Dentist Lynda I. Bard, DMD, a Plymouth Meeting Resident, Gives Free Talk on Healthy Smiles for Seniors at The Watermark at Logan Square on January 17
A free Lunch & Learn series on maturing health continues on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at The Watermark at Logan Square in Center City, when Dr. Lynda I. Bard, DMD of Dental Arts, and a resident of Plymouth Meeting, addresses “Dental Health for Seniors.”
Since the modern approach to dentistry combines education as well as treatment, Dr. Bard will share information on newer dental hygiene products that are exceptionally beneficial in helping seniors to maintain oral health and best practices that attendees should seek from their own dentists. The topics will include screening for oral cancer, the challenges of senior dexterity in mouth care and the unexpected impact of common prescription medicines on oral health. There is limited seating for this special talk and advance reservation is required for admission.
“Just as many elderly people do with their physician appointments, senior patients would really benefit by having a caring person come into the dental exam with them,” explained Dr. Bard. “As we age, our dexterity may diminish due to arthritis or Parkinson’s disease. I can recommend new kinds oral care devices, like soft dental picks, that are easier to use. Another person joining the appointment can remind the patient of important techniques they learned or refresh the patient’s memory about recommendations for ways to adjust their dental care routines.”
Jennifer Tapner RN, Executive Director of The Watermark at Logan Square, is delighted to offer the public the opportunity to access wellness information in partnership with healthcare providers which have offices right on the ground floor of The Watermark’s Center City building. “Since a doctor’s time is so limited,” explained Tapner, “this is a relaxed opportunity to tap their wisdom on very important topics that concern every single individual as they mature. We’re proud to be able to offer this wonderful series of talks to seniors in our area.”
Seating is limited and advance registration is required. This free special medical series will be accompanied by a light buffet lunch. The Watermark at Logan Square is located just off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Two Franklin Town Boulevard in Philadelphia. To attend or learn more, please call The Watermark at 215-240-8915.
Located close to cultural attractions in Center City Philadelphia, The Watermark at Logan Square tailors programs to meet and exceed the expectations of each resident. Living at The Watermark at Logan Square comes with abundant choices and opportunities and is the only community in the Delaware Valley to earn the 2012 “Caring Star” Five-Star Rating based on consumer reviews in Caring.com. Comprised of Independent and Personal Care apartments, a Skilled Nursing Center, and a Memory Care Center, The Watermark at Logan Square offers a full continuum of care in a luxurious, maintenance-free setting. The Watermark at Logan Square has also been awarded the top Five-Star Quality Rating in a federal comparison of Medicare-certified nursing homes and skilled nursing centers. The Watermark at Logan Square is located at Two Franklin Town Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103. For more information, call 215-240-8915 or visit www.watermarkcommunities.com/logansquare
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