Hackensack hosts an annual Geriatrics Symposium to raise community awareness of issues affecting older adults. The symposium is free! The purpose of the symposium is to connect you and your family, along with caregivers, with community agencies and organizations that provide services to assist with the challenges of aging.
Seminar breakout sessions cover a range of important medical and lifestyle topics, including:
Cognitive disorders, such as dementia and delirium
Fall prevention and safety
Fitness and wellness
Hackensack programs for older adults
The geriatric specialists at Hackensack use their expertise to increase awareness of issues affecting middle-aged and older adults, and improve access to community and health care services for seniors. Our geriatric specialists participate in focus groups and committees, host community health care events, and conduct seminars to help you live a healthier and more active life. Some of our activities over the last several years have included:
Early Stage Alzheimer’s, Parts 1 and 2: An Intensive for Caregivers (Fall 2016)
Middle Stage Alzheimer’s, Parts 3 and 4 (Winter 2017)
“We’re ALZ In”—Hackensack Meridian Geriatrics Team ( 2016)
Alzheimer’s National Association Walk (2015) and NJ Northern Regional Walk (2016)
National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (Hackensack, 2016)
“Find New Purpose- Color Your Life” Program, Division Of Geriatrics and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine ( Hackensack , 2016)
Medical Director at the Debra Simon Centerfor Integrative Medicine
“Fitness Through the Golden Years” seminar (Ridgewood YWCA, 2016)
“Falls, Osteoporosis and Polypharmacy” seminar (Ridgewood YWCA, 2016)
Safety presentation at Englewood, New Jersey, Health Fair (2015)
“Waltzing Through the Golden Years” seminar (Hackensack, 2015)
“Senior Safety Update” seminar (Englewood, 2015)
“Aging Strategies for Yourself and Your Parents” seminar (Saddle River, 2015)
Senior Safety Day event (Hackensack, 2014)
National Memory Screening Day event (Hackensack, 2013)
“State of Bergen County 2012” live recorded session on health care barriers
Bergen County Needs Assessment—Older Adult Care Transitions/Care Coordination Focus Group (2012)
To learn more or to make an appointment, call the Hackensack Division of Geriatrics.
Home health care is often appropriate for elderly patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), COPD, diabetes, orthopedic recovery, stroke, chronic kidney disease, wound care, dementia and behavioral health needs.
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