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Silver Linings: Tackling issues of aging

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September 24. 2018 10:38PM




Growing older comes with a large set of complicated problems, but it still beats the alternative.

Our “Silver Linings” series tackles the public policy challenges of our aging demographics, and the concerns facing Granite Staters as they transition to their senior years. Recently, we focused on employers working to retain older workers, and the benefits their experience provides.

That effort leaps off the page this Saturday, Sept. 29, in the form of the Silver Linings: Senior Healthy Living Expo.

The event, free and open to the public, takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Manchester Community College. The expo will feature presentations tackling a range of issues facing seniors, including medical questions such as spotting the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, dealing with knee and ankle replacements, and planning for long-term care.

There will also be speakers addressing legal problems such as estate planning and setting up charitable legacies, and on avoiding Social Security fraud and other scams targeted at senior citizens.

There will also be a presentation designed to help caregivers dealing with relatives with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The expo is expanding, now with more than 60 vendors offering senior-focused services.

You can learn more about this year’s Silver Linings: Senior Healthy Living Expo, including the full list of vendors and the complete schedule of speakers and presentations, by visiting UnionLeader.com/seniorexpo.


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