With the Aging Population Expected to Double by 2050, Roseman University Geriatrician Addresses the Community With Facts, Inspiration and Real Stories: “Role Reversal: Caring for our Aging Parents”

LAS VEGAS – March 14, 2016 – America’s aging population is expected to double by 2050 – with longer life expectancies families are and will have to pull together in the role of caregiver. Please join us at Roseman University’s March Neighborhood Health Series, “Role Reversal: Caring for our Aging Parents,” to hear directly from Dr. Lisa Rosenberg.

Sponsored by America First Credit Union, the presentation takes place from 4:30 to 6 pm on Thursday, March 17 at the Roseman University’s Summerlin campus, located at One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas. The event is free and open to the public, however registration is recommended at speakers.roseman.edu or by calling 702-802-2872.

Dr. Lisa Rosenberg, director of geriatrics for Roseman University’s College of Medicine will discuss how to coordinate care, manage aging and the health challenges that come with it, and how to work together for happy and healthy lives. She will also talk through several case studies of real patients and their families. Dr. Rosenberg is available after the session for questions and/or interviews.

“Shifting roles and family dynamics complicate what is already a difficult situation – watching our parents age,” said Rosenberg. “Often we step in to help manage our parents healthcare, which leaves us with many questions and the need to learn, amidst our own needs and challenges.”

Roseman University’s Neighborhood Health Series are designed to bring the community together to learn, share and collaborate with physicians, researchers and other healthcare practitioners on issues related to health and well-being. Each month features an expert speaker from Roseman University on a variety of health care topics including navigating Medicare, dealing with high blood pressure, and coping with an aging parent.

Guests will also experience elements of Roseman’s six point Mastery Learning Model and will be invited to get to know other attendees, all while learning alongside members of southern Nevada’s most accomplished and talented medical community.

AARP will also be present to offer additional resources and information to those who might need help navigating care of their parents.

In addition to the March topic, upcoming Roseman University’s Neighborhood Health Series events are planned through June 2016:

· Thursday, April 14, 4:30-6:00P, “High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, A Pharmacists’ Perspective,” featuring Dr. Ragini Bhakta
· Thursday, May 19, 4:30-6:00P, “Depression, Research and Treatment,” featuring Dr. Jeffrey Talbot
· Thursday, June 16, 4:30-6:00P, “Goldilocks and Your Blood Pressure: What Level is Just Right?” featuring Dr. Bruce Morgenstern
· Thursday, July 21, 4:30-6:00P, “Demystifying Cancer, A Disease That Has Affected Us All,” featuring Dr. Sanford Barsky

About Roseman University of Health Sciences
Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a non-profit, private institution of higher learning training the next generation of undergraduate and graduate level health care professionals that serve, collaborate and set new standards in their communities and within their professions. With campuses in Henderson, Summerlin and South Jordan, Utah, the University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. Roseman University of Health Sciences will also offer a Doctor of Medicine through its College of Medicine, with the first incoming class starting in 2017. More than 3,000 Roseman graduates are caring for patients, conducting research, and engaged in public health and policy in Nevada, Utah and across the country. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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