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Welcome to our home page for our upcoming events.  Below you will find our upcoming educational workshops, symposiums and our fundraising events. If you have any questions or need assistance registering for an event please feel free to contact our office at 530-232-5543.

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Join Us for Healthy Aging Months: September and October

September is Healthy Aging Month an annual health observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. It provides inspiration and practical ideas for adults, ages 45-plus, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial well-being. With the pandemic we have extended Healthy Aging Month to include October with amazing events you won’t want to miss.

We want to encourage YOU to rejuvenate and get going on positive measures that can impact the areas of physical, social, financial and mental wellness.

Join us for free information, prizes and fun during October!!

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Thank you to our Sponsors & Community Partners

Thank you to all of our community partners and sponsors that allowed ShiningCare to provide these free events to our community.

Event Platinum Premier Sponsor: 

Platinum Premier Sponsor

Treasure Trivia Sponsors:




Silver Sponsors:


Thank you to our Community Partners:


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October 22nd: Healthy Aging Drive Thru Event-Pick Up Your Goodie Bag


OCTOBER 22, 2020 – 7:00 AM1:00 PM


Cobblestone Shopping Center—192 Hartnell Ave, Redding, CA

Swing by to get a free goodie bag full of useful info, resources and gifts. Don’t forget to tune into KCNR or KSHA to join in for a chance to win our BIG CASH PRIZE.

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Treasure Trivia Game- $500 CASH PRIZE


Tune in to your favorite radio stations for useful nuggets of info to age well into your golden years.  Call in with answers for a chance to win a BIG cash prize of $500!

Three ways to play and be entered into the cash drawing:

  1. Tune into KCNR 1460 AM or 96.5 FM and KSHA 104.3 FM October 19TH – 22nd during the morning shows and listen in for the 5 words you have to remember and sometime in the show they will ask you to call in and one lucky person each day will have a chance to repeat back to the host the 5 words.  If you are the lucky caller who provides the correct list of words you will be put into the drawing for the big cash prize.  Drawing will be October 29, 2020 and winner will be announced at the end of the FREE Aging Well Virtual Symposium Webinar and will be posted on ShiningCare’s Facebook.
  2. Pick up your FREE Goodie Bag at the Heathy Aging Drive thru October 22nd from 7 am to 1 pm. Find our event flyer and discover the Treasure clue (hint has the treasure chest next to the clue).  Then register for the webinar and at the beginning of the webinar we will ask you send the clue, your name and phone number through the chat box for an extra entry to win $500 cash prize.
  3. Register for ShiningCare’s Aging Well Virtual Webinar
  • Complete Pre & Post Survey
  • Find the clue words that have a treasure chest next to them, there are 5 throughout the webinar.
  • Using the Chat room in the webinar- send in your 5 words
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October 29th Noon-1:30 PM- Aging Well Virtual Symposium-FREE


OCTOBER 29, 2020 – NOON—1:30 PM

A fun, interactive webinar for aging well into the golden years.

Get practical tips from experts! Find useful resources! Find treasure prize clues!

CANT ATTEND?  We will be recording this webinar for you to view later along with the PowerPoint Handout. Just register for the webinar and you will be notified of the link to view the webinar at a later date.



When registering for the webinar and you did not receive a pre-webinar survey click on the link below.  By completing the surveys it qualifies you an entry for our $500 Cash Prize Drawing

If you register please click on the link to fill out our pre-webinar survey: Click Here

Post-Survey click here

Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Patrick Arbore:

  • Aging Well: Don’t be a victim of ageist attitudes, instead age into our wisdom & intelligence of our full capacity of human beings.
  • Don’t Be Content to Age In Place:
  • Social Isolation: Don’t Push Away Love of Family & Friends
  • Stay Active: Meaningful Activities, Keep Working or Volunteering

Keynote Speaker:

