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Fall healthcare lectures focus on seniors’ wellbeing

Posted: 9/25/2017

This fall, the Center for Healthy Aging’s Wellness Series will help older adults learn information that will help them stay connected with others through social media, change their outlook and explore alternative medicine. These 90-minute community education events are held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays in Northern Dutchess Hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck. Light refreshments are served. There is no cost to attend, but seats are limited. To register, visit healthquest.org/wellness or call 845-876-4745 (TTY/Accessibility: 800-421-1220)


Facebook Connections: A tutorial for seniors

Monday, Oct. 2, 2-3:30 p.m.
Speaker: Sarah Bradshaw-Colomello, Northern Dutchess Hospital social media manager
Loved ones might live far away, but social media can bring them close again. Facebook allows users to view photos of family, stay connected and instantly communicate. This tutorial will cover the basics of Facebook, including creating an account, setting up a profile and posting comments.

An Attitude of Gratitude

Monday, Nov. 6 at 2-3:30 p.m.
Speaker: Allison Gould, Center for Healthy Aging social worker
Bringing awareness to what we are grateful for can help to improve our outlook, attitude and emotional wellbeing. Allison will share several techniques for connecting with gratitude and will discuss the many benefits of this simple yet profound practice.

Alternative Healing as a Complement to Medical Care

Monday, Dec. 4 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Jodi Friedman, Center for Healthy Aging medical director
Dr. Friedman will discuss the benefits of alternative therapies as a compliment to traditional medicine. She will be joined by providers from the Northern Dutchess Hospital Wellness Center as well as nutritionist Roufia Payman, who will describe holistic practices including acupuncture, massage and nutritional healing.

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