Free talk in Bellingham focuses on alcohol use and aging


BELLINGHAM - A free presentation titled "Alcohol and Aging" is set for 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Adult Day Health Center, 809 E. Chestnut St.

It is open to the public.

T. Christopher Portman, a Bellingham-based private practice psychologist, will give the talk.

Portman specializes in assessing and treating mental health and addiction when they occur together. He is also an addictions educator and author of "The New Template for Recovery: How to Quit Drinking and Build a Better Life."

During his talk, Portman will touch on the scope of the problem, why it matters and association with dementia and other diseases of aging.

The Bellingham event is the next installment in the lecture series "Facing the Challenges of Aging," offered by the Adult Day Health Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

Because of space limitations, people must register for the talk by Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Call 360-788-6410 to register.

Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or

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