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7/25/2013 2:42:00 PM
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to host health fair
Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
Sally Conrad
Sally Conrad

The The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute invites Verde Valley residents to the Yavapai College Clarkdale Campus, for a day of holistically exploring aspects of your health and wellbeing. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is offering a free, all-day health and wellness workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The workshop is open to the public and will feature local practitioners or experts and cover a variety of aspects of health and wellness.

Presenters will include:

Paul Friedman (9-9:45 a.m.), a retired university professor, author, speaker, workshop leader, and lifelong student of well-being, will speak about the multi-faceted sense of well-being.  Can we understand it clearly and know what activities contribute to it?  He will offer map of well-being, which includes its essential elements, how a growth-oriented adult can develop them, and there will be specific participatory exercises done in class.  

Sally Conrad CYT (10-10:45 a.m.), a Certified Yoga Teacher, M.S., and cancer outpatient advocate for Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, will speak about "Why do Yoga?"  She will explain its health and wellness benefits.

Jon Cook (10-10:45 a.m.), graduated from NAU with a B.S. in exercise science and chemistry and a doctoral degree in physical therapy.  He has lived in the Verde Valley for nearly 10 years working as a physical therapist and is the clinical manager at EntireCare Rehab & Sports Medicine Experts at VVMC.  He also has a special interest in clinical research, orthopedics, and advanced shoulder surgery and rehabilitation.  His talk will be on "Harnessing the powerful effects of exercise and activity to flourish as we age."

Dr. Eugene Steiner (11-11:45 a.m.), an expert in geriatric pharmacology, clinical nutrition, digestive issues, energy medicine, and integrative techniques, including bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, will speak about energy medicine - how energy medicine can heal the body through vibration & frequency. He will also speak about digestive techniques that balance homeostasis of the body, and the importance of probiotics to achieve balance, the influence of bio-identical hormones in balancing quality of life, and age management.

Caleb Brown (12:30-1:15 p.m.), is the Administrator of Verde Valley Community Hospice and comes with over 18 years of experience in long-term care and hospice service.  He will speak about the subject of understanding and managing Stress. The goals of his presentation will be to inform you so that you are able to define stress, recognize various causes of stress, learn ways to manage stress by using specific skills, and explain how relaxation techniques help to cope with stress.

Tom Whitmer (1:30-2:15 p.m.), the Natural Resources Director for the City of Cottonwood, will talk about "Quality and Safety of our tap water for drinking". Many of us spend a lot of money to get good water and the question remains as to whether this is money well spent.

Ty Montgomery (1:30-2:15 p.m.), a nurse practitioner in the Village of Oak Creek will tell us about the role of a Nurse Practitioner and how it fits into our health care.

Dr. Rob Berry (2:30 - 3:15), is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Sedona, who recently retired from his position as Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Berry will present on the title "All Feelings Are Good And Right: A Guide to Intelligent Living." In this talk you may learn to befriend your feelings and master emotions, resulting in compassion toward self and others. He will also look at the distinction between a desire and a want and the possibility that there are no "have to's " in life. A method for simplifying and improving decision making will be presented. The format of the presentation includes the option of active participation in exploring and critically challenging these novel ideas, and exploring application to your personal life activities and situations.

OLLI is a dynamic organization within Yavapai College created to meet the needs of intellectually active mature adults. It is a volunteer, peer-to-peer, adult education program that offers a unique learning experience based on the love of learning without the pressure of tests, grades, or papers.  It is a warm gathering of people who are endlessly curious.

The Health and Wellness workshop is in Clarkdale at the Yavapai College, Verde Valley Campus, M bldg. room 137, and is free and open to the public.  For further information call (928) 649-5550 or 649-4275

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