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Joan Lunden Headlines This Year’s Aging Summit

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For nearly two decades, millions of Americans invited Joan Lunden into their homes each morning when she was the co-host of Good Morning America. She reported from 26 countries, interviewed six U.S. presidents, and covered five Olympic Games and two royal weddings.

Lunden is headlining this year’s Aging Summit on Thursday, June 28 at the Town & Country Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego. A second location at the California Center for the Arts, 240 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, will feature Lunden’s talk via satellite.

A native of Fair Oaks, California, Lunden has also authored eight books, writing mostly about health and lifestyle issues, including her triumph over breast cancer.

Drawing on her life experiences, Lunden, 67, will focus on caregiver issues, healthy aging and the importance of staying socially engaged.

Participants at both locations will be able to attend breakout sessions focusing on senior housing, preventing social isolation, community volunteering, senior transportation and using social media. There will also be a session focusing on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The free event is hosted by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency and made possible by Sharp HealthCare.

A free lunch will be provided. To register, visit www.AISevents.org or call -800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).

Tom Christensen is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact