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Senior board benefits from CVEF grant

Senior board benefits from CVEF grant

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With some help from the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation, the Durham Senior Citizens Board is preparing to run a series of health seminars for local seniors.

The seminars the CVEF grant money will fund will include a Tuesday, Oct. 22 presentation from a specialist in geriatric medicine titled “Are You Aging Successfully?” Other seminar topics will include the Aging Brain, Getting Outdoors for Better Health and The Blue Zones. 

“We would hope that they enjoy themselves and go home feeling uplifted,” said Lainy Melvin, senior citizens board chair.

Previously, the senior board has put on a program on bird rehabilitation in Killingworth, a hoe down potluck lunch and square dance and a holiday program in December where the RSD-13 jazz band dined with the seniors and played carols for them.

“We think by hosting these events for seniors it is a wonderful way to keep them connected to their community and the community connected to them,” Melvin said. “This is in keeping with our goal of providing for the health and well being of our seniors.”

The Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation has supplied grants to the community for more than a decade now. The 85 grants, totaling $115,000, have been distributed to organizations that “promote excellence, innovation and creativity in the communities of Middlefield and Durham.”

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