How Can You Feel Forever Young? Join Featured Speaker Dr. Andrew Weil and Special Guests for a Day of Education, Inspiration, Empowerment and Fun!

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Philadelphia’s 1st annual Forever Young+ Health and Wellness event offers expert speakers, exciting classes, educational sessions, exhibitors, and interactive demonstrations to promote healthy living and healthy aging. All proceeds benefit the Raymond and Miriam Klein JCC.

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We are thrilled to announce the 1st annual Forever Young Health and Wellness Event and welcome Dr. Andrew Weil back to Philadelphia.

This October Dr. Andrew Weil returns to Philadelphia for the first time in nearly five years to speak at FOREVER YOUNG, Philadelphia’s premiere Health and Wellness event, to be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, located at 17th and Vine Streets. Dr. Weil will be joined at Forever Young by leading physicians and practitioners in a dynamic program dedicated to promoting healthy living and healthy aging.

Presented by the Raymond and Miriam Klein JCC, Forever Young features a full day of expert speakers, interactive demonstrations and classes in Zumba®, pole dancing, Pilates®, and yoga, more than 40 exhibit booths dedicated to health and wellness products and services, healthy food tastings, a bookshop, and a wealth of educational resources to help adults live a “hip, happy, and healthy” lifestyle. Lectures, demonstrations, and exhibitors will focus on topics aligned in the four pillars of health: physical, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional.

Christina Pirello, MFN, CCN; acclaimed healthy eating chef/author, founder of the Pirello School of Natural Cooking and host of “Christina Cooks” on PBS-TV will also be a featured presenter.

Benefitting social services provided by the Klein JCC to more than 30,000 Philadelphia families in need, Forever Young is supported by lead sponsor Einstein Healthcare Network, plus generous donations from Aetna, Independence Blue Cross, McGladrey & Pullin, Dwell Apartments Cherry Hill, Boca Executive Realtors, Global Impax Laboratories, Health Advocate, Kaplin Stewart, P.C., Vist Insurance, Firstrust Bank, Kay Lighting, Keylife Solutions, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Riley, Riper, Hollin & Colagreco, UBS Wealth Management, and Oragenics.

The Lecture Hall at Forever Young will feature a full day of lectures by Dr. Andrew Weil and other notable speakers—MDs and PhDs who are experts in their respective fields. Speakers include:

  •     Michael J. Baime, MD, Director, Penn Program for Mindfulness | Reducing Stress with Mindfulness
  •     Betsy Crane, PhD, Widener University | On Sex and Aging
  •     David F. Dinges, PhD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry; Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology | World-renowned Sleep Expert
  •     Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS | Personal Health, Not Just Oral Health
  •     Seema Patel, MD | The Institute for Optimal Health & Advanced Skin Care
  •     Steven Rosenberg, PhD | Behavioral Therapist, Sports and Life Motivation
  •     PLUS: The Doctors’ Corner will feature lectures on various health topics by at least six leading Einstein Healthcare physicians.

“We are thrilled to announce the 1st annual Forever Young Health and Wellness Event and welcome Dr. Andrew Weil back to Philadelphia,” said City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “This event will give adults the inspiration and information they need to make lifestyle changes that can lead to a longer, healthier, and happier life. We welcome Einstein’s support of this important event, and encourage adults throughout the greater Philadelphia region to join us on October 21st at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown for Forever Young.”

In addition to his presentation to Forever Young attendees, Dr. Weil will speak in an exclusive presentation (on a different topic) to guests at the Forever Young Luncheon; $200 tickets include Dr. Weil’s newest book and a chance to win a fabulous four-night vacation for two to Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts. This extraordinary prize includes round trip transportation between Philadelphia and Lenox via private jet, plus a $650 per person allowance for spa, sports, and wellness services. Vegetarian and kosher meals are available. The Forever Young Luncheon will start at 11:45 at the event venue on October 21st. Seating is limited: purchase tickets at http://www.foreveryounghealth.org.

The Forever Young Health and Wellness Event is open to the public, and costs less than a visit to the doctor: $15 in advance/$20 at the door; $12/each for groups of 20 or more. Learn how to eat better, become more active, and make lifestyle changes to achieve physical and mental well-being. Your healthier and happier life starts here!

Buy tickets online and learn more at http://www.foreveryounghealth.org. For additional information call 215-698-7300 ext. 101 or email info(at)foreveryounghealth(dot)org.

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About Andrew Weil, M.D.
Andrew Weil was born in Philadelphia in 1942. He received an A.B. degree in biology (botany) from Harvard in 1964 and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1968. After completing a medical internship at Mt. Zion hospital in San Francisco, he worked a year with the National Institute of Mental health, then wrote his first book, The Natural Mind. From 1971-75, as a Fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs, Dr. Weil traveled widely in North and South America and Africa, collecting information on drug use in other cultures, medicinal plants, and alternative methods of treating disease. From 1971-84 he was on the research staff of the Harvard Botanical Museum, where he conducted investigations of medicinal and psychoactive plants.

Dr. Weil is founder and director of the world-renowned Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he also holds the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology and is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health. The Center is the leading global effort to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. Graduates serve as directors of integrative medicine programs around the United States, and through its Fellowship, the Center is now training doctors and nurse practitioners around the world.

Andrew Weil is the author of many scientific and popular articles and 12 books: The Natural Mind; The Marriage of the Sun and Moon; From Chocolate to Morphine (with Winifred Rosen); Health and Healing; Natural Health, Natural Medicine; and the international bestsellers, Spontaneous Healing and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health. His most recent books are Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition; The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit (with Rosie Daley); and Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being. Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future appeared in 2010. Spontaneous Happiness was just published in November 2011, and his newest book, TRUE FOOD, will be released in October 2012. Oxford University Press is currently producing the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, a series of volumes for clinicians in various medical specialties; the first of these, Integrative Oncology (co-edited with Dr. Donald Abrams) appeared in 2009. Since then, Integrative Psychiatry, Integrative Pediatrics, Integrative Women’s Health, Integrative Rheumatology, and Integrative Cardiology have been published.

Dr. Weil maintains a popular website, Dr. Weil.com (http://www.drweil.com), and appears in video programs featured on PBS. He can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DrWeil and Twitter @drweil. He also writes a monthly column for Prevention magazine. Dr. Weil serves as director of Integrative Health at Miraval Resort in Catalina, Arizona. A frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows, Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and the reform of medical education. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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