Friday, March 3, 2006
Health of baby boomers topic of conference
By Rebecca Wyatt, OU Web Writer
Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences presents Live Long – Live Well, a conference and informational seminar addressing the health and wellness needs of baby boomers and their contemporaries. The conference takes place Friday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms.
As baby boomers turn 60, their health and wellness will impact not only their own lives but the lives of future generations. Speakers at the event will focus on research and information valuable to improving lifestyles.
Topics include using pre-symptom medicine to improve heart health, foods that fight aging, understanding how the brain influences high-level performance, and stress management. There also will be an experts’ panel where speakers will share their thoughts through a question-and-answer session.
Conference speakers include Donald Bronn, medical director and chairman of the Early Warning Healthcare Institute and clinical professor of health sciences at OU; Robert Jarski, founder and director of OU’s Complementary Medicine and Wellness Program; Nancy Kennedy, registered dietician, wellness consultant and graduate instructor at OU; and Jack Wilson, executive coach and sports psychologist for Wilson Consulting and Leadership Development.
For those who register by Saturday, April 1, the cost is $40 per person or $20 for OU students. After April 1, the cost is $50 per person or $25 for OU students. The registration fee includes a buffet lunch with the choice of two entrees, a vegetable, fresh fruit and dessert.
For more information or to register, visit the Live Long – Live Well Web site or call (248) 370-4140.