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Hamlet Senior Center

     The Hamlet Senior Center is dedicated to the enrichment and greater quality of life for seniors 55 and older. We provide growth opportunities for seniors socially, spiritually and through the stimulation of physical and mental challenges.

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Senior Symposium

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2019
Contact the Hamlet Senior Center for moore information
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Walk with Ease

Starting Monday, June 3, 2019 join a 6 Week walking program at the Hamlet Depot Rotunda that will motivate you to live a healthier lifestyle. Event will be held every Monday for six week at 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM. There is no free for adults 55 or older and a $25 fee for adults under 55. All training materials will be provided

Water Aerobics

Where: East Rockingham Park
When: June - August 2019
Monday and Thurday 5- 6PM
Cost: $ 15 (One time fee paid to ERSC)
***Life Guard on Duty***
***Pool is closed to the Public***
***HSC will provide transportation***


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15, 2019

Understanding Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is an intentional act, or failure to act, by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. Six frequently types of elder abuse include:

•Physical - This occurs when an elder experiences illness, pain, or injury as a result of the intentional use of physical force and includes acts such as hitting, kicking, pushing, slapping, and burning.
• Sexual - This involves forced or unwanted sexual interaction of any kind with an older adult. This may include unwanted sexual contact or penetration or non-contact acts such as sexual harassment.
• Emotional or Psychological - This refers to verbal or nonverbal behaviors that that inflict anguish, men-tal pain, fear, or distress on an older adult. Examples include name calling, humiliating, destroying prop-erty, or not letting the older adult see friends and family.
• Neglect - This is the failure to meet an older adult’s basic needs. These needs include food, water, shelter, clothing, hygiene, and essential medical care.
• Financial - This is illegally or improperly using an elder’s money, benefits, belongings, property, or assets for the benefit of someone other than the older adult. Examples include taking money from an older adult’s account without proper authority, unauthorized credit card use, and changing a will without per-mission.
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How Can We Prevent Elder Abuse?

The goal is to stop elder abuse before it starts. While not much research has been done, there are several important things we can do to prevent it:

• Listen to older adults and their caregivers to understand their challenges and provide support
• Report abuse or suspected abuse to Adult Protective Services.
• Educate oneself and others about how to recognize and report elder abuse.
• Check in often on older adults who may have few friends and family members.
• Provide over-burdened caregivers with emotional and instrumental supports such as help from friends, family, or local relief care groups; adult day care programs; counselling; or outlets intended to promote emotional well-being.
• Where prudent and possible involve more people than just family, formal caregivers, and guardians in health care or financial matters.
• Encourage and assist persons (either caregivers or older adults) having problems with drug or alcohol abuse in getting help.

Elder Abuse Helplines and Hotlines Call 1-800-677-1116
Always dial 911 during emergencies.

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At the Table

A third of today's youth lack mentors, according to a report from mentoring.org. Countless older adults, mean-while, are in need of companionship. So, what do you get when you combine the two? Profound opportunities for healthier, happier kids, seniors, and communities.

To reach out to the community around us, the HSC will be offering a summer mentorship program which will allow participants to mentor the youth of RCO all while preparing a dish or playing a game. Participants will share guidance about social choices, work ethics, and much, much more! RCO youth will have the opportunity develop interpersonal skills, build upon their network for future opportunities, and learn the importance of community involvement.
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Why Mentor?

An abundance of research indicates that young people derive many positive effects from participating in men-toring relationships. How much so? According to a study of nearly 1,000 youth at Big Brothers Big Sisters, kids with mentors are not only significantly less likely to use illegal drugs and alcohol, skip school, and get into physical fights, but they are also more confident about academics and social relationships.

If you are interested in being a mentor please see Sarah Locklear at the HSC. You have the power to make a difference!

Deadline for RCO youth to sign up for this program is June 20, 2019. The first mentoring program is Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:30pm. We hope to see you there.,