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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — The VA Medical Center in White River Junction has increased the mental health services available to local veterans by welcoming a new physician, Dr. Geraldine McWilliams, to the facility.

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FRANKLIN — Elizabeth Chang, a nurse and educator with Franklin VNA & Hospice, will present “Preparing To Age,” a special program for National Senior Week, on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bessie Rowell TRIP Center, 12 Rowell Drive in Franklin.

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August’s activity theme was “A Fair to Remember.” We had so much fun at “the fair”! We played many fair favorites, including ring toss, duck pond, basketball hoop, target shoot, corn hole and fishing. We played to win!

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PLYMOUTH — Urinary incontinence is an issue that more than half of seniors deal with, and it can affect health, social connections and self-esteem. Managing incontinence is critical for seniors that want to maintain their independence and quality of life while remaining in their home.

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PLYMOUTH — One of the greatest fears many people have of growing older is losing their mental acuity. While there are some diseases and conditions of the brain over which people have no control, there are some that are preventable with certain lifestyle changes. The good news is that these c…

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PLYMOUTH — Changes to vision and concerns about eye health can happen rapidly for older adults. Seniors should get a vision test done once a year and should always follow a doctor’s recommendations on treatment plans and vision health.

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LACONIA — July’s activity theme at the Belknap County Nursing Home was “Over the Moon.” We made “Space-y” centerpieces for our tables, moons to decorate our doors, Zen doodle moon art, and mini moon pies. We did some moon science, sang songs with the word “moon” in them, and did trivia about…

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PLYMOUTH — Staying hydrated is important for maintaining health and keeping critical bodily functions working properly. This can be a challenge for some seniors because of changes that happen with age. Seniors may have a diminished ability to sense thirst, notice changes in body temperature …

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PLYMOUTH — Play the Ukulele, a free, eight-week creative arts class for older adults is now open for registration at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center through Grafton County Senior Citizens Council’s Experience Arts program.

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Needing to have a talk about Alzheimer's disease or memory loss with a parent can be a daunting task for many adult children. For seniors, the idea of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can trigger fear, anxiety, or even grief. It’s no wonder some adult children put the conversation of…

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FRANKLIN — Maybe it started subtly: Dad started getting lost driving to places you thought he knew how to get to. Mom missed a doctor’s appointment and, when the office reached you, they said it’s been happening a lot lately. Perhaps it was when your spouse stopped going to out to play cards…

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Regular eye exams are even more important as people reach senior years. After turning 60, several eye diseases may develop that can permanently affect vision. A comprehensive, dilated eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist is necessary to find eye diseases early, when treatment to pre…