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The Frederick County Department of Aging will put on a monthly series of informational talks aimed at senior citizens and their caregivers.

The series “There’s a Doctor in the House” will aim to provide seniors with information through presentations on the second Wednesday of each month at the Frederick Senior Center, said Kitty Devilbiss, community services manager for the county’s Citizens Services Division.

The event, scheduled Feb. 13 at the senior center at 1440 Taney Ave. in Frederick, will feature information on the prevention and treatment of shingles.

It will focus on the importance of being vaccinated against the disease, which is caused by a dormant strain of the chicken pox virus, Devilbiss said.

A light dinner will be served at 5 p.m., followed by the presentation.

March will feature an orthopedic specialist talking about joint injuries and replacements, April’s event will cover glaucoma and cataracts and May will cover acupuncture as a complementary or alternative therapy.

The talks are a chance to get information to seniors about common questions received by the center’s staff, Devilbiss said.

Although they’re geared toward seniors and their caregivers, the discussions are open to the public.

Anyone interested in attending should call 301-600-1048 to make reservations for dinner and the presentation.

For more information about programs offered at the senior center, call 301-600-3525 or email frederickseniorcenter@frederickcountymd.gov.