Staying Sharp in Rochester


October 16, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY
October 16, 2012

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

 

Staying Sharp in Rochester:
Brain Experts Discuss Successful Aging at Free Forum

WHAT: 

Local brain experts will discuss cognitive health at the Staying Sharp session on October 27 at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. The program will begin with a panel discussion, followed by an audience Q&A.

A brain fair for all ages will precede the session, and 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 are from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

  • William J. Hall, M.D., Paul Fine Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics, Director, Geriatric Center for Healthy Aging
  • Lisa L. Boyle, M.D., M.P.H.,  Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
  • Carol Podgorski, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Marilyn Pinsky (moderator), AARP New York State President

WHEN:

Saturday, October 16
Brain Fair: 9:00AM – 10:00AM
Panel Discussion and Q&A: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

The events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.
 To reserve your spot, call: (877) 926-8300. Refreshments will be served.

WHERE:

Roberts Wesleyan College
Roberts Cultural Life Center
Hale Auditorium
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624

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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