The Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair

February 16, 2012
Contact: Michael Hinds

Hosted by the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and sponsored by UCSF Medical Center, the Fifth Annual Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair offers participants opportunities to engage with UCSF medical experts and representatives from local businesses and organizations who offer valuable resources to help you stay healthy and energized. The fair is free and open to the public.

Seminars include:

The Art of Aging Gracefully

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Seminars, 9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Resource Fair, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St., San Francisco, CA 94118

Please call (415) 292-1200.

JCCSF Adult Programs
(415) 292-1260

UCSF Speakers Program
(415) 353-3630

Free and open to the public


Barry Finestone, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and Dr. C. Seth Landefeld, UCSF Division of Geriatrics
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Managing Your Heart Health with Age

Dr. Katy Lease Lonergan, cardiologist, UCSF Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

For both men and women, age is a major risk factor for heart disease. The older you are, the more wear and tear there has been on your artery walls, the longer and harder your heart has had to work, and the more time you've had to accumulate arterial plaque. In this seminar, Dr. Lonergan discusses the effects of age and other risk factors on the heart and blood vessels, highlights symptoms to look for, and offers strategies to keep your heart healthy for as long as possible.

Preventing the Right Things

Dr. Rebecca Conant, geriatrician, UCSF Division of Geriatrics
11 – 11:45 a.m.

As we grow older, the health problems that we try to prevent should also evolve and change. For example, those age 80 and over should place more emphasis on preventing falls than those at age 50. For preventing cancer, the opposite is true. In this seminar, Dr. Conant discusses how to avoid many of the common medical and social issues involved with aging and offers strategies on how to focus your prevention efforts in the right direction at the right time.

The Exercise Prescription

Dr. Carlin Senter, orthopedic surgeon, UCSF Orthopaedic Institute
1 – 1:45 p.m.

Aging is inevitable, but there's no reason you can't make the process more enjoyable. Exercise can offer better health, functional independence and a better quality of life as you age. In fact, it may help slow the aging process by preventing or reducing the chances of disease and disability in seniors. This discussion focuses on these and other health benefits of exercise, how much exercise is best, and the various resources available to help you get active and maintain physical fitness.

Healthy Aging

Dr. Donald I. Abrams, integrative oncologist, UCSF Osher Center
2 – 2:45 p.m.

According to Dr. Andrew Weil, who co-authored a textbook in integrative oncology with Dr. Abrams, the best approach for treating older patients is to combine Western diagnostic tools and critical care capabilities with more holistic ideas of prevention and self-healing. In this seminar, Dr. Abrams presents 12 principles of traditional and alternative medicine for nutrition, exercise and stress reduction that anyone can use to promote healthy aging.