brewer sponsors aging health forum

| 22 Mar 2016 | 11:52

More than 700 seniors packed the CUNY Graduate Center’s auditorium for “Up with Aging,” an informational event focused on aging and brain health hosted by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer.

Brewer moderated the event’s panel discussion on brain health and aging, which featured Dr. Matthew E. Fink, neurologist-in-chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill-Cornell Medical Hospital, Prof. Wendy A. Suzuki of New York University’s Center for Neural Science, and Dr. Scott Small, professor of Neurology and Columbia University Medical Center’s Taub Institute on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain.

A senior expo following the panel included information, services, activities, and exhibits from more than 20 presenters, including government entities, medical and research institutions, and a range of nonprofit service providers.

The “Up with Aging” event occurred during Brain Awareness Week, an international effort to raise awareness of the benefits of brain research.