West Greets East: Alternative Approaches to Aging Conference Presented by Phoebe Institute on Aging

UCC-related Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) presents “West Greets East: Alternative Approaches to Aging” on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at DeSales University, University Center, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034. This day-long conference offered to aging services professionals and family caregivers asks — as our aging population increases and grows older, how can we integrate Western and Eastern philosophies to help ensure longevity and quality of life — as well as a peaceful death?

Featured speakers include: Dr. Ric A. Baxter, M.D., FAAHPM, Network Chairman, Department of Palliative Medicine, & Hospice Medical Director, St. Luke’s University Health Network presenting “So Why Would an M.D. Learn Acupuncture? A Personal Journey of Integration”; Dr. Carrie Demers, M.D., Medical Director, PureRejuv Wellness Center at the Himalayan Institute presenting “Integrative Medicine and Self-Care: A Roadmap to Wellness”; and Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, Ayurvedic Doctor and Educator, Ayurveda Wellness Center (Ojas LLC) presenting “Ayurveda for Healthy Aging”. Following individual presentations speakers will participate in a joint discussion regarding the Eastern and Western approaches to aging inviting audience questions.

Additional session topics include dancing mindfulness, Asian religions in America, soil health in human health, mandalas for meditation, and neurocognitive challenges using holistic measures.

This PIA conference is offered free to students and Phoebe employees and at the minimal cost of $25 for the public. Registration fee includes a continental breakfast and buffet-style lunch. CEU credits are available for nursing, social work, activity/community life professionals, long term care administrators, and Pennsylvania Certification Board. These CEUs are offered at an additional cost. A certificate of completion is also offered for occupational therapy and pastoral care at no cost.

Online registration and a full list of speakers and sessions are available at www.phoebe.org/piaconference. The deadline is extended to October 10.

Please call 610-794-5152 with any questions.

In 2001, CHHSM member Phoebe Ministries launched the Phoebe Institute on Aging, a forward-focused program aiming to provide forums for discussion and learning, including educational programs, cooperative ventures, and outreach activities designed to promote improved quality of life and care for the aging and their families. Guided by a community advisory board and supported by community-staffed committees, the Phoebe Institute on Aging works diligently to engage with the greater community and to ensure the availability of expert and cutting-edge resources to continually improve service to the aging and their families. For more information, visit www.phoebe.org/phoebe-institute-on-aging.

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