North Quabbin Notebook: Nov. 29, 2022

Published: 11/28/2022 3:39:36 PM
Modified: 11/28/2022 3:37:12 PM
Dementia workshop planned in Wendell

WENDELL — An interactive workshop presenting basic information about dementia and its effects is scheduled for Nov. 29.

Village Neighbors, a nonprofit that provides services to people ages 60 and older in Leverett, Shutesbury, Wendell and New Salem, is hosting the workshop at the Wendell Senior Center, 2 Lockes Village Road, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. today. There is also a Zoom option — email to RSVP.

The workshop will include information about how dementia differs from normal aging and will introduce skills to help communicate with people who have dementia.

According to Village Neighbors, at least 130,000 Massachusetts residents over the age of 65 are living with dementia, and numbers are expected to grow.

Wendell Holiday Craft Fair returns

WENDELL — The Wendell Holiday Craft Fair is back this year, with more than 20 local artists, craftspeople and producers setting up booths at Town Hall.

The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the Wendell Free Library, is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The first open hour of each day is for masked shoppers only, to accommodate community members who are immunocompromised.

‘An Evening with Eleanor Roosevelt’ set for Dec. 3

NEW SALEM — Author and historian Carol Cohen will deliver a presentation on Eleanor Roosevelt at the New Salem Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 3, at noon.

Cohen will give a glimpse into Roosevelt’s life at her home in Hyde Park, New York, to teach attendees about the former first lady’s role as a human rights activist. Cohen’s presentation focuses on Roosevelt’s life after the 1945 death of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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