CMHS Seminar on Aging in America
September 28th

Ventura, California - Healthcare issues that aging baby boomers face as they become seniors will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Lanyard Dial, M.D., a local family practitioner who specializes in geriatric medicine, will lead the seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

Dr. Dial will discuss how the healthcare system will adapt to the changing needs of baby boomers – Americans born between 1946 and 1964. He will emphasize the growing need to focus on function, rehabilitation and chronic disease management. Dr. Dial also will explain palliative and hospice care.

Dr. Dial, who is on staff at Community Memorial Hospital, received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Ventura County Medical Center’s Family Practice Residency Program. He is board certified in geriatric medicine as well as hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Dial also is medical director and president/CEO of the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association.

Admission is free but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 805/652-5436, or visit

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.