Session 1 | 10:00 to 10:50 am
1. Chair Yoga for Body and Mind
Heather Meloy, Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist & Acupuncturist
Learn how to practice yoga in a safe and creative way, both seated and standing. Exercises include joint freeing, six movements of the spine, strengthening, yoga postures, mindful breathing techniques and visualizations.
2. The Challenges of Aging Solo
Jane Barton, Cardinal, LLC
A factor in aging well is having a reliable social support system (family and friends). Learn to proactively reinforce and expand your social network to avoid the negative consequences of aging solo.
NOTE: Registration for this class is closed
3. OY! IMPROV™ – Explore, Enjoy and Engage with Cherie Karo Schwartz, Storyteller & Pamela Roth O’Mara, Author & Artist
Lighten up your day and play. Through imagination, dialogue, movement and improvisation, explore Jewish cultural, historical, and religious themes, including Bible (Torah), holidays, life cycles and traditions of world Jewry.
4. Smart Aging – Understand Your Health
Cody Bryan, Rose Medical Center Emergency Services
Join this interactive presentation on cardiac health, delivered by a Rose Medical Center cardiologist and an emergency room physician.
5. Cyber Security
Joanie Bailey, TechOtter
Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. Simple practices can help keep your identity and devices protected. Learn safety tips for e-mail and online searching, how to create safe passwords, how to identify and avoid cyber-scams and security software & updates.
6. Make Friends with Reality
Mandie Birchem, Kavod Senior Life
Watch an engaging TED Talk from comedian Emily Levine about mortality, the cycles of life and quantum physics, with a follow-up discussion about social and communal connection.
7. How to Become and Stay FREED from Stuck!
Susie Hayes, Psychotherapist, Life & Business Coach
No matter how much wisdom or experience we gain, life still brings us challenges and opportunities to grow and change. Learn five steps to become and stay “FREED from Stuck,” whether it be relational, physical, romantic, spiritual, financial or emotional.
8. Make the Most of Your Life and Death
Jamie Sarche, Feldman Mortuary
Most of us avoid thinking or talking about death — it’s morbid, taboo, in bad taste. In this experiential workshop, discover what makes each of our lives worth living and learn how to plan ahead,
so our loved ones receive the healthiest bereavement possible.
Session 2 | 11:00 to 11:50 am
9. The Soul of Aging
Rabbi Stephen Booth Nadav, Kavod Senior Life
“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art” (Eleanor Roosevelt). Bring your creative and contemplative souls and engage in this sacred “art” of living, of re-creating our lives, with poetry, writing, ritual and deep listening.
10. How to Prevent Falls
Tyson Oberndorfer, MD, Marie Andrews & Jessica Elliott, UCHealth Fall Prevention Clinic
Have you fallen? Do you feel unsteady? Are you afraid of falling? Learn what increases your risk of falling and effective ways to reduce your chances of a fall. Review changes you can make in your home to make it safer and learn basic exercises to improve your balance.
11. The Colorado End of Life Options Act
Sam DeWitt, Compassion & Choices
The Colorado End of Life Options Act was passed with bipartisan voter support in 2016. What happens now? Understand the law and a patient’s right to have their desires respected at the end of life.
12. Age with Independence
Eve Lowinger, Jewish Family Service of Colorado
Stay independent and in your home. Discuss community based resources, long term care planning, financial guidance, legal assistance, health and wellness and in home safety assessments.
13. How to Spot Fake News
Ross Mays, Denver Public Library
Learn how to spot fake news stories on the internet, as well as other forms of online misinformation, such as misleading memes, false rumors, clickbait and online bots and trolls.
14. Vaccine Update: What Do I Need, When Do I Need It and Do I REALLY Need It?
Kerry Hildreth, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Get up to date on current vaccine recommendations for older adults, including how vaccines work, what vaccines are needed and when, and the reasons for and concerns around immunization.
15. The Afterlife: What Are We Waiting For?
Rabbi Raphael Leban, The Jewish Experience
Join a frank discussion about the afterlife and the World to Come, based on the Bible (Torah), theology (the Talmud) and modern authorities.
16. YOUR Encore Life: Some Assembly Required
Lynette Reiling, Boomers Leading Change
Longevity has provided the potential for a wonderful gift: second growth. This represents a new option called “Encore Life”…a second harvest of creative potential in work, play, relationships and caring. Learn the five tools necessary for building your Encore Life.
Session 3 | 1:40 to 2:40 pm
17. Spirituality in Our Later Years | Interactive Panel Moderated by Rabbi Dayle Friedman, Growing Older
With Rabbi Bernard Gerson, Anthem, Former Rabbi at Congregation Rodef Shalom, Rabbi Evette Lutman, B’nai Havurah & Rabbi Kim Harris, B’nai Chaim
What is spirituality? What are some of the opportunities and priorities for spirituality in our later years? Join this panel discussion with personal insights and perspectives from local rabbis to discover how spirituality can be significant in our lives.
18. How to Relieve and Prevent Chronic Pain
Catherine Dockery, Center for Conscious Aging & Kevin White, Full Circle Fitness
motivational strategies, stages of posture decline, correct alignment when exercising, simple daily exercises and how to improve conditions such as osteoporosis, stenosis, sciatic nerve pain and bursitis.
19. LISTEN! Life is Calling
Jane Barton, Cardinal, LLC
Every moment is an opportunity to contribute to life in meaning-FULL ways. Remember that the world awaits what only we have to offer as unique individuals. In return, our lives are enriched beyond measure, whether we have 20 years or 20 minutes remaining.
20. Living in Community
Emma Gift, Kavod Senior Life
Communal living can offer opportunities for improved quality of life, including support, mental stimulation, physical well-being and security. Learn about long-term care options, including assisted living, independent living and skilled nursing care.
21. Are You Wearing Your Mask or Is Your Mask Wearing You?
David Sanders, PsyD, Kabbalah Experience
As we age, we drop many of the masks we wore in younger days. We may also hold on even tighter to some masks and accumulate some new ones. Through crafting a mask, explore what are the external and internal aspects of you, the masks you wear and your essence.
22. Transportation for Independence and Connectivity
Carol Buchanan & Susan Unger, Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council
Explore transportation options available to help you travel independently and stay connected to the places that keep you healthy and active. Find out about rideshare services like Uber and Lyft, taxi cabs, CDOT’s statewide Bustang service, public transportation and nonprofit options.
23. Money Matters in Medicare
Patricia Cook, Colorado Gerontological Society
Money is an important part of aging and retirement. Understand the financial issues with Medicare and options to stretch your dollars in 2019 for maximum impact.
24. Assist a Loved One with Diminished Capacity: Legal, Financial and Medical Solutions
Sarah L. Golombek, JD, Elder Law Attorney & Debbie Reinberg, ELDEResources, LLC
Learn estate planning protections, such as powers of attorney, psychological capacity evaluations, guardianship/conservatorships, the use of care managers, daily money managers and professional guardians, conservators & trustees.
Remember to choose one workshop from each session. Make note of the number or title to fill out the registration form (click the button below).
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