Council on Aging Program

Council on Aging Program

Mental Health Matters: Depression & Anxiety in Older Adults

with Dr. Carole Myers

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:30 pm EST

Anxiety is a common illness among older adults, affecting as many as 10-20 percent of the older population, though it is often undiagnosed. Over the past year, depression and anxiety have been at an all-time high for just about everyone. Yet, the social stigma around mental illnesses presents a serious barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in the community. Join us as Dr. Carole Myers gives practical tips to seniors who may be experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression.

Carole Myers, PhD, RN, FAAN is a Professor in the University of Tennessee College of Nursing.  Myers is the creator and co-host of HealthConnections, a bi-weekly radio show featured on WUOT-FM, the Knoxville National Public Radio affiliate.  HealthConnections focuses on issues related to people, health, and policy.

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How to Reverse Prediabetes

with Matt Crawford and Dr. Hayley Pitt

Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2:30 pm EST

Many seniors are diagnosed with prediabetes each year. If caught early, prediabetes can often be reversed before it develops into type 2 diabetes. By making a few dietary and lifestyle changes, seniors can stave off diabetes and boost their quality of life. Join us as Pharmacists Matt Crawford and Hayley Pitt of Mac’s Pharmacy explain what it means when you receive a prediabetes diagnosis and what you can do to stay healthy.

Matt Crawford is a Knoxville native who graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He continued his education at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2015. Matt has worked at Mac’s Pharmacy since he graduated and enjoys taking care of his patients at Washington Pike.

Dr. Hayley Pitt is the PGY1 Community pharmacy resident at Mac’s Pharmacies and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Pitt is from Greeneville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Kaleb Pitt and younger brother, Dustin. She graduated from East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy in May of 2020.

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