The University of Texas Medical Branch
Sealy Center on Aging
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0177
Phone: (409) 747-0008
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The Sealy Center on Aging facilitates communication and collaborative scholarship among researchers at UTMB related to aging. The center sponsors a variety of activities directed toward fostering, strengthening and expanding efforts in aging research, education and community service.
The Sealy Center on Aging is directed by Elena Volpi, MD, PhD, Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine and Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine - Geriatrics, Neuroscience & Cell Biology and Nutrition & Metabolism. Read the Provost's letter about Dr. Volpi's appointment.
Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm in Levin Hall South Auditorium (2.220) with reception following in Levin Hall Foyer. Leading experts on various aspects of aging will lecture each Tuesday evening for six weeks.
LEARNING DINNERS: DEMENTIA - Learning Dinners for Persons with Dementia, Their Families, Friends and Caregivers Tuesdays, March 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Moody Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 53rd Street & Avenue U, Galveston, TX.
Galveston area families and their loved ones with dementia, friends and caregivers are invited. Following a light supper, an interactive conversation with a panel of Alzheimer's and dementia specialists will be led by Alice Williams, Libbie's Place Senior Day Program.
To Reserve Your Seat, Call Krista Bohn at 713-314-1363.
Download PDF flyer for more information.
Sheri Leavitt began volunteering at UTMB six years before Hurricane Ike with her first AAT partner, Gideon, who was also a border collie. In 2013, she returned to UTMB with Remus.
Sheri and Remus were certified through Pet Partners, a nonprofit organization that brings individuals together who share a common passion: a love of animals and people.
The certification includes a full day training course with basic obedience, followed by a separate temperament test to evaluate how the dog behaves in different situations. Once the team has passed the course, they are ready to offer their services at places like UTMB, Regent Managed Care, and Orchard Park.
A regular visitor to the Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center recently welcomed a friend to Galveston, making it a priority to introduce the friend to this valuable resource for local seniors. The Learning Center is a free, accessible resource to promote healthy lifestyles, educate, and support seniors in our community as well as seniors visiting UTMB. Read more about the Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center.
September 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Ottenbacher on Competitive Renewal of Rehabilitation Grant. Ken Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, has received notice of the competitive renewal of his grant entitled "Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation" for a period from 9-18-15 through 6-30-20. Congratulations to Dr. Ottenbacher and his successful team!
August, 2015: Congratulations to WHO/PAHO Director Dr. Wong on receipt of a grant for the "Mexican Cognitive Aging Ancillary Study". The project applies an in-depth assessment of cognitive impairment to a sub-sample of the MHAS cohort in Mexico in 2016, to estimate dementia prevalence in the population of older adults in Mexico.
August 2015: Congratulations to Liz Lyons and Maria Swartz President's Cabinet Award. Congratulations to faculty member Liz Lyons, PhD, MPH and postdoctoral fellowMaria Swartz, PhD on their recent President's Cabinet Award for their project entitled, Pink Warrior: Support Group Toolkit for Breast Cancer Survivors. They will be formally recognized at a reception on Sept. 11, 2015.