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September 5, 1959


JAMA. 1959;171(1):56-57. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010190058017

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CONFERENCES ON AGING  The American Medical Association will hold a series of four regional conferences on aging during the autumn months. Sponsored by the A. M. A.'s Committee on Aging and 22 state medical societies, the conferences will be attended by representatives of agriculture, industry, labor, health professions, churches, schools, business, government, women's organizations, communications mediums, and civic organizations.Dates and locations of the meetings are Sept. 16-17, Hotel Somerset, Boston; Oct. 14-15, Hotel Leamington, Minneapolis; Oct. 28-29, Hotel Cleveland, Cleveland; and Nov. 16-17, Hotel Muehllbach, Kansas City, Mo. In announcing plans for the conferences, Dr. Frederick C. Swartz, Lansing, Mich., said, "We need to explore the opportunities for positive health and meaningful living among older people through exercise of individual, group, and community initiative. With 9% of the nation's population now over 65 and the percentage increasing, it is important for every American to give thoughtful consideration to the

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