Sample Afternoon Workshops

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

AARP HomeFit Workshop

Led by Jane King, AARP HomeFit presenter and consultant

Workshop objectives are to recognize how your home can be designed and updated to support your needs and lifestyle; to determine what is important to YOU in your living environment; and determine what type of improvements are needed and what specialist can assist you. The presentation features many pictures of homes and the kinds of changes that can make them safer and more comfortable.

Gentle Yoga: It’s For Everyone

Led by Cynthia Maltenfort, ERYT, certified yoga instructor

It’s popular these days to say, “yoga is for everybody.” But can it really be practiced by everyone? Even those who, due to age, inflexibility, or injury, need to practice completely from a chair?  Learn simple poses that you can do every day. For those with balance issues, people looking to start slowly, or anyone who would just feel more confident in starting out this way, chair yoga may be the way to go.

Express Yourself through Art

Led by Elizabeth Hlavek, Hlavek Art Therapy, LLC

Through art making and sharing, Art Therapy allows individuals to communicate in an alternative, less direct, format. Art Therapy can be beneficial for those who struggle to express themselves verbally, whether due to cognitive impairments, psychological distress or other reasons. This presentation will offer an overview of how art therapy is used to benefit various populations.

Get Your ZZZ’s with Ease

Led by David and Maria Buczek, experts in healthy sleep practices and the benefits of nutritional supplements to enhance sleep quality and improve overall health and wellness.

The workshop will discuss ways to improve your sleep, including how to set up a proper sleep environment, why establishing a sleep routine is so important, how certain foods can either help and hinder sleep, and ways that essential oils can help calm and relax the body for a better night of sleep.

Seven Steps to Better Brain Health

Led by Susan Wranik, MS. MA, CCC-SLP of Susan I. Wranik Associates, L.L.C.

Based on the clinical protocol for treating short term memory issues and cognitive deficits, this upbeat, interactive program explains what’s happening to your memory, why, and what you can do about it!  Introducing 7 helpful strategies for better brain health, including a 60 second trick for recall.

Late-in-Life Moves are Different!

Led by Inderjeet Jumani and Mike Lekas,  Senior Real Estate Specialists with 36 years of combined experience and 20+ years prior career in social work.

Simplifying your life should leave you overjoyed, not overwhelmed. Somewhere between touring homes, sorting through possessions, choosing a new place to live, and deciding what to take and what to leave, it suddenly hits you:  downsizing is a lot of work.  Learn the five easy steps to a successful move.

Meditation: It’s Not What You Think

Led by Neil Goodman, Corporate Trainer, Massage Therapist, and facilitator of Meditation techniques.

Join us for an energizing introduction to Mindful Meditation. We will practice simple yet powerful techniques to enhance your energy and health – methods that can easily be incorporated into your daily routine.

Seniors Having Sex?  You Bet!

Led by Rebecca Porter, LCSW-C, LCSW Senior Services Specialist at the Jewish Social Service Agency

Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or just getting back into the dating world, join us for the essential update you need to stay safe, feel comfortable and confident, and have fun!

Step It Up – How to Walk Safely & Comfortably

Led by Rachel Eisenfeld, C-Ped., owner of Soleful Orthotic Solutions

Rachel will discuss the importance of finding the correct shoes for your feet and the criteria for good shoes. We will also discuss tips and tricks on how to make shoes more comfortable.

The Simple Toolkit to Streamline Your Essential Documents

Led by Kay H. Bransford, Founder, MemoryBanc

You will learn why it’s important for every adult over 18 to be organized and leave with a checklist on how to get it done and a guide on what to save and what to shred.  Find out which documents and details are needed for yourself or a loved one.