Midday Workshops

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Feldenkrais

Led by Yulia Kriskovets, Certified Feldenkrais Method

In this workshop you will experience the amazing ability of your brain to change and bring about positive changes in how you feel and move. You will also learn about the history of the Method and its creator and how it is practiced in Israel. Begin experiencing immediate changes no matter your condition or age through gentle and safe Awareness through Movement lesson.

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.

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.

Mindfit – Activities to Boost Brain Health

Led by Rebecca Valois, Liaison for Home Care Assistance

Keep your brain sharp and healthy with cognitive exercises. Just like the body, the brain can show signs of aging over time. While this is a natural result of growing older, there are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep you mind sharper for longer.  Learn about productive ways to enhance cognitive functioning.

Give Your Eating Habits a Check-up

Led by INOVA Health Systems

Through the integration of proper food selection and portion control, you can improve your body composition and increase your energy levels. Learn which food trends are super-foods and which are super-hype. This workshop provides these insights along with tasty recipe ideas for nutrient-rich food to add to your diet.

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!

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.

Tai Chi/Balance

Led by Cynthia Maltenfort, ERYT, certified yoga instructor

One of the main causes of falling in seniors is a lack of physical movements, leading to lower flexibility and balance. As seniors age, they may be less energetic than before and thus less inclined to exercise. Tai Chi (Tie Chee), an ancient Chinese martial art form with slow and gently flowing movements, might be a suitable exercise option to consider.

Talk to Me: Voice Command Devices & Tech Tips

Led by Cherie Lejeune, Tech expert in Cognition and Aging

Learn to make your everyday information needs accessible by using voice command devices. Cherie will also explain the cognitive therapy that is going to change everything through virtual and augmented reality.

The Street Smart Senior:  Fraud Prevention

Led by Michele Leith, Northern Virginia Outreach Coordinator, Office of Attorney General, Mark R. Herring

This presentation will focus on specific local scam and fraud trends, how to identify potential scams, various tools scammers commonly use such as telephone, email and door-to-door solicitation, as well as ways individuals can protect themselves and avoid getting scammed.