In honor of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, this informational panel discussion includes a special guest, author Mary Hogan who will talk about her new novel, Left, which she describes as a kind of memoir/novel hybrid inspired in part by her own love story with her husband and the emergence of his dementia at a relatively early age. Mary will kick off the program by talking about her book and experience. Then the panel will discuss topics such as: the medical implications of Alzheimer’s, communication strategies, legal and financial planning, and family dynamics. A Q&A session will follow.
Moderator: Shanon Jordan, Southwestern Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter.
Panelists: Alan Radin, MD—Internist; Geriatrician Danielle Ramos—Director of Community Relations, National Healthcare; Robin Roscillo—Elder Support Services; Lynda Lee Arnold—Attorney, Czepiga Daly Pope LLC. Mary Hogan is the bestselling author of Two Sisters and the historical novel The Woman in the Photo. Her previous novels include the young adult titles: The Serious Kiss, Perfect Girl and Pretty Face. Mary lives in New York City with her husband, Bob, and their Catahoula Leopard rescue dog, Lucy.
No charge. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and Wilton Library. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Registration recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This single session, four-hour course covers the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time associated with ageing and provides practical techniques on how to adjust to these changes, along with learning to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. There are no written or driving tests - classroom only. Program cost by cash or check only: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.