UAMS to Host Free Seminar on Aging, Financial Issues

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) fitness and nutrition expert will explain how diet and exercise can help you live longer and financial planners will offer advice on stretching your income farther during a free seminar at UAMS at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.


The two-hour event, for people age 60 and older, will be held in the Sam Walton Auditorium at the Arkansas Cancer Research Center on the UAMS campus in Little Rock. Free parking is available in the Outpatient Parking Deck next to the ACRC. Seating is limited, so to reserve a place now, call 501-686-8181.


William J. Evans, Ph.D., a professor and director of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Exercise Laboratory in the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at UAMS, will offer advice on how to live longer through diet and fitness. Evans, while serving as a NASA consultant, developed a fitness plan that fights the detrimental effects experienced by astronauts in space. The plan also has been proven to counteract some of the normal effects of aging.


Milissa Guiterrez, a regional vice president of Pacific Life Annuities and Mutual Funds, and Jeff Bush, vice president and district annuity specialist for seminar co-sponsor Merrill Lynch, will then present strategies for estate planning, including information on the new “stretch” Individual Retirement Account as well as how to avoid taxes on an estate.


Both presentations will be followed by question-and-answer sessions. There will be a drawing for two nights at the Lookout Point Inn on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has more than 2,200 students and 660 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.1 billion a year.


UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute.