Two Free Successful Aging & Your Brain Events in NYC!

Will you be in New York City next week? Would you like to know more about maintaining brain health as you age? If so, you have two opportunities to attend our free Successful Aging & Your Brain program!

MemorySuccessful Aging & Your Brain, formerly Staying Sharp, features a panel discussion on topics such as normal age-related changes in the brain, brain diseases and disorders, and successful aging techniques. After the discussion, there is allotted time for audience questions.

The first session will take place at the New York University Langone Medical Center’s “Brain Day”—Tuesday, March 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Expert neuroscientists from the Center for Cognitive Neurology will participate. Immediately following the session, attendees are invited to see a performance by The Unforgettables, a chorus for people with dementia and their caregivers, and to hear its Director, Mary S. Mittelman, Dr.P.H., discuss the importance of music and caregiver support. Outside of the auditorium there will be a Brain Fair, where you can learn more about the research being done at the Langone Medical Center.

To register for this Successful Aging & Your Brain event, go to: successful-aging-and-your-brain-nyulmc.eventbrite.com.

The next session will be part of the free “Up With Aging” brain health event, presented in partnership with Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. The event will take place on March 20, from 12:30 to 5:00 pm, with the Successful Aging & Your Brain portion starting at 1:30 pm. Panelists for this session hail from Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medicine, and New York University, and include Dana Alliance member Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D.

up with aging

In addition to Successful Aging & Your Brain, there will be a Brain Health Expo with more than 30 exhibits. Activities include: memory-strengthening tips and exercises, a presentation about music and the brain, zumba classes, a drumming circle, educational opportunities for the homebound, brain-healthy cooking demonstrations and samples, and computer training.

To register for Up With Aging, go to: UpWithAging.eventbrite.com or call (212) 669-4564.

If you have any questions about either event, please contact us by email, successfulaging@dana.org, or by phone, (212) 401-1662. Hope to see you there!

– Ali Chunovic

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