Doctors to share tips, humour at Silver Symposium in Kitimat

The keynote speakers will entertain at the Silver Reflections Symposium in Kitimat.

Two doctors from Vancouver Island have taken to heart that laughter is the best medicine and their brand of medical humour will entertain audiences in Kitimat on the October 3 weekend.

Dr. Dave Hepburn and Dr. Rob Sealy, who together make the Wisequacks duo, will speak to medical myths and ways for people to enjoy growing older as part of the keynote speeches for the Silver Reflections Symposium, being held at the Riverlodge on October 3 and 4.

Hepburn himself may sound familiar to readers of the Kitimat Northern Sentinel as his column had run in that paper through 2001.

The pair had a radio show which attracted a lot of attention and their career as humourticians took of.

“A lot of times people would call in just to chat and by the end of the conversation turns out they were sicker, which was good. We could usually find something wrong with them,” said Sealy, who was cracking jokes with Hepburn all throughout our interview.

Their humour left no stone under turned.

“This whole time I thought you said we were going to get a Kitty cat,” Sealy said to Hepburn, playing off the name Kitimat.

Their presentations especially on aging will be relevant to Kitimat of which the demographic on seniors continues to rise.

“I’ve never met anybody getting younger. I think you’ve got to just bite the bullet and admit this is happening to us,” said Sealy.

Hepburn said they’ll talk about different approaches to aging to make it more enjoyable and appear less of a disease.

“There’s a true scientific basis behind being happy,” said Hepburn.

Deadline to register for the event is September 26. Contact the Riverlodge for more information.

 

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