Cedars of Dexter Hosts '60 and Better' Health Series for Seniors
Dr. Neil Alexander, professor of geriatric medicine at the University of Michigan, will speak on March 14 in Dexter.
The Cedars of Dexter will present an afternoon health presentation for seniors on March 14.
Dr. Neil Alexander, professor of geriatric medicine, will discuss maintaining balance and avoiding falls for seniors from 3-4:30 p.m. at The Cedars' clubhouse, 411 Cedars Lane. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with Alexander.
Alexander is director of the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health Care System Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center and also serves as director of the U-M Mobility Research Center. The Mobility Research Center focuses on mobility in older adults, including the assessment of, and interventions to: rise from a chair, from a bed and from the floor; maintain upright stance and avoid falls; walk safely; and improve postural control, strength, aerobic capacity and physical activity.
He also leads the Mobility Enhancement Clinic located in the East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center on the U-M East Medical Center Campus. The Mobility Enhancement Clinic focuses on assessments and interventions for older adults who have difficulty with gait, balance, falls, and endurance.
The workshop is the first in a monthly series of health workshops, co-sponsored by The Cedars of Dexter and the Dexter Senior Center. Those interested in attending must RSVP for the free workshop by calling 734-792-9703. Refreshments will be provided.