The Jan. 16 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP) will feature Sara Wall Bollinger, executive director for health planning at HealtheConnections.  HealtheConnections Health Planning is the lead agency for In Person Patient Navigator services in Onondaga County to help individuals enroll in New York State’s official  health plan marketplace.

Bollinger will discuss the prevention and wellness aspects of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the local Community Health Improvement Plan—a blueprint for local community action to improve health and address health disparities.

Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville.  The meetings are open to anyone who is retired or semi-retired.

For more information, visit, call Colleen  Karl-Howe at 315-443-4846, or e-mail

IRP is a community program of University College of Syracuse University, dedicated to the principle of lifelong learning.