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Savvy Seniors Maintain Their Vitality

A Symposium and Resource Exhibition

Thursday, October 16, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.       Pond Room

There is no doubt that we are living longer. The largest growing population in this country is those over 85. Retirement is no longer a given at age 65. The troubling question for all of us is not how long we shall live but in what shape will we be? Will our final years be enjoyable or will they be a nightmare? This symposium will give you facts, based on science and experience, which will help you make the decision about how you will age. You can control your destiny. The following is the program for the day.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.: Resource Exhibition and Coffee Hour. Many service providers will have tables at this event and will feature resources useful to seniors.

9:15 a.m.: The formal program begins with an address entitled “Healthy Aging: What’s Normal; What’s Not, and What Can I do About It?” by Dellara Terry, MD. Dr. Terry is a geriatrician, a long time researcher in the area of aging and currently is Medical Director of Kyruus. A Winchester resident, Dr. Terry is a graduate of Tufts University. She earned her medical degree at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey and her Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

11:00 a.m.: We shall be joined by Marie Pasinski, MD, a Harvard Neurologist, brain expert and author. She will present her fascinating work and latest research on how to boost your memory and brain power. She says “a healthy vibrant brain is the key to staying savvy your whole life and a healthy, more vibrant brain can be achieved at any age.” Dr. Pasinski is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School where she now serves as an instructor in Neurology. She is also a staff neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the author of Beautiful Brain, Beautiful You Chicken Soup for the Soul: Boost Your Brain Power.

1:00 p.m.: (following lunch at noon) There will be a panel entitled “What Makes Lifetime Vitality Possible?” The panel will be moderated by Paul Collins, Board Member, Council on Aging. The panelists and their topics are as follows:

Jessica McNeil, MSRD, LDN
A nutritionist with over 25 years experience, she will address “What Do You Eat?”.

Pat Agostino, RPT
A state licensed physical therapist with over 20 years experience and co-owner of Peoplefit Health and Fitness Center, Woburn, MA, he will address “How Much Do You Move?".

Lee Gaskins Kass, Ed.D
A retired educator and psychotherapist specializing in Adult Development and Aging, she will address “Do You Have a Reason For Getting Up Each Day?".

Please remember to sign up for a box lunch ($8.00) by calling the Jenks desk 781-721-7136.