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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…

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PLYMOUTH — Seniors suffering from osteoporosis often don’t experience symptoms of the disease until they get a fracture. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 44 million have low bone density. That means half of a…

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FRANKLIN — One couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day than June 8 to have a garden party. The Tea in the Garden Party and silent auction was a fundraiser for Franklin VNA & Hospice, and it went off without a hitch.

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PLYMOUTH — Everyone can benefit from eating healthy food and maintaining a well-balanced diet. For seniors, this is especially important. According to the AARP, 60% of seniors are more likely to experience depression because of food insecurity.

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April’s activity theme was “Much Ado About April.” Boy, did we make much ado! We celebrated poetry, and specifically, William Shakespeare. We had a birthday party for him, we wrote poetry, made quill pens, and Victorian collars, Lemon Elizabethan Cakes, Shrewsberry Tea Cakes and a Tudor Rose…

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No matter a person's age, living a life of purpose, connection and joy is critical for physical and mental wellbeing. For older adults, obstacles like vision loss, social isolation, mobility problems and memory issues can make enjoying life more difficult.

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MEREDITH — Author, educator and speaker Kimberly C. Paul is bringing her Live Well Die Well Tour to New Hampshire in June. Paul has been traveling across the U.S. to encourage people to create end-of-life plans and reclaim death as a human experience, not a medical event.

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GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, June 17. Meet at the Community Church fellowship hall at 9 a.m. for breakfast and a movie. The group will watch the comedy 'Father of the Bride' starring Steve Martin and Diane Keat…

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Many people enjoy having a cocktail with friends or drinking a glass of wine with dinner. For seniors, with a doctor’s approval, this doesn’t have to change. However, it’s important to be aware of the ways that alcohol can physically affect older adults, and how the signs of alcohol abuse lo…

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MEREDITH — Seniors age 60 and over who need help with grocery shopping are eligible to ride on Senior Transit, equipped with a wheelchair lift. The service is offered twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday. On the second Tuesday, rides go to Plymouth, and on the fourth Tuesday, rides…