Parkland Medical Center March 26, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2012 - The town of Derry_s Parks and Recreation Department and Parkland Medical Center have teamed up to offer a series of educational presentations about various health topics specifically for those aged 55 or better. The Healthy Aging Lecture Series will debut at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the Alexander Carr Lodge, located at 28 Pierce Avenue in Derry. The series_ first speaker is Rheumatologist Andrea Bizar-Schneebaum, MD, FACP of Southern New Hampshire Internal Medicine.

The lecture series is a complement to both organizations_ focus on community education and an opportunity for residents of Derry and its surrounding communities to participate in discussions about health topics of interest to them. A different lecture will be offered each month, with topics ranging from Food & Drug interactions to Wound Care management.

___The Town is extremely excited about this collaboration with Parkland Medical Center and the pooling of community resources to provide additional services that will benefit so many of our local senior citizens,_ said Eric Bodenrader, the Director of Derry Parks and Recreation Department.

Each lecture will consist of a presentation from a healthcare expert as well as a Question & Answer session immediately following. Attendees may also submit questions in advance. Selected lectures will also be broadcast via Derry Public Television for those who are not able to attend in person.

As seating is limited, advanced registration is required. To register for any of the lectures, please contact the Derry Parks and Recreation Department at 603-432-6136. For more information and to view the upcoming schedule, visit or the Town_s website at

Light refreshments will be provided.

Suggestions for future presenters and topics are welcome.