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Atlanta Public Library announces new program for seniors

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[October 09, 2012]  ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Public Library invites the community to a series of monthly events for seniors. The series is called "This Golden Age" and is about making life matter no matter how old you are. This Golden Age tackles topics of particular interest to people over 50. The monthly events begin Oct. 16 and are scheduled for nine Tuesdays.

The series kicks off at the Atlanta Community House with Bruce Boeck, a practicing counselor for over 30 years, who will speak on "Renewed Hope: When Getting Old Gets You Down." Boeck has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and seniors, as well as couples and families. A longtime resident of Normal, he is currently the program director of a counseling program for seniors, "Renewed Hope," based at the Hopedale Medical Complex. Boeck will discuss the natural mood changes that occur with aging, how depression is different for seniors than for younger people and how to differentiate depression from dementia. The event will begin with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by the presentation from 9 to 10.

On Nov. 13, the series continues with "That Naughty Nutrition," with dietitian Karen Watt, who will cook up some delicious and healthy snacks that meet the changing dietary needs of seniors.

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Later, there will be a holiday story circle, a movement workshop with choreographer Jean Kerr, a special Valentine's Day program, and a series of technology workshops on digital photo management, social networking and Windows 7. The program year will conclude with a movie and potluck supper at the library.

This Golden Age is sponsored by the Hopedale Medical Complex, the Atlanta Doctor's Office and Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home.

Reservations are encouraged but not required. For more information, contact the Atlanta Public Library at 217-648-2112 or

[Text from file received from Catherine Maciariello]

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