Oakmont Sunday Symposium
Sunday January 5th 2020 -
The Oakmont Sunday Symposium meets on Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Berger Center. A $3 donation is requested. For more information, go to oakmontsundaysymposium.org. All Oakmont residents and their guests are welcome.
Jan. 5 – “Increasing Your Health Span,” Gordon Lithgow
The average lifespan of someone born in 1900 was 47 years. Since then, improvements and discoveries in science and medicine have added approximately two years per decade to that average. What has been discovered is that while aging is indeed inevitable, it is malleable. Scientists can now change the rate of aging and the occurrence of age-related diseases. Buck Institute professor Gordon Lithgow, Ph.D., will discuss how the ability to change or even reverse the rate of aging in humans is no longer science fiction but science fact.
Lithgow studies molecular stability, which often goes askew with aging. His research lab is focused on discovering and developing ways to prevent this loss of stability, especially as it relates to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Jan. 12 – “Leaving Oakmont: Next Phase of Our Lives,” Caroline Keller