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Marianne O’Brien, RN, clinical coordinator Wayne Memorial Chemotherapy & Infusion Clinic, standing left; Will Howell; Joey Scarfalloto; Colin Rickard; Lisa Champeau, WMH Public Relations. Alexa Jones, kneeling left; Nicole Longman; Lily Fries; Camden Bannan.

Latest research into Alzheimer’s disease, Weight loss surgery seminar and more

Latest research into Alzheimer’s disease

TARRYTOWN, NY — Knowledge isn’t just power, it is reassurance and strength.

Family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and professionals are invited to a forum in Tarrytown that will cover the latest science and research into this progressive disorder, which affects memory and behavior.

Sponsored by the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the forum runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8, at the Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. For more information and to register, contact or call 800/272-3900.

Health and wellness fair at SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — On Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., SUNY Sullivan is hosting its annual Health and Wellness Fair. The fair is free and open to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to receive free blood pressure screenings and learn about local healthcare organizations. For more information, contact the college at 845/434-5750 ext. 4377.

‘Hoops for Hope’ benefits Wayne Memorial Hospital patients

HONESDALE, PA — The Honesdale High School Hornets basketball teams raised $1,500 for Wayne Memorial’s chemotherapy and infusion clinic. The annual “Shooting for a Cure” games, formerly “Think Pink” for the girls, aims to raise awareness and money for fighting cancer. The motto for the teams this year was “our teams, our school, our community, our fight!”

Early detection matters

WURTSBORO, NY — Spotting Alzheimer’s disease early is critical. Catch it early, and a patient can begin drug therapy, join clinical trials and make plans for the future. But should you panic every time a loved one misplaces their car keys?

Learn more about the 10 signs of early Alzheimer’s disease. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County is holding a workshop at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the Mamakating Public Library in Wurtsboro. 

RSVP is required. Contact CCE at 845/292-6180, by email at, or online at

Weight loss surgery seminar

Lisa Medvetz, MD, FACS,
bariatric surgeon

CARBONDALE, PA — A seminar, Weight Loss Surgery 101, will be held on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Greater Carbondale Area Chamber of Commerce. The presenter, bariatric surgeon Lisa Medvetz, will discuss both surgical and non-surgical aspects of procedures currently offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA. The procedures to be discussed include intragastric balloon, AspireAssist, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and duodenal switch. Dr. Medvetz has over 10 years of experience performing weight loss surgeries.

Educational handouts will be distributed and light refreshments will be served. The seminar is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is appreciated. Call 570/253-8390 or email


Methods in managing lower back pain

HONESDALE, PA — Access Physical Therapy & Wellness will host its spring open house on Saturday, April 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. The program will feature alternative approaches to lower back pain management by practitioners from Access, Synergy Orthopedics and Mayasblends Aromatherapy, and from a licensed acupuncturist and a licensed massage therapist. The recent renovations and additions to its wellness programs will also be discussed by Access’s physical therapy manager Kevin Dunn.

Symposium for younger caregivers affected by dementia

NEWBURGH, NY — A free symposium aiming to remove the stigma of old age associated with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia will take place on Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Saint Mary College in the Hudson Hall Auditorium. “Alzheimer’s Diaries: The Younger Caregiver Experience” will explore and highlight the experiences of younger caregivers; participants will share excerpts from their personal journals. There will be information on the free resources the Alzheimer’s Association offers throughout the Hudson Valley.

“Younger individuals under 65 are also affected [by Alzheimer’s]—one out of every six millennial caregivers are caring for someone with dementia,” said Cody Medina, community engagement manager and diversity specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter.

For more information, contact dugan Radwin at or 845/471-2655.


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