Expert Shares Tips on Adding Years to Life with “Reverse the Effects of Aging” at Eastcastle Place and Newcastle Place
Public invited to explore benefits of active aging with presentations at two local senior living communities
Milwaukee, WI, October 7, 2011— Eastcastle Place in Milwaukee and Newcastle Place in Mequon will host Dr. William Evans, author and professor of medicine for the Duke University Geriatrics Program, as he presents “Reverse the Effects on Aging.” Evans will share the findings of his research that support the ability to slow the physiological effects of aging through regular physical activity.
“Every day we promote the benefits of active aging to our residents, and we’re thrilled to welcome one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject to present at our communities,” said Becky Willett, Director of Community Services at Eastcastle Place and Newcastle Place. “It’s important for seniors to realize that it’s never too late to embrace fitness, and even a few minutes each day can lead to a longer, healthier life.”
Evans’ presentation is based on the book he co-authored, Biomarkers: The 10 Keys to Prolonging Vitality. The book is centered on research from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University that demonstrated that the body's decline is due not to the passing of years but to the combined effects of inactivity, poor nutrition, and illness - much of which can be controlled. Evans will explain how the study shows that regardless of age or present physical condition, the aging process can be slowed or even reversed.
According to Evans, seniors committing only 50 minutes per day of aerobic exercise and strength training can:
•Regain muscle loss and increase strength by as much as 200 percent
• Reenergize the body and actually lose body fat
•Increase aerobic capacity by up to 20 percent
•Reduce the chances of developing age-related conditions such as heart disease, Type II diabetes, and osteoporosis
The presentation at Milwaukee’s Eastcastle Place, 2505 E. Bradford Avenue, is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 13. Dr. Evans will then appear in Mequon at Newcastle Place, 12600 N. Port Washington Road, at 2:00 p.m. on October 13. Both presentations are free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 877-763-8076 or visit www.eastcastleplace.com/evans for the Eastcastle Place presentation or www.newcastleplace.com/evans for the event at Newcastle Place.
About Eastcastle Place
Founded as Milwaukee Protestant Home in 1884 by a group of public-spirited women, Eastcastle Place has earned an exemplary reputation by providing compassionate care to seniors throughout the metropolitan Milwaukee area. Along with Newcastle Place, its sister community in Mequon, Wis., Eastcastle Place is a continuing care retirement community that offers elegant and upscale independent living apartments and vast amenities. This vibrant senior community also offers assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing. For more information, visit www.Eastcastleplace.com or call 414.963.6151.
About Newcastle Place
Newcastle Place is a vibrant senior community located in Mequon, Wis. that offers elegant independent living residences and vast amenities. This continuing care community also offers assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing. It has earned an exemplary reputation by providing compassionate care to seniors throughout the metropolitan Milwaukee area. For more information on Newcastle Place, please visit www.NewcastlePlace.com or call 262.387.8800.
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