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Hosted by the Good Life Club, the Speaking about Wellness for Healthy Aging speaker series provides people age 50 and older with the tools to make lifestyle enhancements for their personal health and well-being. The theme for 2019 is “Living the Good Life”. Join us at the following programs to learn how your health plays a role in your happiness.

 

Series Details

Check-in: 5:45 PM
Program Presentation: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Cost: $10 (Good Life Club members receive a 10% discount)
Includes: Healthy dinner and dessert, presentation by featured speaker,a notebook with educational materials, and a gift.

 

Upcoming Events

I Woke Up Like This! (Weight Management After 50)

Do you have scale-a-foebia? You know – when the weight gain sneaks up on you and turns your scale from friend to foe? If so, you are not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, the average adult gains 30 pounds by age 50. There are many factors that cause weight gain as we age, and a vital part of living the good life means being happy with your body. Join us for a presentation to discuss tips for battling the bulge and how to determine a weight that is healthy for YOU.

 
Date Location
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 5
WellStar East Cobb Health Park
Marietta & Roswell Rooms
 
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 7
WellStar Acworth Health Park
Acworth & Allatoona Rooms
 
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 29
WellStar North Fulton Hospital
 

The "S" Word (Sexual Health)

Any type of activity may seem daunting as you age, especially one involving intimacy. Although there are some health problems that can interfere with your bedroom activities, it is possible to remain sexually active as you age! In fact, it can fulfill many aspects of your life including your physical health and self-esteem. Join us for a panel discussion on a healthy sex life presented by health professionals.

 
Date Location
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, June 4
WellStar East Cobb Health Park
Marietta & Roswell Rooms
 
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 6
WellStar Acworth Health Park
Acworth & Allatoona Rooms
 

Put Myths About Sleep to Bed (Sleep Health)

Sleep isn’t just the absence of being awake – it is the active process that promotes good cognitive and physical health. While you sleep, your body is doing important work like improving your immune system, balancing hormones and removing toxins from your brain. How much sleep do you need? What changes are normal with age? Put sleep myths to bed at this presentation and live the good life 24 hours a day!

 
Date Location
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 8
WellStar Acworth Health Park
Acworth & Allatoona Rooms
 
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20
WellStar East Cobb Health Park
Marietta & Roswell Rooms
 

Get Your Genes On (All About Genetic Counseling)

Did you know there are about 20,500 human genes? In recent years, we’ve learned so much about how genes work and why some diseases run in families. While we can’t change our genes, knowing we have a higher-than-average chance of developing certain diseases can help us take steps to lower our risks. Join us for a presentation with a genetic counselor to learn about predicting illness based on our family history.

 
Date Location
4:30 - 6:00 PM**
Monday, July 15
Spalding County Senior Center
Banquet Room
 
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 8
WellStar East Cobb Health Park
Marietta & Roswell Rooms
 
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 10
WellStar Acworth Health Park
Acworth & Allatoona Rooms
 

At A Loss: Am I Losing My Mind or Just Being Forgetful?

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe the symptoms that people with brain disorders or damage may have with memory, thinking and language. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting between 60 and 80 percent of Americans with dementia. Join us as we learn more about the disease and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and preventions.

 
Date Location
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 30
WellStar North Fulton Hospital
 
4:30 - 6:00 PM**
Monday, September 16
Spalding County Senior Center
Banquet Room
 

Know Before You Go: Making the Most of Your Doctor's Visit

Do you need to see a doctor? Not sure whether to see your primary care doctor, see a specialist or go to an urgent care center? Join us as our healthcare team offers some guidance with these dilemmas. Regardless of which doctor you see, we will offer you tips for getting the most from your appointment and help you determine the types of questions you should be asking your physician.

 
Date Location
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, June 25
WellStar North Fulton Hospital
 

Use It or Lose It: Maintain Your Mobility

Some of our greatest fears are tied to our loss of independence due to the inability to remain active because of conditions that often accompany aging. Mobility problems can cause depression, anxiety and other issues. You can’t stop the aging process, of course. However, you can definitely take steps to preserve your mobility—at any age. Learn how to increase your balance and flexibility as well as how to decrease your risks for falls.

 
Date Location
4:30 - 6:00 PM**
Monday, May 13
Spalding County Senior Center
Banquet Room
 
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 29
WellStar North Fulton Hospital
 
 

For more information, or to register, please call 770-956-STAR (7827).