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History, birds of prey and arctic whales at EPOCH

Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone. We had a lot of fun celebrating, making Valentine’s and of course, indulging in chocolate! But the fun’s not over. We have plenty more great events planned at our EPOCH communities this week. Professor Gary Hylander is returning for a riveting presentation on Adolf Hitler. Come by and discuss the insights of this renowned history buff. The Massachusetts Audubon Society will also come by to present “Birds of Prey.” You’ll learn how birds of prey hunt, what they eat and what makes them special. Plus, you’ll get to see hawks, owls, eagles and more up close! But these aren’t the only animals you can learn about this week. Local science writer Todd McLeish will tell you all about artic whales. We will also host “Hearth of the Home,” a presentation by Abigail Whitney on 18th century life. Finally, our last “Flex and Stretch” class for seniors is this week. Don’t miss the chance to make new friends and engage in healthy, gentle exercise! Keep reading to learn more.

Gary Hylander returns for discussion of Adolf Hitler (Feb. 19)

CHESTNUT HILL – EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., will welcome well-known history professor Gary Hylander for a presentation and discussion of Adolf Hitler on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 617-244-6400.

EPOCH welcomes Mass Audubon Society (Feb. 20)

BREWSTEREPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place will host a presentation by the Massachusetts Audubon Society titled “Birds of Prey” on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. Founded in 1896, the Massachusetts Audubon Society is committed to protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife and advocates sound environmental policies at the local, state and federal levels. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 508-896-3252. EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place is located at 855 Harwich Road.

Presentation on Arctic Whales by Local Author (Feb. 20)

PROVIDENCE – Todd McLeish, a science writer and publicist for the University of Rhode Island, will give a presentation about arctic whales on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side. McLeish is the author of three natural history books, including Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information or to R.S.V.P. please call 401-275-0682. EPOCH is located at One Butler Ave.

Abigail by Gail brings ‘The Hearth of the Home’ to Boylston Place (Feb. 26)

CHESTNUT HILL – EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place, 615 Heath St., will welcome Abigail Whitney of Abigail by Gail for “The Hearth of the Home” on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. This presentation will review how the hearth and farm were utilized for survival in the 18th century and will include the preparation of an authentic 18th century recipe. This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 617-244-6400. For more information about EPOCH, call 617-244-6400, or visit our blog at www.epochsl.com/blog.

EPOCH hosts ‘Flex and Stretch’ class for seniors (Jan. 30, Feb. 13, 27)

BREWSTEREPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster will host a “Flex and Stretch” class for seniors. Classes will be held on Wednesday Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. This low-impact class is ideal for seniors looking for gentle, healthy movement and who want to get out of their home, and meet new people. Personal trainer MaryAnn DeMello will be the instructor. This event is free and open to all. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Gail Tarantino at 508-896-7046. EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Brewster is located at 873 Harwich Road. 

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