|BGSU seminar focuses on 'Optimal Aging'|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 25 October 2013 09:47|
A one-day Optimal Aging seminar will be held Nov. 4 on the Bowling Green State University campus.
Optimal Aging is a concept that focuses on enhancing the wellness of older adults through research, education and information related to physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual and purposeful wellness.
BGSU is partnering with the Ohio Masonic Home to offer the free seminar. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union ballroom. Community members and BGSU faculty, staff, students and retirees are invited to attend the seminar, which includes a free lunch.
National speakers will discuss optimal aging across the lifespan along with informal caregiving issues and will provide information about programs, products and services to assist caregivers.
Sessions include demystifying the aging myths, domains of wellness, a panel presentation and open discussion about the challenges and benefits of providing care. Demonstrations of some of the services, products and programs will be available to assist caregivers.
Keynote speaker are Dr. David Gobble and Dr. Mike Magee.
Gobble, a specialist in wellness across the lifespan, is director of the Masterpiece Living Academy. He retired in 2008 as director and professor emeritus of the Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology at Ball State University. He has been recognized by the National Wellness Institute as one of the top-100 wellness experts in the world, and serves on the national board of Wellness Councils of America.
Magee is president and founder of Positive Medicine Inc., a strategic health communications firm. He is a member of the National Commission for Quality Long Term Care; past president of the National Association of Physician Broadcasters; former senior vice president of Pennsylvania Hospital; former professor of surgery at Jefferson Medical College, and vice president for science and medical advocacy at Pfizer Inc. He serves as Senior Fellow for Health Policy at the Center for Aging Services Technologies in Washington, D.C.
Among the exhibitors who will have displays at the event are the Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Ohio, Bowling Green State University Speech and Hearing Clinic, BGSU WellAware, Bowling Green Manor, Ohio Masonic Homes, and Sunset Retirement Communities. Other invited organizations include senior centers, mental health agencies, home care services, rehabilitation services, and many others.
Detailed information about the event is available at http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/hhs/page85750.html.
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