Public Invited to January 10 Brain Health Presentation at Riderwood by Author Gary Small, M.D.

SILVER SPRING, MD (December 6, 2012) ---On January 10, 2013 Dr. Gary Small, Professor of Psychiatry and Aging and Director of the UCLA Longevity Center at UCLA, will be visiting Riderwood retirement community to provide a free one-hour presentation regarding his revised paperback edition of THE ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION PROGRAM: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life. The presentation will be held on January 10, at 1 p.m., in Riderwood's Maryland Hall in Montgomery Station. To reserve your free ticket, please call phone number 301-572-8395. Books can be purchased with cash, check or credit card. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. Riderwood is located at 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904.  Erickson Living, developer and manager of Riderwood is a leader in supporting seniors' physical, as well as cognitive health and wellness. The company has had a longstanding relationship with Dr. Small, including supporting his UCLA-based Memory Fitness research. "Erickson Living clearly provides the very best in Memory Support Services," said Dr. Small. "The company's commitment to supporting seniors lead a lifestyle geared toward good health is commendable." Today, Erickson Living's Memory Support Program includes a Memory Fitness component, licensed by the UCLA Longevity Center, as well as Memory Health for people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment and Memory Care for individuals in the later stages that need the added support of Continuing Care services. "We are excited that Dr. Small will be sharing his latest research findings at Riderwood," said, Margaret Stewart, D.H.A., senior director of health services clinical programming for Erickson Living. "This program will not only show individuals what to do to keep their brain healthy, but also reflect how Erickson Living's Memory Support Services, as well as the community's design and services, are unsurpassed in the industry". Additional information on Dr. Small can be referenced on his website. ABOUT RIDERWOOD: Riderwood, which has nearly 3,000 residents, offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers. Also, there are more than 200 resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards; computers and technology; dance; faith-based and interfaith; film, fitness and sports; games; gardening; lifelong learning; music; literature, philanthropy; political awareness; theater; woodworking; and writing.