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Healthy Aging

Older adults are redefining the meaning of aging with improved ways to maintain their physical, social and mental well-being.

Center for Healthy Aging

Older adults and their families have access to outpatient services designed to improve quality of life, including aging assessments, psychiatric screenings, programs and support groups for family caregivers. The Center for Healthy Aging also works with patients in Greenwich Hospital’s Carl and Dorothy Bennett Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit, which offers an interdisciplinary approach to help older adults prevent physical and mental decline while being treated for acute illness.

Comprehensive Aging Assessment

For people with medical, psychological, cognitive or social problems that interfere with daily living, this assessment provides information about current health status and recommendations for the future. Led by a board-certified geriatrician, the interdisciplinary team reviews medications and assesses mobility and the ability to perform routine tasks. Referrals for nutrition, diabetes self-management and support services are available.

Family Caregiving Consultation

Families caring for a person with dementia or chronic disease meet privately with a licensed clinical social worker to discuss specific family needs and challenges related to caregiving.

Psychiatric Evaluation

Depression and behavioral issues that accompany memory loss or dementia are common later in life. Counseling, medication, or a combination of both, often helps patients feel better and more productive. Our geriatric psychiatrist is highly trained in the management of emotional and behavioral problems related to aging.

For more information about Center for Healthy Aging programs, call 203-863-4373 or visit and search “Center for Healthy Aging.”

Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials

The Center for Healthy Aging and the Research Center for Clinical Studies, Inc. are conducting clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, dementia and major depressive disorder. For information on how you or a loved one may participate, call 203-838-0070.

AARP Safe Driving Course

Learn about current rules of the road and adjusting to common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. We’re taking the winter off. This 4-hour course returns to Greenwich Hospital, Saturday, March 9. For information, call 203-863-4444.

Free Support Groups

Family Caregiver Support

For adults who care for a relative with Alzheimer’s disease or other type of dementia, this group meets the first and third Thursday of each month.

Women’s Spousal Support

For women who care for a chronically ill spouse, this group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

For more information or to register for support groups, call 203-863-4375.