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Aging on the Go

Speaker: Dr. Deborah Bolding

Date: April 14, 2021 (Wed)

Dr. Deborah Bolding is an occupational therapist who has experience helping older adults learn how to maintain healthy, active lifestyles. She is an associate professor at San José State University (SJSU), works at the Farewell to Falls program (Stanford Health Care), and is a member of the San José Age-Friendly Cities Advisory Council and SJSU's Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations. She has given multiple presentations and has publications related to fall prevention, and transportation and travel for older adults.

In this talk, she will address:

  • What are the factors that limit our ability to participate fully in our desired activities?

  • Tips that help us stay engaged, active and safe at home and in our communities.


Dealing with Uncertainty in the Era of COVID-19

Speaker: Dr. Kate Sweeny

Date: Mar 10, 2021 (Wed)

Kate Sweeny is a Professor of Psychology and a Teresa & Byron Pollitt Endowed Term Chair at the University of California, Riverside. She received her PhD in social psychology at the University of Florida, where she initially developed her line of research on waiting and worry. She has now published nearly 100 papers on the psychology of uncertainty and related topics, and her work has been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and NPR.

In this Talk, Dr. Kate Sweeny will talk about how to cope with uncertainty in the era of COVID-19. She will address:

  • Why uncertainty is stressful for most people?

  • How do people cope with uncertainty?

  • How should we cope with stressful uncertainty in a better way?

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:

  • What are common problems faced by the elderly?

  • What is smart technology?

  • How smart devices can help seniors?

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.




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