On Tuesday, June 8, at 10 a.m., Waveny Care Network will host professional organizer, Matt Baier and nutritionist Lisa Corrado, as they lead a community program titled "Lighten the Load."

Baier will discuss how to eliminate clutter and lose weight -- a topic aimed at busy people. Corrado will speak of the importance of healthy eating habits and basic nutrition to help lose weight and keep it off. Baier and Corrado will also discuss strategies for success and quick wins in losing weight and staying organized.

The following week, on Thursday, June 17, at 4 p.m., Waveny will partner with the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to host Dr. Christopher van Dyck, who will speak about the latest medical research and clinical trials for individuals at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

van Dych is a professor of psychiatry and director of neurobiology for the Alzheimer's disease research unit at Yale University School of Medicine.

His program focuses specifically on a new study of amyloid therapy, which helps indicate early evidence for preclinical Alzheimer's disease, and will possibly lead to breakthroughs in other therapies to cure or prevent Alzheimer's. This therapy allows doctors and researchers understand how and why amyloid proteins disable the functioning of astrocytes, which protect, repair, and transfer energy to neurons. Alzheimer's disease affects more than 26 million people worldwide.

To RSVP or obtain more information about this event, contact Sandie Malloy at Waveny Care Network at 203-594-5334 or SMalloy@waveny.org. The Village at Waveny Care Center is located on Waveny's main campus at 3 Farm Road in New Canaan. Visit www.waveny.org.

Waveny Care Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer's and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program available six days a week with flexible hours and transportation from New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite and hospice care programs at The Village and Care Center. For more information on respite stays at The Village or Waveny Care Center, call 203-594-5200 or visit www.waveny.org.