Trinity Western University offers free health seminar for seniors

A panel of experts has been invited to provide insight on the leading health challenges, concerns and responsibilities facing seniors today. Dr. Brian Gluvic will discuss naturopathic medicine, Linda Easton will address home support and palliative care, and Dr. Maria Chung will speak on depression and dementia.

“There are so many issues for seniors,” says Inga Warnock, Director of Planned Giving at TWU and event organizer. “We want TWU to be a safe place for seniors to seek information on the issues they face.”

While TWU has offered post-secondary education at the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 43 years, this is only the second time a Seniors' Lecture has been offered. Last February's inaugural lecture, which addressed estate and financial planning, saw 162 attendants come from across the lower mainland. Future lectures will address various topics related to seniors.

“We encourage life-long learning,” says Warnock. “So we want to welcome as many people as possible.”

Great-West Life, one of Canada's leading financial services company, has sponsored this year's series.

Dr. Brian Gluvic is a Naturopathic Physician with a general family practice at the Village Health Clinic in Surrey. Gluvic is board certified in Chelation/IV therapy and Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine. With a bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria, Gluvic has received medical training from the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, Washington. He also completed training in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver.

Linda Easton is currently the Home Health manager for the Langley area of Fraser Health, BC's largest and fastest-growing health authority. Home Health provides a range of services for seniors and people with disabilities, from home support to hospice and palliative care. In addition to her nursing credentials, Easton holds a BA in psychology from the University of Manitoba and has over 14 years of management experience in home care.

Dr. Maria Chung currently practices as a consultant in geriatric medicine at the University of British Columbia Hospital site of the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center. A graduate of McGill medical school, Chung has learned to invest her expertise in different avenues of medicine. Chung teaches medical students and residents, serves as site medical director at UBCH and is a medical advisor to Broadway Pentecostal Lodge.

Event: Seniors' Lecture Series:
Health and Wellness
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2004
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Northwest Building Auditorium
Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Rd
Langley, BC
Cost: No Charge
Contact: For reservations contact Wendy Lees, (604) 513-2033 or wendy.lees@twu.ca

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,500 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 13 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and leadership.

Last Updated: 2015-07-20
Author: Keela Keeping