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Event Title:  The Rochester Forum:
Lifelong Learning for the University of Rochester Alumni and Friends
Date:   Jan 29, 2013
Time:   9:00AM - 3:00PM ET
Location:   Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL
Description:   The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce the program schedule for our Rochester Forum lifelong learning program at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

Whether you live in Florida year-round, seasonally, or are planning a visit there, we hope that you will join University of Rochester alumni and friends for a day of enlightening presentations, intellectual enrichment, and stimulating conversation. While we hope you will spend the full day with us, you are free to participate in just those programs that are of interest to you.

Schedule of Events?

9-10 a.m. What Now? Why You Need a Plan

Featuring Alan Hilfiker '60,
Partner, Garlick, Hilfiker & Swift, LLP of Naples, Florida;
Member, University of Rochester Board of Trustees
and Marianne Virgilio,
Office of Trusts and Estates,
University of Rochester

We all need a plan for distribution of our hard-earned assets during lifeandthrough our estate. While tax laws remain in flux, there are basics to have in place for your peace of mind. We will review those basics and talk about legislation on the horizon that may impact your financial plan.

10-11:30 a.m.
Have We Gotten There Yet? The Century-Long Struggle for Universal Healthcare Reform in the United States
Featuring Ted Brown, Professor of History and Community and Preventive Medicine

In a nationally televised address on his efforts to secure comprehensive health care reform in September 2009, President Obama said, "I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last." In his talk, Professor Brown will confirm the historical accuracy of the President's comment by looking back at more than a century of intense, but largely unsuccessful, political struggle to achieve universal health coverage in the United States. But it will also raise questions about the President's implied claim that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of March 2010 ("ObamaCare") actually achieved universal national health care coverage.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. University Update and Lunch

Featuring Dr. Nancy M. Bennett, Director of the Center for Community Health, Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Associate Vice President at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Director of the Community Engagement core of the Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute and of the Healthy Living Research Center.

Dr. Nancy M. Bennett will give an update on the University of Rochester Medical Center during her luncheon address and take questions from participants.

1-2:30 p.m. The 2012 Matthew E. Fairbank Lecture Living Well: New Approaches and Models to Keep America Healthy

Featuring Dr. Nancy M. Bennett

Understanding health behaviors and policies is essential to efforts to improve health and reduce healthcare costs. Greater insight is needed into effective approaches that support healthy behaviors and motivate us all to play a greater role in our own health and well-being at every stage of our lives. Dr. Nancy Bennett will lead an enlightening discussion on the development of new models of community and patient-centered approaches, and how the application of these new prevention models results in empowering individuals and communities with the knowledge and support to make the best choices.

A continental breakfast will be served before the first program at 9 am. The luncheon is $25 per person. Spouses and guests are welcome to attend. Please indicate the program(s) you will attend when making your reservation as well as any dietary or mobility restrictions. Further details will be sent prior to the event. Free parking is available onsite. For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 585.273.5888 or 877.MELIORA (877.635.4672) or at

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Event Details:  Enter Quantity: Price:
What Now? Why You Need a Plan? (includes continential breakfast-FREE) Free
Universal Health Care Reform (FREE) Free
Luncheon $ 25.00
Living Well (FREE) Free
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