Learning to grow old

February 17, 2010 by J-Wire Staff
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The Burger Centre held a seminar on ‘Ageing and how to delay it’  in their Randwick centre in Sydney.

Dr Raymond Schwartz with Burger Centre's manager Suzi Parker

The seminar was run as part of the Positive Ageing program, which runs Tai Chi and Hydrocise classes, and has now launched new strength and balance classes run by a physiotherapist.

Over 160 people listened to speakers including Professor Terry Diamond who  spoke about whether we can prevent ageing, Professor John Eden who spoke about the role of oestrogen in preventing ageing and Dr Ray Schwartz who told us how to preserve our ageing minds.

The evening was packed with information and valuable tips and included advice such as not putting up with symptoms that bother us as it is all part of ageing. The audience was told that  is important to speak to your GP as often there are ways to fix the problem. Professor Eden gave an example of a woman who had been suffering from hot flushes for 30 years and once she had been started on HRT, she was able to have her first full night’s sleep adter all that time.

The main message was to get involved in how we age, and to exercise, to eat well(but not too well!), to socialise with friends and to keep informed  as to how to enjoy life even though we are not be able to  stop getting old ,

The Burger Centre runs both aged day centre and a positive ageing program to ensure that all clients are able to fulfil all of this advice

The Strength and balance classes will run on Wed and Fri mornings, for more information please call The Burger Centre on 8345 9147.

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