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Bath, NY 14810

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The Senior Forum is back!

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What is the Senior Forum?

The Steuben County Office for the Aging's annual Senior Forum is a chance for community members to come together for a fun-filled morning of learning - FREE OF CHARGE! This event has become a tradition, with participants looking forward to attending year after year.

The morning's learning starts off with a brief Public Hearing, where community members can learn about the services of the OFA, and have an opportunity to help shape the plan for services in 2020. Next, participants have the opportunity to attend 2 (two) workshops on a variety of relevant and entertaining topics. A light continental breakfast and full lunch are also included. Free parking is also available for Forum attendees.

This year's Forum topics are listed below. When registering, please remember to only SELECT TWO (2) WORKSHOPS. Be sure to indicate if you would like to stay for lunch. Space is limited, and reservations fill up quickly. So if you're interested in attending this popular and anticipated event, don't delay!

For more information, please give us a call at 607-664-2298 or email at OFAInfo@SteubenCountyNY.gov

The 2019 Senior Forum Workshop Topics

Please remember to select ONLY 2 workshop when registering for this event. Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. Seating is limited in each workshop, and registration will close when the workshop is full.

1. How Smart Is Your Home? (Presenter: Jennette Cabibi, SSSF Full Circle America Coordinator): Learn about the different types of smart technology available and how it can help seniors and caregivers with Aging in Place.

2. The Similarities (and Differences) of Birding and Mushrooming (Presenter: Dr. Randy Weidner): Many people enjoy watching birds and keeping lists of those they have seen. Very few people pursue wild mushrooms in a similar manner. The two pursuits have many similarities. This program will compare and contrast these two activities, with more emphasis on the less popular on of mushrooming. If you like to get out in Nature but seem to need a purpose to do so, or if you simply are curious about the natural world and the fascinating lifeforms therein, this program is for you.

3. The Simple Secrets To Senior Success (Presenter: Joshua Goldman, Health and Wellness Advocate, Tai Chi Practitioner): There IS a way to age well without reliance on drugs and doctors. A plant diet and daily physical activity prevents, reduces or REVERSES the dominant diseases seniors suffer. This seminar shares how – in simple, practical and humorous specifics.

4. Navigating the New Financial World (Presenter: Nancy Williamson, CEO ServU Credit Union): What you need to know on how to protect yourself from scams, account takeovers, and synthetic identity theft. This session includes steps to take should your account be compromised and what you should do if your identity has been stolen. Come listen to some of the latest techniques on how frauders are trying to access your information and take over your identity.

5. Rhine River Cruise (Presenters: John and Sue Babbitt): Join our presenters for an amazing adventure up the Rhine River, beginning in Amsterdam, Netherlands and ending in Zurich, Switzerland. Expert tour guides lead them on walking tours which they chronicled, through Amsterdam (Netherlands), Cologne, Rudesheim, Stuttgart (Germany) and the Porsche Museum, Colmar (France), and Basel and Lucerne (Switzerland). From windmills to museums, castles, canal boats, cog railways and mountains, it was a journey of a lifetime that the would love to take you on with them.

6. "Don't Worry, Be Happy!" - Ridiculously Easy Ways to Feel Better Every Day (Presenter: Peg Davis, BA, MS CRT, Holistic Counselor, Life Coach): Each of us can incorporate simple techniques or small changes into our daily routines that create positive feelings and benefits for our physical, mental and emotional selves. Peg offers a menu of proven methods from energy medicine, mindfulness for zen and zest, breathing, appreciation , imagery...to relax your mind and worries, sleep better, have more energy, even build brain resilience.

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