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Health & Wealth
 
Please join AFAR for our 2014 Regional Awards Dinner, at the Lotos Club in New York City on Wednesday November 12.
Awards of distinction will be presented to Andrew Sieg of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Corinne H. Rieder of the John A. Hartford Foundation, Terrie Fox Wetle of Brown University, and Rafael de Cabo of the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health.
Remarks will be given by S. Jay Olshansky, and a roundtable discussion precedes the evening’s festivities.
For sponsorship and ticket opportunities, please click here.
 
 
 
  RECENT EVENTS
 
 
Discussing Money and Health
 
On May 30, AFAR co-hosted with Peapack-Gladstone Bank a special event at the Fellowship Senior Living Center. Shira Goldberg, MD, Board Certified Geriatrician at Monmouth Medical Center, presented on "Mind and Body: Secrets to Successfull Aging" and bank representatives shared tax and estate planning updates. Special thanks to Dr. Goldberg and to AFAR supporter John Bonk for arranging this event.  For more information about AFAR's planned giving program, please contact Shelley Binder, Senior Director of Philanthropy, at shelley@afar.org.
 
 
 
 
 
Exploring the Myth of "Senility"
 
On July 16, AFAR hosted a private reception for trust and estate attorneys at the Lotos Club featuring a special presentation exploring myths about dementia by AFAR board member Norman Relkin, MD, PhD, of the Memory Disorders Program at Weill Cornell Medical College. Special thanks to AFAR Executive Committee member Joan Murtagh Frankel, J.D. for hosting the event. If you’d like to host a private salon event for AFAR, please contact Shelley Binder, Senior Director of Philanthropy.
 
 
 
 
Celebrating
20 Years of MSTAR
On September 9, AFAR celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program with a special reception at the home of Norman Volk, Chairman of the John A. Hartford Foundation, and his wife Alicia Volk. This intimate event honored key supporter, Kathryn D. Wriston, retiring President of the John A. Hartford Foundation. Learn more about the MSTAR program's impact on students lives here.    
  IN THE COMMUNITY
 
AFAR at TedX Gramercy | Sept 27
 
AFAR Deputy Scientific Director Nir Barzilai, MD, will be presenting on Saturday September 27 at 5pm as part of TedXGramercy in New York City.  Click here for tickets and more information.
 
 
 
 
GSA 2014
 
 
 
Attending the upcoming GSA Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington DC? Please join AFAR on Friday, November 7 at 5:30 pm for our Scientific Awards ceremony and lectures. We will honor Rafael de Cabo, PhD, with the Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research, and Dr. de Cabo will present the lecture "Calorie Restriction: Where Are We Now?”. AFAR will also present the Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction to Terrie Fox Wetle, PhD, who will share the lecture, “Translating Research to Improve Health of Aging Populations." Learn more here.
We also encourage you to attend a day-long conference, The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Etiology of Biological Aging, on Wednesday, November 5 at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Funded by AFAR partner, the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, the conference is free but registration is required. Learn more here.
 
 INFOAGING UPDATE
 
Aging & Exercise webinar
 
Exercise Webinar a Success!
More than eighty participants logged on for our July 26 webinar, Muscles & Moves: The Science of Aging & Exercise. Special thanks to AFAR Deputy Medical Officer Caroline Blaum, MD, for moderating and to AFAR Beeson Scholar Janey Peterson, EdD, MS, RN, and Ellison/AFAR PostDoctoral Fellow Jonah Lee, PhD, for presenting their research.
If you would like to access a recording of the webinar, please email info@afar.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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