Dr. Jessica Tate, a movement disorder specialist from Wake Forest Baptist Health, will be the keynote speaker Sept. 10 at the “Caring for Parkinson’s – Caring for You” symposium, sponsored by the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crown Room at Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road.
The event is free and open to the public. Register by Sept. 7 at parkinsonassociation.org/events/symposium/ or 866-903- PARK (7275). The symposium is free but donations are requested. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Growth after trauma
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Psychologists and UNC Charlotte faculty Drs. Lawrence Calhoun and Richard Tedeschi will talk about their recent book, “Posttraumatic Growth in Clinical Practices,” at a free program at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at UNC Charlotte Center City. They will offer advice from their own experiences for clinicians and lay people about how to guide a trauma victim toward positive growth.
The program, hosted by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Atkins Library, will include a reception and book-signing afterward. For details: http://clas.uncc.edu/engagement/personally-speaking
Aging and creativity
Former Charlottean Jeanette Leardi, a social gerontologist in Portland, Ore., will lead a free seminar in Charlotte from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Southminster, 8919 Park Road, “Stars Invisible by Day: Fascinating Truths About Creativity and the Older Brain.”