Items Tagged ‘50 plus program’

Senior Scholars Stay Connected with Lifelong Learning

May 8, 2019

Senior Scholars Stay Connected with Lifelong Learning

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

UCLA Senior Scholars is a membership program that provides opportunities for older adults to connect with UCLA’s academic community. Membership benefits include auditing privileges at more than 100 UCLA undergraduate courses in various subject areas. Members attend lectures and follow along with class readings, but do not take tests, write papers or receive grades. Studies […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, Senior Scholars


Colon-Cancer Screenings Save Lives

May 8, 2019

Colon-Cancer Screenings Save Lives

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

March was “Colon Cancer Awareness Month” to help raise awareness of the importance of screening to help prevent one of the most common cancers in both men and women. Are you due for a screening? Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women. It affects 150,000 Americans a year and […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, colon cancer, colonoscopy, Dr. Fola May, fecal immunochemical test, FIT kit, gastroenterologist, polyps, precancerous polyps


UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit

May 8, 2019

UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

What is the mobile stroke unit? Approximately every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke and every four minutes, someone will die as a result of the disease. Against that backdrop, UCLA Health launched the first mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, enabling rapid delivery of brain-saving medications to stroke […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, ambulance, critical-care nurse, CT scanner, CT technologist, stroke, stroke neurologist, UCLA Mobile Stroke Unit


Volunteer, Love People and Share Your Story

May 8, 2019

Volunteer, Love People and Share Your Story

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

Meet John “JJ” Goldrick, who volunteers at the information desk at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. JJ, 72, volunteers three days a week, and has been doing so since 2013. He is also a member of the hospital’s patient-family advisory council, an ambassador for the American Red Cross-Santa Monica Bay chapter and an active member […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


DO sweat it! Exercise for seniors improves health

July 22, 2016

DO sweat it! Exercise for seniors improves health

By uclahealth uclahealth

Many seniors avoid exercise because they are afraid they may fall and hurt themselves. But exercising can actually reduce the risk of falls, a leading cause of emergency room visits for older adults. Sweat-inducing exercise — defined as 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, five days a week — improves your balance and your […]

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Tags: 50 plus, 50 plus program, 50+, active living, cardio excercising, Dr. Daina Danovitch, fitness, healthy aging, senior activities, seniors, seniors excercising, UCLA Health