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Aging As a Treatable Disease: Exercise and Successful Aging

Aging is a logarithmic risk function for not one but a whole variety of diseases: cancer, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, etc. For example, high cholesterol raises the risk of heart attack by three-fold, whereas old age raises the risk by 1000-fold.

The very old (centenarians) not only live to be old but also avoid early onset of almost all the above diseases; and when they do die, the very old go relatively quickly. By targeting fundamental aging factors, researchers hope to delay or prevent the onset of all age-related diseases simultaneously.

In this series, which he also teaches at Temple/OLLI, Dr. Pomerantz will lecture, use videos to explore the research, and answer participants' questions.

This session will focus on the following topics:

1. Exercise and Successful Aging

You are welcome to attend all four, or pick the ones that interest you the most. More information on each session will be distributed in advance of each session.

Jay M. Pomerantz, M.D. received an A.B. from Hamilton College and an M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine.

He is a “Distinguished Life Fellow” of the American Psychiatric Association and winner of the “Outstanding Psychiatrist Award” of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Association in 2000.

Since retiring from psychiatric practice, Dr. Pomerantz has been teaching at OLLI/Temple University and has a new book available from Amazon entitled “A Happy End of Life, Living Well After 80.”

This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion. You will receive an email a day or so before the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.

Please register through our website by clicking the Register Now on the right. Directions for Self Registration can be found here. You can also register by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteers. As a holiday treat, Penn’s Village is waiving the program fee and limitations for non-members in December!

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
A Zoom meeting link is included in the confirmation and reminder emails.

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