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Upcoming Senior Program Events At Darien's Mather Center

Darien's Mather Center presents programs for seniors for the month of January.
Darien's Mather Center presents programs for seniors for the month of January. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Mather Center in Darien will be hosting several programs for seniors this month, including offering sleep information and teaching about fall prevention.

"Laughter is the Best Medicine" with Cookie Martini will be on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m.

As you have heard, laughter is the best medicine. For decades, researchers have explored how humor helps patients relieve stress and heal. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use

A pharmacist from CT Pharmacy will discuss Sleep apnea in seniors on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 12:30 p.m.

Sleep apnea in seniors can cause cardiac issues, diabetes and even strokes. In short, sleep apnea can shorten a life span. Sleep apnea isn't simply a noise problem. Snoring is a symptom of a bigger issue. Besides contributing to the overall fatigue of sufferers, there are several serious health complications that are linked to the disorder.

Stamford Hospital presents "Lunch and Learn Fall Prevention" on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Lunch will be at noon and the program begins at 12:30 p.m.

Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults, but falls don’t occur just because you are getting older. Falls are usually caused by a number of factors and many falls can be prevented. By making a few simple changes, you can greatly reduce your chances of falling. A doctor from Stamford Hospital will be here to help you learn how to assess your risk of falling and learn a number of tips on how to prevent falling.

The Darien Library will present a pictorial history of presidents and their children on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 12:30 p.m.

From Kennedy to Clinton and beyond, a smattering of kids all took turns under the media microscope during their fathers’ presidencies. Some were more adept at avoiding the limelight than others, but not one of them escaped it completely as the first children of a president. The first kids of U.S. presidents dictate fashion trends, jet set around the world meeting dignitaries, and even sometimes host senior prom in the White House East Room.

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