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FAU Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center Hosts Conference on Living Well

            BOCA RATON , FL (February 14, 2007) - It’s never too early or too late to start living a healthy life. That will be the focus of “Eight Essentials for Living Well,” the seventh annual interdisciplinary gerontology conference sponsored by the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. The event will take place on Friday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Live Oak Pavilion, University Center, 777 Glades Road, at FAU’s Boca Raton campus. The conference will offer practical guidance and inspiring tips on how to keep your body young, your mind sharp, and live with meaning and purpose.

           The special guest speaker of the conference will be Gary Small, M.D., professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral science, and director of the Center on Aging at UCLA, and one of the world’s leading physician/scientists in the fields of memory and longevity. Small is also the author of The Longevity Bible, the Memory Bible and The Memory Prescription. His books will be available at the conference.

            “People today are interested in what they can do to live a longer, healthier life,” says Dr. Ruth Tappen, director of the Green Center. “Dr. Small is an expert on this subject and an engaging speaker who has frequently appeared on television programs to discuss longevity and keeping one’s mind sharp. We are pleased to provide this opportunity for members of our community to hear him in person and to engage in conversation with local experts as well.”

            After Small’s presentation, two breakout groups led by local experts will address topics including how to cope with stress, maintain a positive outlook, and get in great physical shape. There will be a panel on the various types of exercise that will help you to stay fit and a healthy cooking demonstration.

            The Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center is dedicated to providing innovative services and therapeutic programs specific to the needs of individuals with memory problems and to supporting and nurturing their caregivers.  

            The Center offers diagnostic services for individuals with memory concerns and an adult day center that provides individuals with mild to moderate memory impairment life with enriching programs designed to stimulate cognitive functioning and increase social interaction and communication.

            Pre-registration for the conference must be completed by Tuesday, March 20 . If registered by March 20, the fee for attending the conference is $80 for regular admission and $50 for seniors and students. After March 20, regular admission is $115 and $65 for seniors and students.

            Nurses and social workers can earn continuing education credits provided by the Hospice of Palm Beach County by attending the conference. For more information, to pre-register, or to find out more about how you can earn continuing education credits by attending, call 561-297-4066 or e-mail oduron@fau.edu.

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