TEDxUCLA, an event that brings people together to share a TED-like experience and “ideas worth spreading,” hosted a salon at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on October 26, 2017, on how to achieve health and well-being across the lifespan. Through the efforts of the Board of Advisors of the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, UCLA Residential Life and UCLA Extension, the salon, themed “Empowered Aging,” highlighted novel scientific discoveries, as well as valuable lifestyle practices and emotional tools to promote successful aging and longevity.
Dr. Thomas B. Strouse (RES ’91), medical director of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and Maddie Katz Endowed Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education, moderated the event. UCLA National basketball champion, author and motivational speaker Andrew Hill and Primetime Emmy Award-winner and Oscar-nominated television writer and producer Norman Lear were featured speakers.
Other speakers included UCLA researchers Dr. Gary Small (FEL ’83), Albert F. Parlow-David H. Solomon Chair for the UCLA Program on Aging and director of the UCLA Longevity Center and the UCLA Division of Geriatric Psychiatry; Dr. Robert Bilder, Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Endowed Chair in Creativity Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; and Dr. Linda Ercoli, director of geriatric psychology in the UCLA Division of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Prior to the main event, Dr. Karen Miller, associate clinical professor at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, led an interactive training session on methods to improve memory, while Tai Chi and Qi Gong Master Peter Asco demonstrated effective Tai Chi techniques to modulate stress and the nervous system.
UCLA Promotes Empowered Aging with TEDxUCLA Salon For more information, contact Alan Han at: 310-825-1546