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Healthy Aging Conference

April 21, 2023

Thank you for joining us!  We look forward to seeing you again next year.  






"Age is Just a Number"

an interview with Deborah Szekely










the founder of two world-renowned wellness and fitness resorts, Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico in 1940 (#1 spa worldwide for the past three years per Conde Nast Traveler) and the Golden Door in 1958  in Escondido, California will share lessons learned and discuss her tips for living well at 100 years old.





"Laughter (& Chocolate) is the Best Medicine" 
Presented by:  Joseph Weiss, M.D. 







The importance of humor and laughter in daily life has historically been underestimated. The science and physiological benefits are now clear and its true value recognized. While humor and laughter can be of great benefit to the one enjoying it, it can be a double-edged sword and also cause pain and suffering if the humor is at the expense of another. Particularly in a community, workplace, or family, the encouragement and use of humor requires sensitivity and guidance. 

Joseph B. Weiss, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Diego. Accepted to university at age fifteen he attended the University of Michigan, University of Detroit, and Wayne State University. Dr. Weiss has over thirty years of clinical, administrative, and research experience. He is the author of more than two dozen books on health and wellbeing.

"Turning Pain into Purpose" 

Presented by:  Peter Bolland, M.A.,

Professor of Philosophy and Humanities 







We’ve all endured loss, pain, and grief in one form or another, and who among us would ask for more? Yet we also realize that our suffering led to changes that awakened aspects of our lives which we would have not otherwise discovered. If pain has gifts to give, and it does, then how might we cooperate with and facilitate that gifting process? This restorative inquiry will help us take on life’s inevitable setbacks with renewed resilience, gratitude, and grace.


Peter Bolland is the Philosophy and Humanities Chair at Southwestern College where he teaches world religions, world mythology, Asian philosophy, and ethics. Bolland is also a columnist for Unity Magazine, and a frequent speaker at learning communities across the country like the Chopra Center, San Diego Oasis, the Osher Institute of Life Long Learning at SDSU, the San Diego Vedanta Monastery, and numerous churches and community centers. Learn more at




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Thank you to our Sponsors!

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor


La Costa Glen

Expect More from Retirement

An elegant and simple plan for the future. No more than you need. And no less than you deserve. Beautiful homes, attractive amenities, helpful services, and convenient access to long term-care should you ever need it. If you’re ready to expect more from retirement, then you’re ready to learn more about the value of La Costa Glen.

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Gold Sponsor

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Seacrest Village

Caring across generations

Seacrest at Home provides compassionate, reliable, and professional home care to north, coastal San Diego County seniors. As a part of the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities family, we deliver the same level of care to our clients out in the greater community. As a not-for-profit we are focused on client care and work with families to develop care plans that maintain independence and promote safety.

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Silver Sponsor

Ranchview Senior Assisted Living

The Good Life, Continued. 

RanchView Senior Assisted Living, formerly known as Olivenhain Guest Home, was first founded in 1966 in the unincorporated area of Olivenhain (north of San Diego between Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe). The first owners were considered pioneers in assisted living in the region, and for over half a century, the home has been a haven for seniors to age comfortably.

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