Hebrew Senior Care and Hartford Hospital host Dinner with a Doc

December 1, 2014, West Hartford, CT-Hebrew Senior Care and Hartford Hospital are hosting Dinner with a Doc on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:00PM at 1 Abrahams Boulevard in West Hartford. This free educational seminar entitled, “Prevention and Delay of Cognitive Decline and Dementia: What We Know and New Research Directions” is open to the public and registration is required. Pamela K. Atwood, MA, CDP, CADDCT, CLL, Director of Dementia Care Services at Hebrew Senior Care and Karen Blank, MD, Medical Director, Memory Disorders Center and Director of Braceland for Mental Health & Aging at the Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital are expert presenters for this event.  

This free seminar will provide individuals with valuable information on normal cognitive aging, mid-life risk factors, and the role of exercise, nutrition, and cognitive fitness. Along with the seminar, participants will be walked through the Hebrew Senior Care’s dementia risk screen. Dinner will be served and registration is required.  To register, please visit: www.hartfordhospital.org/communityeducation or call Health Referral Service at 860.545.1888. If you have any questions pertaining to Hebrew Senior Care’s dementia risk screening or dementia care services, please contact Pamela Atwood at patwood@hebrewhealthcare.org or 860.920.1810.

Hebrew Senior Care is a non-profit, non-sectarian health care provider featuring a full spectrum of integrated and seamless in-patient; out-patient and community based geriatric services to meet the needs of older adults in the Greater Hartford community. Hebrew Senior Care is committed to providing comprehensive care of the elderly. Not simply saying it, not simply building it, HHC does it – every day, every week, every year, for over 100 years. Hebrew Senior Care’s commitment to the elderly in the Greater Hartford area is unparalleled and is the foundation on which our reputation for excellence is based. Hebrew Senior Care is comprised of nine service affiliates that include The Hospital at Hebrew Senior Care, Hoffman SummerWood Community, Hebrew Health Visiting Nurses and Hospice, Hebrew Health Assisted Living Services, Hebrew Health Adult Day Services, Hebrew Rehabilitation Group, Connecticut Geriatric Specialty Group and the Gene and Anja Rosenberg Hebrew Home and Rehabilitation Center.

Hartford Hospital, founded in 1854, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with one of the region's busiest surgery practices. It is annually ranked among America's Best Hospitals by US News & World Report and has been recognized nationally for the quality of many of its programs, including cardiology, cancer, stroke and joint and spine care. The 867-bed regional referral center provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. Among its divisions is The Institute of Living, a 114-bed mental health facility with a national and international reputation of excellence. Jefferson House, a 104-bed long-term care facility, is also a special division of Hartford Hospital. The hospital’s major centers of clinical excellence include cardiology, oncology, emergency services and trauma, mental health, women’s health, orthopedics, bloodless surgery and advanced organ transplantation. Hartford Hospital owns and operates the state’s only air ambulance system LIFE STAR.