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The Evanston Commission on Aging invites community members to attend two free events in November exploring the theme “Common Sense About Our Senses: Adapting to Age-Related Changes.” Guests are invited to learn why senses, such as taste, touch, smell, vision, and hearing, may become less acute and impact lifestyle, communicaion, and enjoyment of activities as we age.

The first presentation will feature Victoria Braund, M.D., director of geriatric medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, 1224 Dempster St.

The second presentation, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., will offer attendees the opportunity to experience their senses and maximize their knowledge at the following strategy sessions: Home Safety, Low-Vision, Aromatherapy, Cooking Demonstration, Chair Massage, Podiatry, and Hearing.

There will be refreshments and door prizes donated by sponsors. Residents who live in Evanston and need transportation to the events should contact the Levy Center at 847-448-8250.

The presentations are sponsored by Evanston Commission on Aging, Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, Foster Senior Club, North Shore Village, CJE SeniorLife, North Shore Senior Center, and Senior Connections.