Bedford COA Hosting ‘Snacks with the Social Worker’ Webinar Series

Submitted by the Bedford Council on Aging

Join the Bedford COA for a “Snacks with the Social Worker” webinar series about balancing healthier habits. Residents are invited to view four different webinars on clutter, loneliness, alcohol, and nutrition. 

Each webinar will be followed by a short discussion with Social Worker Danika Castle. 

All webinars will be shown at noon on Wednesdays at the COA in the Bedford Town Center. 

April 3 – A conversation about clutter hosted by Lee Shuer

Join a peer specialist and internationally-recognized figure on hoarding disorder for a conversation on clutter, letting go, and self-help strategies for making space in your home. 

April 24 – A conversation about loneliness hosted by Sandra Harris 

Social contact has many health benefits, yet many people are isolated. What is the difference between being alone and being lonely? What can we learn about connections? Sandra Harris is President of AARP MA and founder of MA Coalition to End Loneliness and Build Community. 

May 1 – A conversation about alcohol hosted by William Stauffer, LSW, CCS, CADC

Join a nationally recognized trainer, writer, and social worker in a talk about the unique challenges people face when it comes to alcohol use as they age. Participants will discuss the importance of learning how to talk about alcohol and the fallacies around problematic use in older adult communities. 

May 22 – A conversation about nutrition hosted by Dr. Sheri Cheung, MD Foodie and obesity specialist

Dr. Sherri Cheung will talk about aging, the science of nutrition, and tips for enjoying food while maintaining a healthy diet. 

To sign up for these sessions, phone the Bedford COA at 781-275-6825.

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