Upcoming Events: Grownups
Output: Body & Mind – Lowering the Risk for Alzheimer's DiseaseDate: Wed, July 08, 2015
Time: 5:15 PM
Second in a series of three scientific talks.
Patricia Renaut Spilman, M.S., Senior Scientist, Buck Institute
Assisting Organization: The Buck Institute
In this second in a series of three scientific talks, Spilman will discuss the ability of exercise, social interaction, continuing intellectual and spiritual growth, and sensory stimulation to lower the risk or delay onset of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. A person’s engagement in the surrounding world is vital! The impact of sleep disturbances and stress – and how to address them – will be presented, as well as the science behind recent findings. Spilman is a scientist working on Alzheimer's disease drug discovery.
"And She Can Sing..." Music as a Portal to the PersonDate: Thu, August 13, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM
Music engaging people with memory loss and disorientation
Mary Hulme, LCSW, ASW-G, C-SWHC, Geriatrician Odile Lavault, Recreational Therapist
Theresa Allison, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geriatrics, UCSF
This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.
The panel will discuss the remarkable role of music in engaging people who are suffering from memory loss and disorientation. Combining film clips, a PowerPoint presentation and live music, the speakers will show how to use improvisation, openness, patience and optimism in the practice of validation to see that there is a reason behind all behaviors. Learn how, through observing and listening with empathy, one may learn what to say and do to engage those with dementias. It will be both educational and entertaining.
Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your Parents.Date: Mon, September 14, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Seven Keys to a Successful Job SearchDate: Wed, September 30, 2015
Time: 5:15 PM
Navigating today’s competitive job market.
Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC, Job Search Expert; Author; Blogger; Speaker; Radio Host
Williams aims to provide mature applicants with critical information on navigating today’s competitive job market, including how to brand yourself for success, make yourself marketable, differentiate yourself from the competition and create a powerful presence both in-person and online. She’ll also discuss networking and the “halo effect,” and the ups and downs of compensation. As a Nationally Board Certified Career Counselor with a master's degree in career development, she has over 20 years’ experience as a career strategist working with jobseekers and career changers.