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Health and Wellness Coming Up in May-June at the Senior Center

Stay healthy, informed and entertained with seminars and events from the Rockville Senior Center in May and June.

Register online with the course number. Learn about 60-plus programs, courses, activities, and services at www.rockvillemd.gov/seniorcenter or by calling 240-314-8800. For more information, see the “Adults 60+” recreation guide at www.rockvillemd.gov/life.

Arthritis: “Why Do My Joints Hurt?”

Learn about forms of arthritis, who’s affected, if there’s a cure and what you can do to keep moving. Presented by CAM Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. Register with course #31219. Wednesday, May 8, 1-2 p.m. Hybrid.

Aphasia Support Group

A group that aims to help stroke survivors, particularly those with aphasia, overcome social isolation through guided communication activities that include arts and crafts, music and board games,
to enhance their conversational abilities in a supportive environment. Register with course #31244. Thursdays, May 9 and June 13. 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Better Breather’s Club

A monthly meeting, featuring presentations on relevant topics and shared tips for respiratory issues.
Register with course #31216. Thursdays, May 16 and June 20. 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Stroke Prevention Webinar

Protect yourself and loved ones from stroke by understanding and controlling the risks. Leila Thomas, a stroke research registered nurse with the NIH stroke program at Suburban Hospital, discusses risk factors and prevention strategies. This webinar will outline an action plan, and vital signs and symptoms to be aware of, using the B.E.F.A.S.T. strategy. Register with course #31615. Thursday, May 30, 1-2 p.m. Online.

Boost Your Bone Health

With age, bones tend to shrink in size and density, making them weaker and more likely to fracture. Join Dr. Michele F. Bellantoni, clinical director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology with Johns Hopkins Medicine, as she outlines bone health during the aging process, along with osteoporosis prevention and improvement. Register with course #32596. Thursday, June 27. 1-2 p.m. Online.

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