Senior Guide_Winter Spring 2020

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Creating ACTIVE Retirement Years (919) 469-4081 51 THE FLU AND YOU Learn how you get the flu as well as how it differs from the common cold. Also explore the different types of flu vaccines out there and when flu antiviral medicines work best. Presented by Casey Baldwin, Pharm.D, Senior Care Pharmacist with Resources for Seniors. Fri Jan 17 1–2 p.m. 001441 OVERCOMING DEPRESSION Everyone gets sad once in a while, and commonly the phrase "I feel depressed" is used to describe these temporary feelings of melancholy. However, while sadness is a normal human emotion, depression is a recognized mental illness. It's important to be able to distinguish between the two, as it will help you address it—or help you address it in a loved one. Presented by Anne Browning of Homewatch CareGivers of the Triangle. Fri Jan 31 9:30–11 a.m. 001433 HOW TO PREPARE FOR A DR. VISIT It is so critical to have a good Geriatric Physician that invests time to understand your goals. Come hear about useful tools to use to prepare for the visit armed with good questions for the physician. Presented by Gina Murray, RN BSN, Aware Senior Care. Thu Feb 13 9:30–10:30 a.m. 001440 A FRIEND FOR LIFE—THE HOSPICE VOLUNTEER Learn about the unique opportunity of becoming a Hospice volunteer and how sharing your time and compassion can change someone's life in an amazing way! Presented by Lesley Ireland, Heartland Hopsice Care. Fri Feb 14 1–2 p.m. 001439 S.H.I.I.P Counseling FREE The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) answers questions and counsels Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare prescription drug plans, long-term care insurance and other health insurance concerns. Sign up for a one- on-one counseling opportunity today by calling (919) 469-4081. Call to register Hearing Screenings (age 55 & up) Take advantage of these health screens—you may improve your life! Offered by Triangle Hearing Services, co-sponsored by Resources For Seniors and the Cary Senior Center. Most are FREE! Call (919) 469-4081 to sign-up for your time-slot. Location: Lobby Wed Jan 15 11–noon 001428 Wed Feb 19 11–noon 001429 Wed Mar 18 11–noon 001430 Wed Apr 15 11–noon 001431 Wed May 20 11–noon 001432 Ask the Health Expert Join local health experts in exploring aging issues and learning more about health! Bring your questions to these informative and interactive lecture programs. Location: classroom 302 GOOD MENTAL HEALTH In this presentation, we will define what good mental health is versus being mentally unfit. In addition, we give tips on how to improve your mind and spirit. Presented by Amanda Moore, Silver Linings for Seniors, Inc. Thu Jan 16 9:30–10:30 a.m. 001437 c Resources for Seniors Resources for Seniors

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