*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

How to Be an Olympic Swimmer in the Aging Tsunami

Aging is one of the last great frontiers for this country, the world, and particularly science. Increases in the number, proportion, and dynamism of our population over age 65 represent a dramatic change in American society. Projections call for additional dramatic “graying” of America well into the twenty-first century. Dr. Lindsay will attempt to provide knowledge for enrollees to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. October 30: We will explore individual aging: normal, usual, and successful aging, along with ways to decrease vulnerability to disability. November 6: We will have an in-depth discussion of the “AgingTsunami” and its impact on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, all of which are expected to be of great interest in the upcoming elections. Students will be given practical tips such as: what to look for in your primary care physician, your hospital, and other health care facilities. November 13: We will discuss Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing illnesses, with particular attention to the caregiver’s needs. We will also cover the use and abuse of medications, with an updated review of the new Medicare drug-benefit laws. November 27: What does it mean to be old in the twenty-first century? We will look at transitions in living situations and some of the options available. There also will be some advice on how to become a vintage person or, as some choose to call it, “a chronologically gifted person.” December 4: We will cover any new aging material and there will be an opportunity for a question and answer session.
Note: This course does not meet on Monday, November 20.

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Richard Lindsay is professor emeritus of internal medicine and family medicine at UVA. One of the original seven academic awardees chosen by the National Institute of Aging, he is past president of the American Geriatric Society. He served as head of the Division of Geriatrics at UVA from 1977 until retiring in 1999. He continues to teach in the School of Medicine and lectures throughout the United States on aging and aging issues. He is a founder of the Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving and serves on the Board of JABA. He is a member of the Commonwealth Council on Aging and the Boards of the Aging Centers at Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth Universities. He received the 2016 Innovators in Aging award from Next Avenue.

Recommended Reading:

 Dr. Lindsay will make available books on the aging topics for loan during the course.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B00 Richard Lindsay Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 27, Dec 4 Mo 9:30-11:00 a.m. SCPS (UVA) A

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