SAN ANTONIO (May 1, 2014) – Join UT Medicine San Antonio and Texas Public Radio for “Silver Solutions,” a free public event that spotlights programs and services for San Antonio seniors and their caregivers.
It takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at UT Medicine’s clinical home – the Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC) – at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive in San Antonio’s Medical Center.
The United States has been steadily aging for decades. This “Graying of America” is expected to continue until at least the year 2050, when the elderly portion of the total U.S. population could total 20.2 percent. Family members provide approximately 80 percent of the necessary care for the elderly. This high-profile event strives to honor, educate and celebrate this esteemed population and those that care for them.
The businesses and organizations that serve seniors and their families and caregivers are well-represented at Silver Solutions, as are experts and scientists in the field of aging and other associated fields. Attendees can schedule appointments in the “Ask the Expert” area with UT Medicine specialists in geriatric medicine, audiology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, psychiatry and men’s and women’s health.
Additionally, scientists from the UT Health Science Center’s Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies will be available to speak about nutrition, Alzheimer’s disease and healthy aging. On-site demonstrations will feature fitness and at-home care and even pet adoptions of senior-friendly animals.
Now in its fourth year, Silver Solutions strives to provide area seniors and caregivers with access to information about the services and providers they need most. Resources and information will be available in the following categories:
• Life Enrichment
• Caregiving 101
• Community Support Services
• Home Adaptation
• Living Options
• Medical Service/Health Care Options
• Memory & Cognitive Matters
• Planning Ahead
• Transportation & Mobility
• Abuse and Exploitation Prevention
The event and parking are free.
Sponsored by Texas Public Radio, Alamo Service Connections, Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies and UT Medicine San Antonio.
UT Medicine San Antonio is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. With more than 700 doctors – all School of Medicine faculty – UT Medicine is the largest medical practice in Central and South Texas. Expertise is in more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. Primary care doctors and specialists see patients in private practice at UT Medicine’s flagship clinical home, the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), located at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio 78229. Most major health plans are accepted, and UT Medicine physicians also practice at several local and regional hospitals. Call (210) 450-9000 to schedule an appointment, or visit www.UTMedicine.org for a list of clinics and phone numbers.