The Women’s Alliance January Meeting
Date(s) - Monday, January 7, 2019
First Unitarian Church of Providence
Business Meeting: 10:00a
Program: 11:00a, followed by luncheon ($10)
Program: The Social Brain
Speaker: Patricia Gifford, M.D.
Wisdom is a social phenomenon. One of the most surprising neural patterns to emerge from the functional MRI is that of social intelligence, which appears to be the brain’s “default” state. As we age, and task-oriented cognitive functions wane, our social smarts shine brighter than ever.
Patricia Gifford, M.D., is a retired internist and geriatrician. She has spent 30 years caring for frail elders wherever they lived and appreciating the crucial role that social connection plays in their health and well-being.
All are welcome to attend the Women’s Alliance monthly programs.