Healthy Aging Summit

Healthy Aging Summit San Francisco

The 2010 Healthy Aging Summit was held Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at San Francisco City Hall.   A series of thought-provoking keynote speakers  started a day filled with practical workshops and fun, interactive displays.

The 2010 Healthy Aging Summit in City Hall, held November 9, 2010, was part of San Francisco’s on-going healthy aging initiatives, drew a crowd of more than 400.  Participants heard a range of engaging and thought-provoking speakers, attended diverse workshops held throughout the building and participated in a number of hands-on activities, including a Computer Lab set up in the South Light Court.   Mayor Gavin Newsom and State Officials welcomed the Summit attendees who explored San Francisco’s innovative approaches to health and aging.  Workshops promoted good nutrition and physical fitness as well as lifelong learning and meaningful community involvement.  Participants came away from the day with new perspectives, specific ideas and access to new resources.   Morning presenters included:

  • Walter M. Bortz II, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, who presented “Healthy Aging: What It Takes to Have a Good Life”; Michael M. Merzenich, a professor emeritus at UC San Francisco and the co-founder of Posit Science Brain Fitness Software, presented “Brain Fitness and Aging”; and
  • Dr. Ted Schettler, of the Science and Environmental Health Network, discussed the “Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging”.

The Summit was a lively experience that broadened awareness of the positive aspects of aging, and provided valuable information that served to help older adults to improve their physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being.

Watch the videos of main speakers

Healthy Aging: What It Takes to Have a Good Life”

Walter M. Bortz II, MD, Longevity and Healthy Aging Expert

Walter M. Bortz II, MD — Keynote, Healthy Aging Summit from Marie Jobling on Vimeo.

Keynote — “Brain Fitness and Aging”

Micheal Merzenich, Professor Emeritus, University of California at San Francisco, Chief Scientific Officer, PositScience

Michael Merzenich, Professor — Healthy Aging Summit from Marie Jobling on Vimeo.

Keynote — “Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging”

Ted Schettler MD, MPH, Science Director, Scient and Environmental Health Network

Ted Schettler — Workshop — Healthy Aging Summit from Marie Jobling on Vimeo.

Workshop – “Environmental Factors and Aging: Creating an Action Agenda”

Ted Schettler MD, MPH, Science Director, Scient and Environmental Health Network

Ted Schettler, MD, PhD — Healthy Aging Summit from Marie Jobling on Vimeo.

See the Pictures

Healthy Aging Summit Torch Pictures
Torch courtesy of Bay Area Senior Games
Photos by Gene Cohn Photography

Healthy Aging Summit
Photos by Gene Cohn Photography

Healthy Aging Summit
Photos by Marie Jobling, Community Living Campaign

Get involved

San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, in partnership with the San Francisco Health Department and a host of other community-based partners, is furthering its agenda for Healthy Aging.    To be involved with current activities related to Healthy Aging, contact …

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