Kathi Ridner at her desk 2015 croppedKathi Ridner, Director, answers questions about the upcoming special event, Memory: Health & Hope at One Senior Place Brevard/Space Coast on Friday, February 19th at 1:00 pm. This program is also being offered at the One Senior Place Greater Orlando in Altamonte Springs on Friday, February 19th at 10:00 am.

Q: Why host an event such as “Memory: Health & Hope” at One Senior Place?

A: From the time we opened our doors 10 years ago, One Senior Place has focused on hosting educational events and presentations that provide the seniors of Brevard County with information that will help them age well. There are amazing strides being made in clinical research in the field of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Many of us are concerned about our memory changes, and up until now it has been a very sad and frightening prospect. The purpose of this special event is to share a sense of hope, for the first time ever.


Q: In your own words, what sets Dr. Cajal above other doctors in the area to discuss dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

A: Dr. Cajal is not only an expert in Alzheimer’s, Dementia and the aging brain, but as a Triage Specialist and Neuroscientist for Compass Research, she can speak about the strides being made in the clinical research arena. This information is not always available to physicians practicing medicine in the traditional office or hospital setting at this time.


Q. What is the deadline for people to call for a free memory screening appointment?

A: Compass Research conducts baseline memory screenings at no charge by appointment at One Senior Place in Viera on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 12-4pm. Since this is an ongoing service that we offer, people can call 321-751-6771 to schedule an appointment anytime that it’s convenient for their schedule. 


Q. What is the deadline for RSVP?

A: People interested in attending should call as soon as they can since we have limited seating.


Q. Why should seniors attend this event?

A: One Senior Place has always strongly advocated for seniors and their families to be armed with information, and this event will shed new light on a subject that concerns all of us.