Community Education

The Education & Resources Program informs and prepares individuals for aging well.  In addition, caregivers are provided useful information and tools to be equipped to support and care for their loved ones.

Our Education & Resources Program Includes:

  1. Newsletter and Useful Articles
  2. Lunch & Learns
  3. Webinars
  4. Symposiums
  5. Website- Helpful information and links to resources
  6. Community Exhibits & Awareness Events:
  •        Elder Abuse & Fraud Prevention
  •        Healthy Aging
  •        Family  Caregiving Wellness & Dementia Awareness
  •        Brain Health

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Ready to View-Healthy Aging Symposium-Recorded 0/7/2021

Join Us For Our

Healthy Aging Symposium

 

Everyone ages each day and the goal is to age well for a long, quality life. You can be equipped for the journey of aging well into your golden years! Join in the fun and get informed to take positive measures for physical & mental wellness.

Click Here to view the recording 

**We do have pre and post surveys, please click on the below links, it is important to complete them. We will be accepting pre and post test until 11/1/2021

Pre-Test:

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 Post-Test:

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Keynote Speakers will be:

Dr. Quinn Kennedy, Research Associate Professor and CEO of QK Consulting

Topics to be covered: Cognitive reserve: How to maintain good cognitive function into late adulthood

Dr. Quinn Kennedy earned a PhD in Psychology and completed postdoctoral training in Cognitive Aging, both at Stanford University. She has over 20 years of research experience in investigating factors that affect older adults’ decision making, memory and performance. Dr. Kennedy’s research has been recognized through multiple awards, grants, and peer reviewed journal publications including Psychological Science, Psychology of Aging, and Journals of Gerontology. With her collaborators, her work has been featured on Channel 2 news, NPR, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Science. Dr. Kennedy is a popular speaker on healthy cognitive aging and is about to launch an online webinar series on how to maintain brain health and good cognitive function.

Dr. Suketu M. Khandhar, MD Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento Medical Center Sacramento, CA, USA

Topics to be covered: Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Suketu M. Khandhar, MD Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento Medical Center Sacramento, CA, USA Dr. Suketu Khandhar completed his Movement Disorders fellowship training at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) and works in the Kaiser Permanente network where he serves as the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Movement Disorders program for the Northern California region. He works with a large team of other specialists spread throughout the area. They have championed multidisciplinary care throughout the national Kaiser network by partnering with ParkinsonNet and other models of care to help build their programs.

Becky RobinsonRegional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Northern California and Northern Nevada Chico Office 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 oversees the administration and management of the Alzheimer’s Association in the North Valley area, which is comprised of 11 counties.

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.

Maggie McNamara, Family Consultant/Caregiver Advocate, Passages Caregiver Resource Center of Chico 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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SENIOR SAFETY: IT TAKES A COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM 6/17/21

ShiningCare invites you to join them in attending Senior Safety: It Takes a Community Symposium.

Date: June 17, 2021

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RECORDED SYMPOSIUM

SYMPOSIUM POWERPOINT

FEATURING WORLD RENOWNED KEYNOTE SPEAKER – PAUL GREENWOOD

Joining us live via simulcast from San Diego, Paul’s dynamic speaking style will keep you engaged and inspired to put his elder abuse prevention tips, culled from felony elder abuse prosecution, to use in our community!

 

USEFUL TOPICS, Q&A SESSION AND RESOURCE EXHIBITS

  • Dementia, Caregiving, and Long Term Care Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Situations
  • Medical and Emergency Processes and Planning
  • Elder Abuse, Neglect and Fraud in Shasta County

Speakers: Joseph Herrera LCSW, City of Redding Fire Department, PG&E, Passages, Caregiver Resource Center, United Way of Northern California, ShiningCare, Alzheimer’s Assoc., Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, Shasta County HHSA Adult Protective Services, PSA 2 – Long Term Care Ombudsman

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Recorded 4/28 Healthy Brain Symposium- Now Ready to view

Enjoy our recorded April 28, 2021 Healthy Brain Symposium.

Click Here to View the Recorded Symposium

If you would like the handouts for the symposium click on the links below:

DOWNLOAD SYMPOSIUM HANDOUTS

DOWNLOAD SYMPOSIUM HANDOUTS 2

Get informed about brain health and aging well! Hear from leading medical professionals and health care experts:

1. Dr. David Johnson, Associate Professor in Neurology-UC Davis Alzheimer’s Center-East Bay and Principal Investigator, Dementia & Diabetes Prevention Project.

