Martin Sliwinski to give talk on the science of healthy aging

April 01, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Martin Sliwinski, Penn State professor of human development and family studies and director of the Center for Healthy Aging, will present a talk, titled "The Science of Healthy Aging," at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at the auditorium at Foxdale Village, located at 500 E. Marylyn Ave. in State College.

The talk is the first in the 2013 Healthy Aging Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Center for Healthy Aging in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State, Foxdale Village, The Village at Penn State and Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Sliwinski's talk will focus on "What is healthy aging?" and "What does it mean to age successfully?" The talk will draw on Sliwinski's research, which examines how aging, health and disease can influence a person’s ability to memorize, reason and concentrate, as well as his work on how daily stress leads to long-term changes in mental, physical and cognitive health.

Additional talks in the series will include "Tailoring Memory Making," which will be presented by Nancy Dennis, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Laboratory at Penn State, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Ruth Pike Auditorium of the Biobehavioral Health Building at University Park, and "I used to be able to eat that!" which will be presented by Shawnee Kelly, instructor and academic adviser in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Dreibelbis Auditorium at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

All lectures are free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

To learn more about the lecture series, go to


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