2010 CARP Conference on Aging & Longevity

DR. LIZ LOMBARDO Prescription For Happiness 12:15pm – 12:32pm

Four-time NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal endorses Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo as his “Head Coach For Happiness”. Elizabeth is a clinical psychologist, physical therapist and author of the bestselling book A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness. CNN, MSNBC, USA Today, Forbes, NPR, Glamour, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and Newsweek have cited her advice on stress reduction.

STANLEY COREN Dog Behaviorist, Psychologist 1:42pm – 1:59pm

UBC Professor Emeritus Stanley Coren is an award-winning behavioural researcher whose greatest passion has been understanding and improving the quality of life for dogs and their relationships with humans. Regarded as one the world’s foremost experts on dog behaviour and training, he is the author of best-selling books like The Intelligence of Dogs, How To Speak Dog, and How Dogs Think. Stanley hosts the program Good Dog! on The Pet Network and has been a featured guest on Oprah Winfrey, Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN, the Fifth Estate, and Larry King, to name just a few.

TOD MACHOVER Professor of Music & Media and Director of the Opera of the Future Group at the MIT Media Lab 2:04pm – 2:21pm

The Los Angeles Times called Tod Machover “America’s Most Wired Composer”. For the past 25 years, Tod’s been playing with music and technology from the high-voltage incubators at MIT Media Lab. His mating of classical instruments with computers has led to developments like a hypercello for Yo-Yo Ma, a hyperfiddle for virtuoso Joshua Bell and the technology that spawned Guitar Hero, the music video game. Machover has recently launched a Music, Mind and Health group at MIT to develop musical activities that significantly improve a variety of medical conditions and enhance lifelong mental and physical acuity.

JIM LIANG Fitness Break: Tai Chi 2:36pm – 2:31pm

Jim Liang has been teaching and judging Tai Chi for more than 30 years. In 1991, he founded Toronto’s Ji Hong Tai Chi School to pass on the ancient Chinese art that combines mental and breathing activities with soft flowing body movements for purposes of promoting vitality and longevity.

BILL FRIEDMAN 60plus Bodybuilding World Champion 2:36pm – 2:53pm

Bill Friedman is an icon for the power of the aging body. A corporate lawyer, Bill spends his spare time squeezing his hard body into a soft teeny Superman costume and strutting his style at Zoomer bodybuilding competitions. In 2005, he placed First in the Toronto International Bodybuilding Competition and was the subject of his cringing 20-something-year-old son’s film, The Bodybuilder and I that won Best Canadian Feature Documentary at the 2007 Hot Docs Festival.

CHARLES PACHTER Canadian Contemporary Artist 3:23pm – 3:40pm

The Queen, the Maple Leaf, the Moose, Trudeau, Atwood … Nobody does them better than celebrated Canadian Zoomer painter and sculptor Charles Pachter. Over the past 45 years, he has unabashedly, humourously and poignantly celebrated our nation through his iconic CanCon renderings only to have emerged as a contemporary art icon himself.

ERIC PETERSON Canadian Stage and TV Actor 3:45pm – 4:02pm