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Oakmont Sunday Symposium

Speaker series Oct. 24, Oct. 31, and Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m.

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On October 24, at 10:30 a.m., Sarina Ferguson, DPT, will present

It’s Very Hip (& Smart) To Take Care of Your Hips.

You know what they say – that if you could only do one exercise, it should be walking. And, guess what you need to enjoy walking? Good hips. People often say that the single thing that made them feel “old” was not being able to move or walk easily. If you want to feel younger and enjoy an active life longer, you will love Ferguson’s easy-to-listen-to talk on what we can do to keep our hips happy. This event will be live at the Berger Center and on Zoom.

On October 31, the Oakmont Sunday Symposium will feature a Halloween special with Dr. David Claman titled What’s Up With Your Sleep? Berger Center will be closed for upgrades, so this event will only be available via Zoom.

Halloween can bring nightmares. But not being able to sleep on a regular basis can be a nightmare, too. Dr. Claman is director of the UCSF Sleep Disorders Center. He is one of the world’s top specialists on sleep disorders. Everyone — everyone — does better and feels better when they’ve had a good, full night’s sleep. Having trouble sleeping? No worries! Dr. Claman will wake us up on how to sleep well!

November 7th’s symposium will be Afghanistan: What Happened? presented by Mark Randol. Berger Center will still be closed, so the symposium will be presented via Zoom.

On the night of August 30, 2021, the last American soldier left Afghanistan, ending the longest war in American history. Did the U.S. lose this war as some have suggested? Or was it a belated realization that its “nation-building” ambitions for Afghanistan were impossible to fulfill? In this talk, Randol will provide an overview of the war in Afghanistan and identify factors that led to the eventual American withdrawal from the country.