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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 9:33 a.m., June 22, 2012 Updated 9:33 a.m., June 22, 2012

Maravilla & Visiting Nurse Collaborate to Present “Perspectives on Aging”

In the field of aging, Maravilla Senior Living Community and Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care are two of Santa Barbara’s leading resources for valuable health information.


Together, they are presenting a series of educational seminars on Senior Health and Wellness called “Perspectives on Aging”. This free series offered to the community features local doctors from the Neurology Associates of Santa Barbara, Sansum Clinic, and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital who will give seminars at Maravilla.

On Tuesday June 5th, Dr. Robert D. Harbaugh, MD spoke about the exponential rise in healthy elderly persons with dementia in a presentation entitled “The Impending Grey Tsunami.” His presentation explored how all societies in the future will invariably see an unprecedented growth in the healthy aged, and how various societies are reacting to this growth.

The second event in the series will be held on Tuesday, June 19th featuring Dr. Daniel J. Curhan, MD, a Urologist at Sansum, who will delve into the “Neurological and Physiological Implications with Parkinson’s Disease.” Dr. Curhan will review the anatomy and physiology of the bladder and how it affects one’s daily life with Parkinson’s Disease.

To round up the series, Dr. Michael Bordofsky, MD, of the Internal Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine Departments at Cottage Hospital, will discuss “Medicine in the Age of Aging” on Tuesday, June 26th. Dr. Bordofsky poses the question, “What happens when growing health care costs converge with a growing aged population?” His presentation points to the cost of healthcare in the US growing more rapidly than the incomes of those who pay for it, which is not always directly linked to an aging population.

The community is invited to join Maravilla and Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care for this series and learn more about today’s senior health and wellness conversations. The next two “what you need to know” seminars will both be hosted at Maravilla Senior Living Community, on June 19th and June 26th from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Seminars are open to the public and free of charge. Please RSVP to Andrea Katz at (805) 696-6055.

Maravilla Senior Living Community offers seniors a wide variety of independent and assisted-living residences, available on a monthly basis. More information about Maravilla is available by calling or visiting the on-site sales office at 5486 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93111, by calling (805) 967-1965 or by visiting the Senior Resource Group’s website.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is the leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive home health and hospice services in Santa Barbara. Visiting Nurse provides high quality, comprehensive home health, hospice, and related services necessary to promote the health and well-being of all community residents, including those unable to pay. It serves all of Santa Barbara County, including Santa Ynez and Lompoc Valleys. Established in 1908, Visiting Nurse is one Santa Barbara’s oldest nonprofit organizations. For more information on Visiting Nurse & Hospice care, click here or call (805) 965-5555.

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