‘Always Better’ Talks to Focus on Aging and Independence, Better Hearing

Medical Experts Offer Free Health Workshops

November 08, 2006

The University of Rochester Medical Center continues its Always Better series of free health workshops with talks on Aging and Functional Independence, and Options for Better Hearing.

Aging and Functional Independence: Issues for Caregivers” will be presented Nov. 28, 4-5:30 p.m. in Strong Memorial Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Facility Conference Room A. Geriatrician Thomas V. Caprio, M.D., will provide his perspective on the evolving care needs of older adults resulting from changes in physical and mental functioning. Discussion will focus on the basic elements of a geriatric functional assessment and how these findings influence recommendations for treatment, assistance at home, and transitions from current living situations into assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Participants will receive a pass for free parking in the Strong Memorial Hospital ramp garage.

“Understanding Your Options for Better Hearing” will be held Dec. 5, 4-5:30 p.m. in Whipple Auditorium at the University of Rochester Medical Center. David A. Eddins, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, will discuss the newest options available to those with hearing loss, including information on cutting-edge hearing aids and cochlear implants. Patient, clinician and manufacturer perspectives will also be shared, as well as a glimpse into what the future holds for these devices. Participants will receive a pass for free parking in the School of Medicine and Dentistry lot, off Elmwood Avenue.

Always Better workshops are made possible through collaboration between the Medical Center and the University of Rochester Office of Special Programs. All programs and parking for them are free of charge. To register, please call (585) 275-2344.

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