Virtual “Lunch n Learn” Educational Workshops

Two times each month we offer lectures and presentations on a variety of topics related to issues of aging and the care-giving of the aging. Speakers include medical professionals and other agency and service providers in the local area.

Come join us – knowledge is power!

The upcoming schedule is as follows:

 

 

 

Monday, February 1st @ 12 pm 

co-hosted by Chester Public Library

“Chuckles, Chortles, and Giggles: The Benefits of Laughter For Seniors”

Presented by:

Rebecca Abenante 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom

Presenter: Rebecca Abenante, MA, MSW, LSW, ASW-G – Healthy Aging Coordinator at Atlantic Health System

Whether it was a medium-sized chuckle or a full belly guffaw, chances are your last good laugh helped lift your spirits. Did you know that humor can also help you feel better and live longer?  Come enjoy a few giggles and learn about the physical and mental health benefits of laughter.  

Lunch ‘n’ Learn is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all.

This session will be held live over Zoom.  Please register with the Chester Library (click here) so we can send you a link to attend.  PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email donnella.tilery@chesterlib.org so it can be resent.

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or IPAD. If you are new to Zoom – try it out here before the session. Simply click the test zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home: https://zoom.us/test

 

Monday, February 22nd @ 12 pm 

co-hosted by Washington Township Public Library

“Chuckles, Chortles, and Giggles: The Benefits of Laughter For Seniors”

Presented by:

Rebecca Abenante 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom

 

Presenter: Rebecca Abenante, MA, MSW, LSW, ASW-G – Healthy Aging Coordinator at Atlantic Health System

Whether it was a medium-sized chuckle or a full belly guffaw, chances are your last good laugh helped lift your spirits. Did you know that humor can also help you feel better and live longer?  Come enjoy a few giggles and learn about the physical and mental health benefits of laughter.  

 

Lunch ‘n’ Learn is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all.

This session will be held live over Zoom.  Please register with the Washington Township Library (click here) so we can send you a link to attend.  PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email william.haggis@wtpl.org so it can be resent.

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or IPAD. If you are new to Zoom – try it out here before the session. Simply click the test zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home: https://zoom.us/test

 

Monday, March 1st @ 12 pm 

co-hosted by Chester Public Library

“Cognitive Fitness For the Fit Senior”

Presented by:

Douglas Downs, Occupational Therapist

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom

Presenter: Douglas Downs, Occupational Therapist and Certified Brain Injury Specialist

The cognitive rehabilitation therapists at Kessler Rehabilitation Center work with people who have difficulty with their thinking skills as a result of medical problems such as stroke, accident, and a host of diseases that can affect the brain.  But just because most of us haven’t experienced any of these medical situations doesn’t mean that we can’t all benefit from tips and tricks to keep our brains healthy.  Just like we all know it’s important to exercise to keep our bodies fit, similarly it’s important to exercise our brains as well.  And the fancy name for “brain exercise” is Cognitive Fitness.  Join this presentation to learn how you can keep your brain healthy and strong!

Douglas Downs is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Brain Injury Specialist who has been with Kessler since graduating from NYU’s OT school in 1995.  He has worked in both the inpatient and outpatient rehab environments primarily treating stroke and brain injury, and is a member of Kessler’s Revital cancer rehabilitation team as well.  Most recently, Doug has also been treating patients recovering from COVID-19.  His specialties include vision and cognition.  Doug enjoys interacting with his patients and watching them improve as he guides them along their rehab journey.

Lunch ‘n’ Learn is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all.

This session will be held live over Zoom.  Please register with the Chester Library so we can send you a link to attend.  PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email donnella.tilery@chesterlib.org so it can be resent.

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or IPAD. If you are new to Zoom – try it out here before the session. Simply click the test zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home: https://zoom.us/test

Monday, March 15th @ 12 pm 

co-hosted by the Washington Township Public Library

“Cognitive Fitness For the Fit Senior”

Presented by:

Douglas Downs, Occupational Therapist

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom

Presenter: Douglas Downs, Occupational Therapist and Certified Brain Injury Specialist

The cognitive rehabilitation therapists at Kessler Rehabilitation Center work with people who have difficulty with their thinking skills as a result of medical problems such as stroke, accident, and a host of diseases that can affect the brain.  But just because most of us haven’t experienced any of these medical situations doesn’t mean that we can’t all benefit from tips and tricks to keep our brains healthy.  Just like we all know it’s important to exercise to keep our bodies fit, similarly it’s important to exercise our brains as well.  And the fancy name for “brain exercise” is Cognitive Fitness.  Join this presentation to learn how you can keep your brain healthy and strong!

Douglas Downs is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Brain Injury Specialist who has been with Kessler since graduating from NYU’s OT school in 1995.  He has worked in both the inpatient and outpatient rehab environments primarily treating stroke and brain injury, and is a member of Kessler’s Revital cancer rehabilitation team as well.  Most recently, Doug has also been treating patients recovering from COVID-19.  His specialties include vision and cognition.  Doug enjoys interacting with his patients and watching them improve as he guides them along their rehab journey.

Lunch ‘n’ Learn is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all.

This session will be held live over Zoom.  Please register with the Washington Township Library so we can send you a link to attend.  PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email william.haggis@wtpl.org so it can be resent.

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or IPAD. If you are new to Zoom – try it out here before the session. Simply click the test zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home: https://zoom.us/test

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