Marblehead Council on Aging to host ‘Coping With Transitions’ panel Oct. 19

Life presents challenges: changing careers, dealing with health issues, becoming empty nesters, and losing a spouse or partner, notes the Marblehead Mental Health Task Force.

“These events sometimes can happen very suddenly, and few of us are prepared to deal with them,” the Task Force notes. “Learning how to cope is a lifelong battle.”

The Task Force has been looking at these issues, especially during the pandemic, and four of its members will be coming to the Marblehead Council on Aging as part of its Speaker Series on Wednesday, Oct. 19 to talk and answer your questions about dealing with challenging life transitions. Lunch will be at noon, with the panel discussion led by Dr. Kim Leventhal, with presenters Sharon Doliber, Melissa Kaplowitch and Mark Libon following at 12:30 p.m.

The cost is $8, and reservations are required by Friday, Oct. 14 by stopping by the COA office at the Judy & Gene Jacobi Community Center, 10 Humphrey St.

“Sometimes it’s as simple as forcing yourself out of your comfort zone,  leaving the house and meeting up with others,” the Task Force says. “The Council on Aging has many programs that will get you involved with your peers and offer the opportunity to socialize in a safe environment. Come and learn about some new strategies to deal with your challenges.”

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