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September is Healthy Aging Month. Check out our event series: Aging Well: A How-To!

Did you know that September is Healthy Aging Month? Join us in-person for an exciting series of events that focus on healthy aging! This program series is sponsored by the Topsfield Town Library and the Topsfield Council on Aging.

September 13th, 10:00am, in the Topsfield Town Library Activity Room
Prelanning Seminar
Join the Director of the Mackey Funeral Home, Dan Mackey, as he walks through options to minimize cost and stress.

September 14th, 9:00am, in the Topsfield Town Hall Public Room
What to Watch For: Public Health Nurse Chat
Hypertension, Diabetes, Stroke, these are all health concerns we face as we get older. Join us for a talk on what warning signs to look for and how to prevent a health emergency.
You can also view this event from home via Zoom. Click the link to register to attend via Zoom.

September 15th, 11:00am, Topsfield Town Library Activity Room
Estate Planning 101
Learn about the basics of estate planning from the Financial Planning Association of New England and the Office of Economic Empowerment. A recording will be available for later viewing.

September 16th, 10:30am, Topsfield Town Library Activity Room
Nutrition Talk with nutritionist Deb Davidson
What foods should we be incorporating into our diet as we age? Nutritionist Deb Davidson will share tips and tricks for including nutrient-rich foods into our diet to help us fight disease and stay healthy!

September 21st, 9:00am, in the Topsfield Town Hall Public Room
Real ID: What Is It and Do I Need One?
Learn about the new Real ID, what it is, if you need one, and how to get it.

September 22. 6:00pm, in the Topsfield Town Library Activity Room
7 Steps to Managing Memory with Dr. Andrew Budson
Based on his award-winning book being translated into Chinese and Korean, Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It, Dr. Andrew Budson will explain how individuals can distinguish changes in memory due to Alzheimer’s versus normal aging, what medications, diets, and exercise regimes can help, and the best habits, strategies, and memory aids to use, in seven simple steps. He will also discuss his newest book, Six Steps to Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: A Guide for Families, including how families can manage issues with memory, language, vision, behavior, driving, incontinence, sleep, and more.
You can also view this event from home via Zoom. Click the link to register to attend via Zoom.

September 27, 10:00am, in the Topsfield Town Library Activity Room
What is Hospice Anyway?
Did you know that hospice patients can receive care for six months or longer, depending on the course of their particular illness? Learn more about hospice care in this informative program.

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