April 7th, 2016 Memory Cafe
As an aging wellness educator, Owen R. Houghton of Jaffrey has experienced many transitions, both in the lives of his clients and most recently in his personal life as his wife Norma joined the Summerhill family in the Memory Care unit. His reminiscence extends from boyhood in Woodstock, Vermont where he learned maple sugarin’ to his recent experiences following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis which required changes.
Dr. Houghton is Past Chair of the State Committee on Aging, a Vaughn Award recipient and a Monadnock at Home member. He has penned a monthly column since 1998 in the Sunday Keene Sentinel called “Age-Wise”, chronicling the Houghton’s journey in search of aging well in the Monadnock area.