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Meeting the Challenges of Solo Aging
Speaker: Dr. Sara Zeff Geber
Date: May 12, 2021 (Wed)
Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, 2018 recipient of the “Influencers in Aging” designation by PBS’ Next Avenue, is an author, certified retirement coach, and professional speaker on retirement and aging. She has developed a niche specialty working with “Solo Agers,” people who have no children or who are aging alone. Dr. Geber is the author of Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults (Mango Press, 2018) which was selected that year as a “best book on aging well” by the Wall Street Journal. With her speaking and writing, Sara has been raising awareness of Solo Agers for the past 10 years. She believes Solo Agers have unique needs in later life that warrant greater foresight and a more robust approach to planning.
Aging on the Go
Speaker: Dr. Deborah Bolding
Date: April 14, 2021 (Wed)
Dealing with Uncertainty in the Era of COVID-19
Speaker: Dr. Kate Sweeny
Date: Mar 10, 2021 (Wed)
Smart Technology for Seniors
Speaker: Jack Lai
Date: Feb 10, 2021 (Wed)
Jack is the chief technology officer of Yohocare. He oversees and works on the technical side including application development, database and backend infrastructure. Jack is an aerospace engineer at NASA Ames Research Center. His work involves research and software development for air traffic management and high-fidelity simulations in the Aviation Systems Division. Prior to joining NASA and Yohocare, Jack worked as a software engineer for University of California, Santa Cruz and Atypon Systems. He received a Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Engineering, at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
The Talk will cover:
Improving Memory at any age
Speaker: Dr. Patti Simone
Date: Jan 13, 2021 (Wed)
Professor Simone is a trained experimental psychologist and has worked at Santa Clara University since 1993 where her role as a faculty member emphasizes teaching and scholarship. Her research on neurocognitive development over the lifespan examines environmental and other factors that influence attention and memory in children, undergraduate students, and healthy older adults. She has or 20 publications in this field, nearly half with SCU undergraduate student co-authors.
Dr. Simone will talk about:
What is normal (and not normal) age-related memory loss?
What factors contribute to memory loss?
What can you do to improve memory?
How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation
Speaker: Sunil Nethisinghe
Date: Dec 9, 2020 (Wed)
Sunil Nethisinghe, an experienced meditator, has practiced mindfulness meditation for over 30 years. He is excited to share his knowledge and experience with others. Sunil will explain the basics of Mindfulness Meditation, the importance of meditating, and will lead hands-on interactive exercises. For individuals who wish to continue practicing on their own, this talk will cover the do’s and don'ts of meditation.