500 attend South Orange County Senior Day in Mission Viejo

MISSIONVIEJO.com – About 500 people attended South Orange County Senior Day on Friday morning at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center to learn about issues facing local seniors, an organizer said.

The free event kicked off with a keynote presentation by UC Irvine neurology professor Claudia Kawas, who spoke about brain disorders, including dementia. She also shared some findings from her study of people 90 and older, which was featured on “60 Minutes” in 2014.

Participants then chose between two sessions: Driving and car problems seniors face, and how to prevent being a fraud victim.

There were also free meals and vendor booths, as well as medical screenings by UC Irvine nurse practitioner students, said Erik Weigand, district director for Sen. Pat Bates, who co-sponsored the event along with Assemblyman Bill Brough.

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