On February 14th the committee will meet at the Niskayuna Library at 1pm for a book review of Atul Gawande's book Being Mortal, Medicine and What Matters in the End. All members of the League are welcome to attend. Patricia Spreitzer from The Capital District Hospice will participate in the discussion of the book. Current proposed legislation to increase options at the end of life will also be discussed.
Submitted by Carol Furman
This year the State Health Department is funding some free training for providers, for programs for increasing balance and strengthening and other interventions to help seniors remain active and in the community as they age.
The Workgroup is focused on increasing the number of persons trained to provide successful falls prevention programs and the access to those programs. In addition, the group would like to identify what resources the County has for both prevention programs and home modification services.
If you are interested in working with the Health Committee on this project, contact Carol Furman, 346-2746.