CHA program on memory and aging

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 2, 2016

BLOOMSBURG—Ann Kolanowski, professor of nursing and psychiatry at Penn State, will be the keynote speaker for “Where Memory Takes Us: Changing the Landscape” on Friday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Monty’s on Upper Campus of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.  This event is free and open to the public.

Kolanowski’s presentation, “Cognitive Decline: Prevention is the Best Cure,” will open the program on memory and aging sponsored by BU’s Center for Healthy Aging. Other speakers include: Cindy Moyer, co-owner of Caring Choices, “Don’t Forget the Elephant in the Room”; Thomas Zalewski, professor of audiology and speech pathology, “Huh? Hearing or Cognitive Decline?”; Mary Jo Larcom, assistant professor of psychology, “Oops, I Forgot!: Psychosocial Factors”;  and Claire Day ’93 senior vice president of the Alzheimer’s Association of Philadelphia, “Can We Get There? Resources and More.”

Kolanowski’s work for the past two decades has focused on dementia, and she has published more than 110 papers in scientific journals. She is a member of the grassroots Dementia Action Alliance, a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America and past director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Penn State University.

BU’s Center for Healthy Aging develops aging programs, health promotions and chronic disease management for older residents of Columbia and surrounding counties through interdisciplinary service, education and research.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.