Aging Well Series to be held at the Central Public Library in Downtown Winston-Salem

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The Central Public Library is partnering with Wake Forest Baptist Sticht Center for Healthy Aging & Alzheimer’s Prevention as they begin a 12- month community-wide educational initiative called “The Aging Well Series.” All programs feature world-class experts who will share insights and meaningful tips on how to live your best life, with a focus on body and brain health. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 336-713-2378 or WakeHealth.edu/besthealth.

Upcoming topics in the series.

All programs at Central Library begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.

May 8 – What is “Aging Well” and how can we all live our best lives? Presented by Steve Kritchevsky, Ph.D., Co-Director, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention.

June 12 Understanding Dementia-Strategies for the common challenges. Presented by Ed Shaw, MD, MA, Director of the Wake Forest Memory Assessment Clinic Counseling Center, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention.

July 10 – Improvisational Movement. What it is and how it can help you feel good and live well! Presented by Christina Hugenschmidt, Ph.D., Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, and Christina Soriano, MFA, Wake Forest University, Director of Dance and Faculty Fellow, Office of
the Provost.

August 14 – Research Brings Knowledge. Knowledge Brings Answers. Answers Bring Hope! The latest research on preserving memories by reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Presented by Laura Baker, Ph.D., Associate Director, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention.

September 11 – Get Up, Get Out and MOVE! The why’s and how’s to stay active and engaged! Presented by Barb Nicklas, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, Laura Baker, Ph.D., Associate Director, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, and Matthew Burczyk, AICP, Coordinator of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, City of Winston-Salem.

October 9 – Your heart health is in your hands. Presented by Jo Cleveland, MD, Geriatrician, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention.

November 13 – Legal tools to combat exploitation and abuse of older people. Presented by Kate Mewhinney, JD, Managing Attorney, Elder Law Clinic, Wake Forest University School of Law, and Jessica Spencer, JD, Assistant District Attorney, Forsyth County.

December 11 – What to do when the holidays aren’t so jolly. Presented by Stephen Rapp, Ph.D., Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention.

January 8, 2019 – Function, Falls and Frailty-staying safe at home and abroad. Presented by Kathryn E. Callahan, MD, MS, Vice-Chief, Education, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

February 12, 2019 – Where do I start? A framework for talking to your, or your parent’s, doctor about key health issues. Presented by Jeff D. Williamson, MD, MHS, Chief, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Director, Center for Healthcare Innovation, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

March 12, 2019 – Diabetes in older adults-what everyone needs to know. Presented by Don McClain, MD, Ph.D., Director, Center on Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism, Wake Forest School of Medicine.

This year-long series provides up-to-date information on various aging issues by health professionals as a community outreach program of the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention.

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