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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NASA astronaut to be guest of honor at annual Senior Promise gathering

INDIANAPOLIS – The countdown for liftoff has begun for the Senior Promise Christmas Party and one of our nation’s longest-serving astronauts will be on board with those attending this annual event.

NASA astronaut David Wolf, MD, is the keynote speaker for the party and luncheon at Primo Banquet Hall and Conference Center (2615 National Ave.), Friday, Dec. 11.

A 30-year NASA veteran, Dr. Wolf has spent 168 days in space and conducted seven spacewalks over four separate missions including Space Shuttles Columbia, Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavor, as well as the International Space Station, Russian Space Station MIR and Spacelab. He’s also the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal and the NASA Inventor of the Year,

An Indianapolis native, Dr. Wolf attended North Central High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering at Purdue University. He earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his medical internship and Air Force flight surgeon training at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Wolf retired from NASA in 2012. Today, he works as a private consultant and is the Extraordinary Scientist in Residence for the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

Since 1987, Franciscan St. Francis Health has been keeping a pledge with thousands of south-central Indiana seniors with the Senior Promise program. It offers a variety of benefits and events to help those ages 50 and older stay in good health and prepare for the future.

Boasting about 33,000 members, Senior Promise is a robust way for seniors to take advantage of health screenings and counselors are available to help its members in a myriad of ways. To learn more about Senior Promise call (317) 528-6660 or visit its website at

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