Dr. Walter Bortz of Portola Valley will be one of five speakers at the third annual Vital Aging Conference on Sunday, May 22, at Little House, 800 Middle Ave. in Menlo Park.
Dr. Bortz will speak about his new book, "Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health."
Dr. Eric Shapira, who practiced dentistry in Half Moon Bay for more than 30 years, will be the keynote speaker. He is an educator and author of "A New Wrinkle: What I Learned from Older People Who Never Acted Their Age."
Also speaking are Dr. Moira Fordyce, a geriatrician; Kathy Berra, a specialist in cardiovascular medicine; and chef Laura Stec, who will speak about "Feeding the Mind and Soul."
The public is invited to the conference. There is a $5 fee for those who pre-register; $10 at the door. The conference begins at 10 a.m. The Little House Cafe will be open for lunch, serving a fixed-price meal for $9. To pre-register, call 326-2025.