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The Art of Aging Well

It's said that with age comes wisdom, but unfortunately that wisdom is accompanied by a long list of possible age-related health issues. Local experts weigh in on how to maintain your health into your senior years on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6:00 pm at Northwestern University's downtown Hughes Auditorium. The event is called How to be Healthy When You're Older.

We get a preview from the three panelists for the event: Wojtek Chodzko‑Zajko, the Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor in Applied Health Sciences and Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; William Dale, Associate Professor of Medicine and the Section Chief of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine at the University of Chicago; and Louise Hawkley, a Senior Research Scientist with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. Chicago Tonight Special Correspondent Elizabeth Brackett will serve as moderator of the event.

Watch UIC professor of Public Health S. Jay Olshansky's chat with Chicago Council on Science & Technology's Artist in Residence Aaron Freeman about the realities of presidential aging in the video below.

Freeman talks with Elizabeth Brackett about aging and athletics in the video below.