Free SecureCare seminar May 15 in Tyler tackles topics of stress in older adults, Parkinson’s disease

Friday, May 11, 2007

Stress can be a major factor in preventing older adults from enjoying life to the fullest.

A social worker at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler will help you learn to cope with stress at a free SecureCare seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Road in Tyler.

SecureCare is UTHSCT’s comprehensive program designed specifically for people age 50 plus to provide the answers and care needed in today’s health care marketplace.

“Stress and the Older Adult” will be presented by Anne Hatfield, a licensed master social worker in The Center for Healthy Aging at UT Health Science Center.

Hatfield will show you how to be your best at 60, 70, 80 and beyond. She will demonstrate how important it is to keep the mind and body sharp and to know your resources.

In addition, UTHSCT neurologist Angelita Tangco, MD, will present “Parkinson’s Disease.” She will help you learn more about this disease that affects one in 100 people over the age of 60.

Dr. Tangco will discuss how to determine if tremors are a sign of Parkinson’s disease or something else. Dr. Tangco also will describe treatments available for those with Parkinson’s disease.

Free blood pressure screenings will be available. For more information, call (903) 877-5122.

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