SOURCE: Institute for the Study of Aging

June 28, 2005 05:00 ET

Public Charity Founded by Lauder Family Offers Unique Retreat in Bridgehampton, NY

NEW YORK CITY, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 28, 2005 -- The Institute for the Study of Aging (ISOA), Ltd., a new public charity founded by the Lauder family, is offering a unique retreat on Cognitive Vitality Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17, in Bridgehampton, NY. The retreat is being held at the elegant home of renowned interior designer Ms. Nancy Corzine. Ms. Corzine is a founding member of the ISOA, Ltd. Board of Directors along with Co-Presidents Leonard and Ronald Lauder.

The ISOA, Ltd. is the only public charity whose sole mission is to accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease and cognitive aging. The Institute raises and awards funds to academic and biotechnology scientists worldwide. ISOA uses a venture philanthropy investment model to bridge the global funding gap between basic research and later-stage development, recycling return on investment to support new research.

Interested individuals and couples are welcomed to attend this inaugural public charity event and participate in a variety of interactive sessions highlighting key strategies and lifestyle interventions to achieve and maintain cognitive vitality throughout the aging process. Retreat topics include What is Normal Cognitive Aging?, How Memories are Made, and Exercise & Your Brain, among others. The internationally recognized group of leading experts speaking at the retreat will include nationally acclaimed author of "Don't Retire, Rewire" Jeri Sedlar.

Registration fees vary depending upon the accommodation selection and range from $5,000 per couple for a guest suite at Ms. Corzine's home to $1,500 per person for Hampton residents. Retreat packages include all meals. Net proceeds from this event will directly fund drug discovery research for Alzheimer's disease and cognitive aging. All fees are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. To register, please call Monika Halarewicz at 212-901-8009.

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