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By Michele Dargan, special for the Civic Association -- The Palm Beach Civic Association will present “Live to be 100 with a High-Quality Palm Beach Lifestyle” at 10 a.m. March 20.

The forum will feature interviews and a panel discussion with medical professionals who will reveal what it takes to live a longer, healthier life.

The event will take place at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, 141 S. County Rd, Palm Beach. There will be complimentary valet parking. It’s free and open to the public, but registration is required. For registrations, call 561-655-0820 or register online at www.PalmBeachCivic.org/Events.

Anita Finley will serve as moderator. Ms. Finley is the publisher of Boomer Times & Senior Life, a radio talk show host, author, and gerontologist. She has developed and hosted C.U.R.E. (cutting-edge research & education) Medical Symposiums in Boca Raton.

“This is a rare opportunity to meet and hear the latest advances in modern medicine to achieve optimal health and wellness,” Ms.Finley said. “People want to live in a very powerful and healthy way in Palm Beach. This is cutting-edge information that people will not be able to get anywhere else and it will all be here in one symposium.” 

The panelists and their topics are: Daniel Yadegar M.D. medical director, Holistic Integrated Health (HIH) “The Brain - Size Matters!;” Paul Robbins, Ph.D., professor, Department of Molecular Science at The Scripps Research Institute “Extending Human Healthspan;” Elisabeth McKeen M.D., oncologist specializing in breast cancer and genetics at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Conni Murphy, ARNP, genetics counselor, High Risk Genetics Clinic, Good Samaritan Medical Center’s Cancer Institute, “What Your Genes Can Tell You;” Cheri Surloff, Ph.D., Psy.D. neuropsychologist “The Truth about Medical Marijuana.”

Holistic Integrated Health, Good Samaritan Medical Center and Scripps Research Institute are sponsors of the Civic Association.
Each panelist will speak about 20 minutes in an interview-style format, with questions and answers afterward. The panelists will be speaking directly to the audience with no power points, Ms. Finley said. 

Jeffrey Levitt, chairman of the Civic Association’s Healthcare Committee, said the committee’s responsibilities include making relevant medical and health information available for educational purposed to all residents in the Town of Palm Beach.

“We have sponsored community education events in the past and covered reimbursement topics, updates by area clinical staffs, and most recently, informational meetings around the Zika virus,” Mr. Levitt said. “As we discussed potential topics for community medical and health education this year, our committee felt that we've not done anything, to this point, on optimal aging and brain health. The committee members felt that this kind of program would be beneficial to our members. Anita proposed that we find area medical and clinical expert and resources that she could interview in a mini-symposium setting to help our audience learn what new developments are taking place that are providing evidence that there's a lot we can do for ourselves to live healthier and live longer. We're featuring medical and clinical staff who will discuss living healthier and longer lives. They will highlight the latest developments that are occurring in brain health and physical health.”