Dr. McCullough 'Slow Medicine' at GMALL

MANCHESTER - As part of a presentation by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) Dr. Dennis McCullough will visit Equinox Village on Wednesday, Aug. 6, to discuss "Slow Medicine." The event begins at 2 p.m.

The New York Times has credited McCullough with creating the term "Slow Medicine" to describe a new approach for improved quality eldercare. His book, "My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing 'Slow Medicine,' the Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones" (HarperCollins, 2008) lays out the humane complement to the world of American high-tech "fast" medicine.

McCullough has been an "in-the-trenches" family physician and geriatrician for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and trained in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. He has served as a long-time faculty member in Dartmouth's Department of Community and Family Medicine and the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging.

In his upcoming event, McCullough will help attendees learn more about the aging landscape and how to engage healthcare decisions and complex healthcare systems. The talk is titled The Journey of Late Life and Slow Medicine.

Those who would like to attend should register at www.greenmtnacademy.org or call (802) 867-0111. The cost for the lecture is $15 paid in advance or $20 at the door.

Equinox Village is a retirement living community situated on 11 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains. It was founded in 2006 by brothers Dr. Jim Russell and John Russell. They lead a team of caring professionals to offer the premier independent living experience in the region.

The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning is a non-profit organization in Manchester whose mission is to "enrich the intellectual and cultural" life of the community by providing accessible, diversified, and high quality educational programs to the public. GMALL encourages intellectual enrichment and personal growth through courses and workshops in art, music, philosophy, theater, literature, history, cooking, bridge, photography and more.


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