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How-to-beat-the-winter-blues“How to Beat the Winter Blues”  presented by Bernie Seifert, MSW, LICSW Dartmouth Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, Lebanon, NH.
Studies link Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to living farther away from the equator. Many northerners feel drained, irritable and depressed in the long, dark winter months, and the holidays are an especially tough time for many. Don’t let the New England latitude affect your attitude! Although SAD is common, it can be prevented and treated.  This session will focus on recognizing the signs of and risk factors for SAD, what to do if you suspect that you or someone you know has SAD, and preventing and treating SAD.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Prevention and Treatment
  • Recognizing Signs of SAD
  • What are SAD Risk Factors?
  • What to Do if You Suspect that You or Someone You Know has SAD
  • Don’t Let the New England Latitude Affect Your Attitude!
  • Can SAD Lead to Clinical Depression?

Bernie Seifert is Coordinator of Mental Health Training at the Northern New Hampshire Geriatric Education Center, which is part of the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging. She also works at NAMI New Hampshire as the Older Adult Program Coordinator. Bernie has worked with older adults and their families for more than 30 years. She is a frequent speaker at the Aging Resource Center and in the community on such topics as “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)” and “Depression.”

Following the presentation there will be time for questions or comments. Refreshments will be served. Admission is FREE.


Tuesday, January 19 at 2:00pm
The Village at Cedar Hill
92 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, VT (Off RT. 5)

 Reservations are suggested.  To RSVP, Call 802-674-2254 or register online:

Eventbrite - Free Seminar “How to Beat the Winter Blues”

Visitors are invited to tour the expanded North Village, where we added 20 Independent and Assisted Living Apartments and a State-of-the-Art 20-bed Memory Care Center in 2015. Cedar Hill staff will be available to provide additional information.

The Village at Cedar Hill Speaker Series will continue in 2016, with a presentation on Medicare Basics in February,  19.

Cedar Hill and the Village at Cedar Hill, is a family-owned and operated senior community, providing a supportive and comfortable home to seniors in all stages of life. Cedar Hill Continuing Care was founded in 1988 by Mary Louise Sayles, a registered nurse and licensed nursing home administrator with many years of experience in long term care administration. Mary Louise’s daughter Patricia Horn, who is also a licensed nursing home administrator, is currently the Community Administrator.

Cedar Hill recently achieved its 3rd Deficiency-Free Survey in four years from the State of Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection, Department of Disabilities, Aging, Independent Living (DAIL). – Learn more: