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Posted on: September 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] - Register Now: Active for Life Expo Workshops -

Register for our free workshops at the Active for Life Expo, coming Sept. 17, 2016, to the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

Discover the keys to living well at 55 and beyond! Join us for a free event featuring health screenings, and other activities designed for our community members 55 and older.

To register for our free workshops and health screenings, go to issaquahwa.gov/register.

Workshop Schedule

I've Never Been This Age Before
10:30-11:15 a.m. Presented by Dori Gillam, Positive Endings
If you’re over 50, what does it mean to act your age? Can we still have fun without people saying we’re childish, or do we need to act mature all the time? We’ll have fun in this workshop as we explore ideas on how to own our age and craft our own legacy around aging!

Fall Prevention10:30-11:15 a.m.
Presented by: Mary Borges, Department of Health senior falls program managerSeptember is Fall Prevention Month! Learn all about fall prevention — how to eliminate fear of falling, tips to prevent falls, and fun and easy-to-do balance and strength exercises.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Presented by Hazel Borden, Alzheimer's Association
Learn how science is now able to provide insights to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Learn about research in the areas of diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement for health.

Transit Instruction and Transportation Resources11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Presented by Jeanette Frazier, King County Metro Transit program managerLearn the ins and out of traveling on the bus. Gain confidence and skills to travel to and from the bus stop, board a bus, use the lift/ramp, transfers, identify landmarks, ask the driver for assistance and problem solve while traveling in the community and more. Get your transit questions answered.

Life Reimagined
12:30-2 p.m. Presented by Mark Chapman, AARP
Life Reimagined helps people understand where they are in life and think about what their next move could be. They learn about the Life Reimagined Approach and other resources that can help them achieve their goals. Ultimately the program helps people think about their “What Next?”

Medications to Avoid as You Age12:30-2 p.m.
Presented by Overlake Hospital Medical CenterAs your body ages it becomes more vulnerable to medication-related problems, which can lead to adverse reactions and may cause falls. Pharmacist Trang Le and Priyanka Duggal, M.D., from the Overlake Senior Health Clinic will review common medications issues as they relate to aging and will provide recommendations of medications to avoid.

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