Spring wellness series returns to Rhinebeck hospital

Posted: 3/16/2017

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Wellness Series returns this spring with informative programs highlighting health and wellness. Programs are held from 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays monthly from April to June in the hospital’s Cafeteria Conference Room, 6511 Springbrook Ave. Registration is required. There is no cost to attend. Register online at or call the Center for Healthy Aging at 845-876-4745 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

Spring 2017 Wellness Series programs:

Train Your Brain: Improve Your Mental Agility and Recall
Monday, April 17, 2-3:30 p.m.
Speaker: Brent Sverdloff, author of “How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces”
Have you ever been introduced to someone just to forget their name moments later? Do you wonder why this happens, and what you can do about it? This lively, interactive workshop will help you better remember names, increase your mental agility and enhance your social connectedness. Learn why flexing your memory is as vital to your health as proper diet, exercise and rest.
Register: or call 845-876-4745 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

Movin’ & Groovin’: Aging Well With Music
Monday, May 8, 2-3:30 p.m.
Speakers: SUNY New Paltz’s Dr. Michael Viega, associate professor of Music Therapy, and graduate students from the college’s Music Therapy Club
This presentation will focus on the physical, social and psychological health benefits of creating music with others. Group attendees will experience a variety of music and wellness activities including drumming, group music improvisation and therapeutic singing.
Register: or call 845-876-4745 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

Planting New Roots: Gardening in Smaller Spaces
Monday, June 12, 2-3:30 p.m.
Speaker: Sue O’Brien, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County Master Gardener Volunteer
Smaller spaces don’t mean you have to compromise on the beauty, joy and well-being that gardening can bring. Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Sue O’Brien will show you how you can turn a small patio or window ledge into a therapeutic garden. We will discuss the many health benefits of spending time with plants and soil, and you will learn how to create a beautiful flower and vegetable garden that is right for the space and life you have.
Register: or call 845-876-4745 (TTY: 800-421-1220).

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