On a beautiful evening on June 4, over 100 people gathered at Plymouth Plantation to hear the latest science on how to age.
Presentations were given by BID-Plymouth physician Deborah Kylander, MD, Geriatrics, who spoke on the importance of eating healthy, exercising and living well; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Jeremy Whyman, MD, Geriatrics, discussed what is normal aging and what is not; and PK Boston Lawyer, Kristin Muratore, Esq, spoke on the three legal documents every adult should have. A robust question and answer session followed.
The event was hosted by BID-Plymouth’s Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC).
“The event exceeded all of our expectations—from selling out right away, to information presented by the speakers, to the insightful questions asked by numerous audience members, it was a great success.” said co-chair of the PFAC Susan Grassie. “We hope to recreate this event again in the future”.
As attendees left the event, PFAC members gave them a folder full of information from the National Institute on Aging on a variety of health topics as well as a bag filled with fresh veggies from the Farmers Market in Plymouth.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is a not-for-profit organization serving 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. BID-Plymouth is part of the Beth Israel Lahey Health. Established in 1901 as Jordan Hospital, BID-Plymouth is a full-service, 164-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.