Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Healthy aging is topic of talk at Griffin in Derby

DERBY - Area seniors and their caregivers are invited to a free discussion about how to stay healthy during the golden years and what their loved ones can do to help.
Lionel Lim, medical director of Griffin Hospital’s Geriatric Assessment Center, and Diane Betkoski of Griffin Hospital Lifeline, will present “Healthy Aging” at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at Griffin Hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St.

This free presentation will discuss and answer questions about health issues that develop with aging as well the growing need and challenges associated with care giving.
Lim is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
The Geriatric Assessment Center at Griffin Hospital provides comprehensive medical assessment and diagnostic services for senior citizens who are experiencing age-related issues, including decline in mental or physical health, memory loss, and frequent falls.
Griffin Hospital Lifeline has provides medical alert and medication dispensing services to help seniors live independently while offering their caregivers peace of mind.

Attendees will receive coupons for free Lifeline activation and will be entered into a drawing for two free months of service.
In addition, they will be able to fill out surveys to determine the need for geriatric assessment and receive free consultation.
The presentation is part of Griffin Hospital's Healthy U “Tuesday Talks,” a series of free wellness talks featuring Griffin Hospital medical experts and community partners providing trusted health information and answers to questions on a wide range of topics.
Light refreshments will be served.
To reserve your spot or for more information, call 203-732-1511 or visit

This is a press release from Griffin Hospital.

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