Charleston, SC, January 22, 2020 – The MUSC Center on Aging is hosting the 4th Annual Senior Expo, on Thursday, March 19th at the Charleston Area Convention Center (5000 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston). All seniors, family members, caregivers and service providers are invited to attend this FREE event to learn about outstanding resources available in the lowcountry. Parking will be free and golf carts will be on-site to help transport attendees to the entrance.
Top MUSC physicians and researchers are offering complimentary health screenings, including blood pressure checks, bone density screenings, hearing screenings, functional assessments and more! Live entertainment, fitness classes and educational presentations will be held throughout the event, as well as yogic breathing workshops. Also, featured will be over 100 exhibitors, including non-profit organizations and a wide assortment of local vendors and service providers to help seniors and their families navigate everything from moving to financial planning.
The Center on Aging strives to serve as an interprofessional resource with focus in the areas of education, research and service. We work both internally, with MUSC’s faculty, students and staff, as well as in the community with organizations such as the Lowcountry Senior Network and the SC Lowcountry Aging Group to accomplish these missions. With such a large portion of the population entering the “senior” demographic, we are passionate about providing the best opportunities for this community to stay active, engaged and educated on healthy aging strategies.
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy), and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of more than $3.8 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (a National Cancer Institute-designated center), Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, and the state’s only transplant center. In 2017, for the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the number one hospital in South Carolina. For more information on academic programs or clinical services, visit musc.edu. For more information on hospital patient services, visit muschealth.org.
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