Oakmont Sunday Symposium
Sunday November 18th 2018 -
Oakmont's Sunday Symposium meets every Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Berger Center. A $3 donation is suggested. All Oakmont residents and their guests are welcome. For more information, go to oakmontsundaysymposium.org.
Nov. 18 - “Growing health in hard soil: The Story of Guatemala's Community Health Workers,” Kate Feibusch, MD, MPH
As a country with many challenges, Guatemala does not have a health care delivery system that even begins to address the needs of its rural poor. Over a period of 12 years there, Dr. Kate Feibusch helped create an extraordinary program that tackles the issue by training subsistence farmers with low levels of education to provide medical care to over 60,000 people in the remotest areas of Guatemala. The story of this very successful partnership between U.S. medical professionals and the local Guatemalans who perform sophisticated medical procedures under the most extreme conditions is a very moving and inspirational account of people overcoming substantial challenges to improve the lives of their neighbors in remote villages.
In addition to her continuing involvement in the Community Health Worker program, Feibusch practices medicine at Kaiser Permanente and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Touro University.
Dec. 2 - “The state of aging in Sonoma County,” Marianne McBride
Marianne McBride, President and CEO of Council on Aging, will discuss demographics, how seniors compare their aging process to the community at large, the results of the Age Friendly survey and the outlook for the future of aging in Sonoma County.
McBride was formerly with the United Way of Sonoma-Mendocino-Lake serving as vice president of resource development and was the executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Cloverdale. She is a seated member of Sonoma County Health Action and is on the leadership team of Aging Together Sonoma County.