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The Aging Brain

What happens to the human brain as we age, whether or not or we stay physically healthy?

In an hour-long presentation followed by a question-and-answer session, Dr. Jay Pomerantz will focus on this critical topic.

There are some interventions such as physical exercise, proper diet, adequate sleep, purposeful learning, treating depression, etc. that may minimize the losses in cognitive function no matter the overall health of the individual.

This presentation includes slides and also short video clips of prominent research scientists talking about the evidence for these suggestions.

Jay M. Pomerantz, M.D. received an A.B. from Hamilton College and an M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine. He is a “Distinguished Life Fellow” of the American Psychiatric Association and winner of the “Outstanding Psychiatrist Award” of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Association in 2000. Since retiring from psychiatric practice, Dr. Pomerantz has been teaching at OLLI/Temple University and has a new book available from Amazon entitled “A Happy End of Life, Living Well After 80”.

This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion. You will receive an email a day or so before the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.

Please register through our website by clicking the Register Now on the right. Directions for Self Registration can be found here. You can also register by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteers. Non-members and guests will be charged a $10 fee per program, and may attend up to three programs before being required to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
A Zoom meeting link is included in the confirmation and reminder emails.

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