Butte Glenn Medical Society

Aging with Grace: Healthy Resources

Learn more about health resources and information for seniors and caregivers.
Date: August 9, 2023
Time: 11 AM - 2 PM
Location: Butte Creek Country Club 175 Estates Drive, Chico, CA 95928
Presenter Details

Anjeanette Andrade, MPH, is the Program Coordinator for the Suicide Prevention Program of Butte County Public Health. The Suicide Prevention Program actively raises awareness about suicide prevention, shares resources with the community, and provides free suicide prevention training. Anjeanette will be speaking about suicide prevention with a focus on wellness and self-care. The presentation will touch on warning signs of suicide, having a conversation with someone experiencing a crisis, ways to incorporate wellness and self-care into our daily routines, and a deep breathing exercise.

Jessica Melchor is the Program Services & Education Specialist of Passages, a non-profit organization that offers resources and services to older adults and family caregivers for little or no cost. These resources and services include care management, family caregiver support, advocating for people in long-term care, medicare counseling, volunteering opportunities, and counseling. They will be presenting information on compassionate fatigue and preventing burnout.

Ryan Perkins, PhD is an Associate Professor for the Department of Kinesiology at Chico State. Aging presents many inherent challenges to health and fitness. For example, our cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and nervous system (i.e., memory, cognition, and mental health) all slowly lose their effectiveness as we age. Fortunately, structured exercise is regularly shown to slow these primary effects of aging, serving as a break on the aging process. They will highlight how the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems slowly lose function as we age. Furthermore, they will discuss how exercise is a well-established countermeasure to these effects of aging and provide actionable, practical, exercise training advice.

Josie Corporon is a certified elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Older adult law attorneys handle a wide range of legal matters affecting an older person including issues relating to wills and estate planning, durable power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, and other important matters.

Please RSVP here at Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/aging-with-grace-summit-tickets-559188336367
For more information and/or any questions, please contact Bridget McBride, Associate Director, Butte-Glenn Medical Society at bmcbride@bgmsonline.org. If you're interested in hosting an exhibit table at the Aging with Grace Summit at $250 per table, please contact Bridget McBride.
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