Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation

Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture

Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture

Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture

Join us on Thursday, October 20th, 2021, from 4 pm-6 pm for our 36th Annual Dr. Joseph Memorial Lecture Event! This year, the event will be held at the Janet Goeske Center in Riverside, CA. The theme of the night will be “Living Well With Alzheimer’s & Dementia”. We will be joined by 2 guest speakers (Dr. Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC & Dr. Julia Collier, PT, DPT) who will discuss how their respective fields can assist Alzheimer’s & Dementia patients live an enriching and fulfilling life! Along with local community resources, there will be an art therapy activity facilitated by Dr. Partridge & a movement exercise facilitated by Dr. Collier.

About Dr. Partridge: “Erin has been working with older adults since 2010. She creates space for elders to explore creativity through individual and group art therapy. Erin also utilizes art therapy to support elder care providers by using art therapy in training contexts with staff and professional contacts. In addition to work in elder care communities, Erin has used art as a means to stimulate dialogue about aging; Redefining Age: A Square Foot Art Project was an intergenerational art show exhibited in San Francisco, Nashville, and Washington D.C.

Erin’s teaching and lecturing experience includes guest lectures in art and counseling programs, mentoring graduate students through their thesis work, workshop facilitation at several national conferences, supervising art externs from California College of the Arts through the Center for Art and Public Life, and interviews with media about art therapy and with elders. In 2013, Erin was a keynote speaker at the American Art Therapy Association’s annual conference.”

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About the Lecture

Named for one of the 19 founding physicians of the Foundation, the Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture is held each fall. Over the past several decades, lecture topics have covered numerous health issues. Lectures are complimentary and open to the public.  

Dr. Joseph’s Biography

Dr. Robert H. Joseph, to whom this lecture is dedicated, was one of 19 physicians who, in 1984, created the Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation and endowed it with ownership of the original clinic building and property at the Riverside Medical Clinic’s Arlington Avenue campus.

 Dr. Joseph was an ophthalmologist whose entire 25 years of practice were served at the Riverside Medical Clinic.  A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Dr. Joseph was a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine where he received his medical degree in 1954.  Following two years of medical service in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to the University of Michigan Hospitals for his residency in ophthalmology and then joined the Riverside Medical Clinic.

One year after the Foundation was created, Dr. Joseph died of cancer at the young age of 56.  In his will, he had established a charitable remainder trust for his wife, which stipulated that the trust assets were to be turned over to the Foundation in the event of her death.  Tragically, Mrs. Joseph passed away just six months following the death of her husband. 

As a permanent tribute to Dr. Joseph, the Foundation established the annual Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture.  RMC Charitable Foundation is very pleased to have the support of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph’s children, Janet Fell, Kathy Patton, Libby Jaehnig and Bob Joseph, Jr., for this yearly lecture.