Aging Gracefully: Want to Postpone Your Expiration Date?
Presenter: Dr. Charles Hinshaw, Jr.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
As we move further into the 21st century, people are living longer than their ancestors. According to the Administration on Aging, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, Americans reaching age 65 have an average life expectancy of an additional 18.8 years (20.0 years for females and 17.3 years for males). In comparison, the average life expectancy for Americans in 1960 was 73 years.
As the aging population grows, the medical community becomes more involved in the science of aging and more adept at treating and helping to prevent various conditions. In 2007-2009, the most frequently occurring conditions among older persons were: uncontrolled hypertension (34%), diagnosed arthritis (50%), all types of heart disease (32%), any cancer (23%), diabetes (19%), and sinusitis (14%).
So, what happens to our bodies during the aging process? How can we actively delay the process our body goes through as we age? Dr. Hinshaw will discuss the causes of aging, changes in the aging body, and give approaches to help you postpone the aging process.
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Cost: $10 – Lunch is included.