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Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Active Aging Week Offers Free Health Education for Seniors

Week-long programs are free and open to the public

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (August 30, 2010) - From Cardio-Bingo to more serious subjects such as caring for a loved one with a chronic illness, Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Active Aging Week from September 20-24 will offer free health education programs to seniors.

"People are living longer and as a consequence need information to better manage their health and their lives," said Hudson Valley Hospital Center President John C. Federspiel. "Hudson Valley Hospital Center is committed to meeting the needs of our residents, and this is just one of the ways we do that - by presenting free, informative health education programs to all segments of our community."

This is the second year of the week-long health education series. Held at Hudson Valley Hospital Center and at the Hospital's Wellness Club at the Cortlandt Town Center, the week features programs such as classes in balance and flexibility and in core strength exercise, as well as, roundtable discussions on diabetes and meal planning, successful weight loss and balance and dizziness issues and caregiving.

And who can resist getting free medical advice? Doctors from the Westchester Medical Practice will be there to give free health screenings and provide information on nutrition, wound care, heart health physical and occupational therapy and more.

The following is a list of programs and times:

All programs are FREE and open to the public.

Monday: September 20th

Interactive Talk: "Fortifying a Full Heart: 30 loving lessons from a Caregiver"
Time: 1 pm
Where: The Dempsey House, 1992 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor
Call (914) 734-3794 to register or to learn more

CORE Strength Exercise Class:
Time: 5 pm
Where: The Wellness Club at the Cortlandt Town Center (next to Marshall's)
Call (914) 526-2366 to register or to learn more

Tuesday: September 21st

Health Talk with a Twist: Cardio-Pulmonary Bingo:
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Dempsey House, 1992 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor
Call (914) 734-3794 to register or to learn more.

Roundtable Discussion, Diabetes and Meal Planning:
Time: 2 p.m.
Where: The Dempsey House, 1992 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor
Call (914) 734-3794 to register or to learn more

Wednesday, September 22nd

Balance & Flexibility Exercise Class:
Time: 10:30a.m.
Where: The Wellness Club at the Cortlandt Town Center (next to Marshall's)
Call (914) 526-2366 to register or to learn more

Roundtable Discussion: Successful Weight Loss with Cathy Cohen:
Time: 2 pm
Where: The Dempsey House, 1992 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor
Call (914) 734-3794 to register or to learn more

Thursday, September 23rd

Roundtable Discussion: Vestibular Rehabilitation: Balance and Dizziness Issues:
Time: 2 pm
Where: The Dempsey House, 1992 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor
Call (914) 734-3794 to register or to learn more.

Integrative Yoga:
Time: 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Where: The Wellness Club at the Cortlandt Town Center (next to Marshall's)
Call (914) 526-2366 to register or to learn more

Friday, September 24th

"The Doctor Is In" Wellness Fair:
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30p.m.
Where: Wagner Conference Room, Hudson Valley Hospital Center
Details: Featuring Westchester Medical Practice Doctors, free health screenings and information, eye health, blood pressure, nutrition, wound care, cardiac-pulmonary, physical and occupational therapy and so much more.

Call (914) 734-3794 to register or to learn more