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Lunch and Learn series offered to Kent seniors


KENT – The Kent Senior Center will offer an educational series of topics in upcoming months. Featured will be a light lunch, funded by the Kent Senior Center and the Kent Community Fund, along with speakers on different topics during the Monday morning programs.

April 8 at 11:30 a.m.—Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging’s Beatriz Torres, Kiara Carchi, Amanda Halle and Gina Greene will share information on the service navigation department, choices and caregiver programs.

April 29 at 11:30 a.m.—Northwest Hills Council of Government’s Project Director Leo Ghio will discuss hot topics such as transportation and other programs and initiatives that pertain to Kent.

May 6 at 11:30 a.m.—Lee Sohl, Kent’s Animal Control officer, returns to discuss pets, pet safety and care. She will bring one of her furry, four-legged companions with her. Participants are encouraged to arrive with questions for Sohl.

June 3 at 11:30 a.m.—Three organization’s representatives will collaborate on this program about physical health topics. Danielle Niesz, a RN from RVNA, Catherine Bachrach from the Kent Community Fund and Mary Ann VanValkenburg, a longtime Emergency Medical Technician and ambulance volunteer from Kent Volunteer Fire Department, will discuss physical health, safety, financial assistance/grants, and RVNA services that are available to Kent residents.

June 17 at 11:30 a.m.—Alzheimer’s Association’s Carolyn DeRocco will present an overview of what services are offered through her organization. She will go through a few topics in detail and be available to answer questions.

Participants must register by calling 860-927-2055 or emailing

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