Howard Center Presents April 17 Community Education Session an Brain and Heart Health and Aging, April 17

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Burlington, VT—Howard Center will present the second session of the Spring Community Education Series on Wednesday, April 17 with a presentation by Dr. Michael LaMantia on “Brain Health: What’s the Heart Got to do with it?”

Dr. LaMantia is the Holly and Bob Miller Chair of Memory and Aging at the University of Vermont, Director of the University Vermont Center on Aging, and Section Head of Geriatric Medicine at the Larner College of Medicine. He is a clinical investigator whose medical practice specializes in the care of older adults, particularly those with cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer ’s disease and other dementias. He is a board-certified internist and geriatrician, as well as a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society. His research focuses on the coordination of care for older, vulnerable patients as they transition across sites of health care delivery.

The April 17 presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.  The program is 6:00-7:30 p.m., Dealer.com, 1 Howard St., Burlington.

ABOUT HOWARD CENTER: Howard Center has a long and rich history as a trusted provider in the community. With a legacy spanning more than 150 years, we have been providing progressive, compassionate, high-quality care and supports to those in need. Today, we offer an array of mental health, substance use, and developmental services across the lifespan.  As Vermont’s largest social service organization, our 1,600 staff help more than 16,000 people each year in over 60 locations throughout Vermont in collaboration with hundreds of community partners. Howard Center’s 24/7/365 crisis service, First Call for Chittenden County, is available to meet the needs of Chittenden County children, adults, and families in crisis by calling 802-488-7777. Howard Center is a funded agency of United Way of Northwest Vermont. www.howardenter.org. Help is here.

Howard Center, the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Addictions Treatment Award from the National Council for Behavioral Health, is a regional and national leader in mental health and substance use treatment, most recently known for the creation of the hub and spoke model for opioid treatment and committed to improving access to quality care that is inclusive and available for all community members. 

Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:00pm