URMC Expert to Give Free Talk on Successful Aging

May 05, 2009

William J. Hall, M.D., director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Highland Hospital and the University of Rochester Medical Center, will present a free talk from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Hahnemann Club, 201 Stoutenberg Lane, located on the campus of The Highlands at Pittsford (off of Rt. 31, just east of the village of Pittsford).

Ask most of us what we fear, in terms of health as we age, and many of us will list memory loss and physical frailty. Recent scientific advances, some one which have originated at the University of Rochester, establish that sound health habits can go a long way in keeping us mentally sharp and physically active throughout life, even if we live to be 100.

“Longevity is a Pyhrric victory if those additional years are characterized by inexorable morbidity from chronic illness, frailty-associated disability and increasingly lowered quality of life,” Hall said recently in The Archives of Internal Medicine and The New York Times. In his talk, Hall will explore strategies and offer practical tips on how you can take the necessary steps to enjoy your later years and continue to be an active person in your community.

“Successful Aging: Keeping Your Mind and Body Sharp after Retirement” is eighth in the 10-part health and wellness series, “To Your Health!” Presented by The Highlands at Pittsford and the University of Rochester Medical Center, the series aims to inspire and educate older adults about health issues specific to their needs. The programs are taught by URMC’s faculty of distinguished physicians and other providers affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital, the Eastman Dental Center, Visiting Nurse Service and other Medical Center affiliates.

Seating is limited. To register for the talk, please call (585) 275-2838.

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