Adventures in Learning 


TUESDAYS 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Science of Aging                                                                                                                                     

W. S. Logan, M.D., Instructor


Course Description

Few things are as certain as aging and death. Mankind has been preoccupied with the subject throughout recorded history. The last few decades have produced valuable studies of the proximate causes of aging symptoms such as cellular dynamics, hormone changes and immune responsiveness. The research has seen major breakthroughs in exploring the mechanisms of deteriorating skin, heart and brain function with age. Major advances in understanding aging have resulted, but attempts to modify those effects with hormones, medications, diet and supplements have been disappointing. We will review the modern interpretations of the aging process. Guidance in evaluating treatment claims will be offered and best practices reviewed.


Bill Logan is a retired physician with interests in most fields of Science, particularly Natural History. He graduated from Davidson College and Duke Medical schools and completed his residency in Dermatology at the Mayo Clinic. He earned a Master’s Degree in medical research before deciding on private practice in North Carolina, with no regrets about leaving Minnesota winters. He served as Chairman of the Nalle Clinic Dermatology Department in Charlotte for 35 years, serving also as consulting physician for CMC hospital where he originated the Outpatient Dermatology Clinic for Indigent Patients. He also served as Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Dermatology for UNC, Chapel Hill, for 24 years and authored 9 articles for the medical literature. He has played a role in the Botany program at UNCC working with Dr. Mellichamp and Dr. “Heck” and on the Board of Advisors for the Botanical Gardens and chairing committees of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society. He served as Chairman of Mecklenburg County’s Treasure Tree Program for 9 years. He also has been a member of the Charlotte Gem and Mineral Club having lectured on occasion and competed in Mineral Displays and Lapidary competitions. After retirement, he was sole proprietor of Spectrum Minerals, participating in numerous East Coast Mineral shows for 12 years. He has expertise in the mineral, Rhodochrosite, and published the definitive book on Rhodochrosite collecting and display. 


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Registration Fee $ 40.00

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Thursday, April 7 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.


Crisis Management

Cindy Hostetler, MSN, RN

Course Description 

A physical health crisis can be devastating for individuals and their families.  While an individual crisis cannot be fully predicted, we can plan how we structure services and organize approaches to best meet the needs of those individuals who experience a crisis. Too often that experience is met with rushed decision making without the best information and an undue burden on family members, caregivers and friends.  Join for this session to start planning today.


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