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Brandywine and Valley Health Join Forces to Educate on Memory and Aging

Brandywine Living and Valley Health join forces to educate the community on memory and aging

Brandywine Living and Valley Health recently sponsored a special community education event about memory and aging. Part of Brandywine Living’s Controlling the Way We Age educational series, experts from Valley and Brandywine shared advice on dementia, cognitive impairment, and brain fitness.

“The Valley panel of speakers talked “with” the audience creating a comfortable and engaging experience. Their advice was real and supportive,” said Maria Nadelstumph, Vice President of Organizational Development and Program Excellence at Brandywine Living. “A successful event with a take away, such as, exercise plays into better cognitive health, was a tip worth noting. We look forward to collaborating further on topics that disrupt the way we view aging.”

Memory and Aging: Fears, Fallacies and Facts, the topic of the first session, generated a great deal of attendance and active participation from the Mahwah community and surrounding towns.

“It was very educational and I loved the way the speakers put things in layman’s terms,” said attendee Betty Sullivan. “It really helped me to understand my Mother’s disease even better.”

Featured panelists included Dr. Raymond Eskow, Family Medicine at Valley Health, Dr. Bennett Leifer, Geriatrician at Valley Health, and Susan Breithaupt, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Valley Health.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Brandywine to offer health and wellness services and programs,” said Colette Cummings, Director of Community Health and Community Benefit at The Valley Hospital. “This program touches on an important topic of interest to many in the community and aligns with Valley’s commitment to offer programs to help people make healthy lifestyle choices and enhance the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

The planning of the next session is well under way, and will include topics such as active aging, nutrition and lifestyle, and fitness. For more information, please visit our Mahwah page here.