, and socialize with other people in similar circumstances.  

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History of Math

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 21, 2018


To trace the history of math, we will go back to about 2,000 BCE in each of five places: Tigris-Euphrates, Nile, Aegean Sea, Yellow River and the Indus River. We will then go to Baghdad and the Islamic-Iranian culture, which benefit-ted from those five cultural flowerings. We’ll finish with some Renaissance Italian mathematics. Instructed by vol-unteer Pete Gilmore. Space is limited to 16 people. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

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Wednesday Movie: Going in Style

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cheated out of their pensions, three friends decide to extract justice from the system by robbing a bank and then heading for Las Vegas. But their grand plan starts to fall apart when a dogged FBI agent picks up their trail. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. 2017. PG-13. 1 hour, 36 minutes.  

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Health Care and You

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

How American Medicine Could Do a Better Job Taking Care of Older People and Why it Doesn’t What goes wrong when older people go to the doctor’s office, to the hospital, or to rehab? We will discuss what happens and how it could happen differently. You will learn how physicians, hospital administrators, drug companies, device manufacturers, and Medicare create the current reality. You will also learn what you can do to improve the care you get, and what policy makers…

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February 2018

Caption Telephone and Other Assistive Devices for the Hearing-Impaired

February 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This program will explore caption telephones- what they are, how to obtain one, and the various models available. We will review other assistive telephone accessories for the hearing impaired. We will also discuss amplified phones, which have a larger volume range. We will demonstrate the CaptionCall technology, using the actual telephones. Melissa Pacey Mahaffey, Doctor of Audiology at the West Newton Hearing Center, has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of hearing loss. She has presented locally and…

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Author Talk: My Life in and Out of Politics with the Kennedys

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Author Gerard Doherty will talk about his recent book and share stories about his life, his friendship with the Kennedys, and his career in politics, followed by a dynamic Question & Answer session. Gerry was born and still resides in Charlestown. He was a two-time State Representative and MA State Democratic Party Chairman. He was active in the campaigns of Jack, Bob and Ted Kennedy and was also involved in the presidential campaigns of Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter. He…

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Tipsy Truffle Making

February 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop leads students through a series of steps to making their own hand-enrobed and molded tipsy chocolates. During the session, students first learn to hand roll, enrobe and decorate their tipsy truffles. This readies them for the second experience, molded chocolates. You will learn about the origins of chocolate, its ties to Massachusetts, and tips for identifying quality chocolate. Note: liqueur is an ingredient. Anne Wright has a Masters from Harvard Graduate School of Education, a Certificate from Ecole…

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Dentures 101

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Enjoy Cupcakes & Coffee while you learn everything you need to know about DENTURES! You’ll learn about custom dentures and how they work, types of dentures, denture repairs, denture care, and managing denture problems. Erika Hickey has been a dental hygienist for over fifteen years and she comes to us from the Brookline Denture Center. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660.   image by paul morris on

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Pathways to Prevention: Maximizing Brain-Healthy Behavior to Protect from Cognitive Decline

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This program will introduce participants to the current employment landscape for older workers considering work in the Commonwealth. Attention will be paid to the particular circumstances affecting the older worker and what individuals can do to maximize their options. You will learn about the latest research about strategies for older workers from the Institute for Career Transitions. You will also learn about some services and programs that are intended for older workers. Amy Mazur is Career Development Specialist and Counselor…

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