Monday, April 16, 2012

Message from Dr Gene Dorio for this weekend


I would like to let my friends and colleagues know I have been honored in being named by columnist Steve Lopez to a panel at the

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Sunday, April, 22nd.

The 4-person panel is entitled: “Final Choices: Extending Life or Prolonging Death?” and is comprised of gerontology experts from USC, UCLA, and the Coalition of Compassionate Care.

For many years, Robin (pictured) and I have attended this worthy two-day event, and this year it will be at USC. Not only is it dedicated to the reading public, but controversial issues such as end-of-life care are presented to mold ideas and extract solutions to improve quality of life for our elder seniors.

Many activities, especially for kids are on stage, and most everything is free. But tickets ($1 charge online) for panels run out very quickly when they become available one week before on April 15th. There will be over 500 authors, and many will autograph their books for you and your kids.

So look through the schedule:

and should you find something of interest and if it requires a ticket, be ready on April 15th to get them.

Every year we look forward to this thought-provoking family activity and I encourage you to participate. Certainly, this year will be a little different for me. My hope will be that you’ll not only come to the panel, but also browse through the festival with curiosity and amazement to see how all of us are truly creative and different.


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