Noted expert on aging to speak Friday, March 31, at second annual Red and Kim Little Healthy Aging Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

They are simple, but profound, questions: why do we age? And what are the essentials for living long and staying healthy?

Robert E. Roush, Ed.D, MPH, will offer some answers to these and other age-related questions at the second annual Red and Kim Little Healthy Aging Lecture Series on Friday, March 31, at the Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Road.

The title of Dr. Roush’s talk will be “What You Need to Know to Live Long and Well,” an entertaining and informative insight into aging. The free luncheon program featuring Dr. Roush will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, exhibits will be on display from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ornelas Center.

Dr. Roush is on the faculty of one of the world’s foremost centers on aging, the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine. He has served as director of the Texas Consortium Geriatrics Education Center since 1985, and is the producer of a critically acclaimed video on the benefits of exercise. Dr. Roush is currently exploring the use of emerging technology to help seniors live independently.

The Red and Kim Little Healthy Aging Outreach Endowment began with a $100,000 donation from the Littles to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler to provide an annual program for seniors featuring a nationally known speaker. The endowment also funds public health education, and it is a part of UTHSCT’s Center for Healthy Aging.

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