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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October 22nd: Healthy Aging Drive Thru Event-Pick Up Your Goodie Bag
OCTOBER 22, 2020 – 7:00 AM—1:00 PM
CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY BANK
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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October 29th Noon-1:30 PM- Aging Well Virtual Symposium-FREE
AGING WELL VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
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.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
PRE & POST SURVEYS FOR THE WEBINAR:
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
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 Baas, Physical 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 Robinson, Regional 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
Arts Degree in Recreational Therapy and Gerontology from Chico State University.
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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