College of Health Sciences

West Chester University

Dr. Linda Adams, Dean
Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383

Integrative Strategies for Healthy Aging

April 19-20, 2013
Sykes Student Union

This year’s Integrative Health Conference will involve a topic touching us all– aging. Participants will learn from authorities in the field, how nutrition, exercise and mind body spirit techniques can be effective tools in the management of such age-related concerns as inflammatory illnesses, changes in mobility, and end of life issues. Two separate tracks are offered on similar topics; one geared for the general community and a CME track for health professionals.

Mike Cirigliano


Dr. Mike Cirigliano, WCU alumni and ’Dr. Mike’ on Fox 29 News
Health Talk

7:30 p.m.
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

“How to Avoid Your Personal Health Care Cliff-

Putting more into your health 401K”

Understand how your body really works and even in your later years; how to keep it running like a fine tuned machine. This dynamic and high energy presentation will address such relevant topics as obesity, cancer prevention, and physical and mental fitness. Emphasis will be placed on blending modern medicine with holistic approaches to help avoid your own “health care cliff.”



Mike Cirigliano


Dr. Dennis McCullough, Author "My Mother, Your Mother"
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Sykes Student Union

"Understanding the Journey of Late Life"

Orienting ourselves, our families and friends, and our care providers to the aging journey is the basis for better health and health care decisions. The landmarks for this journey extend beyond our changing physical states to important emotional, social, psychological and spiritual dimensions. Both geriatric knowledge (diseases and conditions common to aging) and gerontology (the broader study of aging in society) inform this journey.


General audience member with an interest in complementary approaches to health and wellness should attend the “Community Track” to learn strategies for healthy aging for themselves or for their loved ones. Healthcare providers such as physicians, psychologists, nurses, therapists, nutritionists, social workers and educators who work in acute care hospitals, long term care, rehabilitation facilities, and seek an enhanced evidence-based skill set to improve patient/client outcomes will benefit from the “Health Professional Track.”

Friday evening keynote address will take place at 7:30 pm in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, located in Philips Memorial Building, 700 South High Street, West Chester, PA.

Saturday conference programs will all be held in Earl F. Sykes Student Union, 110 W. Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA.