Wellness Presentations 

Ignite your audience and motivate your group with wellness seminars that are educational as
inspirational and redefine aging, 

 

We have several presentations to choose from
and many can be customized to meet the
need of your audience.

 

Presentations are about 90 minutes and
include 15 minute Q/A.

 

Wellness Presentation Fee:

  • $225 for up to 100 audience members or
    participants

  • $2.50 per person for groups of 101+ audience
    members or participants

     

Note pages/Handouts will be provided
electronically for distribution to your group.

 

Past Presentations:

2018 City of Tualatin Juanita Pohl Community Senior Center- Living Well and Staying Injury-Free
2017 Union Local No. 290 retirees

2017 Annual State of Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman meeting
2016 launching of Viva Village NW - Staying Independent While Aging

2016 Union Local No. 290 retirees

2015 Western Regional Geriatrics Care Manager's Conference - Fighting Frailty
THPRD Health Fairs and Quarterly Wellness Series 
In the past we have presented at Lake Oswego Adult Center, Rose Schnitzer Manor and other local assisted living and independent living facilities

 

Living Well and Staying Injury Free Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Tips for Falls Prevention

This presentation raises awareness and provides information that can be implemented to prevent injuries, physical activity and exercise aimed to restore, maintain and optimize function and fitness, and slowing down age-related declines in function with sensible lifestyle changes. This presentation is a combination of several topics and customized for the City of Tualatin Juanita Poll Community Senior Center for their First Annual Better Balance Fair on 9/20/2018 Presented by Jacqueline Sinke 

 
BOTTOMS UP: WHY HYDRATION IS IMPORTANT (NEW !!!)

This presentation discusses:

  • The connection between hydration and falls risk

  • How small lifestyle changes can decrease the risk of falling

  • Why we need water

  • How our body loses water

  • Signs of dehydration

  • The need for electrolytes

  • Fluid recommendations and hydration tips
     

FALLS PREVENTION: Physical Activity and Nutrition (NEW!!!)

This presentation covers the two important topics- physical activity and nutrition that influence fall risk. We will discuss:

  • The importance of physical activity on overall health.

  • Review the consequences of muscle loss, since having strong muscles will reduce the risk for falls.

  • Define frailty as we age we naturally begin to lose muscle mass. As this process and if the loss becomes extreme we can become frail.

  • Identify ways to stay physically active.

  • Describe healthy eating practices to help keep strong and functionally independent.
     

Safety Tips for Falls Prevention (NEW!!!)

In this presentation, we discover how to reduce our risk factors for falling. We discuss:

  • Falls are the #1 cause for injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans.

  • Why most falls are preventable.

  • Educate the audience on the importance of small lifestyle changes that make a decrease in fall risk possible.

  • Identifying ways seniors put ourselves at risk for falling and providing tips for making your environment safe. 

 
Presentations by Bayla O'Brien - Physical Therapist and FallProof Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor:
 
Walking for your Health

The participant will learn the anatomy and phases of the gait cycle and how each muscle's strength or weakness effects the quality or deviations - 'limping styles' that may arise. This presentation will also educate individuals about the relationship of walking quality and speed to cognitive function, an older adult's ability to remain independent throughout their life, and to mortality rates. A few basic exercises and testing benchmarks will also be presented with ample time demonstrations and participation of attendees.

 

Balance: A Topic for the Ages

Come and learn how your body use and process information from your muscles and joints, your inner ear, your vision, and your brain to help keep you upright and prevent or reduce your risk of falling. What are the age-related changes to all these balance systems (peripheral neuropathy, vertigo, macular degeneration, cognitive decline). And most importantly: Can age-associated changes and decline in balance and mobility can be reversed? YES!!  Come learn how.

 
Divine Feminine: women's health programming for regaining continence

Participants will learn the anatomy and physiology of the different types of urinary incontinence, and how to manage and more importantly, how to successfully reduce or eliminate the frequency of leakage at bedtime and during the day. This course will present the most up to date theory's incontinence control that is way beyond just a Kegel approach.

 

Strong is Normal !!!

You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. Get off the path toward frailty. Weakness is not a normal part of growing old. Change direction.  Learn how to choose a path that leads you in the direction toward independence, fitness, balance, and vitality. STRONG is normal. Learn the benchmarks of senior fitness and redefine your aging and wellness goals. 

 

Presentations by Jacqueline Sinke: -ACSM-EP-C, ACSM/ACS CET, ACE MES, ACE CPT, FallProof Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor, Delay The Disease Parkinson’s Exercise program certified:
 
Staying Independent While Aging

What you need to know; from staying injury free, to increasing healthy years and extending independence. This interactive presentation covers what threatens your independence as you age and how to protect this precious independence. We explore ways to increase those healthy years by optimizing function and fitness, reducing the risk for development of chronic medical conditions, and what you can do through healthy lifestyle choices to better manage and even treat the medical conditions that you have. You will find out what level of functional fitness is needed to remain independent to 90 + years of age and beyond, and how Pro-Active Aging can make the difference between Long-Term Independence vs. Long-Term Care.

 

Strength and Balance: Essentials for Aging

It requires good strength and balance to live well independently. In this presentation, we explore what steps you can take to protect precious independence, improve and maintain functional ability and fitness, slow down, stop and even reverse age-related declines. Discover a major threat to the independence of older adults and how to protect yourself. We discover what level of function is needed to stay independent even to advanced age 90+ years of age, and determine if you are on track. You will have the opportunity to perform a simple balance test that can provide information on your balance. We share with you the most appropriate time to get help, where to get help, and resources on locating the most appropriate health and fitness professionals to help you reach your wellness goal. The presentation includes demonstrations on important exercises and how to perform those correctly to boost your strength and balance.

 

Fighting Frailty: Adding Years to Your Life and Quality of Life to Your Years

Frailty is a clinical state in which there is an increased vulnerability for developing dependency.  Frailty is related to the aging process and common among older adults however, frailty can be prevented with early diagnosis and early recognition of signs and symptoms. Learn the signs and symptoms of frailty and how to prevent this from happening.
Timely and appropriate intervention can add years to an older adult's live and quality life to their years.

 

Exercise Guidelines for Older Adults

Exercise guidelines for older adults to enable active and healthy aging vary from those for the general apparently healthy population. These guidelines were developed to promote healthy aging by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. The appropriate exercise and physical activity plan maximize health, fitness, and function reduces the risk of injury. Targeted exercise programming can prevent, better manage and help treat chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, PAD, osteoporosis, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc. Discover the most appropriate exercise sources of information, locating qualified fitness professionals, hiring the most appropriate fitness professional. Find out where to begin or how to adjust your current exercise program to receive optimum benefits in health and wellness.  

 

Achieving and Maintaining Strong Bones for Life; Exercise recommendations in the prevention, management, and treatment of Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.

Learn the do's and don'ts of Exercise with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.  In this presentation, we explore the value of bone density testing and understanding bone density test T-Scores and how these relate appropriate exercise selection, avoid movements to prevent fracture, such as golf-related spinal fractures. Do not to let your favorite activity become a bone-crushing event. By age 65, men and women tend to be losing bone tissue at the same rate, and this gradual bone loss continues throughout life. It requires good bone and muscle strength, and balance to live well independently. With good habits and medical attention when needed, we can have strong bones throughout our lives. We discover what level of function is needed to stay independent, strong and vital even to advanced age 90+ years of age, and determine if you are on track.
Explore which exercises are most beneficial to:

  1. boost bone health, prevent and slow down bone loss

  2. improve bone density with osteopenia

  3. boost bone health and density, prevent fracture when diagnosed with osteoporosis