Noted author, TV personality to speak March 31 at the first annual Red and Kim Little Healthy Aging Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

He demolishes the myths about geriatric limitations with humor, straight talk, and unconventional medical advice. He’s Dr. David Lipschitz - TV personality, author, columnist, and public speaker.

Often compared to TV’s practical advice guru Dr. Phil McGraw, Dr. Lipschitz will be keynote speaker at the first annual Red and Kim Little Healthy Aging Lecture Series on Thursday, March 31, at the TASCA Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Road.

The luncheon program featuring Dr. Lipschitz will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, exhibits will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at TASCA. The event is free of charge, and seating is limited. For information or to reserve a place, call (903) 877-7733.

The title of Dr. Lipschitz’s talk will be "The Passion Plan: A Prescription for a Long and Independent Life," an upbeat, no-nonsense approach to healthy aging. An expert in the field of nutrition and aging, he was recently featured on NBC’s "Today Show," discussing the benefits of vitamins and minerals for seniors. Dr. Lipschitz is recognized as one of the leading geriatricians in the United States.

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.

Dr. Lipschitz chairs the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics and is director of the Center on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His book, "Breaking the Rules of Aging," outlines new ways to understand and manage the aging process and includes things people can do to dramatically reduce or eliminate the most common afflictions of old age. As 77 million Americans approach their golden years, Dr. Lipschitz is becoming a beacon of hope, describing many of the accepted fates of old age as "just plain wrong."

"We greatly appreciate Red and Kim Little and the investment they have made in the Health Center and our community by providing the Red and Kim Little Healthy Aging Endowment. Because of their generosity, the East Texas community will benefit from an annual forum that enables all of us to improve and enhance our quality of life as we grow older," said Scott Fossey, UTHSCT director of Institutional Advancement.

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