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Emily Thelin, Autor
Emily Thelin, ‘Unforgettable’ Author

SEATTLE – (Oct. 24, 2017) – The author of a new biography about chef and writer Paula Wolfert, who has explored the relationship between food, well-being and memory, will speak Friday at Virginia Mason in Seattle and Saturday at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

Emily Kaiser Thelin, author of “Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert’s Renegade Life,” will speak and sign copies of her book at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Volney Richmond Auditorium in Virginia Mason’s Lindeman Pavilion, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle. Also, she will speak at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island. Admission is free. Complimentary Mediterranean hors d’oeuvres will be provided at each event.

Thelin’s book chronicles the life of perhaps one the most influential food explorers and cookbook writers of her time. Wolfert, an advocate of what she calls a “brain-healthy diet,” connects the dots between food and memory. She is now battling her own diagnosis of dementia.

Dementia has made it harder to read the words on the page, and to remember this afternoon what I did this morning, and even the names of old friends, but I can’t let it stop me from living,” Wolfert said in a recent interview.

Thelin’s presentations in Seattle and Bainbridge Island are sponsored by the Virginia Mason Center for Healthy Aging, part of the medical center’s Neuroscience Institute.

About Virginia Mason Health System
Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system based in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. In the Puget Sound region, the system includes 336-bed Virginia Mason Hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 500 physicians; regional medical centers in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Federal Way, Kirkland, Issaquah and Lynnwood; Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed and built specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS; Benaroya Research Institute, which is internationally recognized for autoimmune disease research; and Virginia Mason Institute, which trains health care professionals and others from around the world in the Virginia Mason Production System, an innovative management methodology for continually improving quality, safety and efficiency.

Virginia Mason Health System also includes Virginia Mason Memorial, a 226-bed hospital serving the Yakima Valley in central Washington since 1950.

Media Contact:
Gale Robinette
Media Relations Manager
Virginia Mason Health System
(206) 341-1509


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