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‘Beat the Winter Blues’: A public presentation at Dirigo Pines

Posted Jan. 17, 2013, at 1:19 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 17, 2013, at 1:46 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Maine’s winters can be beautiful, but also can seem long and isolating. This wintry weather can limit seniors’ ability to get out and do the things they like to do, and the shorter days can affect their emotional well-being.

As a result, some older Mainers may feel sad and frustrated, perhaps even depressed. However, there are things that people can do to positively influence their moods during the colder months. Rosscare will present “Beat the Winter Blues” at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 1, at Dirigo Pines Inn, Orono (off of the Kelley Road).

Presenter, Amy Cotton, a nurse practitioner at Rosscare and director of operations and senior services quality at EMHS, has more than 20 years experience in senior health. Cotton will provide tips on how to help seniors beat the winter blues, as well as provide the signs and symptoms for depression, seasonal affective disorder, and post-holiday let down. Nutrition, socialization, spiritual engagement, and physical activity all play an important role when “feeling down” becomes a problem.

This informational event is free to community members and all ages are welcome, but Rosscare requests RSVPs for planning purposes. Please RSVP and receive more information about the event by calling Dirigo Pines Inn at 1-866-344-3400

Rosscare is a member of EMHS, and the staff is dedicated to improving lives by valuing aging. Through programs, such as Telecare and Live Safe Response Service, Rosscare provides resources to support the whole family.

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