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Senior Social

Computer Classes for Seniors

Join us every Monday at the Alafaya Branch for Senior Social. Topics and activities just for you! This month the Center for Drug-Free Living will present the following workshops:

Stress Management and Older Adults
Monday, June 4, 2 p.m.
Increase your awareness of the dangers of stress. Also learn skills and relaxation techniques to help reduce stress.

Medication Wisdom: Be Sure, Be Safe
Monday, June 11, 2 p.m.
Make healthier and safer choices about the health products you consume. Learn about the importance of reading labels, following dosing instructions and warnings. Also learn when to consult physicians and pharmacists about possible interactions and use.

Alcohol and Older Adults: Making the Right Decision for You
Monday, June 18, 2 p.m.
Learn the benefits and risks of alcohol use, the physical effects of alcohol, the risk factors in the abuse of alcohol and strategies to reduce or end alcohol use.

Herbs: Toxicities and Drug Interactions
Monday, June 25, 2 p.m.
Be informed of the risks associated with the mixing of herbal supplements, foods and medications. Common herbs and foods that can interact with medications will be discussed including herbs like chamomile, Echinacea, garlic, chocolate and grapefruit.

Also this month...

How to Communicate Better with Elders!
West Oaks Branch
Wednesday, June 20, 6 p.m.
Want to communicate better with elders? During this 90-minute Th’EYES Senior Sensitivity Training, you will learn how to improve your communication with elders by personally experiencing some of the most common health concerns including hearing loss, limited vision and arthritis. This hands-on training will leave you with ideas on how to speak and write in a way that can be understood by elders with health limitations. The training is offered by the Orange County Commission on Aging. Seating is limited. Please call 407.835.7481 to reserve your spot.

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