Center for Healthy Aging wellness talks on memory, movement and more go virtual

Posted: 5/21/2020

Older adults are invited to better their knowledge about Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and more during the Center for Healthy Aging’s Virtual Wellness Series this spring and summer. These educational talks are at 2 p.m. Mondays, beginning June 15. All presentations will be online-only due to the novel coronavirus and safety precautions.

To register, visit or call Nancy Walsh at (845) 876-4745 (TTY/Accessibility: (800) 421-1220). All registrants will receive an email confirmation with the link to access the event.

Wellness series schedule:

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease
2 p.m., Monday, June 15
with Dr. Jennifer Pallone, Movement Disorder specialist, Nuvance Health
Parkinson’s disease is a relatively common neurological disorder, but it is quite challenging to diagnose its early stages. Once diagnosed, there are a range of treatments. Join Dr. Jennifer Pallone, one of Nuvance Health’s movement disorders specialists, as well as members of the Northern Dutchess Hospital Parkinson’s Big and Loud Program, for a discussion about this complex disease.

Alzheimer’s Communication and Behavior
2 p.m., Monday, June 29
with Tara DeLuca, care consultant and director of client assistance, Alzheimer’s Association Hudson
Valley Chapter
Individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. You will learn strategies for decoding messages through nonverbal communication to connect in meaningful ways at each stage of the disease, how to identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia and how to address them.

The Wellness Checklist: A Whole Person Perspective
2 p.m., Monday, July 13
with Dr. Jodi Friedman, medical director and Allison Gould, social worker, Center for Healthy Aging
Wellness isn’t just determined by our physical health. Many factors contribute to our overall sense of well-being. This interactive discussion will identify several key elements of wellness from a multifactor, whole-person perspective. You will be guided through a self-assessment process and explore strategies for enhancing your total well-being.

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