Capturing Your Voice: What Makes Life Worth Living,
May 20, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.,
South Berwick Senior Center,
71 Norton Street, South Berwick.

Thank you to the Huntington Commons Charitable Fund for partnering with York Hospital to deliver a series of “Lunch & Learns” throughout our community. The program, called Champions in Caring for Older Adults, is bringing education about the York Hospital Center for Older Adults to senior centers in Sanford, South Berwick, Wells, and Kittery. In early February, Dr. Elizabeth Castillo (pictured above), presented to a crowd of over 75 seniors at the Trafton Senior Center in Sanford. Dr. Castillo defined dementia in the context of cognitive function, social/relational interactions, and bodily/humanity functions. Cerebroprotective activities that help build new brain cells and neuronal networks were discussed as effective treatment strategies, while attendees were encouraged to exercise and move more; sleep well; eat healthfully; foster creative self-expression through art, music, poetry, dance; and build strong social connections.

The next Champions in Caring for Older Adults Lunch & Learn, Capturing Your Voice: What Makes Life Worth Living, will be held at the South Berwick Senior Center, located at 71 Norton Street, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 20. Lunch will be served at noon, following the presentation. To RSVP, contact York Hospital Friendraising at (207) 351-2385.