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2020 Sixty and Better Healthy Aging Symposium

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Tarrant County College - Trinity River Campus

300 Trinity Campus Circle

Fort Worth, TX 76102

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FREE ADMISSION ~ BREAKFAST & LUNCH ~ FREE PARKING

55+, Boomers, seniors, care providers, health professionals, and students are invited to join Sixty and Better for the second Healthy Aging Symposium, presented by Aetna and hosted in partnership with Tarrant County College - Trinity River.

Using a whole-person approach to healthy aging, this one-day symposium explores relevant and practical ways that you can stay healthy and in-control of your life

NEW THIS YEAR: Plenary portions of the Symposium are presented with Spanish and ASL interpreters. The Basics of Alzheimer's and Dementia breakout session is provided in separate English and Spanish presentations.


  • To become a sponsor or expo vendor, contact us at info@sixtyandbetter.org or call (817) 413-4949 x205.

    Remaining Symposium Sponsorships: $2,000 and $1,000.
    Expo Vendor: $250. Nonprofit Expo Vendor: $100.
    Apply to be an Expo Vendor using this online form. Sixty and Better will contact you to approve.



*Please Note* there are no CEC classes offered at this symposium.


Healthy Aging Symposium Photo Collage

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AGENDA

8:30 - 9:30 am
Registration and Breakfast


9:30 - 9:45 am
Welcome

  • Monique Barber, MPH, MBA
    Chief Executive Officer, Sixty and Better, Inc.

  • Dr. Robert Muñoz, EdD
    Executive Director of Community Education and Engagement, Tarrant County College - Trinity River

  • Interpreted in Spanish

  • Interpreted in ASL


9:45 - 10:30 am
Keynote: Making Sense of Herbs and Supplements

  • Introduction:
    Karen Ostrander, MSN
    President, Board of Directors, Sixty and Better, Inc.

  • Keynote:
    Dr. Sylvia Perry
    Pharm D

  • Interpreted in Spanish

  • Interpreted in ASL


10:30 - 10:45 am
Mid-morning Break


10:45 - 11:30 am
Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

  • Nutrition Concerns for Older Adults
    Sherry Simon, BS, RDN/LD

  • Protecting Your Digital Self Online
    Tyson McMillan, PhD

  • The Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
    Lisa Bird, RN

  • Los fundamentos de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y la demencia
    (Spanish presentation of Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia)
    Katia Diaz, BSN, RN, CCRN


11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch/Expo


12:30 - 1:15 pm
Personal Safety and Self-Defense Training

  • Dwane Kelley
    TCC Police Department Training Coordinator

  • Interpreted in Spanish

  • Interpreted in ASL


1:15 - 1:30 pm
Closing/Door Prizes

  • Aetna
    Presenting Sponsor

  • Senior Education Program
    Tarrant County College

  • Monique Barber, MPH, MBA
    Chief Executive Officer, Sixty and Better, Inc.

  • Interpreted in Spanish

  • Interpreted in ASL


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OPENING SESSION

Keynote: Making Sense of Herbs and Supplements

  • Dr. Sylvia Perry, Pharm D

Herbal supplements can provide tremendous health boosts, but consumers must be wise about the choices they make. There are countless sales pitches in the marketplace promising amazing results and remarkable benefits, but it’s important to understand the effects of supplements on your own personal health. It’s also important to understand that because the herb and supplement market is unregulated, choosing products labeled as “natural” won’t guarantee their safety or their effectiveness.

Dr. Sylvia Perry, one of Texas’ leading pharmacy experts, believes in the power of shared knowledge, and she uses her own expertise to empower the people around her toward improved health. Dr. Sylvia will address the popularity of supplements that address brain health, memory, inflammation, and pain, as well as the continued emergence of CBD. She will highlight the importance of communicating with your healthcare partners before adding supplements to your regimen and give you valuable information about how you can safely use them to improve your wellness.


Los suplementos a base de hierbas pueden proporcionar enormes beneficios para la salud, pero los consumidores deben ser sabios acerca de las decisiones que toman. Existen innumerables argumentos de venta en el mercado que prometen resultados sorprendentes y beneficios notables, pero es importante comprender los efectos de los suplementos en su propia salud personal. También es importante entender que debido a que el mercado de hierbas y suplementos no está regulado, elegir productos etiquetados como "naturales" no garantizará su seguridad o efectividad.

La Dra. Sylvia Perry, una de las principales expertas en farmacia de Texas, cree en el poder del conocimiento compartido y utiliza su propia experiencia para capacitar a las personas que la rodean para mejorar su salud. El Dr. Sylvia abordará la popularidad de los suplementos que abordan la salud del cerebro, la memoria, la inflamación y el dolor, así como la aparición continua de CBD. Ella destacará la importancia de comunicarse con sus socios de atención médica antes de agregar suplementos a su régimen y le brindará información valiosa sobre cómo puede usarlos de manera segura para mejorar su bienestar.


