Aging seminar

A free seminar Feb. 27 will offer aging New Yorkers advice on how to “Cross Train Your Brain” from aging experts and authors as part of a new, free seminar series in Battery Park City.

The lecture is the first installment of the “Optimal Aging in Manhattan” series offered by Brookdale Senior Living’s Hallmark in Battery Park City. Brookdale’s chief medical officer, Dr. Kevin O’Neil, will present new research findings on the brain’s ability to grow and change over a lifetime. O’Neil, a published author, will also offer practical aging strategies.

Author Karl Pillemer, Ph.D., will be discussing and signing his 2011 book, “30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans.” A collection of savvy senior advice on everything from children to money, the book was called a “refreshing, smart wakeup call about getting your priorities straight and living right” by Publisher’s Weekly.

Attendance is free and lunch will be provided. An inter-generational dance group, “Tuesday @ 4,” will provide entertainment.

The Feb. 27 event takes place at the Brookdale Senior Living retirement community at 455 North End Ave., from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m. Space is limited and must be reserved by Feb. 20, by calling 1-888-811-2961 or emailing mborrero@brookdaleliving.com.