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January

Wed 16

Lunch and Learn: MIND Diet

January 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition (particularly the MIND Diet!), exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Bring your lunch, drinks will be provided. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL…

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February

Wed 20

Lunch and Learn: The Well Mom – How to Stay Healthy and Happy After Having a Baby

February 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation includes an overview of common maternal mental health issues such as postpartum depression and anxiety, their risk factors, and prevention methods. Focus is on self-care, building support systems, and seeking professional care when needed. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Kim…

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March

Wed 20

Lunch and Learn: Getting a Brain Tune-Up!

March 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Many adults over 50 worry about becoming forgetful.  However, memory lapses can be simply result from normal aging changes or other conditions that are not dementia. Additionally, there are many factors that affect how well we age-our genes and our lifestyle. This presentation will highlight tips that have shown to help preserve our brains that we have control over; and to introduce strategies to help improve our memory ability. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO…

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April

Wed 17

Lunch and Learn: Medicine and Religion at the Bedside – Do They Crash, Intersect, or Parallel?

April 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Free

ABOUT THE PROGRAM When medicine and religion meet at the bedside of critically ill patients, do they run parallel, intersect or crash with each other? How are the foundational issues of hope and healing appropriated by patients and their caregivers? This presentation will consider matters of religious coping, serious illness, and end-of-life care using case examples integrating diverse issues. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior…

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September

Wed 18

Dealing with High Conflict People in Your Family or Workplace

September 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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Free

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Everybody can have conflict sometimes, but high conflict people can make us feel downright crazy. They are always blaming you and others, often get upset with extreme behaviors, and make you feel like you can’t do anything right. Maybe it’s people you have to work with or your job to deal with them. Perhaps you find yourself often frustrated with your spouse, ex-partner, teenager, parents or in laws? Do you dread spending time with certain family members…

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October

Wed 23

Grief Journeys — How to Heal from the Heartbreak of Loss

October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Are you struggling with loss? In this presentation, you’ll learn a novel approach to grief that integrates evidenced-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) elements with Narrative Therapy elements in a meaning-making framework (including the incorporation of spirituality) for the purpose of helping you work through grief in healthy ways and move towards a place of healing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due…

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April

Wed 15

The Executive Parent: Parenting a Child with Autism (POSTPONED INDEFINITELY)

April 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

***Due to COVID-19 precautions, this event has unfortunately been postponed indefinitely. We will update status when available. ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will give a description of autism, associated conditions, areas of treatment and planning for development, education and transition into adulthood. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room. PARKING AND…

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May

Wed 13

Understanding Eating Disorders: It's Not About Food and Weight

May 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses marked by disturbances to a person’s eating and exercise behaviors as well as body image.  Eating disorders affect people of all ages, racial/ethnic backgrounds, body weights and genders. This interactive lecture will cover the different types of eating disorders, the factors that contribute to the development of eating disorders, the different types of treatment available and what recovery looks like. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT Check…

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September

Mon 13

Aging with Grace: Health Care Rights & Responsibilities

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join the important discussion on health care rights and responsibilities for you and your loved ones as we age, with Dr. Peggy Determeyer. When you go to a new doctor or hospital, you are given information about your rights and responsibilities as a patient. When was the last time you read this document? In this presentation we will review some of the key features, as well as explain ways that you can assure that your health care wishes will be…

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Thu 16

Aging and Health: Getting Those Muscles Moving!

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Come join Kathy Brook to learn about the importance of living a more healthy lifestyle through keeping fit as we age. AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL REGISTRATION ONLY About the Speaker Kathy Brook, ACIM/ASFA, CPT, GFT, Personal Trainer at KATHYBROOKWELLNESS With over 20 years experience working as a Health and Fitness Professional, Kathy is passionate about inspiring clients to achieve total physical and mental wellness. She has dedicated her career taking a personalized approach to help each person she works with achieve…

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Mon 20

Aging with Grace: Legal Concerns of Aging

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Learn about the legal concerns that will come as we age and how we can prepare as well as assist our loved ones, with Dr. Peggy Determeyer. Aging brings the reminder that we need to consider the legacies of our earthly possessions. However, there are other legal considerations of aging. Join us to understand the key considerations, including ways to bequeath your earthly possessions, as well as understand other documents that may be needed as we age. AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL…

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Mon 27

Aging with Grace: Understanding Living Options

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Learn more about living arrangements as we age and what our options will be, both inside and outside our home, with Dr. Peggy Determeyer. Studies show that most of us prefer to remain in our own homes as we age, but we may need help to do so or may need to consider alternatives. We will present the different living options for seniors, including considerations for obtaining help inside and outside the home. AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL REGISTRATION ONLY About the…

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October

Mon 4

Aging with Grace: Paying for Aging

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Preparing for our lives as we get older requires understanding the costs that arise and how to plan. Learn more with Dr. Peggy Determeyer. Aging comes with its own challenging financial issues considering costs and income needs for everything from living arrangements to possible elder care. Individuals and families will learn how to define their financial goals and execute them, and we will present some of the considerations in paying for our golden years. AVAILABLE FOR VIRTUAL REGISTRATION ONLY About…

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Mon 11

The SAVVY Caregiver Class

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Caregiving, especially for someone dealing with dementia, is often a new role and requires special skills and knowledge. The Savvy Caregiver Class, presented through The Amazing Place, is an innovative, free, program for understanding the changes your loved one is experiencing throughout the disease’s progression. During the six-week, two-hour class sessions, we help caregivers understand dementia, its effects on behavior, and provide personalized strategies for caregiving and related decision-making. Research has demonstrated caregivers who participated in this program improve their…

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Thu 14

Dementia from Bench to Bedside: Neuropsychology, Diagnosis & Interventions

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join us to better understand dementia and cognitive aging, and how we can practice preventive approaches. As our aging population continues to grow, health care providers must be prepared to address the prevalent health issues that seniors may experience like dementia and late-life depression. Elderly patients with memory disorders and behavioral health conditions often present unique and complex challenges, requiring integrated care delivered by specialized and trained professionals. Dr. Christina Burrows will provide an update on successful cognitive aging, warning…

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