Hospital invites seniors and caregivers to discuss healthy aging

Area seniors and their caregivers are invited to a free discussion about how to stay healthy during the golden years, and what their loved ones can do to help.

Dr. Lionel Lim, medical director of Griffin Hospital’s Geriatric Assessment Center, and Diane Betkoski of Griffin Hospital Lifeline, will present “Healthy Aging” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at Griffin Hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St., Derby.

This free presentation will answer questions about health issues that develop with aging as well the growing need and challenges associated with caring for loved ones living at home.

Age-related issues

Lim is board certified in Internal medicine, geriatrics, general preventive medicine and public health, and hospice and palliative medicine.

The Geriatric Assessment Center at Griffin Hospital provides medical assessment and diagnostic services for senior citizens who are experiencing age-related issues, including decline in mental or physical health, memory loss and frequent falls.

Griffin Hospital Lifeline provides medical alert and medication dispensing services to help seniors live independently while offering their caregivers peace of mind.

Geriatric assessment

Attendees can complete a survey to determine the need for a geriatric assessment and receive free consultation.

In addition, each attendee will receive a packet of helpful caregiving resources, including coupons for free Lifeline medical alert activation and a chance to win two free months of Lifeline service.

Series of free wellness talks

The presentation is part of Griffin Hospital’s Healthy U “Tuesday Talks,” a series of free wellness talks featuring Griffin Hospital medical experts and community partners providing health information and answers to questions on a wide range of topics. Light refreshments will be served.

To reserve a spot or for more information, call 203-732-1511 or visit