Common health issues and related decision-making that confronts the senior population

Presented by Maury Topolosky, MD, FCCP


This presentation will focus on some of the most important health issues facing seniors and their health-care professionals in our time, as life-span has been steadily increasing due to many medical breakthroughs. This has led to the occurrence of multiple new processes resulting in severe multiple organ failure and difficult personal/family discussions as to quality of life and when to look at other options for relief of pain and suffering.

Lecture will be followed by a lively open discussion.


Dr. Maury K. Topolosky is a long-time member of Sinai Temple.  Recently retired, he is a physician specialized in Pulmonology (respiratory diseases) and Critical Care Medicine.  He is also trained in Palliative Care and Hospice Care and was the Medical Director of  Presence Hospice for 26 years.  Dr. Topolosky received medical degree from The Ohio State University.  Internship at Washington University (St. Louis), followed by a stint in the United States Navy serving as Medical Officer aboard the USS Trenton as well with the Marines forces. After his sea duty he served as an Emergency Room Physician at The Admiral Joel T. Boone Medical Facility at Little Creek Amphib Base in Virginia Beach and as an ER doctor at Portsmouth Naval Regional Medical Center.


Following, Dr. Topolosky completed his medical residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, then joining the faculty at Duke as Assistant Professor of Medicine. Next, the family moved to Birmingham, Alabama and finally to Champaign where he was recruited to set up ICU care at Mercy and Burnham Hospitals. He also was Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of  Illinois as well as Medical Director of Parkland College Respiratory Therapy curriculum.  

Tuesday, February 27 at 11:30

Sinai Temple, 3104 W Windsor Rd, Champaign

Lunch will be served, Cost of this event is $5.00


Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 21 by contacting the CUJF office

367-9872 or emailing


Sponsored by:  CUJFSinai Temple, and the Goldberg-Gordon-Yairi Fund for Seniors and Libby and Harry Miller Memorial Fund of the CUJEF