Language, communication topics of November Healthy Aging lecture

October 26, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Center for Healthy Aging will host “Wisdom in Words: Aging and Language” as part of its Healthy Aging Community Lecture Series, at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 5 at Foxdale Village, 500 E. Marylyn Ave. in State College.

The lecture will be presented by Michele Diaz, director of human imaging at the Social, Life and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center and professor of psychology at Penn State. Diaz will discuss how language changes in healthy aging. The lecture will also address age-related neural changes in the brain and important speaking and listening communication strategies to address these changes.

A continental breakfast will be available starting at 9 a.m. There is no cost to attend but reservations are required.

The lecture series is a community partnership developed and sponsored by the Penn State Center for Healthy Aging, The Village at Penn State, Mount Nittany Medical Center, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State, Foxdale Village, Juniper Village at Brookline, and Home Instead Senior Care.

To make a reservation, call 814-865-4773 or e-mail To see details on additional upcoming lectures, for more information on the series or parking, call 814-863-7903 or visit

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Last Updated October 26, 2015