There’s an interesting class series for older adults coming up at the Lonsdale Clinic starting Sept. 15.
“Aging Mastery Program” is a 10-week series for adults 55+ to make small life changes that put more living into longer lives. The series was created by the National Council on Aging. It is presented by Northfield Senior Center, in partnership with Northfield Hospital & Clinics, for the Lonsdale community. Each session covers a topic of interest to older adults, led by a local expert.
First job? I was a lifeguard, and I worked in a bookstore in the mall. I was around 15. It was right when the fourth Harry Potter book was coming out, so there was a lot of excitement in the bookstore. Being a lifeguard was great too, because I got to hang out with all my friends.
Free time? Spending time with my family and my kids. I don’t have a lot of time for hobbies; my hobby is my kids. I also enjoy reading, but I don’t do it as much as I like.
Cataracts are the leading cause of reversible vision loss for people 55 and older. What causes cataracts (hint: are you wearing your sunglasses?) and how can they be treated? Eye surgeon Michelle J. Muench, MD explains.
A cataract is cloudy lens inside the eye (not on the surface). Cataracts are common; they’ll affect most of us as we age. They’re the leading cause of reversible visual loss in people 55 and older . . . and they’re highly treatable.
What causes cataracts?