John A. Anderson“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford
Assuming the late industrialist practiced what he preached, Ford was 84 years young when he died in 1947Here are two opportunities to continue learning to keep your mind young.Dinner with the doctorCMC Waxhaw and CMC Union are offering a series of “Dinner with the Doctor” seminars with the goal of helping women over 40 take control of their health.The free series includes a heart-healthy dinner and an opportunity to interact with physicians on a variety of women’s health issues.“We started our ‘Dinner with the Doctor’ series to educate the community on important health issues in a new and exciting way,” said Michael Lutes, President of Carolinas Medical Center-Union. “Normally, patients come to the doctor. With this series, we’re bringing the doctor to them.”On Feb. 6, 6-7:30 p.m., Dr. Heather Longin of the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute will talk about “Preventing Heart Disease.”On Feb. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Dr. Chandra Holier of Union Obstetrics and Gynecology will present “Menopause and Hormones: A Balancing Act.”And on March 19, 6-7:30 p.m., Dr. Matthew Verrill of the Medical Group of Waxhaw will cover weight loss and management when he presents “Eating Right to Look and Feel Young.”The final seminar of the series will be March 26, 6-7:30 p.m., when Dr. William Bickett of Matthews Plastic Surgery presents “Breast Reduction Surgery: When Less is More.”All classes will be at CMC-Waxhaw, 2700 Providence Road. Call 704-993-2265 to register. Details: www.cmc-waxhaw.org.CMC-Union is presenting two of the same topics featuring different doctors.“Preventing Heart Disease” is scheduled for Feb. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. at CMC-Union Auditorium, presented by Dr. Kushal Handa of Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute.“Menopause and Hormones: A Balancing Act” will be presented March 21, 6-7:30 p.m. in the CMC-Union Auditorium by Natasha Adams-Denny of Union Obstetrics and Gynecology. Call 704-993-2265 to register.Listen and learnThe Museum of Waxhaws and the Waxhaw-Weddington Sunrise Rotary Club are partnering to create the “Listen and Learn” lecture series, which will offer a wide range of topics. The first lecture will be at 3 p.m. on Feb. 17 at The Museums of the Waxhaws. Benjamin Farley, a South Carolina professor and author, will discuss his new book “Three Thousand Days and Nights,” a work that highlights the French and Indian Wars.Farley will sign and sell his new historical novel following his lecture. On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, Dr. John Sykes, Professor of English and Religion at Wingate University, will present “The History of St. Patrick.”April 21 will feature Col. Tom Phelgar of the U.S. Army, who will present “The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas.” And on May 19, Dr. Abbanik Hino will present “The history of Sudan and the Division to Two Sudans”Tickets will be sold at the door or online at museumofthewaxhaws.org. The cost is $10, with a $5 discounted cost for full-time students. The Museum of the Waxhaws is at 8215 Waxhaw Highway.