Woodwinds offering seminar series 'Exploring Real Life Decisions'Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury will hold a free three-part series of seminars titled "Exploring Real Life Decisions."
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury will hold a free three-part series of seminars titled "Exploring Real Life Decisions."
Made possible by gifts made to the Healtheast foundation, the three sessions, part of the John G. Fee Spring 2009 seminar series, will be held in the Woodwinds auditorium, 1925 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury.
The seminars, dates and topics are as follows:
• "Challenges of Aging Gracefully," April 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by Terry Barclay, PhD, HealthEast Care System, and Jean Grech, BrainGym.
A neurophysiologist will present information on brain health, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke. He will offer practical suggestions on how to get the most out of life through mental stimulation and memory exercises. An introduction to "Brain Gym," including simple movements that stimulate activity between the body and brain, will be demonstrated.
• "Determining Your Care: Managing the End," April 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by Dr. C. Richard Guiton and Dr. Carol Entwistle, medical director, HealthEast Hospice.
A physician will outline the practical steps needed to make your medical wishes known, especially if you are too sick to speak for yourself. Why and how to complete the advance medical directive, Five Wishes, will be reviewed. End of life issues, spiritual health, care giving and choices such as hospice will also be discussed.
• "Reality Check: Long-term Care Financial Concerns and Caregiver Resources," April 27, 7 to 8:30 a.m. Presented by Tara Mattessich, attorney, Tanya Rand, MSW, LICSW, Bethesda Outpatient Clinic and Therese Buckley, MSW, LICSW, St. Joe’s Hospital.
An attorney will address legal planning and offer suggestions for protecting your assets as you or your loved ones age and need assistance with personal care. Social workers will provide information on community resources that offer support and direction to caregivers. Adequate time will be available for a question and answer session.
Space is limited for these seminars. Interested persons are asked to call Healtheast Care Connection at (651) 326-CARE (2273) to register.
1.2 continuing education contact hours available for each seminar.