The Lifestyle Prescription for Graceful Aging

img_4104_miles_hassell_mdMiles Hassell, M.D., the medical director of the integrative medicine program at Providence Cancer Center, will lead the 20th annual Sister Marilyn Schwab Memorial Lecture. The free lecture, “The Lifestyle Prescription for Graceful Aging.” is presented by the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center Foundation and the Shalom Prayer Center in Mt. Angel, Ore.

Dr. Hassell, the co-author of “Good Food, Great Medicine,” will talk about the important role nutrition plays in wellness and disease management. His practice includes aggressive risk factor management for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and dementia, and dietary counsel using a whole food Mediterranean diet model. Copies of “Good Food, Great Medicine,” an evidence-based guide to using diet and lifestyle for optimal health, will be available for sale.

This annual lecture is named for Sr. Marilyn Schwab, a pioneer in the field of long-term care nursing. The Schwab Memorial Lecture highlights her legacy of innovation and inspiration in health care. Under her leadership, the Benedictine Nursing Center, which became part of Providence Health & Services in 1998, earned a national reputation as a leader in progressive care for the elderly and chronically ill. Sr. Marilyn also served as prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel. She passed away in 1984 at the age of 47 after a lengthy struggle with cancer. Her journal, which details the last months of her life, was published following her death and will be available at the lecture.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Dessert and beverages will be served. For more information or to register for the lecture, please call 503-845-6841.