Stay healthy this Fall with this online event series from AARP Massachusetts

Posted on 11/04/22 by Adrian Ramos


Healthy living is as much about making small changes to your everyday routine, as it is about making big life-changing behavioral commitments.  With this event series starting in September of 2022, AARP aims to empower participants to make a commitment to healthy living. Learn more and register below:

  • Preventive Dental Care and Coverage Options
    • Thursday, November 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Register here.
      Dental care is important at any age, but especially as we age.  Dental health can significantly impact your overall health. Find out about steps you can take to maintain good oral health and learn about ways you may be able access dental care, especially if you no longer have coverage through an employer.  
    • Speaker:  Catherine Hayes, DMD, SM, Dr. Med.Sc. is the Dental Director at MassHealth, and is with the UMass Chan Medical School, Office of Clinical Affairs.
  • Mindfulness Moments: A Gift to Yourself for the Holiday Season
    • Every Friday in December - December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Registration here
      Note: This is NOT an AARP hosted event. Any information you provide to the host organization will be governed by its privacy policy.  
      PAUSE-BREATHE-REFRESH.—Science shows that only 10-12 minutes of a consistent mindfulness can benefit mental and physical health. Join the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion and AARP for a brief guided meditation and learn how mindfulness can be used throughout the day. No prior experience necessary.  
  • Mental Health Matters: Geriatric Psychiatry
    • Thursday, December 8, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. Register here.
      Note: This is not an AARP hosted event. Any information you provide to the host organization will be governed by its privacy policy.  

      When should I see a psychiatrist or therapist? Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my mental health?
      What is the difference between depression and feeling sad?
      I lost someone recently. What is “normal” in the grieving process? Why geriatric psychiatry? How does aging impact psychiatric treatment?
      Dr. Stephen Pinals will answer these questions and more! This event is hosted by the Massachusetts Association of Mental Health and sponsored by AARP.
      Speaker: Dr. Stephen Pinals, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Ypsilanti, MI. Dr. Pinals completed a residency at Mass Mental Hlth Ctr-Harvard U. He currently practices at Greenbrook Recovery Center and is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Pinals is board certified in Geriatric Psychiatry.

This story is provided by AARP Massachusetts. Visit the AARP Massachusetts page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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