Adirondack Health offers a variety of events throughout the year. The events focus on a broad range of topics, and are always open to the public. This page is updated frequently so check back often!
Oct 6 6:30pm — 8:00pm
Few conversations are more challenging for a family than end-of-life planning. To help guide the conversation so families and caregivers can provide a supporting and loving environment during the dying process, Adirondack Health is hosting a community gathering lead by Dr. George S. Cook in the Redfield Board Room at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Dr. Cook will moderate an informal discussion around the concept of medical ethics and the actions to support a dignified death. In addition to discussing a range of end-of-life trajectories, Dr. Cook will cover Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST), along with a growing list of therapeutic choices available to individuals during the final stages of life and a “to-do” list of practical advice for families and caregivers. A question and answer period follows the presentation. Open to the public, free of charge.
Oct 13 5:00pm — 8:30pm
Feeling blue now that summer has passed? The Adirondack Health Foundation is prescribing attendance at this year’s annual health symposium, where laughter is the best medicine.
Headlining the “Wellness is a Laughing Matter” Symposium is Physician and Certified Speaking Professional Dr. Brad Nieder, a humorous doctor and comedian whose blend of healthcare humor and wellness advice delivers an uplifting message. Known as “The Healthy Humorist®” audiences love Dr. Brad’s “Laughter is the Best Medicine” program, finding it both entertaining and inspiring. His informative presentation engages audiences with a unique perspective into laughter as a method for managing pain, enhancing immune system function, reducing stress and much more. To learn more or register, click here.