Damariscotta, Maine – AUGUST 6, 2018: “Until quite recently, the notion of reversing human aging was mere fantasy, absent scientific support. The fact that we never really understood aging, made it extremely unlikely we could learn to slow, prevent or reverse the process (Fossel)”. After 30 years of working on his dream to reverse human aging Michael Fossel, MD, Ph.D. is standing at a unique point in history where research and common threads that will allow effective intervention both in aging and age-related diseases are being discovered.

On Thursday evening September 13, Dr. Fossel, Founder and President of Telcoyle, as the keynote speaker at the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, will discuss how aging works, conceptions and misconceptions of aging and age-related diseases. Enter into Fossel’s world of gene expression, discover how the patterns change as we age and how though innovative research one may be able to repair cells with one’s own genetic toolbox.

“The Greens 20th Anniversary Celebration” kicks off on Thursday evening, September 13, 2108, in the Dining Commons at Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, Maine. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception featuring sweet and savory Hors D’Oeuvres presented by Lincoln Academy’s culinary team and a musical Interlude with Celtic Harpist Barbara Wright and friends. Dr. Chip Teel, Eldercare Network of Lincoln County Founder and Board Chair, Andrea Handel, ECN Director, and Bob Hardina, ECN Board Member Emeritus will be sharing the ECN’s story and future vision for positive and healthy aging in the Greens age-friendly communities.

Dr. Fossel, whose presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. received his Ph.D. and MD from Standford University where he studied neurobiology. A clinical professor of medicine for several decades, he has written articles, and books on aging including a textbook on cell gaining and human disease. His most recent book, The Telomerase Revolution was praised by the London times and the Wall Street Journal as one of the best science books of the year. Dr. Fossel is president of Telocyte, a global biotechnology company that intends to cure Alzheimer’s and other age related diseases. Fossel has been the leader in proposing the use of telomerase to treat human disease for the past two decades. He and his Telcoyle are working to bring telomerase therapy to human trials. Michael is known locally as Les Fossel’s world famous brother!

A daylong “What’s the Buzz About Reframing Aging? Linking Aging Research, Public Policy and Community Age Positive Symposium” will take place on Friday, September 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in Cheverus Hall at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Academy Hill, Damariscotta Mills. Community members who are interested in hearing more about Dr. Fossel’s research are encouraged to join him and fellow aging research panelists Dr. Rebecca MacAulay, University of Maine, Department of Psychology and Dr. Thomas Meuser, University of New England, Center for Aging and Health for a discussion and community conversation about the latest research about human aging, the aging brain, healthy aging and gerontology from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

For 20 years the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County’s has been creating age friendly, community based homes for elders to live in pleasant and safe surroundings with dignity and enjoyment.

Connecting the Community, all ECN 20th Anniversary Celebration events are free. Community members across all generations welcome. Donations in support of the Eldercare Network are always appreciated. For information, to express your interest, to volunteer and/or to become a 20th Anniversary sponsor call 207-563-2148 gwebber@eldercarenetwork.org, e-mail or write the ElderCare Network of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 652, Damariscotta, ME 04543. www.eldercarenetwork.org. Like us on Facebook

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