April Healthy Aging Series for Faculty and Staff

The purpose of the Healthy Aging Initiative is to provide free preventative health screenings and information during the month of April to help facilitate healthy aging among USC employees. This year there are free health and wellness screenings provided by Campus Wellness in collaboration with USC Hearing and Speech Research Center, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office of Aging, and the Arnold School of Public Health Office for the Study of Aging. These screening and information sessions focus on hearing loss and Alzheimer’s prevention and the effect they have on each other. We have three great events you can participate in. Events will include (each of the screenings is a clickable for more information):

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Farmer’s Market

    When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    Where: Greene Street
    Who: Arnold School of Public Health Office for the Study of Aging Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Services include:

    • Information on resources for those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or have a loved one who has been diagnosed
    • Free samples of brain enhancing food samples

    For more information: Click here

Hearing screenings, Preservation, Protection, Awareness

    When: Friday, April 24th, 2015
    Where: Blatt PE Center, 1300 Wheat Street, Room 202
    Who: USC Hearing and Speech Research Center
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Screenings will include:

    • Free hearing screenings provided to USC employees on campus
    • Immediate Results
    • Education regarding hearing protection at home/work, signs of hearing loss and services as a USC employee.
    • Appropriate referrals will be made by the USC Audiologists

    Call our office at 803-777- 6518 to register. Registration deadline is April 22nd and space is limited to 36 people. If you have questions about the screening, please call the Campus Wellness office at 803-777-6518.
    *Bring your USC ID-Carolina Card with you to the appointment.

Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop at the Women’s Leadership Institute Conference

    When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    Where: Russell House
    Who: Women’s Leadership Institute
    Register here

    Services include:

    • Information on resources available to those in the Columbia community
    • Information on caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s
    • Warning signs for Alzheimer’s vs. the natural aging process

    For more information: Click here