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Free SVMHS Ask the Experts Event

Free SVMHS Ask the Experts Event: Keeping Healthy in your Senior Years

Salinas, CA, March 27, 2014 – Christine Ponzio, MD is the featured speaker at an upcoming free Ask the Exerts event offered by Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS). Aging in America is not what it used to be – people are living longer and with proper education can stay active well into their senior years. Dr. Ponzio’s presentation will explore key areas of a wellness program and offer advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Ponzio is a board certified family practice physician. She grew up in Soledad and has served the health care needs of the community through a private practice in Gonzales since 1984. Dr. Ponzio finished medical school in 1981 at UC San Diego School of Medicine, completed her internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and her residency at San Bernardino County Medical Center. She has enjoyed privileges at SVMHS for nearly 30 years.  

The Ask the Experts presentation Keeping Healthy in your Senior Years will take place Wednesday, April 16 at 6pm. Dr. Ponzio will be speaking at the SVMHS Education Center, 611 Abbott Street in Salinas. While reservations are not required for this free community event, they are recommended, as seating is limited. Light appetizers will be served. Call (831) 759-1890 for more information or to RSVP.

Community members who missed physician presentations held at the National Steinbeck Center during February Heart Month, can now view them online. Video presentations by cardiac specialists Vincent DeFilippi, MD, Harlan Grogin, MD, Christopher Oh, MD and Patrik Zetterlund, MD are available at

What: Ask the Experts focusing on Senior Health

When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6pm

Who:Christine Ponzio, MD

Where: SVMHS Education Center

              611 Abbott Street, Salinas

Information or RSVP: (831) 759-1890


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