“YOU ARE HERE” FEATURE FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION ON ALZHEIMER’S AT WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MAY 10
Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce that it will host a unique event highlighting Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other cognitive impairments on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 7:00 PM. It will be held at the Dr. Martin Spatz Conference Center, located in the lower level of the main Hospital at 259 First Street in Mineola. The program will feature a 78-minute movie, “You Are Here,” a drama depicting one woman’s journey with early onset Alzheimer’s, followed by an interactive panel discussion. The event will also feature a pre-film informational fair of community resources at 6:30 PM.
Although the movie focuses on early-onset Alzheimer’s, it brings to light the challenges patients and families face when dealing with cognitive issues. The event will educate attendees about Alzheimer’s, promote public awareness of the disease and provide support for those who are dealing with these challenges – at any stage of life or of the disease.
The film will be introduced by writer-director/filmmaker Tim Jeffreys, who will offer brief remarks. Panelists for the post-film discussion include Mark Stecker, MD, Chief of the Department of Neurology at Winthrop; Lucy Macina, MD, Geriatric Specialist; Linda Martinez, LMSW, Social Worker, Winthrop Geriatrics; Martha Montello, RN and Jane Dwyer, RN, Winthrop-University Hospital Home Health Agency; Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island, and Frank Gucciardo, Independent Living Solutions Specialist.
Parking is available at the West Drive entrance of the Hospital (from Mineola Boulevard, travel west on First Street, turn left into the first driveway past the main entrance). Attendees will be directed to the Dr. Martin Spatz Conference Center, which is down a flight of stairs on the side of the hospital. If you require handicapped-accessible entry, please speak to the security guard/parking attendant.
The event is being co-sponsored by Tully & Winkelman, PC, an elder law and estate planning law firm. Admission is free and open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are required. To register, please call (631) 424-2800, the law office of Tully & Winkelman, PC. For questions about the event or for further information, kindly contact the Department of Public Relations at Winthrop-University Hospital at (516) 663-2234. # # #