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November 2019

With a little help from my friends: The importance of social relationships during older adulthood

November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
55 Kips Center, 55 Kip Ave
Rutherford, NJ 07070 United States
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Dr. Alison Thomas-Cottingham will be speaking at 55 Kip Center this coming November! Join Discover65plus in a discussion about the importance of social relationships during older adulthood. We are all social beings.  Friendships are important for so many reasons. Research has shown that having friends is as important to well-being as healthy eating, exercise and sufficient sleep. In this presentation, Dr. Thomas-Cottingham will address the benefits of friendship, in other words, what do friends contribute to our lives? She will…

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With a little help from my friends: The importance of social relationships during older adulthood

November 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Highland Park Senior/Youth Center, 220 S 6th Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904 United States
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Dr. Alison Thomas-Cottingham will be speaking at Highland Park Senior Center this coming November! Join Discover65plus in a discussion about the importance of social relationships during older adulthood. “We are all social beings.  Friendships are important for so many reasons. Research has shown that having friends is as important to well-being as healthy eating, exercise and sufficient sleep. In this presentation, Dr. Thomas-Cottingham will address the benefits of friendship, in other words, what do friends contribute to our lives? She…

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December 2019

Let’s talk about it. Speaking with older adults about sexual health

December 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Information about physical and cognitive health is all around us. We have been advised to pay attention to our blood pressure and blood sugar, it is recommended that we complete puzzles to keep our minds sharp. But what about sexual health? In this presentation, Dr. Thomas-Cottingham will define sexual health and the importance understanding what to expect with regard to sexual health as we age. She will also provide tips on how to communicate with your health care provider about…

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The Holidays: Ways to Eliminate the Stress and Enjoy the Simple Pleasures

December 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hunterdon County Senior Center, Flemington, NJ, 4 Gauntt Place #1
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
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Dr. Alison Thomas-Cottingham will be speaking at Hunterdon Senior Center this coming winter!   Join Discover65plus in a holiday discussion filled with tips and advice on ways to enjoy the best time of the year. Winter is the season to spread joy and thanks, but it too, comes with it the hard work of preparing holiday feasts, the tedious struggles of travelling and all the other stressful emotions our families and the weather can bring about us. Have no fear,…

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January 2020

Navigating romantic relationships during older adulthood

January 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Highland Park Senior/Youth Center, 220 S 6th Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904 United States
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Many of us have vivid memories dating when we were younger. In most cases, the agreement to go out is followed by the excitement and anticipation of the date. The next step may involve the pleasure of doing something you like with someone whose company you enjoy, and then maybe plans to do it again. Dating can also be stressful. Some of us have concerns about how someone who does not know us well will perceive us, or have worries…

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March 2020

“Mastering the Birds and the Bees: Helping Women Navigate Through Life’s Changes” Session 1: The Elephant in the Room

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Highland Park Senior/Youth Center, 220 S 6th Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904 United States
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“Mastering the Birds and the Bees: Helping Women Navigate Through Life’s Changes ” Session 2: What to Expect When You Are Aging

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Highland Park Senior/Youth Center, 220 S 6th Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904 United States
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“Mastering the Birds and the Bees: Helping Women Navigate Through Life’s Changes ” Session 3: Sex-Re-Ed

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Highland Park Senior/Youth Center, 220 S 6th Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904 United States
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Dr. Alison Thomas-Cottingham will be speaking at 55 Kip Center this coming November!

Join Discover65plus in a discussion about the importance of social relationships during older adulthood.

We are all social beings.  Friendships are important for so many reasons. Research has shown that having friends is as important to well-being as healthy eating, exercise and sufficient sleep. In this presentation, Dr. Thomas-Cottingham will address the benefits of friendship, in other words, what do friends contribute to our lives? She will also explore how friendships change as we age. She will conclude with suggestions for how to nurture existing friendships and make new ones.

Beginning at 10:00am on Friday November 8th and is welcome to all!