Yale-New Haven Hospital's CareCard Program, targeting those 50 and older, will host free workshops in November focusing on memory loss and keeping your brain active and special benefits available to veterans 65 and older. The workshops are held from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. In addition, there is a Sunday session dealing with grief and loss during the holidays. Registration is required.
- Sunday, Nov. 3 — Hope for the Holidays is lead by Chaplain Lisa Irish, offering education and inspiration for those dealing with grief or loss as they face the upcoming holiday season.
- Thursday, Nov. 7 — Attention Veterans Age 65 and Older! will focus on the tax-free Aid and Attendance benefit available to veterans age 65 and older and their spouses to help with the cost of home assistance or assisted living. It is presented by Eric Trinidad-Perez of Veterans Services.
- Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Memory Loss: When it Matters and When it Doesn't is an insightful look at memory loss and dementia. It is presented by Gerard Kerins, MD, FACP; YNHH attending physician; Associate Chief of Geriatrics for Education; and Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine.
- Tuesday, Nov. 19 — Maintain Your Brain: What Can You Do? is an interactive session highlighting fun activities you can do to keep your brain active and healthy. It is presented by Maria Tomasetti, South Central Regional Director of the Alzheimer's Association.
For more information and to register, call toll-free: 1.888.700.6543.