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Who’s Looking Forward to Healthy Aging?

Posted April 10, 2013 by Maryjo Cleveland, M.D.

It seems like you can't turn on the television or open a magazine without seeing something about healthy aging. And why not? Who of us is looking forward to unhealthy aging, anyway?

Do you find yourself wondering what healthy aging really means? Taking your medicines? Maintaining an ideal body weight? Reducing your risk for stroke or heart disease?

What if it's softer than that? What if it's more about attitude and mindfulness than a list of do's and don'ts?

Our team of specialists in senior health at Summa want to introduce you to a more well-rounded view of healthy aging — for both yourself and your older loved ones. We invite you to attend our inaugural seminar on Wed. April 24, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Summa Akron City Hospital called "Holistic Options for Healthy Aging." This conference is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, caregivers and even older adults themselves. In other words, it's designed for YOU!

You'll begin the day with a catered healthy breakfast from Mustard Seed Market & Café including fruit and Greek yogurt, muffins, and a variety of juices. Then, you'll listen to Dr. Paula Hartman-Stein who will discuss ways to protect your brain as you age. You'll get out of your seat and learn, along with me, what Qi Gong is all about from Nancy Gardner. Father Norm Douglas will teach us about the importance of spirituality. Dr. Mok will talk about alternative medicine and will introduce us to the concepts of energy medicine. Finally, we will have a delicious lunch and hear from a panel of older adults who will share their secrets of aging well with us.

Interested? Register for "Holistic Options for Healthy Aging" by April 17, 2013 for only $15 and join us for a delicious and stimulating morning devoted to, what else? Healthy aging!

Looking forward to seeing you on April 24!

Maryjo Cleveland, M.D.
Medical Director
Senior Services at Summa Health System


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