Winchester Jenks Center
“Savvy Seniors Create a Healthy Future”
A Symposium and Resource Exhibition Winchester Town Hall Auditorium Thursday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
These are the Golden Years. You raise your eyebrows? Why? This is the time of life when you have more knowledge and wisdom than ever before. You have more freedom and time to do as you please. You are healthy if you have cared for your body. Your grandchildren adore you because you are not their parent. You can reinvent yourself – build a new career or hobby.
So what is there not to like about the “Golden Years?” Well, it can also be a time of intense sadness with the loss of those very dear to us. Health and energy may be waning along with our retirement income. Downsizing may be a needed task. Whatever it is, when our troubles overwhelm us with anxiety, painful feelings and loss of hope, we are experiencing stress which can be a killer. The medical world now recognizes that stress is a medical problem which unless managed can ruin our lives. We need to know how our mind and body can work together so we can maintain our potential and equilibrium. Come join us and learn. The schedule for the day is:
8:00 a.m.: Resource Exhibition and Coffee Hour
9:15 a.m.: The formal program begins with an address entitled “How the Body Needs the Brain to Make Aging Healthy ” by Marie Pasinski, MD. She spoke at last year’s Symposium on how the healthy brain is the key to staying healthy at any age. This year she will elaborate on how the mind and body can work together to manage stress and restore healthy aging. Dr. Pasinski is a graduate of Harvard Medical School where she serves as an instructor in Neurology.
11:00 a.m.: Laura Malloy of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital will speak on “Mind Body Approaches to Maintain your Resiliency.” This Institute is dedicated to learning about and managing stress. Ms. Malloy is a licensed social worker who is also the Director of Yoga Programs and a leader for the Mind Body Program for Successful Aging.
1:00 p.m. (after lunch): There will be a panel on managing the stresses in aging moderated by Paul Collins, a biologist, who founded Lab New England and has held many leadership positions in the Town of Winchester and for the Council on Aging; he will speak on “Managing Loss.”
Cheryl Amari, MA, CT, founder of Grief Teach, who holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling and is certified in Thanatology, will speak on “Managing the Stress of Aging.”
Sal Caraviello, M.A., M.Ed., Director of Ministries, St. Mary’s Church, Winchester, will address “Managing the Other Negatives.”
|Please remember to sign up for lunch, which is $9.00, by calling the Jenks desk: 781-721-7136.|