Upcoming Events: Grownups
OMG: I Forgot to Plan for a Good Death!Date: Wed, July 20, 2016
Time: 5:15 PM
Having the final say.
Regina Sneed, Advocate, The California End of Life Option Act
The California End of Life Option Act will be effective on June 9, 2016. The speaker will discuss the options people have for dying based on their choices, including the new option of medical aid in dying. People will also have time to discuss what each of us can do to ensure our wishes can be fulfilled for a death with dignity. The audience will be provided with helpful supplemental material and afforded the opportunity to better understand the choices and protections inherent in this important legislation.
Can Technology Make Aging Better and Cheaper?Date: Wed, August 24, 2016
Time: 5:15 PM
Part of our special August series Big Solutions to Big Problems
Richard G. Caro, Ph.D, Physics, Oxford University; Rhodes Scholar
While much of the Western world worries about the economic and human costs of an aging population, Dr. Caro argues that there is room for optimism—and that by harnessing the power of technology and the untapped wisdom of the older adult population, we can improve the quality of life as we age, expand the capabilities of caregivers, and perhaps even make the process of aging less costly.
Expand Social Security Now!Date: Wed, September 07, 2016
Time: 5:15 PM
A plan to defend and expand Social Security
Steven Hill, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; Holtzbrinck Fellow, American Academy in Berlin; Author
Three-quarters of Americans depend heavily on Social Security in their elderly years and nearly half would be living in poverty without it. But as important and popular as it is, Social Security has become a political football. A well-financed campaign — supported by conservatives, special interest groups, and even leading Democrats — has lobbied for cuts and significant “entitlement reform,” falsely proclaiming that Social Security is going broke. Policy expert Steven Hill argues that Social Security not only should be defended, it should be substantially expanded.
Learn about his proposal to double the monthly benefit and how to pay for it by closing many of the tax loopholes and deductions that disproportionately favor the wealthy few.
Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.Date: Mon, September 12, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Solutions to challenges of aging
Richard G. Caro, Ph.D., Facilitator
This regular discussion group explores new and emerging solutions to the challenges of growing older. Not only do we uncover interesting new products at the intersection of aging and technology, we also conduct a series of ongoing deep-dive discussions into topics such as brain health, apps for seniors, hearing and wearables for seniors. The results of our discussions will be shared with a larger community of older adults interested in improving their quality of life through our partner in this initiative, Tech-enhanced Life, PBC. The discussions are facilitated by Dr. Richard Caro, whom many of you have heard speak at prior Grownups forum events.
A Blinding Flash of the Obvious: Rewiring Your Brain for SuccessDate: Tue, September 13, 2016
Time: 5:15 PM
Changing your mind
Steven R. Campbell, M.S., Information Systems
Campbell presents an eye-opening look at the latest research on how our brains conform to the messages we give it: When we optimize those messages, our brains will literally rewire themselves again to create new, positive self-images of who we want to be.
This is formally called “neuroplasticity.” Understanding this could open doors to creating more success in our health, personal relationships and in our businesses.
It's not magic...it's science! The speaker will share practical knowledge of cutting-edge brain research on creating success, better health, loving relationships and overcoming your fears as well as an understanding of the surprising power of thinking differently when you mess up.