Senior Forum 2010 to Highlight How Seniors Can Keep Minds and Bodies Healthy

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s annual forum puts spotlight on aging in place
June 30, 2010

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will be hosting her 2010 Senior Forum on Thursday, July 8th from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. The event will be held at Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor. The forum begins with a breakfast provided by Hudson Valley Hospital Center, the Senior Forum’s annual sponsor.

This year’s forum will focus on livable communities, as a way to help seniors to live at home longer. Through partnerships between municipalities and citizens, livable communities make neighborhoods safer and more accessible to seniors.

Guests for the 2010 Senior Forum include Hannah Gross from the Westchester County Livable Community Connections, who will present some of the ways local groups are making a difference in keeping seniors active in their localities. In addition, Meryle Richman, owner of Physical Therapy in Briarcliff and Jefferson Valley, will show seniors some easy chair yoga stretches, because physical activity is crucial to keeping bodies and minds sharp and strong. Michael Olender, Associate State Director of AARP, will discuss how State and Federal legislation, including Federal health care reform, will impact seniors. Lastly, Dr. Craig Hametz, a Board Certified Cardiologist from Hudson Valley Hospital Center, will offer ways to keep hearts healthy.

“I am so pleased that this panel of guests will be joining me at my Senior Forum for an informative conversation on topics which are so important to seniors,” said Assemblywoman Galef. “I encourage all seniors from the 90th Assembly District to come out on Thursday, July 8th for some breakfast and a good discussion.”

“I’m looking forward to speaking at the Senior Forum and sharing information about livable communities,” said Hannah Gross, Livable Community Connection Coordinator & Program Specialist. “Livable Communities offer seniors the opportunity to add life to their years by staying in their own homes or find appropriate affordable, accessible housing. What we do in Livable Community Connection is educate, advocate and collaborate for positive change.”