• A. Thomas Bundy, MD, FAAD, FACMS; Devon Driver, FNP-BC; and Emily Murphy FNP-C of Hilton Head Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center attended the 74th annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, which was held March 4-8 in Washington D.C.

The American Academy of Dermatology meeting brings the best minds in dermatology to one location for four days of educational training.

  • The Caregiver Vent, Learn and Support Group will meet at 2:30 p.m. May 17 at Hogshead Kitchen and Wine Bar, 1555 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton.

For more information and to RSVP, call Leah Kidwell at 843-422-2612 or email lkidwell@msa-corp.com.

  • Dr. Peter Liggett, a Hilton Head retina specialist, will conduct an educational seminar on macular degeneration from 2 to 3 p.m. May 18 at the Cypress, 20 Lady Slipper Lane on Hilton Head Island.

Macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion, or macula, of the retina. The macula is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye. As people age, their chances for developing eye diseases increase dramatically.

Dr. Liggett is a leader in the evaluation and treatment of macular and retinal diseases. His practice is Hilton Head Macula & Retina, located at 15A Lafayette Place.

Light refreshments will be served.

The seminar is free and open to the public, but registration is required at www.hhmr.org/cypress or by calling Randi Selman at 843-689-7018.

For more information, call 843-422-9987 or visit www.hhmr.org.

  • Brookdale Village and Hospice Care of America are partnering for National Senior Health and Fitness Day with a Chair Yoga-thon from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. May 25 at Brookdale Village. The event is open to the public.

Participants are asked to get pledges or donations for their participation with all pledges and donations going to Senior Services of Beaufort County.

For more information, contact Janet Sweeney at 843-689-9143 or Leah Kidwell at lkidwell@msa-corp.com.

  • The Hilton Head Island Senior Center will celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day with a Doughnut Walk at 9:30 a.m. May 25. The event will include health and wellness information, mini health screenings, a light breakfast, prizes and lots of fun.

RSVP to Jennifer Beckley (843)785-6444 or Leah Kidwell lkidwell@msa-corp.com.

  • Beaufort Memorial Hospital will present a free seminar, “Do This, Not That: Tips to Keep Your Mind and Body Young” at 4:30 p.m. May 25 at the Sun City Lakehouse, 1251 Sgt. William Jasper Blvd. in Okatie.

Board-certified Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Carl Derrick and nurse practitioner Pauline Phillips of Beaufort Memorial Lowcountry Medical Group will present the interactive talk where they will discuss:

  • How to prevent disease
  • Ways to prevent or delay memory loss
  • Current recommendations for general health screening tests
  • Daily steps to keep yourself healthy. That includes eating a well-balanced diet, keeping your weight down and exercising a minimum of 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

Both Sun City residents and non-residents are invited to attend the seminar. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception, followed at 5 p.m. by the talk.

Registration is required to attend the free program. Call 843-522-5585 to reserve your seat.