Dutchess County Senior Seminars take place Nov. 3
Spaces remain available for this year’s session of Senior Seminars. The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 3, at the classrooms of New Hackensack Reformed Church, 1680 Route 376.
Admission to all seminars is free, but advance registration is required. Call the Dutchess County Office for the Aging at (845) 486-2555 to register or for more information.
The seminar schedule is as follows:
9:30 a.m. • “Wills, Trusts and Financial Abuse.” Learn which documents you may need and how to spot signs of financial elder abuse. Presented by John C. Wirth Jr.
• “Parkinson’s Disease.” Learn more about this disease, which affects more than a million Americans. Presented by the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group.
• “Age Discrimination.” Jody Miller, Dutchess County’s equal opportunity/human rights officer, will discuss ways seniors can stop discrimination and ensure their rights.
• “Veterans Services.” Nelson Rivera, director of veterans services, will talk about the benefits available to veterans and their families in Dutchess County.
10:30 a.m. • “Ask the County Executive.” Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro will be on hand to answer questions about county government.
• “Alzheimer’s disease.” The Alzheimer’s Association’s Hudson Valley chapter will talk about what is and isn’t known about the disease and how families and caregivers can cope.
• “Chair Yoga.” Instructor Toni Farkas will offer a short introduction and sample class for people who would like to feel more energetic, more relaxed or more agile.
• “Pain Management in Older Adults.” Dr. Seema Rizvi of Wingate Healthcare will lead a discussion of pain treatment options and strategies.
11:30 a.m. • “Organizing vs. Hoarding.” Professional organizer Sheila Delson will show how to make your home safer by de-cluttering and learning to recognize the signs of hoarding.
• “Medicare Tips.” Open enrollment is currently taking place through Dec. 7. Learn some Medicare ins and outs from Office for the Aging Information Services Specialist Maggie Kwet.
• “Spot the Scam.” The New York State Division of Consumer Protection will offer tips to keep from falling victim to a scam.