SPRING 2023 WISE & WELL
VIRTUAL HEALTH FAIR
MAY 23, 2023
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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KEYNOTE: Four Things You Can Do To Extend Your Health Span
Having a long lifespan is one thing, but what we can all strive for is a long healthspan. This presentation will highlight the top changes you can make at any age to extend your healthy, active lifespan, aka your healthspan.
Bethany L Kolb, MBA, MD, FAOCG, NCMP is focused on two extremes of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As an Obstetrician she works as part of the team on Labor & Delivery at Presbyterian Downtown caring for high-risk pregnant patients. As a certified Menopause provider, her Gynecology practice is focused on people experiencing perimenopause and postmenopausal symptoms.
Dr. Kolb received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and a master’s degree in business from The University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. When her partner was approaching retirement from the United States Air Force, she elected to pursue a longstanding interest in medicine. She attended the University of New Mexico Medical School and completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Kolb has focused much of her career on rural communities and underserved populations. She has worked in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado, Española, New Mexico, as well as providing relief coverage in Gallup and Raton, New Mexico, Ghana and South Sudan. By establishing Menopause Services, she has shifted her efforts to a different underserved community.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1: Critical Junctures: Financial Wellness for Longevity
This presentation focuses on the importance of financial planning and preparation for a long and healthy life. It addresses the critical junctures or turning points in life where financial planning becomes crucial, such as retirement and aging. The presentation emphasizes the need for a holistic approach to financial wellness, covering topics such as budgeting, tax planning, elder care, and estate planning. Attendees will learn practical strategies and tools to help them achieve financial security and peace of mind as they navigate the various stages of retirement life.
Jose V. Sanchez, CFP® RICP®
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner & Retirement Income Certified Professional® designation
Hi, I’m Jose V. Sanchez. I am a professional focusing on retirement income planning for families living with and through Alzheimer’s. I grew up in the small town of Glorieta, New Mexico (we called it G-town). It was in G-town where a passion for community and a true appreciation for service were instilled in me at an early age. The truth is I was raised in a village that was poor monetarily but wealthy in traditions, family, and community. It was there that I was inspired throughout my life by my parents (both educators) and our resilient neighbors. Professionally, my goal is simple; I want to make an impact on our community by sharing smarter strategies for managing and protecting wealth to those who have worked hard and value their money. In doing so, I want the people I serve to experience less stress and focus on those issues that mean most to them. I look forward to connecting with you and pointing you in the right direction.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Achieving Mental Wellness As We Age
Our mental health is as important as our physical health as we age. However, among people 65 and older, up to 20% are living with a mental health concern, such as anxiety, depression, or a substance use problem. Further, rising rates of social isolation and loneliness, risk of suicide, as well as a significant increase in the number of adults 55 and older seeking emergency room care for opioid misuse point to the need for focused health care and social services to identify and address these concerns before they have a detrimental impact on the quality of life of older adults. This session will explore strategies to maintain or improve your mental health, ways to communicate concerns with your health care providers, and simple steps you can take every day to be mentally fit.
Kathleen A. Cameron, BS Pharm, MPH has over 30 years of experience in the health care and gerontology fields as a pharmacist, researcher and program director focusing on health promotion and disease prevention, geriatric pharmacotherapy, mental health, long-term services and supports, and caregiving. Ms. Cameron is currently Senior Director at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) where she serves as subject matter expert on a variety of health-related topics, including mental health and substance use disorders, oversees the U.S. Administration on Aging-funded National Falls Prevention and Chronic Disease Self-Management Resource Centers, and the National Institute of Senior Centers. Her work supports policy and advocacy efforts at NCOA to improve health care and social service delivery for older adults. Ms. Cameron is currently the Chair of the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging. Ms. Cameron was previously with JBS International as director of a SAMHSA-funded technical assistance center aimed at educating the aging network, mental health providers, and policy makers about behavioral health challenges and solutions older adults. She has also held positions at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation in the 2000s and the National Council on Aging in the late 1990s. Ms. Cameron received her BS degree in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and her Master of Public Health degree from Yale University.
BREAKOUT SESSION 3: Protecting Yourself from Medicare Scams, Fraud and Abuse
How to prevent Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse.
Kelley Dickerson, Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Complex Interactions Specialist, currently the Lead Case Worker for the New Mexico Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program at the NM Aging and Long-Term Services Department. She works with Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.
BREAKOUT SESSION 4: Strength Training Essentials with Silver Sneakers
Join SilverSneakers for a Strength Training class discussing the benefits for every age. Exercises can be done seated or standing and will focus on making you stronger for every day life! Grab a set of hand weights (or soup cans) and a dining chair and get stronger with SilverSneakers!
Katy Moline, SilverSneakers Program Champion Presenter, M.S. Kinesiology, B.S. Exercise Science & Gerentology, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist, Functional Aging Specialist, SilverSneakers LIVE instructor. She has been teaching older adult fitness classes for more than 20 years as well as working one-on-one with active agers focusing on strength, balance, and overall fitness and health.
GENERAL SESSION: Boosting Mental Health Through Sharing Life Experiences
Storytelling has the ability to bring people closer together and bridge generational gaps by evoking emotion. When we seek to create stronger and more authentic connection, sharing our personal story is one of the most powerful tools to inspire others, preserve memories and incite empathy. In this session, you will have the opportunity to tell your own tale as a way to bond with others and keep the tradition of storytelling alive.
Paige Kinucan is a Wellness Program Manager with the Solutions Group who has spent nearly 15 years immersed in corporate wellness. With a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition & Functional Medicine, Paige’s passion has expanded from sharing the fundamentals of well-being to conveying the importance of building authentic relationships and fostering social connection in the modern world. What lights her up are shared stories over coffee, road cycling on a beautiful New Mexico day, and traveling, no matter the destination!
GENERAL SESSION: A Nourishment Story...How Food Shapes Our Day
Our food choices are deeply personal and are driven by many factors. The food choices we make also have the power to shape how we experience our day. Join Ana Hernandez, Registered Dietitian, as she walks us through preparing a simple and tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and a snack!) that will shape the story of your day with more vitality, satiety, energy for movement and simplicity.
Ana Hernandez, MS, RD, LD
Program Manager, Health and Wellness
THE SOLUTIONS GROUP
A division of Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Ana is a Registered Dietitian and believes that eating nourishing foods is one of the highest forms of self-care and when we make food choices rooted in that belief we feel more inspired to do so.