Aging discussion group meeting August 9, 2022: An overview the American Aging Association’s 50th annual meeting Part 3.

The meeting notice:

Hi all,

Wow, it is already time for another meeting.  I hope you are having as good a summer as I am.    Among other things I succeeded in selling one of my 6 plexes.  Since my goal is to sell one building per year, I am happy–and I even have someone interested in a second apartment building.

We will have our meeting at 11:30 on Tuesday the 9th.  Hope to finish by the time zoom cuts us off!  I have been thinking of alternatives like google meet or paying zoom the money for unlimited; anyone have any other suggestions?  Would any of you like to have the meetings in person, or perhaps a hybrid meeting (half in person, half over zoom)?

At this meeting I will attempt to finish the “brief” review of the American Aging Association’s 50th annual meeting.  If you find some topic that particularly interests you please let me know and I will expand on it in our October meeting.  Note that we hope to have a guest speaker at our September meeting.  As usual I will send the meeting link the morning of the meeting.

Summer is flying away…school starts soon and I am glad I am only taking one class (in addition to teaching another OLLI class…page 17, if you are interested).  I am hoping to have more time to invest in my blog as I finish off my summer projects…unfortunately I have a long way to go on them and may still be working on them in October!

Our July meeting is now on my website.

I did not manage to read any interesting science articles this last month, but here are a few general articles I came across:

Of course our goal is to push toward increased health span.  Doing it is often a matter of changing our bad habits, which is very difficult.  For example my daughter made chocolate cake, which I ate in spite of the sugar spike I am sure I had from it!
I am closing in on hiring a Sri Lankan doctor.  It looks like I will not end up with a full doctor, but one who is an intern and will become a doctor soon(ie just out of med school).  If anyone is interested in reviewing some of the resumes/etc let me know.
It seems I messed up on last month’s emails.  I accidentally used an old list.  So I spent several hours this afternoon re-doing my email list completely to assure that it will not happen again.  To those of you that didn’t get the last meeting notice, my deepest apologies.  I hope you get a chance to watch the video on DefeatingAging.
One of my applicants to be our remote doctor wanted to write an article for us about a kind of medicine called Ayurveda which is practiced in Asia (India and neighboring countries).  It gives a completely different slant on many of the diseases of aging; whether the Ayurveda approach will be useful or not I am not sure.  Anyhow the article is done, hope to have it online by next month.  Anyone interested in helping edit let me know!
I am changing the blog posts that have our meeting videos.  From now on they will include these emails.  Any other improvements, please let me know.
I got a number of interesting emails from our members this last month.  I have been thinking of how to share them, but am not sure what format I should use.  Would you rather I put them on the blog or send them as an email (or both)?
Well this is plenty long.  As always, let me know if you don’t want to receive these any more.


Link to the slides.