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Staying Sharp Attracts Hundreds

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Over 200 individuals attended the recent Staying Sharp event.

It was nearly SRO (Standing Room Only) at the recent Staying Sharp seminar held at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS. In collaboration with the Dana Alliance and MetLife, AARP presented a very well-attended "brain health" program. The focus was on how memory works and how to lead a brain healthy life during the aging process. A question and answer period from the audience followed the panel discussion.

AARP volunteers, donned in red shirts, staffed the registration table, helped seat people, and shared resource information. Prior to the program, light breakfast refreshments and beverages were available for attendees.

Panelists were:

  • Anne Arthur, ARNP, BC - Nurse Practitioner, Memory Care Clinic, Executive Director, University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center
  • Jeffrey Burns, M.D., M.S. - Edward H. Hashinger Professor of Neurology, Co-Director, University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center
  • Anne L. Foundas, M.D. - Chief, Center for Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Truman Medical Center, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Missouri -Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Russell H. Swerdlow, M.D. - Gene and Marge Sweeney Professor of Neurology, Director, University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center, Director, KUMC Neurodegenerative Disorders Program

The program was moderated by Loren Halifax, WDAF-TV Fox 4 Anchor.

A similar program, Staying Sharp - Cognitive Fitness, will be offered by the AARP Missouri Volunteer Kansas City Team on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Hickman Mills Community Christian Church, 5809 E. Red Bridge Road. Registration is required by either calling 1-877-926-8300 or you can register online. A complimentary lunch will be served.



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