UCSF Experts to Speak at Art of Aging Gracefully Fair in 2014

January 30, 2014
Contact: Michael Hinds

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

Presentations by UCSF Health Experts

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Adrian Breitfeld / Chief Financial Officer, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Margaret Chesney, Ph.D. / Director, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Art of Aging Gracefully Fair

Free and open to the public

Thursday, April 10, 2014
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

(415) 292-1200

JCCSF Adult Programs
Shiva Schulz: (415) 292-1260 or email sschulz@jccsf.org

UCSF Speakers Program
Michael Hinds: (415) 353-3630 or email Michael.Hinds@ucsfmedctr.org

Sexual Health and the Aging Woman
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Tami Serene Rowen, M.D., M.S. / UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

This talk will focus on the complexities of sexual health and the aging woman. Dr. Rowen will discuss what is known about normal physiology, the biopsychosocial aspects of sexuality and the effects of aging. She will also discuss the diagnosis of female sexual dysfunction, and current and developing treatments.

How to NOT Have a Heart Attack
11 – 11:45 a.m.

Anne I. Thorson, M.D. / Associate Director, Center for the Prevention of Heart and Vascular Disease

What exactly is a heart attack and what can we do to prevent one? In this talk, Dr. Thorson clears up misconceptions surrounding heart attacks, discusses what to do if you think you may be experiencing a heart attack and details specific strategies you can incorporate to reduce your risk.

Sleep in a Society that Never Sleeps
1 – 1:45 p.m.

Julianna Blythe, P.A.-C., M.P.A., R.P.S.G.T. / UCSF Sleep Disorders Center

The talk will review normal sleep patterns and sleep stages, with an emphasis on common sleep disorders such as insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea, and describe optimal sleeping habits that encourage a good night's sleep. Various treatment approaches will be discussed and will be followed by a question and answer period.

An Evidence-Based Look at Popular Dietary Supplements Used by Seniors
2 – 2:45 p.m.

Cathi Dennehy, Pharm.D. / Health Sciences Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF School of Pharmacy

Dietary supplement use by consumers remains high with approximately one in five American using a non-vitamin, non-mineral supplement and one in two using vitamin and mineral supplements. Staying informed of dietary supplements used by seniors and knowing the level of clinical indications is important before beginning a supplement regimen. This presentation will cover popular supplements, over-the-counter products and useful sources of drug information.

UCSF Exhibitors

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science is conducting a study to investigate the effects of spine strengthening on posture and physical function. Participants will meet twice a week for three months for a group exercise class. The study is open to men and women age 60 and older. More information is available online.

Health eHeart Study

The Health eHeart Study is searching for people of all ages, whether or not they have heart disease, to help advance the understanding and treatment of heart conditions. More information is available online.

Oral Surgery

The Oral Surgery Department provides comprehensive oral care and treatment. Growing older doesn't mean you have to lose your smile!

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine provides a dynamic approach to health, healing and illness prevention by integrating modern medicine with established practices from around the world.

Patient Health Library

The Patient Health Library provides expert research services for gathering reliable health and medical information. A professional medical librarian is available for individual consultation.

Sleep Disorders Center

The Sleep Disorders Center provides a personalized approach to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.