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  The Biology of Aging 
   Thursday, April 16, 2020, 2:00 PM 

Not all living things age. Some closely related species are long-lived and short-lived. The speaker will address some of the leading theories of senescence (the condition or process of deterioration with age) and describe what is happening at a cellular and molecular level. Is aging an inevitable part of life or a disease to be cured? 
 
For hundreds of years explorers have long sought the elusive fountain of youth culminating with Ponce de Leon’s journey to what is now Florida.  Despite what some TV infomercials may say, the process of aging is a fact and cannot be changed or stopped. Or can it? Just how and why does our body age?  What are the biological mechanics of aging? If we learn those, it only seems logical that we can do something about it. Come join us for a fascinating exploration of this topic. 
 
Our speaker will be Dr. Pete Slavin, an adjunct professor of Biology at Rowan College. He will present the results of his research on this topic addressing some of the leading theories of senescence. Is aging an inevitable part of life or a disease to be cured? Whereas there may be hope, don’t throw away those infomercial products just yet! 
 
The program will be held at the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 200 S Broad Street, 7th Floor. The building is handicapped accessible through the Hyatt Hotel.  
 
This program is free of charge for Penn’s Village members, volunteers and donors. Guests are welcome to attend up to three programs before being required to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village. If you attend as a guest, there is a $10 fee for each program. To register email info@pennsvillage.org or call (215) 925-7333. Please cancel if you are unable to make your reservation so there will be room for others.  
 
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