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
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.”