Patrick Arbore, Ed.D, began his career in the field of aging in 1972.  He is the Founder and Director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services (CESP), a program of Institute on Aging in San Francisco. He conceived the 24-hour accredited Friendship Line in 1973 and the methodology for the traumatic grief services in the early 1980’s.  Patrick conducts workshops and presents lectures locally and nationally on aging related subjects including elderly suicide prevention, ageism, loneliness, social isolation, senior bullying, hoarding, substance abuse, burn-out, compassion fatigue, traumatic loss, and many others. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of aging related topics.  A recent article, “Suicide Prevention among Rural Older Adults,” was published in the Summer, 2019, edition of Generations, a publication of the American Society on Aging. He is a Senior Lecturer at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA; an adjunct Faculty member with the University of California, Davis, Continuing Education Department, and an Adjunct Faculty at The Wright Institute.

Special Topic Speakers:

Brian BaasPhysical Therapist @Baas Physical Therapy will be talking about the importance of mobility.

  • Balance and mobility
  • Stages of Mobility
  • How Physical Therapy helps

Brian Baas is the CFO and co-developer/co-owner of Western Physical Therapy, Inc., our growing organization of outpatient physical therapy practices. Brian graduated from Fresno State University with his Degree in Physical Therapy in 1992 and has been providing patient care, practice management and clinical development ever since.  In addition to business development, Brian is active in various community outreaches and has served as Anderson High School’s athletic team therapist.

Becky RobinsonRegional Director @Alzheimer’s Association and will be discussing what the most current research tells us about changes we can make that can help our bodies and our brains age as well as possible, by exploring these 4 aspects of healthy aging

  • Physical Health & Exercise
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Cognitive Activity
  • Social Engagement
Becky Robinson, regional director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter’s Chico office, oversees the administration and management of the Alzheimer’s Association in the North Valley area, which is comprised of 11 counties. She leads a staff and volunteer team that provides education, information, referral, care consultation and support services for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Becky has worked with individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias for more than 28 years. She has experience facilitating support groups, counseling Alzheimer’s families throughout the disease process, and presenting information on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and caregiving. She led the effort to bring a listening session for the California State Plan on Alzheimer’s disease to the North Valley area in 2008 and in 2011 helped pilot the first volunteer-run Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Redding, Calif. Becky received a Bachelor of Arts  Degree in Recreational Therapy and Gerontology from Chico State University.

Allison Hansen works as a Community Education Specialist with Shasta County Public Health. and will be discussing:

  • The best way to prevent yourself from getting sick is to avoid being exposed to the flu or COVID viruses
  • Stay socially active.
  • Flu shots are free this year!

Allison began her work with Public Health in January and was one of the first responders to the Coronavirus pandemic in February. Allison was initially recruited to answer all incoming calls about Coronavirus to better inform the public. Since then, she has worked with businesses to provide education, congregate living facilities to advise on stopping the spread, and she works as a contact tracer for people who have been exposed to Coronavirus. In addition to her Coronavirus responsibilities, Allison also works on the Healthy Brain Initiative, a $750,000 grant that works with Alzheimer’s and dementia in Shasta County. Allison loves working with diverse projects in her work with Public Health and serving the members of our community.

Maggie McNamara- Will be discussing “Staying Healthy as a Caregiver”.

  • Recognizing signs & symptoms of caregiver stress
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of caregiver burnout
  • Tips to getting help.

When family members or friends realize that they have become caregivers, they are often overwhelmed and find themselves drowning in a sea of stress and uncertainty. As a Caregiver Advocate, Maggie’s great passion is helping caregivers get the resources and emotional support they need and to help them survive the most difficult and rewarding time of their lives. She has been with Passages Caregiver Resource Center for nearly 15 years and has been providing presentations on dementia and caregiver health for more than 17 years.

Maggie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Chico.  She volunteered as a member of the Shasta County Mental Health Board, the California Association of Local Mental Health Boards and Commissions, and served as secretary of her local volunteer fire company.

Maggie has twice been a presenter at American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging Conferences.  She is also a Master Trainer of Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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