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Residents invited to free Senior Moments of Aging program on Saturday, March 23, in Laredo

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013


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Topics include loneliness, depression, forgetfulness

Contact: Catherine Duncan, (210) 567-2570

SAN ANTONIO (March 1, 2013) — Community members are invited to a free Senior Moments of Aging program on Saturday, March 23, at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Regional Campus in Laredo.

As part of the Stay Healthier Longer Series, the program will cover aging-related topics such as loneliness, depression, forgetfulness, chronic pain, tremors and lightheadedness.

Guest speaker will be Robert L. Jimenez, M.D., FAPA, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

The program runs from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, in the D.D. Hachar Auditorium on the Regional Campus, 1937 E. Bustamante. From 8 to 10 a.m. demonstrations will reveal tips on healthy living. The presentation from Dr. Jimenez is set for 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

For those in the medical, nursing and social work fields, this program is approved for continuing education credit. Cost for CME or CNE is $30. The activity is approved for 1 medical credit, 1.5 nursing credits, and 1.5 social work credits.

For more information, call 956-523-7400.

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The UT Health Science Center Regional Campus in Laredo is home to innovative educational, research and community-centric programs. The Dental Education Program, part of the Dental School at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, provides professional dental educational and training opportunities, in collaboration with local partners. The South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) program, the foundation for a four-year dual M.D./M.P.H. degree program, educates medical, public health and health professions students while conducting community-based research. The Regional Campus continues in its proud tradition of service to the communities of the Rio Grande Valley through many local outreach programs. This tradition will now grow in its impact through the initiation of the UT South Texas Border Community Obesity and Diabetes Program that combines research, education and community engagement to create the changes needed to reduce obesity and diabetes, which are so prevalent across the region.

 
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