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The Peace of Mind series at PPL helps you prepare for and work through life's challenges. These events are free and open to the public. All events held in the Levenson Community Room. Light refreshments will be served.

Peace of Mind Fall 2014

Alzheimerís and Other Dementias
Tuesday September 9 | 6 PM

Portsmouth Senior Services and Extended Family Care will co-sponsor this information session about Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Dr. Juergen H. Bludau, MD, of the Elliot Memory & Mobility Center, will talk about the latest research on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, including current knowledge about prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Bludau is a board-certified, Harvard fellowship-trained geriatrician, and the author of Aging, But Never Old: The Realities, Myths, and Misrepresentations of the Anti-Aging Movement and the co-author of Alzheimerís Disease in the Biographies of Disease series.

Applying for Social Security Disability
Monday September 15 | 5:30 PM

Learn the doís, doníts, and unwritten rules of going through the SSDI application process.

  1. What you can do to speed the process along?
  2. What is the appeals process and how can you help?
  3. What is the interplay between state and federal benefits?
Presented by Chris Roundy, Esq.

A Kidís Perspective on her Elderly Parents
Wednesday October 1 | 7 PM

Join author Pamela Carey as she discusses the challenges faced in caring for one's aging parents. The author of Elderly Parents With All Their Marbles: A Survival Guide for the Kids, Carey holds a B.A. from Colby College and an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College.

A former information director for the Delaware Dept. of Education, she taught in Connecticut, Georgia and Maine. She has also published a book about her two sons, called Minor League Mom: A Mother's Journey Through the Red Sox Farm Teams.

Estate Planning
Wednesday November 5 | 7 PM

At this free legal seminar, Elder Law Attorney Edward "Ted" Beasley will discuss how to protect your house and lifetime of savings from a prolonged nursing home stay, how to avoid probate, plus strategies for passing assets safely and efficiently.

This lively and engaging seminar is presented in everyday language, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

Registration opens on October 1st. {Please call 1-800-370-5010 to register}

Conflict Resolution
Tuesday December 2 | 7 PM

What makes difficult conversations so challenging? How can you use words to involve, problem-solve, and motivate? And what attitudes and behaviors can be developed to improve the process?

Judy Ringer of Power & Presence Training will help us to identify and practice key dialogue and behavior skills to improve our communication. Just in time for the holidays!

Find out more about Judy


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