Diabetes Update: The Latest in Prevention and Management
Speaker: Alan Kauppi, MD, Endocrinologist
Diabetes is a significant cause of disability and death in the United States. The incidence of diabetes is increasing in both the old and the young. There have also been many advances in the medical understanding and management of diabetes. Come and learn about the latest in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the various types of diabetes from a very engaging and
expert speaker. The emphasis will be on prevention of this serious and increasingly widespread disease.
Scams and Frauds: How Our Brains Can Make Us Victims
Speakers: Denise Scruggs, Director, Beard Center on Aging, Lynchburg College; Betty Brickhouse, Specialist, Central Virginia Area Agency on Aging
There are multiple scams afoot in our communities. Research suggests that the natural aging process can cause subtle shifts in mind and mind-set that make us more vulnerable to being scammed as we age. These changes in the way we process information begin in our 30’s and becomes more noticeable by our 60’s. Scams come in many forms—telemarketing and internet scams, fake lotteries, door-to-door sales scams, and scams that exploit our religious or patriotic impulses, to name a few. A new form of frauds is that of using our medical identities and records to obtain care or bill insurance carriers for care
not delivered. This form of fraud results in the loss of millions of health care dollars. Although the aged are more vulnerable to fraud and scams, they are by no means the only victims. This program will educate us about how various scams and frauds operate and ways to protect ourselves and our loved ones from them.
How Do We Grieve?
Speaker: Chaplain D. Randal Walton, D. Min., BCC, Director of Pastoral Care, Centra
Grief affects us physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. The losses in our lives force us to find a new way of being. How do we take this journey? W hat is “normal grieving” and when do we need extra help? W hat resources does our faith bring to help us with this process? These and other questions will be explored in this program. Ways of caring for ourselves when we
have sustained a loss and ways of helping others will also be explored.