Free Healthy Lifestyle Expo at Senior Center February 28

February 27, 2014 · 7 comments

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Promoting good health awareness and encouraging participants to assume responsibility for their own health are the goals of the Age Strong, Live Long Healthy Lifestyle Expo, a free one-day event set for Friday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle in Concord.

The expo will provide information about services, resources and products that benefit older adults, their families and caregivers. A free tote bag will be distributed to the first 500 attendees. Interactive group sessions will connect participants and local health care resources. Nurses earn continuing education credits for attending select presentations.

Sessions will offer participants the opportunity to sample a wide range of fitness activities, understand the basics of healthy eating, and learn how to maintain emotional and mental health. Sessions include Age Well, Drive Smart (California Highway Patrol), cooking demonstrations from Fresh Approach, Herbs for Health, Juicing, and two special presentations: Diabetes – Make Room for Sugar by Dr. Leonard Chuck and Hidden Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease by Jon Carlson.

Walgreen pharmacists will be available to answer questions about medications and possible interactions. ‘Meet the Pharmacist’ appointments are limited, so pre-registration is required by calling (925) 671-3320, ext. 1. Bring medications or a list including dosage.

Various health screenings provided by Scan Health, Diablo Clinical Research, Senior Helpers, and John Muir will include blood pressure, hearing, memory, balance, vein screenings and heel scans. Signups will be taken the day of the event. Many of the organizations, including the Volunteer Center of the East Bay, will be there to recruit volunteers.

For more information or to register for a $5 light lunch, call the Concord Senior Center, (925) 671-3320, and press 1.

1 Concord Mike February 27, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Overall this sounds like a great event.

Seniors should be vigilant, though, about one organization that may be participating. I have heard a political activist lobby called “Compassion and Choices” has submitted paperwork to attend and may be setting up a booth at this event.

“Compassion and Choices” is the new name for the old Hemlock Society, and their mission in life is to promote an initiative on the California ballot that would legalize and encourage assisted suicide

Even though excellent pain management protocols exist today in every hospital and hospice group, some people still actually think a sick person should be offered the option of suicide. I think euthanasia/assisted suicide is a really bad idea with plenty of unintended consequences over the long term.

Enjoy the Health Expo, but keep an eye out for this group. Don’t buy what they are trying to sell.

2 Ted K., SuperMax February 27, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Under the guise of an “Expo”, most all these groups and firms are just drumming up business. Remember, the word “expo” is short for “exposition”.

It’s all good if participants learns something they didn’t know before. But don’t let them talk you into having an issue you don’t have or know about already.

Always be skeptical of peoples’ ulterior motives.

3 @concord mike February 27, 2014 at 9:07 PM

I bet your a blast at parties, why did I hear a
waaah waaah( as in Debbie downer ) after reading
your post.

4 Dr. Ozzie February 27, 2014 at 9:39 PM

It’s all in your genes folks….Be happy, enjoy what you do and the rest will follow.
p.s Don’t fall for marketing ploys, there is always a catch!

5 Lorelei February 27, 2014 at 10:55 PM

NICE TO KNOW, BUT SHOULD HAVE BEEN PROMOTED EARLIER. SOME OF US HAVE VERY FULL CALENDARS AND NEED ADVANCE NOTICE…SORRY, I’M ALREADY BOOKED FOR THE 28TH…

6 Nicole February 27, 2014 at 11:56 PM

@ Lorelei—5

Maybe the Mayor has a very full calendar as well. We all do.

If you don’t appreciate Claycord, perhaps you’re better off on your own. And there’s no need to shout.

The world doesn’t revolve around “you.” If you’re a senior, I shouldn’t have to explain this to you.

7 Horse n around February 28, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Might as well cancel this event now. Lorelei is already booked.

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