FREE Programs by Well-Credentialed Presenters

Give visibility to your business or organization by presenting a health and
wellness related program, workshop or demonstration next year on
October 15, 2020.
Contact Us Here and Let Us Know.

Time Programs – Council Room
10:00am –
10:55am
Talk Saves LivesTM: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention: A community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.  Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it. See a short preview here: Talk Saves Lives — Presented by Karen Heisig, Programs Chair of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Chair of the WNY Board of Directors
11:00am –
11:55am
Managing Health Care Expenses in Retirement:  Baby Boomers are asking: When do I sign up for Medicare? What does Medicare cover? How much does it cost? Will I need other insurance? What about long-term care? This workshop will answer these questions! — Presented by David Korody, Legacy Financial Insurance Services
12:00pm –
12:55pm
The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s:  Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one-hour program covers: Typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. — Presented by Halimah Ouedraogo, Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Chapter
1:00pm-
1:55pm
Universal Connectivity: This spiritually based motivational talk will introduce you to connectivity that will leave you feeling hopeful, inspired and capable. It will give you tools to build confidence and deal with many life-changing situations; including stress, loss, and grief. — Presented by Jonathan Jacobs, Owner/Founder of Aisling Connect
2:00pm-
2:55pm
Recovery Thru Connectivity: Your troubles, addictions, dependencies, and life mistakes do not make you a bad person! Learn how you can build unification with loved ones, whether they are experiencing an addition, or you are. — Presented by Jonathan Jacobs, Owner/Founder of Aisling Connect
Time Programs – Treaty Room
10:00am –
10:55am
Mind-body Connections and Physical Symptoms:  How does your doctor assess and treat medically unexplained symptoms and chronic pain?  Emotions and stress may cause physical symptoms or make an existing medical condition more intense. On the other hand, a medical illness can cause anxiety and distress.  This connection between emotions and physical symptoms is called the mind-body connection. We will discuss the multidimensional nature of physical symptoms including pain. This information will be linked to diagnoses and assessment as well as management and treatment of symptoms. — Presented by Garry L. Spink Jr., PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology and Rochester Regional Health
11:00am –
11:55am
There’s No Place Like Home – At-Home Care for Aging Loved Ones:  “There’s no place like home.”  We know it’s true—but it’s often forgotten when an elder needs long-term care.  Many people believe—incorrectly so—that an institutional setting (like a nursing home) is the only option for long-term care.  In fact, elders can get long-term care at home AND the County will help to pay for caregivers, supplies, unpaid bills, and other expenses—making home care a financially attractive option.  At this presentation, we’ll discuss how you can:

  • Qualify for Medicaid benefits to provide care at home – including payment for home care aides.
  • Set up and maintain a safe home environment;
  • Find, select and train qualified caregivers;
  • Maintain a balanced lifestyle as you care for your loved one.

Remember–there’s no place like home!  — Presented by Lori Parker, Parker Law Office

12:00pm –
12:55pm
Breast Cancer Update; the Good, the Bad, and the Puzzling: Who is getting breast cancer? Why? Why is it increasing in younger women and men? The change in the law concerning coverage of screening and diagnosis. Resources for support after a diagnosis (obviously including us!) Strategies for reducing the risk of recurrence. — Presented by Lori Meath, Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
1:00pm-
1:55pm
Retirement Qs and As: Retired or Considering Retirement in the Near Future? How much do I need to retire? When should I take my Social Security benefits? How much can I use of my Investments each year?  If I’m working but I’m over 65yrs. should I go onto Medicare or keep health insurance from my employer?  — Presented by Jodie Borlaug, Financial Freedom Group
2:00pm-
2:55pm
Medical Marijuana & CBD: How can it help you or a loved one?: What is the difference between Medical Marijuana and hemp-based CBD? We’ll discuss the ins & outs of the medical program; how to find a provider, what conditions would qualify you for treatment, what the process of visiting a dispensary looks like, as well as the differences between medical and CBD products available in NY.  — Presented by Kristie Dearman, PharmD, Dispensary Pharmacist, Columbia Care New York
Time Demonstrations – Main Hallway
10:00am-10:55am Tai Chi for Arthritis:  Tai chi for arthritis combines slow movements with deep breathing. Tai chi can improve strength, balance & posture, reduce stress and help prevent falls. The demonstration will be led by Sarah Otis, certified trainer and coordinator of health and wellness services at Lifespan of Greater Rochester.
11:00am-11:55am Rochester Cajun-Zydeco Network:  We’ll show you how fun & easy it is to dance to the lively rhythms of Cajun & Zydeco music from Southwest Louisiana.  All are welcome at our monthly live music dances at the Harmony House in Webster.  Join us with or without a partner!  There’s always a “survival” dance lesson prior to the dance, included in the admission. www.RochesterZydeco.com
12:00pm-12:55pm Rochester Swing Dance Network & “Can-Do” Dancing:  Our dancers will show you how fun & easy it is to dance to Swing music – vintage rock ‘n roll, blues & pop tunes.  Join us at our weekly Thursday night Swing-In to DJ music in Brighton.  On Tuesday evenings “Can-Do” dance classes are offered by Esther Brill & RJ Ruble.  Join us with or without a partner! www.RochesterSwingDance.com