Staying Sharp in NYC: Experts Discuss Brain Health Issues that Affect the Black Community


November 15, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY
November 15, 2011

            
Contact:
Ann Whitman
(212) 223-4040
awhitman@dana.org
            

 

Staying Sharp in NYC:
Experts Discuss Brain Health Issues that Affect the Black Community

WHAT: 

Attendees will have the chance to ask local brain experts about the aging brain and how to keep mentally fit at the Staying Sharp session on November 19 in New York City. This particular program will address brain health issues that affect the Black community, in addition to a more general discussion about memory and the aging brain.

A Brain Fair for all ages will follow the session, which will include information booths, demonstration tables, and hands-on activities.

WHO:

The program is presented by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, MetLife Foundation, and AARP. Featured speakers will be:

  • Andre A. Fenton, Ph.D., New York University, Center for Neural Science
  • Jennifer J. Manly, Ph.D., Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University Medical Center

WHEN:

Saturday, November 19, 2011
Panel Discussion and Q&A: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Brain Fair: 12:00PM – 1:00PM

The events are free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
 For reservations please call (877) 926-8300

WHERE:

Lighthouse International
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives is a nonprofit organization of more than 300 leading neuroscientists, including ten Nobel laureates, committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research.

Staying Sharp is a series of public forums and educational booklets for older Americans. Since its inception in 1994, the series has been attended by more than 34,000 people in 37 cities across the United States.

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