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Lifelong Learning Collaborative Announces ‘Healthy Aging’ Series

Monday, August 12, 2013

 

Lifelong Learning Collaborative will team up with Brown University for the a lecture series on healthy aging.

The Lifelong Learning Collaborative (formerly BCLIR) today announced the launch of its “Healthy Aging” lecture series, which will run from September 3 through December 10. Each informational talk in the series will be led by a medical professional who will address topics on aging, including maintaining a healthy mind, fitness, nutrition, sexuality, the Affordable Care Act, and more.

“People are living longer and their lives are more active than ever before,” says Dr. Richard Besdine, director of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, who will deliver the keynote for the September 3 kick-off event. “The Healthy Aging series keeps the conversation going and encourages seniors to proactively maintain health, fitness and independence, and thereby maximize wellness and happiness. It’s about knowing how to live well, and this lecture series supports seniors in doing just that in a social setting.”

Lifelong Learning Collaborative, a not-for-profit, organization in Providence, offers members a variety of opportunities to learn how to live their best life–seminars, lectures, cultural events, and social activities–in a pleasant, accessible environment at a reasonable cost. The Healthy Aging series is created and sponsored by LLC, in collaboration with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research of the Brown University School of Public Health. The program is supported by a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, and co-sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Temple Beth-el.

All Healthy Aging sessions will be held at Temple Beth-El in Providence. Information on each individual session, including times, can be found below and online at www.lifelonglearningcollaborative.org. Registration is required for all sessions. The 10-part series begins with a free event on September 3, and the nine additional talks begin on September 24. The full series of lectures is available for $25, and participants can register at www.lifelonglearningcollaborative.org

Healthy Aging Series schedule

Fit in your Fifties, Sexy in Your Seventies: The Fundamentals of Healthy Aging

Tuesday, September 3, 3:00 p.m. (note earlier time)

Richard Besdine, M.D., director of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine of the Warren Albert Medical School of Brown University

Clarifying Healthcare Reform, the Affordable Care Act, and Medicare

Tuesday, September 24, 3:30 p.m.

John Murphy, M.D., executive vice president of physician affairs at Lifespan and former chief medical officer at Rhode Island Hospital

Caregiver Burden in Alzheimer’s disease

Tuesday, October 1, 3:30 p.m.

Gary Epstein-Lubow, M.D. geriatric psychiatrist and assistant unit chief at Butler Hospital’s inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit

Advanced Directives, Palliative Care, and Hospice

Tuesday, October 8, 3:30 p.m.

Christine Nevins-Herbert, M.D., Brown University family medicine physician

Preventive Health and Cancer Screening

Tuesday, October 29, 3:30 p.m.

Jessica Early, M.D., Brown University Family Medicine alumna

Nadia Mujahid, M.D., assistant professor of geriatric medicine and co-director of the Orthopedic Fracture Program at Rhode Island Hospital

Maintaining a Healthy Mind

Tuesday, November 12, 3:30 p.m.

Pamela Steadman-Wood, Ph.D, clinical psychologist with a specialty in geropsychology at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center

How to Eat and Stay on Your Feed: Nutrition and Exercise

Tuesday, November 19, 3:30 p.m.

Stephanie Chow, M.D., Brown University Family Medicine alumna

Sexuality and Aging

Tuesday, December 3, 3:30 p.m.

Lynn McNicoll, M.D., geriatrician and director of education and associate professor of medicine at the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Warren Alpert School of Brown University

The Future of Healthcare for seniors (panel discussion)

Tuesday, December 10, 3:30 p.m.

Gus Manocchia, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will moderate

 

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