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ALBANY, NY (Friday, June 29) — The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York will present an informational session titled, “Laughter is the Best Medicine,” on Tuesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. in the Great Room at Eastwyck Village, 1720 Best Road, North Greenbush.

Recommended for friends and family members who care for and/or interact with people who have Alzheimer’s disease, the one-hour, interactive program will discuss how humor can help ease stress and improve almost any situation. Visitors will learn how laughter relaxes the whole body, boosts the immune system, protects the heart and helps maintain a healthy brain. The session is free and open to the public.

“We’re excited to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association and offer this educational program to our residents and the general public,” said Eastwyck Village’s Retirement Counselor Amy VanderPloeg, noting that this is the second of a two-part series hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. “This seminar is an enjoyable reminder that there are simple ways to improve your health as you age.”

The Northeastern New York Chapter is one of more than 70 Alzheimer's Association chapters serving communities across the United States. Part of its mission is to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. For more information on the local chapter, call 518-867-4999 or visit

Eastwyck Village, which opened in 2011, offers adult independent retirement living and implements a “Senior Engaged Life Program” to keep residents mentally and socially active. Residents have the opportunity to enjoy everything from regular speakers and outings to Pilates and cooking classes. The community is centrally located near shopping centers, tourist attractions and historic sites.

Eastwyck Village is an elegant, 144-unit senior retirement community for seniors 62 and older. Minutes from Albany, Troy and East Greenbush, the facility offers a relaxed, independent and maintenance-free lifestyle for its residents with plenty of time to participate in the activities they enjoy. For more information, call 518-874-1638 or visit