When you and your friends and family reach your mid-eighties, if current trends continue, one third of you will be demented and a further third will have become their caregivers. However changes to your behavior now can alter those statistics.

Community members of all ages are invited to a presentation at the Claverack Library on Tuesday August 22 at 3 PM by Molly McCann, MHA, of the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York on dementia prevention and healthy behaviors for healthy aging. Strategies she will discuss include nutrition, physical activity, cognitive stimulation, and social engagement.

After the talk, adults “of a certain age” (or approaching it) are invited to stay to help shape a new healthy aging program for Claverack. As the Claverack Free Library contemplates the ever-nearer completion of the renovation of its new building, it is time to begin to develop a robust and varied senior program to take advantage of the available community space on the ground floor. Yoga? Music? Book Group? Historical research? Gardening? Foreign language? Art class? Bring your ideas and your questions, and stay for refreshments.

This program is free but registration is requested. Please leave your name, phone or email, and zip code with Tonya at 518.867.4999 x 200 or, or sign up at the library desk or call 518 851-7120.