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Wellness Wednesday: Age Friendly Health Care and Elderhood for us All
Meet and greet with the County of San Diego’s Chief Geriatric Officer, Dr. Lindsey Yourman MD, and discuss her vision for elderhood in San Diego County. She will present an overview of strategies to achieve age-friendly health care for you and your loved ones.
Dr. Yourman was motivated to pursue this career during her youth after caring for her grandparents and her volunteer experiences in nursing homes. Her work as a physician has included seeing patients in medical practice, research, policy, and geriatric quality improvement, all with an age-friendly lens. She graduated from Harvard University with a Major in Psychology, attended UCSF Medical School, Scripps Mercy Internal Medicine Residency, and UCSD for her Geriatrics Fellowship, where she currently is an affiliated Associate Professor of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care. She was the inaugural Medical Director of Geriatrics Quality Improvement at UCSD, where she led multiple sites to achieve the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s highest level of Age Friendly Health System recognition. Last November Dr. Yourman became the first Chief Geriatric Officer of San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency, where she works with Aging & Independence Services to achieve its vision for Age Well and Elderhood.
When: Wednesday, September 27th | Presentation 10-11 AM, Film screening 11:30 AM
Where: Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center Auditorium (9001 Wakarusa St. La Mesa, CA)
Feature Film: Spoiler Alert (PG-13, 112 min.)
Wellness Wednesdays are unique GHD-sponsored programs that feature different health topics every month. Wellness Wednesdays are free and open to all community members. Registration is not required.