Aging does not begin when you get a Medicare Card — it begins when you are born! Whether you’re 35, 55, 85 or beyond — you need to hear what renowned Geriatrician Dr. Mark Lachs has to say about the secrets of aging and assuring the highest possible quality of life at any age.
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Commission on Aging, The Greenwich Library, At Home in Greenwich and Compass Care, LLC have joined forces to co-sponsor a Distinguished Speaker Series on Successful Healthy Aging & Caregiving. The first talk, What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Getting Older, will be held this October 8th at the Greenwich Library at 7:00 p.m. presented by Dr. Mark S. Lachs.
“What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Getting Older”
Tweet thisDr. Lachs is Director of Weill Cornell’s Center for Aging Research and Irene F. and I. Roy Psaty Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has pioneered and authored a multitude of research studies and published extensively in the field of aging. He is the author of the bestselling book on aging, “What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Getting Older”.
The next speaker in the series is Dr. Karl Pillemer, professor of Gerontology at Cornell University’s School of Human Ecology and Weill Cornell Medical School. Dr. Pillemer has published extensively in the field of homecare training and the socialization of older adults. Dr. Pillemer’s talk will be held on April 21, 2016, at the Greenwich Library. The topic of Dr. Pillemer’s talk has yet to be announced.
Attendance at all talks in the Distinguished Speaker Series is free of any charge. Registration is recommended, but is not required (www.CareWhenYouNeedIt.com/register.html).
The Commission on Aging is the Town agency responsible for the needs of Greenwich’s older residents. The Commission plans and coordinates services to meet the needs of older adults and also advocates for elder issues.
The Greenwich Library’s mission is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences.
At Home in Greenwich Inc. provides Greenwich residents, 50 years and older, professional guidance to meet life’s challenges and live confidently in their own homes as they grow older. Through trusted personal assistance, vetted support services, social connections, events and information, help is just a phone call away.
Compass Care, LLC is a concierge care management and private duty home care company. Founded by a renowned geriatrician and managed by gerontologists, Compass Care offers the highest quality care planning and home health care services for older adults.
Compass Care, LLC
Kayce Lawrence or David Goodman, (855) 535-2500
Every year the AMA Foundation honors a select group of physicians and medical students who exemplify the medical profession’s highest values: commitment to service, community involvement, altruism, leadership and dedication to patient care. The inspirational stories of these awardees demonstrate the enormous impact that one person can have in his or her community.
Dr. Debasish Mridha Spirit of Medicine Award
Mark Lachs, MD, MPH
Irene F. and I Roy Psaty Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College
Director, Geriatrics, New York-Presbyterian Health System
Co-director, Cornell Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care
Co-chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Weill Medical College
New York, New York
Mark Lachs, MD, MPH, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of elder mistreatment and the disenfranchised elderly. He has published and lectured widely in the areas of elder abuse and neglect, adult protective services, measurement of functional status, ethics, and health care finance. Dr. Lachs’ service to community and country includes membership on an Institute of Medicine Committee to address the training needs of health professionals in family violence. He also sits on the Board of the American Federation for Aging Research and was recently asked to serve as an advisor for the World Health Organization on Elder Abuse.
Dr. Lachs was formally trained as a clinical epidemiologist in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale, so his mentoring expertise extends well beyond the content area of elder abuse. He is frequently sought out by trainees both at his institution and elsewhere as a research methodologist in diverse areas of aging.
Jan. 20, 2015 15:15 UTC
Compass Care Brings The Science of Home Health Care to Fairfield County
STAMFORD, Conn.(BUSINESS WIRE) Renowned geriatricians are playing key roles in Compass Care, a
new concierge care management and private duty homecare company. This Stamfordbased company was
started four months ago by Dr. Mark Lachs, CoChief of Geriatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital
and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, along with Stephen Limpe, a Greenwich
resident who is President and Chief Executive Officer, and David Goodman, Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer.
“Compass Care was formed to address the need for high quality geriatric care management,” said
Limpe. “Our primary service area is Fairfield County, and we also provide service to clients in the
New York City area including Westchester,” he added.
Working with the company’s geriatric team, Dr. Lachs has established the services of Compass Care
based on the latest evidencebased scientific research on home health care. “Our approach is to
enable clients to live and stay in their own homes for as long as possible,” said Dr. Lachs. Dr.
Lachs also places emphasis on the vital importance of the home health care team and believes
strongly that Compass Care’s expertise enables the company to provide safe and expert care in the
Another important member of Compass Care management is Dr. Karl Pillemer, professor of Gerontology
at Cornell and Weill Cornell Medical School. An accomplished author and researcher, Dr. Pillemer
has developed innovative training methods to improve the skills and professionalism of direct care
workers. “Choosing our trainees is a highly selective process, and we are emphasizing 24/7 nursing
supervision and close contact and communication with our clients and their families,” said
Other significant aspects of Compass Care’s services include:
Industryleading standards feature proprietary training for all caregivers in excess of the legal
requirements of both Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides.
An innovative family portal that provides loved ones with realtimestatus updates of a family
Services can be selected on an alacarte basis allowing flexibility as well as on a flat fixedfee
basis that gives clients more predictable expenditures.
“The response to our offerings has been extremely positive, and we are pleased with the comments
about our scientific approach,” said Limpe.
For further information, please contact Compass Care Senior Vice President David Goodman at
(January 20, 2015) Press Release – Compass Care Brings The Science of Home Health Care to Fairfield County