Sonoma Valley Hospital and Vintage House present a series of three lectures themed “Active Aging: Taking Charge Of Your Health” on October 1, 15 and 22. The free sessions will examine how to get the most out of your senior years by becoming more proactive in managing some of the health issues that become more common with age.
October 1: “How to Keep A Healthy Heart.” Janice Schwartz, MD, will discuss the latest strategies and recommended practices. Dr. Schwartz is a recognized leader in the area of cardiovascular aging and a Professor of Medicine, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. In her talk, she will discuss the different factors influencing heart health including exercise, diet and medications.
October 15: “Exercising For Better Health.” SVH Physical Therapist Michael Francisco, PT, CSCS, will discuss how exercise is a “keystone habit” for developing positive health-related habits, and how appropriate aerobic and resistance exercise can have a positive effect on many areas of health including cardiovascular, bone, brain and mental health.
October 22: “Bone Health Basics: Understanding Osteoporosis.” Osteoporosis is a serious condition for both women and men that can weaken bones and may cause them to break. The good news is it often can be prevented and treated. Andria Reta, MSG, MHA, a gerontologist and a community educator for SCAN Health Plan, will provide information on keeping bones healthy.
The talks are open to the community without charge and will be held in Stone Hall at Vintage House, 264 First St. E., from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Celia Kruse de la Rosa, SVH, at 707.935.5257 or [email protected]