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Onondaga County Office for Aging to Hold Free Conference

By Staff


agingofficeOnondaga County Department of Adult and Long Term Care Services, Office for Aging has announced it will hold a free conference titled, “Living an Active Life with Parkinson’s Disease,” Thursday, Oct. 8, in the American Legion Post 787, at 5575 Legionnaire Dr. (off Route 31).

The event will be held in cooperation with Upstate University Hospital’s HealthLink.

Check-in will be from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., and the program will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The conference host will be Susan Kennedy, from WCNY’s “Cycle of Health,” and participants will be provided a free, light lunch.

Officials said the conference will include discussions on the following topics: movement for healthy aging, chronic disease management, and a professional panel discussion on: treatment advances, new medications, innovative devices and equipment, and financial and legal issues.

In addition, guest speakers will include: Dragos Mihaila M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology at Upstate Medical University; Tony Joseph of the Samaritan Summit Village in Watertown; Kelly Braham, geriatric emergency medicine pharmacist at Upstate Medical University; Tim Crisafulli, Esq., partner at Crisafulli and Gorman; Isabel Kliss, DNP at Optum; Tumay Tunur, Ph.D. at Syracuse University; and Susan Jarmel, PT at Jarmel Physical Therapy.

There is no cost for the conference but pre-registration is required, as space is limited, officials stated. Call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668 to register. The deadline for registration is Monday, Sept. 28.