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Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Karen L. Dick, PhD, NP, will present the second program in Orchard Cove’s three-part series on wellness and health for aging adults at the Sharon Council on Aging, 219 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon, on Monday, April 25, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Dr. Dick’s 90-minute interactive talk, presented in partnership with the Sharon Public Library, the Sharon Council on Aging and the Our Partners in Health (OPH) collaborative, is titled, Brain Fitness for the Aging Adult. It will review the latest thinking in brain training for older adults as a way to improve memory, multitasking and overall function. Dr. Dick also will address low technology activities and high tech video games and computer applications that may be useful in maintaining cognition and mental acuity.The program is free and open to the public.
A respected clinician at Orchard Cove, Dr. Dick is also an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Graduate School of Nursing, where she specializes in the care of older adults with cognitive impairment and models of care for frail elders. A Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 2003, she was awarded the 2013 State Award for Excellence from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. #HHS-N-276-2011-0001C with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
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