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Baroness to Discuss Social Care for Elders

Free lecture Sept. 2 by Baroness Julia Neuberger of House of Lords

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August 10, 2010 | by Marla Paul

CHICAGO -- Baroness Julia Neuberger, a rabbi, social reformer and member of the House of Lords, will give a free public lecture at 4 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Pritzker Auditorium in the Feinberg Pavilion of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 251 E. Huron, Chicago. The title of her talk is Creating Health and Social Care Policies for Elders: Thinking about Aging with Passion.

She will discuss United States and U.K. healthcare and support systems for older persons, as well explore how older persons can receive support at home without becoming isolated. The 15th Annual James E. & Bonnie L. Eckenhoff Lecture will be hosted by the Buehler Center on Aging, Health & Society at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Neuberger is an active proponent of health and aging issues and is the author of several books on topics that include healthcare ethics, Judaism, women, and care of dying people.

The Eckenhoff Lecture will be followed by a symposium and book signing by Neuberger on her most recent book Not Dead Yet: A Manifesto for Old Age.   

The symposium will also include poster presentations showcasing research and educational activities from Northwestern University and surrounding academic communities that are relevant to aging, the terminally ill and other vulnerable populations.

For more information contact Veronica Roman at (312) 503-3087 or at v-roman@northwestern.edu. More information is also available at the Buehler Center’s website (http://www.aging.northwestern.edu).