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    2017 WORKSHOPS

     

    SESSION 1 WORKSHOPS

    9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Posture and Perception: 

    Minimizing Fear and Maximizing Mobility

    In this workshop physical therapists Amanda and Andres will talk to you about how your posture and perception affect mobility.  We will identify roadblocks that you may not even be aware are greatly impacting your ability to participate in daily and community tasks.  We will give the audience an effective home-based exercise program to set the right intentions, and to live the best life at any age.

     

    Workshop presented by Dr. Amanda Schmidt and Dr. Andres Lopez, JPS Health Network Physical Therapy Department  

    9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          

     Cooking Demo of Moroccan

    Lentil Salad with Lemon Dressing

    This traditional, hearty lentil and roasted carrot salad strikes a perfect balance between sweet and earthy flavors. You can make this salad hours or even a day or two ahead for best results.

     

    Workshop presented by June D’Souza and Milette Siler, Registered Dieticians at Moncrief Cancer Institute

    9:45 a.m.—10:30 a.m.            

    Transportation

    Have a Say in How You Get Around Town

     Connecting to family and friends, shopping, worship services, volunteer opportunities, health care and the community is an essential element of a meaningful, active life. 

    This interactive workshop will engage participants in designing transportation services through which older adults, their families and their friends can safely, affordably and conveniently access and contribute to the county in which they live. 

     

    Workshop presented by Sheila Holbrook-White, MyRIDE-Tarrant Program Director and Russell Schaffner, Tarrant County’s Mobility Coordinator

    9:45 a.m. —10:30 a.m.         

    Age-Friendly Fort Worth

    As the U.S. population ages and people stay healthy and active longer, communities must adapt. Well-designed, livable communities promote health and sustain economic growth, and they make for happier, healthier residents — of all ages. The City of Fort Worth is proactively preparing for this demographic growth through Age-Friendly Fort Worth initiatives. Participate in an interactive workshop and find out what it means to live in an Age-Friendly community where every resident from 1-100 can work, play and live their happiest lives.

     

    Workshop presented by Eva Bonilla, AARP Volunteer and Melodia Gutierrez, AARP

    9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.       

    Tips to Access your Resources and Benefits

    Learn about resources and benefits are available and how to access them.

     

    Workshop presented by Jamie Harwell, Aging and Disability Resource Center and Kristen Conner, Sixty and Better Benefits Enrollment Centers

    9:45 a.m. —10:30 a.m.

    It’s More than a Phone

    Many of us are challenged with remembering the details of everyday life:  what did I do last week, what did I purchase, how much have I spent, what have I eaten this week, who have I spent time with, etc?  Immediate success can be achieved by combining proven best practices with technology (smartphone or tablet, health watch, gaming, medical alert, medication dispensers and more).  Ed will share a practical approach to CRS, aka Can’t Remember Stuff, that really works and demonstrate related Philips Lifeline technology.

    Workshop presented by Ed Sanders, Silver Surfer Education

    SESSION 2 WORKSHOPS

    11 a.m.—11:45 a.m.     

    Happy Feet!

    As we age, we naturally develop more problems with our feet due to normal daily wear and tear of joints. Learn more about signs and symptoms of feet problems and how they can be addressed.

     

    Workshop presented by Dr. Brady Rhodes, JPS Health Network Department of Orthopaedics, Foot and Ankle Surgery

    11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.

    Fraud Schemes

    What is it?  Who are the victims? Who are the suspects? What now? Participate in a brief presentation on how to recognize signs of financial exploitation, such as investment fraud, home repair fraud, sweetheart swindles and more.  Followed by a brief question and answer session.

    Workshop presented by Investigator Greg McNeese, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney White Collar/Public Integrity Unit

    11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.  

    Joint Replacement: What You Need to Know

    Has a joint replacement surgery been recommended by your doctor? Do you have questions? Learn about joint replacement surgery, what it consists of and recovery time. Get your questions answered.