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CLOSING SESSION

Personal Safety and Self-Defense Training

  • Dwane Kelley, TCC Police Department Training Coordinator

This session is designed to provide practical safety tip to attendees as it pertains to knowing their environment and surrounding when going about their daily activities. In addition, we will address and provide effective, easy to learn and practical Self-Defense techniques. The techniques may be used to help escape and/or defend yourself from any potential assault or attack that can occur (i.e., Active Shooter, home, mall, walking, jogging, individual asking for money then elects to assault you, or even returning those Redbox movies late at night, etc.).

Esta sesión está diseñada para proporcionar consejos prácticos de seguridad a los asistentes en lo que respecta a conocer su entorno y sus alrededores cuando realizan sus actividades diarias. Además, abordaremos y brindaremos técnicas de autodefensa efectivas, fáciles de aprender y prácticas. Las técnicas se pueden usar para ayudar a escapar y / o defenderse de cualquier asalto o ataque potencial que pueda ocurrir (es decir, Active Shooter, hogar, centro comercial, caminar, trotar, la persona que pide dinero y luego elige asaltarlo, o incluso devolverlos Películas de Redbox a altas horas de la noche.).




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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Nutrition Concerns for Older Adults

  • Sherry Simon, BS, RDN/LD

Are there nutritional differences for humans as we age? Well, of course there are. But what information is correct? Learn from a Registered Dietitian about the latest data and research regarding aging and nutrition and find out how you can eat for health and achieve healthy aging.


Protecting Your Digital Self Online

  • Tyson McMillan, PhD

This presentation is about digital representations of self in today’s technological world. We cover basic techniques for securing your computer and mobile devices. We also equip attendees with the power of professional social networking as a proactive defense. "That which you post online is forever; that which other people post about you online is forever."


The Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  • Lisa Bird, RN

In the United States alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. The disease is a global crisis that impacts numerous families right here in our community. However, no one has to face this disease alone or without information. The Alzheimer’s Association® has created an education program covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia to provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed.

This program will:

  • Explore the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  • Examine what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.
  • Detail the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease.
  • Identify FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms.
  • Look ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.
  • Offer helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.


Los fundamentos de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y la demencia
(Spanish presentation of Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

  • Katia Diaz, BSN, RN, CCRN

Solo en los Estados Unidos, más de 5 millones de personas viven con Alzheimer y 16 millones sirven como cuidadores no remunerados. La enfermedad es una crisis global que afecta a numerosas familias aquí en nuestra comunidad. Sin embargo, nadie tiene que enfrentar esta enfermedad solo o sin información. La Alzheimer's Association® ha creado un programa educativo que cubre los conceptos básicos de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y la demencia para proporcionar una visión general de las personas que enfrentan un diagnóstico y de aquellas que desean estar informadas.

Este programa:

  • Explore la relación entre la enfermedad de Alzheimer y la demencia.
  • Examine lo que sucede en un cerebro afectado por el Alzheimer.
  • Detalle los factores de riesgo y las tres etapas generales de la enfermedad.
  • Identificar los tratamientos aprobados por la FDA disponibles para tratar algunos síntomas.
  • Mire hacia el futuro para la investigación de la enfermedad de Alzheimer.
  • Ofrecer recursos útiles de la Alzheimer's Association®.


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FREE PARKING

  • Free parking in a safe and secure parking garage monitored by Tarrant County College police.

  • Enter through the Cherry St. parking garage entrance and let the security guard know you're here for the Sixty and Better Healthy Aging Symposium.

  • Transit available for Sixty and Better Activity Center participants. Contact your Center Director.



LIVE INTERPRETATIONS

  • ASL Interpretation
    Portions of the Symposium are available with American Sign Language interpreters. Look for plenary sessions marked “Interpreted in ASL.” Reserved seating is available; see usher for guidance.

  • Spanish Interpretation and Workshop Presentation
    Portions of the Symposium are available with Spanish interpreters. Look for plenary sessions marked “Interpreted in Spanish.” Reserved seating is available; see usher for guidance.

    The Basics of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Workshop is also presented in Spanish (Los fundamentos de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y la demencia).

  • Spanish Interpretation Headset Listening Device
    The Spanish translation headset devices and checkout process are administered onsite by Tarrant County College - Trinity River. Service provided is limited to 40 headsets, which are distributed on a first come, first served basis. After checking in at Registration, visit the Tarrant County College - Trinity River table to check out a headsets.




QUESTIONS

  • Call (817) 413-4949 x214

  • Email info@sixtyandbetter.org



EVENT SPONSORS

We're so thankful for the generous support of our partners. To become a sponsor or expo vendor, contact us at info@sixtyandbetter.org or call (817) 413-4949 x205. Expo vendors subject to approval.

  • Remaining Symposium Sponsorships: $2,000 and $1,000. Inquire for benefits of each level.
  • Expo Vendor: $250
  • Nonprofit Expo Vendor: $100
  • Apply to be an Expo Vendor using this online form. Sixty and Better will contact you to approve.


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