A CELEBRATION OF AGING
Saturday, May 31, 2014
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Community United Methodist Church
163 West 4800 South in Washington Terrace
Congregational United Church of Christ and Community United Methodist Church invite you to A Celebration of Aging, which will include workshops on topics such as:
- “Spirituality and Successful Aging”
- “Good News About Your Memory”
- “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease”
This event will be of interest to those who are aging as well as those who care for people who are aging.
A lunch will be served. The entire event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required but appreciated. Call 801-392-5012 to register.
Here are descriptions of the workshops:
SPIRITUALITY AND SUCCESSFUL AGING
Research shows that active involvement with a church community and spiritual practices have a profound effect on both your physical and emotional health. In fact, the average life expectancy for those who are actively engaged in structured spiritual activity is increased by seven years. Other benefits include a greater sense of happiness, fulfillment, well-being and joy. This session will provide you with a guide to increasing your quality of life through the active and structured discipline of spiritual practice. Learn how prayer, gratitude and grace can bless you and those you love.
This workshop will be led by Pam Chapman. Pam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 30 years of helping individuals overcome depression and discover the joy and peace of living free from chemical, food and other addictions. She was an instructor for seven years at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, teaching classes in Healthy Aging, and was the Executive Director of Tierrasanta Village of San Diego for over two years. Through teaching and the village experience, Chapman met hundreds of healthy, thriving people and has created numerous seminars on lifelong health and vitality. Chapman has a Doctoral Degree in Religious Science with an emphasis in counseling, a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She has a passion for physical activity and balance in life that is demonstrated in her seminars and speaking engagements. She will lead the “Spirituality and Successful Aging” and “Good News About Your Memory” workshops.
GOOD NEWS ABOUT YOUR MEMORY
Learn about the different types of memory and how to differentiate between dementia and memory loss considered normal. New research is showing that there are a number of easy to implement lifestyle choices we can make that can improve your memory and delay the onset of memory loss. You will leave this workshop with tools you can immediately begin practicing that will increase your confidence, memory and independence. Truly there is good news about the aging brain and memory. This workshop will also be led by Pam Chapman.
TEN WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S AND HOW THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAN HELP
This session will be led by Laura Owen-Keirstead, who has over 25 years of experience in the social service field and is adept in working with diverse populations. Owen-Keirstead earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Studies and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Weber State University and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She has worked at Weber Human Services in Adult Mental Health and Senior Services as well as the State of Utah’s Department of Workforce Service and Office of Public Guardian. She has also worked with people with disabilities as a behavioral specialist, and as a domestic violence, substance abuse and sex-offender counselor. Currently, Owen-Keirstead is a Program Specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter. Her office is located in Ogden, which serves Northern Utah and South Eastern Idaho. She will lead the workshop on “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and How the Alzheimer’s Association Can Help.”