Fit For Life Toledo Brain Health Symposium

Posted Feb 4th, 2009 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: Health, Toledo.com


The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) presents a daylong Fit For Life Toledo Brain Health Symposium scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, February 27 at Main Library, 325 Michigan St., in downtown Toledo.

Health care professionals, providers and educators are strongly encouraged to attend this unique and important free symposium featuring leading clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Paul Nussbaum, who specializes in aging across the life span and brain health. (www.paulnussbaum.com) The day will also include an interactive panel discussion on brain health from The University of Toledo Medical Center experts.

The symposium will cover how brain health can reveal steps to staying sharp by living better. Attend and learn new ways to attack the challenges of poor health in the city of Toledo.
Fit For Life Toledo Background
In 2008, the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library was awarded a $20,000 Fit For Life grant from the national non-profit organization Libraries for the Future (LFF). The grant has allowed the Library to team with more than 20 area health and wellness groups and supporters to present a full year of programming in 2009 to address physical and brain health across the lifespan. This upcoming symposium featuring Dr. Nussbaum is the first of many Fit For Life Toledo programs.

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library system is one of only 17 libraries across the nation to receive Fit For Life grants, made possible by the generous support of
MetLife Foundation and overseen by LFF. The Library applied for the competitive grant to promote a lifelong health campaign for Northwest Ohio. Fit For Life will
emphasize both physical health and the new field of “brain health,” using five pillars that have emerged from the latest scientific research: diet, physical exercise, intellectual challenge, mental stimulation through new experiences, and socialization.

“This symposium featuring Dr. Nussbaum is vital to assist our community in finding proven, successful initiatives in improving brain health and overall wellness, “said Judy Jones, manager of the Mott Branch Library and one of the writers of the Fit For Life grant.

Afternoon panel includes the following local brain health experts from The University of Toledo Medical Center:

Barbara Kopp-Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Administrative Dir., Center for Successful Aging?
David Weldy, M.D., Ph.D.?Assistant Professor, Family Medicine department
Gretchen Tietjen, M.D.?Professor, Chairperson, Neurology department
Victoria Steiner, Ph.D.?Assistant Professor, Assistant Dir., Rural Health & AHEC, Geriatric Medicine department 
Vicki Riddick, M.A.
Clinical Counseling ?Director of Community Wellness and Health Promotion

The Library is in partnership with the following groups, organizations and businesses to present and promote the February 27 symposium and other Fit For Life Toledo programs in 2009:

American Caregivers, LLC
Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.
City of Toledo
Cordelia Martin Health Center
FITatudes, LLC
Free the Genie – TLCPL
Get Fit Toledo
Healthy Lucas County
Juice Talk, 107.3 FM
Libraries Fit For Life
Libraries for the Future
Library Legacy Foundation
Lifetime Hearing Center
Mercy Health Partners
MetLife Foundation
Neighborhood Health Association, Inc.
ProMedica Health System
Senior Activities Club
The Fresh Market
The University of Toledo Medical Center
Toledo Children’s Hospital
Toledo-Lucas County Commission on Minority Health
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
United Way of Greater Toledo
YMCA & JCC of Greater Toledo

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