     

    Workshop presented by Dr. Daniel Wagner, Texas Hip and Knee Center, Texas Health Clearfork Hospital

    11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.     

    Connecting for a Good Life   

    The presentation will cover healthy activities and practices that lead to an overall good quality of life and good health, including falls prevention. Benefits of A Matter of Balance – an evidence-based program for older adults who are concerned about falls. Audience will have the opportunity to observe or participate in A Matter of Balance exercises. Following the presentation, attendees will be able to sign up to participate in or host a class.

    Workshop presented by Christina Bartha, A Matter of Balance Master Trainer with Sixty and Better and Kathlene Camp, PT from UNTHSC

    11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.

    Living Through Grief

    Learn tools and basic understanding of ways to handle grief that are healthy and lead to healing. You will be able to recognize some symptoms of grief, learn some coping skills to assist you in the grief process andl be able to ask questions about dealing with grief.

    Workshop presented by Lynell Bond, professional counselor

    11 a.m. —11:45 a.m.

    The Conversation:

    Addressing the Challenges of Advanced Care Planning

    Members of the spiritual, legal and medical community offer their perceptions of the power of advanced care planning.  Learn how to proactively relieve the burden and stress of decision-making during chronic illness and at the end of life.

     

    Workshop presented by Rev Emily Gabehart, Texas Health Fort Worth, Chrys Jones, Attorney at Law, Dr. Janice Knebl, UNT Health Science Center, Amy Lunsford, Texas Health Fort Worth

    GRAB YOUR LUNCH AND JOIN US

    FOR THE AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

    SESSION 3 WORKSHOPS

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

    Learn Hands Only CPR

    Hands-Only CPR can save lives! Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive CPR immediately.  As a bystander your actions can help.  Learn the benefits and how to perform Hands Only CPR in this interactive presentation.

    Workshop presented by Ashley Clark, BSN, RN, Program Outcomes Manager Stroke/Chest Pain EMS Liaison, Baylor Scott & White

     

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

    Fraud Schemes

    What is it?  Who are the victims? Who are the suspects? What Now? Participate in a brief presentation on how to recognize signs of financial exploitation, such as investment fraud, home repair fraud, sweetheart swindles and more.  Followed by a brief question and answer session.

    Workshop presented by Investigator Greg McNeese, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney White Collar/Public Integrity Unit

     

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

    It’s More than a Phone

    Many of us are challenged with remembering the details of everyday life:  what did I do last week, what did I purchase, how much have I spent, what have I eaten this week, who have I spent time with, etc?  Immediate success can be achieved by combining proven best practices with technology (smartphone or tablet, health watch, gaming, medical alert, medication dispensers and more).  Ed will share a practical approach to CRS, aka Can’t Remember Stuff, that really works and demonstrate related Philips Lifeline technology.

    Workshop presented by Ed Sanders, Silver Surfer Education

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

    Tips for Better Medication Management

    Topics in this program include:

    • Understanding the intended purpose of each medication and how it affects overall health.
    • Ways to keep  your medication regimen simple.
    • Recognizing side effects vs adverse reactions and how to manage them.
    • How to recognize poly therapy.

    Workshop presented by Jacquenita Robertson-Love, Meals on Wheels Clinical Pharmacist

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

    Managing Anxiety and Stress for the Caregiver

    Caregiver stress can lead to burnout if you don’t take care of yourself. Managing stress levels in your life is just as important as making sure your loved one is cared for. Learn how to manage your anxiety and stress.

     

    Workshop presented by Pat Gleason-Wynn, PhD, LCSW, Texas Health Fort Worth

    12:15 p.m. —1 p.m.

    Senior Housing Options

    Know before you need to know where to go. General overview on housing options. Different types of housing available. What is downsizing? What is aging in place?

     

    Workshop presented by Kelly Poppelreiter, Aging and Disability Resource Center and Ingrid Sullivan, Senior Downsizing Expert