March 8, 2010       

Waterbury Hospital Speakers Series Offers Classes on Advanced Directives/Living Wills and Alzheimer’s Disease

Free presentations offered on March 17 and March 18

WATERBURY—The Waterbury Hospital It’s All About You Spring Speakers Series is offering two free health and wellness presentations in March that are open to the public.  

The first event will be held Wednesday, March 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Bizzorero Conference Room at the hospital. “Advanced Directives, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney” will be presented by Vincent A. Liberti, Jr., a Partner at Pepe & Hazard LLP. The seminar will discuss estate planning, will preparation and important information on Powers of Attorney and advance directives. 

The second educational offering, “Alzheimer’s and Other Dementing Illnesses,” will be held in the Bizzorero Conference Room on Thursday, March 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Charles Atkins, MD, of Waterbury Hospital’s Behavioral Health Department, will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s and other dementing illnesses. Dr Atkins will also discuss the emotional, medical, spiritual and legal aspects involved in these diseases. 

To reserve your seat at these free classes, please call (203)-573-7385. A full listing of the health/wellness and exercise classes, as well as the free movie matinees offered at Waterbury Hospital through the It’s All About You Series, is available at or on the hospital’s Facebook page.

Waterbury Hospital is the largest private employer in the Greater Waterbury region, and serves a vital role in the economic vitality of Western Connecticut. It is a private, non-profit acute care teaching hospital licensed for 367 beds and affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Founded in 1890 as Waterbury’s first and Connecticut’s fourth hospital, Waterbury Hospital is a full-service community health-care institution with centers of excellence in primary care, cardiac services, behavioral health and orthopaedics.