Positive Aging
Postive Aging
 

2ND ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON POSITIVE AGING:
LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST

We are delighted to bring you the second annual 60+ Symposium on Positive Aging at JCC Manhattan. This event is designed to inform, energize, educate, entertain, and inspire adults transitioning through the next stages of their lives.

The day will include a keynote address by Robin E. Mockenhaupt Ph.D., MPH, MBA, Chief of Staff at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Upon registration, participants will be contacted to select one morning workshop and one afternoon workshop. Please see below for workshop descriptions.

Mon, Nov 13, 8:30 am-3 pm, $65
Click here to register.


 

MORNING SESSIONS

Becoming Who You Are: A Narrative Adventure
Dr. Ann Burack-Weiss
After four decades as a gerontologist, Dr. Ann Burack-Weiss had trouble facing her own aging. She found wisdom and guidance in the writing of noted women authors; Colette, Joan Didion, Angelou, MFK Fisher, May Sarton, Edith Wharton, and others. Ann’s process of self discovery resulted in publication of The Lioness in Winter: Writing An Old Woman’s Life (Columbia University Press). She will share insights that continue to inspire her as well as demonstrate ways in which the written word can serve as a catalyst for finding one’s voice and direction.

The Me I Do Not Know
Dr. Barbara Waxenberg
Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered who the stranger was staring back at you?

Dr. Waxenberg, a NYC therapist who used to enjoy athletic adventures was forced to acknowledge that there were things she could no longer do. She will offer ways to confront the changes is our bodies as we age and offer coping strategies to live life to the fullest.

LiveOn NY – Advocating to Make NY a Better Place to Age
Bobbie Sackman, Former Director of Public Policy
Andrea Cianfrani, Current Director of Public Policy

LiveOn NY, an organization that advocates for Seniors, believes that together, we can make New York a better place to age. LiveOn NY is a membership based organization, representing 100 agencies from small, single-site centers to large multi-service organizations. Through targeted advocacy, data-driven policy, direct assistance & innovative programs we work to ensure that all seniors can live with dignity and respect.

You told us that you want to know about opportunities to fight ageism and advocate for policies that support seniors. This is your chance to find out how you can participate in the process!

Fall Stop…MOVE STRONG
Celeste Carlucci
This joyful fitness/education fall prevention program helps keep older adults vital, active and safe in their homes and communities. Developed in New York City, the program is evidence-based and doctor-recommended. It targets all major muscle groups, increasing strength and improving flexibility, reflexes and balance. Participants gain vitality and confidence.

Join Celeste Carlucci, fitness expert and founder of Fall Stop…MOVE STRONG™ who will take you through her tips and strategies to keep you moving strong in NYC. Be prepared to exercise, learn her 6 daily must do moves and have fun.

Artful Aging
Judy Greenwald
We invite you to cultivate creativity, risk taking, and improvisation in a novel way by engaging in art/play. If you want to get a taste of “aging artfully” and an opportunity to enrich your life this session has your name on it.

Theater Games: Expand Your Horizons
Scott Klavan
Enjoy theater games and improv exercises designed to increase spontaneity and interactive skills while having fun. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your horizons.

Create Your Own Tomorrow: Vision Mapping
Alice Chera
Discover and clarify what your ideal life looks like. Live with more meaning and purpose. Using the creative tool of a Vision Map this class will show you how to shape your time and choices so you can experience more joy. Join us in this interactive session where you will create a collage from magazines that will represent your personal definition of a life well lived.

Engage Living Well Together (ELWT)
Independence … Camaraderie … Empowerment
Mimi Grinker
Join us to learn more about becoming a member of Living Well Together. This program provides concrete help when health-related issues arise. It also affords participants the pleasure of friendship and community.

Benefits include a peer-to-peer service component whereby a community of volunteers commit to helping one another when medical challenges arise. Help may consist of escorting members to and from medical appointments, providing companionship, shopping, or short-term animal care, an information exchange around health-focused needs such as referrals for medical personnel or sharing experiences about medical procedures and periodic meetings dealing with health related topics that build trust and encourage members to ask for and receive help when needed.


 

LUNCH

Michael Paley


 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Age Wisely with Mindfulness Meditation
Susie Kessler and Marvin Israelow
The psalmist said, “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Throughout adulthood, we experience changes, challenges, and opportunities. The contemplative practices of meditation and mindfulness can help us connect with our own experiences and greet each moment with an open heart.

Lyrics and Learning
Ellen Ratner
Join this session and sing along to hit songs written by American Jewish composers while learning some history behind their writing. Lyrical handouts will be provided. Just bring with you enthusiasm and a love of song. No prior choral singing experience required.

Culinary Nutrition: Eating for Vitality
Diane Insolia
Eat well, feel well, be well! Preventive care is a key component for achieving optimal health and preventing illness. Join us for an important discussion on eating for vitality followed by a cooking demonstration and tasting. We will explore the role of diet in reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, and improving gut health.

Artful Aging
Judy Greenwald
We invite you to cultivate creativity, risk taking, and improvisation in a novel way by engaging in art/play. If you want to get a taste of “aging artfully” and an opportunity to enrich your life this session has your name on it.

Brain Plasticity: Changing Your Brain Can Be Simple and Fun
Caroline Kohles
Brain plasticity is the greatest discovery in the modern age, especially for anyone interested in boosting mental abilities and potentials of mind as well as their ability to learn. Modern science is finding that adults brains are more malleable than previously thought. Come learn how to boost your brain in 10+ minutes a day with these fun exercises and games. Anyone can do it.

Relationship Challenges: Family and Friends
By Dr. Renee Solomon
Last year’s attendees were captivated by Dr. Renee Solomon’ s workshop, Making it on Your Own. You won’t want to miss this year’s , Relationship Challenges: Family and Friends. In this session, Dr. Renee Solomon will explore the importance of relationships as a relevant and significant part of living life to the fullest.

Intro to Social Media: Facebook 101
Facilitated by the JCC Engage Tech Soup Team
Do you want to become a Facebook user but are not sure where to begin? Then this session, for those who do not already have a Facebook account, is perfect for you. Please make sure that you meet the following requirements:
You own a smartphone (iPhone or Android) and you have a PC computer or Apple device

Create Your Own Tomorrow: Vision Mapping
Alice Chera
Discover and clarify what your ideal life looks like. Live with more meaning and purpose. Using the creative tool of a Vision Map this class will show you how to shape your time and choices so you can experience more joy. Join us in this interactive session where you will create a collage from magazines that will represent your personal definition of a life well lived.

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