Donna Pennestri, Chris Day

Donna Pennestri and Chris Loren Day were married Oct. 13 at the Belmond El Encanto, a hotel in Santa Barbara, Calif. Howard Bernstein, a Universal Life minister and friend of the couple, officiated. Mrs. Pennestri-Day, 50, is the associate publisher of Variety, the entertainment trade publication in Los Angeles. She graduated from Boston University. She…

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Zoe Klein, David Wittenberg

Zoe Alexandra Klein and David Aaron Wittenberg are to be married Oct. 14 at the Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Rabbi Robert N. Levine officiated. The bride, 30, is the business development manager at the office of technology development at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She graduated cum laude from Barnard College and…

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Melissa Heller, Andrew Klein

Melissa Rachel Heller and Andrew David Klein were married Oct. 13 at Temple Emanu-El in Closter, N.J. Rabbi Geri Zeller officiated. The bride, 28, is an intellectual property lawyer at Sabety & Associates in New York. She graduated from Lafayette and received a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva…

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Arianna Grand, Mark Salomon

Arianna Maxie Grand and Mark Bernard Salomon were married Oct. 13 in Manhattan. Rabbi Sarah H. Reines officiated at Gotham Hall, an events space. The bride and groom met at the University of Michigan, from which they graduated. Ms. Grand, 29, is the community engagement and partnerships manager at NYC Kids RISE, an organization in…

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The New Old Age: Every Older Patient Has a Story. Medical Students Need to Hear It.

Whatever the cluster of second-year students at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York expected to hear from an 82-year-old woman — this probably wasn’t it. At first, Elizabeth Shepherd, one of several seniors invited to meet with future doctors in an anti-ageism program called “Introduction to the Geriatric Patient,” largely followed the script. As student…

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