• Discussing: Lifestyle interventions, diet, exercise and mental stimulation. An overview of various factors to aging well and preventing cognitive decline.

2. Dr. Ruth O’Hara, Senior Associate Dean of Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Director, Sierra-Pacific MIRECC Translational Core

• Discussing: Sleep, aging and Dementia & Alzheimer’s

3. Donna Ross, Licensed Physical Therapist, Medical Home Care Professionals

• Discussing: Benefits of Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies for Brain Health. Exercise demonstration.

4. Dr. Eric Egli, PHD Psychologist, Parkinson Association Board Member

• Discussing: Coping, mental health and interpersonal relationship dynamics lending to health and wellness.

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Recorded Webinar: Successful Caregiver 12.3.2020

RECORDED WEBINAR                             ” Successful Caregiving”

Successful Caregiving Webinar- December 3rd 12-130 pm

Caregiving is a noble, important role deserving of honor and support. Although family caregiving is stressful and risky for your health, there is hope and help available.

Learn useful information about dementia and get helpful caregiving tips.  Have your questions answered by a virtual panel of local experts who’ll give you helpful techniques and the latest community resources.  Enjoy your lunch break as you get inspired and equipped, because if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of anyone else.

Keynote Speakers:

Becky RobinsonRegional Director of 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.

Maggie McNamara, Passages Caregiver Resource Center

Maggie will be discussing:

  • Signs you may be a caregiver
  •  Approaches to communication with someone with dementia
  •  Managing challenging behavioral symptoms
  •  Cognitive changes and losses in a person with dementia
  •  Functional changes and losses
  •  Social changes and losses

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.

 

 

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Recorded Workshop: Dementia Caregiving

 

 

 

Click Here to watch this recorded workshop

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Recorded: Healthy Aging Webinar

        RECORDED AGING WELL VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM

Below is the Aging Well webinar that was held October 29th, 2020.  It has been recorded for your convenience to view.  The PowerPoint used for the webinar has been saved as a pdf and is available by clicking on the link below.

Click here to view the webinar

PowerPoint Handout: 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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Parkinson's -Educational Webinars for You and Your Loved One

This webinar will be of interest to those who are newly diagnosed or who would like an overview of Parkinson’s.

On January 20th the Parkinson’s Foundation hosted a webinar on Living with Parkinson’s – What You and Your Family Should Know.  Jori Fleisher, MD, provided a basic overview of Parkinson’s disease, what causes it, common symptoms, treatments, and strategies for managing symptoms.

You can watch this webinar on the Parkinson’s Foundation YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aglTZr0V1nk&feature=youtu.be

A webinar of the same name but with a different neurologist (Dr. Nestor Galvez Jimenez, Cleveland Clinic Weston) will be held on February 11 at 9am PT.  Register at:

https://secure3.convio.net/prkorg/site/Calendar?id=107328&view=RSVP

This topic is also available as a free, downloadable, PDF 40-page booklet from the Parkinson’s Foundation

The Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach Program has assembled basic information about Parkinson’s to lay the groundwork for your understanding of Parkinson’s disease in the Introduction to PD section of our website:

Overview of PD – med.stanford.edu/parkinsons/introduction-PD/overview.html

Newly Diagnosed with PD – med.stanford.edu/parkinsons/introduction-PD/newly-diagnosed.html

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Recorded: Keep Our Elders Safe: It Takes A Community

June 2020 Recorded Webinar : Click on link below
Keep Our Seniors Safe: It Takes A Community Webinar         
Handouts and PowerPoint’s from the webinar

  1. Shingcare’s PowerPoint: Keep Our Seniors Safe
  2. Elder & Dependent Abuse Blue Print
  3. CDDA Article
  4. Top 10 Tips

 

Above are the PowerPoint’s and handouts that were shared during the webinar; as well as the recording of the webinar (just click on the link to view)Please feel free to click on the links to download and to share with family and friends.
Featuring world renowned keynote speaker, Paul Greenwood, and  interactive panel of local experts and officials. Greenwood, a lawyer for over 36 years, began his career in England. He moved to his wife’s hometown of San Diego and passed the California Bar in 1991.
Greenwood’s assignment as an elder abuse prosecutor 19 years ago developed into a long-term career. He joined the San Diego DA’s office in 1993 and started the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit in January 1996. Under his leadership the unit has grown to a team of twelve. He has also been involved in the prosecution of over 200 felony elder abuse cases. Mr. Greenwood is currently co-chair of the California District Attorneys Elder Abuse statewide committee and is an elected board member of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. 
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