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"How Humans Age: An Evolutionary Perspective"
Release Date: January 27, 2017

"How Humans Age: An Evolutionary Perspective"

(Newton, NJ) Sussex County seniors are invited to attend a FREE presentation titled, "How Humans Age: An Evolutionary Perspective." Join us on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Sussex County Community College, One College Hill, Newton, NJ, in the Atrium at the Performing Arts Center. This presentation is hosted by the Senior Life Center at S.C.C.C. The Senior Life Center is the result of collaboration between the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services and Sussex County Community College. Professor Nancy Gallo, Esq., Director of the Center, will be moderating the presentation. Light refreshments will be served during the presentation.

Professor Anthony Balzano, will explain what evolution can tell us about aging and its associated aches and pains. Along the way he will address the roles played by stresses (of all kinds) and genetics, as well as the differences in how women and men age. Dr. Balzano will endeavor to address the great joys associated with how a culture-reliant, large-brained, bipedal, relatively hairless "ape" grows old.

Anthony Balzano, a cultural anthropologist, has taught full-time in higher education since 1983, except for 2 years of dissertation fieldwork (1985-1986) in rural Haiti. Dr. Balzano has made numerous scholarly presentations on his Haiti research and led numerous seminars for college faculty and community groups on topics related to anthropology, socioeconomic class, globalization, gender and anti-racism. He presently is Professor of Anthropology & Sociology and facilitates the Community Archaeology Project at Sussex County Community College in Newton, New Jersey where he has been a member of the full-time faculty since fall 1989.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please contact the Division of Senior Services for additional program information or to pre-register by calling 973-579-0555 ext. 1277 or via email at seniorservices@sussex.nj.us.

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