‘Always Better’ Series to Address Successful Aging

Workshop Focuses on Health, Wellness in Retirement

March 02, 2007

A free two-part workshop aimed at health and wellness in retirement will be offered from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, March 19 and 26, at Strong Memorial Hospital as part of the Always Better lecture series.

Successful Aging: Making the Most of Your Health and Wellness in Retirement” will be presented by William J. Hall, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Center for Healthy Aging. Hall and staff from the Center of Lifetime Wellness will explore the knowledge and tools needed to maintain and improve health and wellness during retirement. Topics will include preventive health strategies, getting the most out of doctor visits, and sensible approaches to diet, physical activity, stress and sexuality. Each participant will develop a personal health plan for successful aging.

The workshop will be held in the Strong’s Ambulatory Care Facility’s Conference Rooms A-B. Free parking is available in the hospital’s garage.

Always Better workshops are made possible through collaboration between the Medical Center and the University of Rochester Office of Special Programs. To register, please call (585) 275-2344.

Over the past three years, the Rochester Continuing Studies and Always Better programs have offered a broad range of courses, seminars, medical workshops and events designed to enhance and enrich the lives of people in the Rochester area, helping them to live life Always Better. This unique approach to education, encouraging participants to learn what they love by giving them freedom and flexibility, is at the core of the Always Better program. Classes are non-credit and participants can expect little to no homework, no tests, and no grades, allowing them to explore an area of interest without pressure. Most classes are discussion based, encouraging participants with diverse life experiences and a strong desire to learn to share their views and opinions. For a complete listing of Always Better programs, please log on to www.rochester.edu/osp.

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