Newark, N.J.— Theresa M. Redling, DO, FACP, Chief of Geriatrics at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, will be the featured speaker at a networking conference sponsored by MetroWest CARES (Committee Addressing Resources for Eldercare Services), an interagency group coordinated by United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey, working to enhance services for older adults in the MetroWest community.
The “Making Connections” Event – Understanding Cognitive Changes in Older Adults… Delirium, Depression and Dementia – will be held Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Alex Aidekman Campus of the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest in Whippany, NJ. Each year the event brings together colleagues from Jewish community agencies as well as representatives from key community partners, to participate in an educational workshop. The “Making Connections” programs strengthen relationships between service providers and help staff enhance their skills so they are better able to meet the needs of older adults.
Dr. Redling, who directs the Center for Geriatric Health Care at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and is also the Medical Director of hospital’s Inpatient Hospice Unit, is an accomplished geriatrician whose interests include geriatric education, productive aging and dementia medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Care, she as been named one of NJ Monthly’s “Top Docs” and was honored as the 2006 “Gerontologist of the Year” by the NJ Society on Aging. The Center for Geriatric Health Care at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center offers geriatric assessment, primary medical care and specialty services for the older adult. Staffed by a team of specialty-trained physicians, nurses, therapists and other health care professionals, the Center provides services in one convenient location.
About Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, a 673-bed regional care, teaching hospital established in 1901, provides comprehensive health care services to its local communities and is a major referral and treatment center for patients throughout the northern New Jersey metropolitan area. The Medical Center has New Jersey's most comprehensive Robotic Surgery Center; the State's first accredited Sleep Disorders Center; one of the largest electrophysiology programs in New Jersey; kidney transplantation; the largest hospital-based dental program in New Jersey and The Saint Barnabas Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, which offers the best in adult and pediatric cardiology services and cardiac surgery programs. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is also home to Children's Hospital of New Jersey, the state's premier children's health facility; Children's Hospital provides state-of-the-art care in nearly 30 pediatric subspecialties. Treating ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years, Children's Hospital also initiates preventive programs that promote wellness in the community.
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