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  1. 1. © 2013 Friends Life Care From Friends Life Care Fall 2013 ™ Enrichment Workshops LeadingAge 2013 Award Winner! Innovation in Care and Services VigR™ is a proactive, research-based program that helps participants improve their current quality of life and the trajectory of their aging experience. For More Information For answers to your questions, including information on registration, refunds, discounts and cancellation policies, please contact: Friends Life Care Elise Lamarra, RN, BSN Vice President of Clinical Operations Phone: 215-628-8964 E-mail:
  2. 2. 2 3 VigR: A Program From Friends Life Care New Workshop Added! At Friends Life Care, we believe vitality, independence, growth and resilience (VigR™ ) can make the difference between aging and aging well. That’s why we created a program to help you understand and improve behaviors that affect those four essential ingredients of a healthy life. Winner of the 2013 Innovation in Care and Services Award! Now celebrating its third year, the VigR program has earned Friends Life Care the 2013 Innovation in Care and Services Award from LeadingAge, a national association representing 6,000 nonprofit aging-services organizations. LeadingAge presents this award annually to recognize programs that are models of innovation and excellence and that contribute significantly to the quality of life of the individuals they serve. VigR Fall Workshops We are delighted not only with the success and recognition of our VigR program, but also with the funding we have secured to support it. With the aid of grant monies, we can offer our fall 2013 Enrichment Workshops at the same reduced prices as our spring courses, making them available to a wider audience. Enroll Now and Save Even More In addition to our special fall 2013 pricing, we are also offering an early-bird registration incentive. See page 11 for details. Register by mail or online with a credit card. Visit and click on the VigR catalog icon on the left-hand side of the home page. ™ Pursue VigR at Home Explore VigR in the classroom and at home, too, with VigR eMeetinghouse, our unique online community. Connect with fellow attendees and workshop leaders, share your ideas and more! Also as a VigR participant, you’ll receive a take- home binder for each workshop you attend to help you remember and apply what you’ve learned. Online Registration Available Wednesdays Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov. 6 1:30 to 3 p.m. C.A.L.M.: Techniques for a Centered Life Tina Devine, Workshop Leader C oncentration, awareness, life reflection and movement—that’s C.A.L.M., Tina Devine’s formula for creating a more relaxed, centered, mindful existence. This six-session workshop introduces you to the integrative practices of yoga and meditation, using breath and movement to enhance clarity, cultivate serenity and improve flexibility. Each weekly session provides daily practice guidelines and lots of material for reflection. Classes allow time for personal observation and dialogue. To get the most benefit, participants should commit to practice 30 minutes a day for the duration of the course. Please wear comfortable clothing. Course includes a relaxation CD. Tina Devine, MA, combines meditation, yoga and storytelling to create engaging, integrative classes. She has practiced yoga for more than 20 years and has trained with teachers from both the yogic and Buddhist traditions. She has completed the 500-hour yoga certification at YogaLife Institute, where she teaches the meditation program. Location Plymouth Meeting Mall Church on the Mall Sanctuary Room 500 W. Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 Tuition (Includes relaxation CD) Friends Life Care Member $85 Non-Member $105 VigR Enrichment Workshops are made possible in part through generous support from: Friends Foundation for the Aging Tyson Memorial Fund Enterprise Foundation Evans Assistance Fund
  3. 3. 4 5 Exercise: A Prescription for Vitality Sharyn Pak Withers, Workshop Leader F ew factors contribute as much to vital aging as an active lifestyle. Research indicates that even moderate amounts of aerobic exercise not only improve physical well-being, but also promote neuronal growth in the brain. This program teaches participants about the nature of movement and provides pain- free ways to strengthen the body. Each 90-minute session covers issues of fitness and aging and also serves as an exercise class. Sharyn Pak Withers introduces fun new exercises that can help improve and prolong your life. You’ll leave this workshop with a personal exercise routine specific to your fitness level. Among previous participants, 90% demonstrated improvement in eight specific areas of strength and endurance. Course includes an exclusive DVD with all workshop exercises. Please wear comfortable clothing. Sharyn Pak Withers is a multi-certified, nationally recognized personal trainer and fitness authority. She created “Bringing Fitness to You,” the Philadelphia area’s most successful personal training program. It provides her clients with a safe, effective, fun workout in the privacy of their own homes. Withers’s extensive fitness expertise has led to a successful writing and lecturing career. Her articles have been published nationally and internationally, and she has participated in the production of numerous fitness videos. Tuesdays Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov. 5, 12 1:30 to 3 p.m. Location Friends Center Martin Luther King Room 1501 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 (Two blocks from Suburban Station) Discounted parking with validation Tuition (Includes DVD of exercises performed in class) Friends Life Care Member $105 Non-Member $125 Life Changes: Creating New Passion, Meaning & Purpose Paul Hilt, Workshop Leader A s we age, change is inevitable. Our children leave the nest. We spend a lifetime working and then face retirement or semi-retirement. Personal changes can force us to rethink who we are and what we genuinely want. This program takes you through a series of practical activities to help you choose how to live passionately and meaningfully in the next stage of life. Active discussion with Paul Hilt and like-minded participants provides down-to-earth support, perspective and guidance. The end result: increased clarity about the path ahead and focus on the next steps. As one Friends Life Care member said, “This is the best six hours I’ve ever spent in a course.” Course includes a book and online strengths assessment. Optional one-to-one coaching is available for an additional fee after the course ends. Paul Hilt is the founder of Hilt & Associates, a coaching and training firm that specializes in helping individuals transition from full-time careers to retirement. Through his research, he has identified five non-financial challenges people face during this transition and has developed a set of strategies to overcome them. Hilt leads his popular workshops for many audiences, including the clients of firms such as Marshall Financial Group and the employees of corporations like Aramark and Citizens Bank. Tuition (Includes book and online strengths assessment) Friends Life Care Member $105 Non-Member $125 Thursdays Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 6:30 to 8 p.m. Location Friends Center Room 21 1501 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 (Two blocks from Suburban Station) Discounted parking with validation
  4. 4. 6 7 The Anti-Inflammatory Foods Fix Carmel Rickenbach, Workshop Leader W hat is the anti-inflammatory diet? What is all the fuss about gluten- free foods? Explore the answers to these and other questions in this three-part workshop on nutrition and health. Increasing evidence shows that chronic inflammation may be the underlying cause of many serious illnesses once associated with aging, including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), rheumatoid arthritis and many other conditions. Inflammation shows up on the skin as localized redness, swelling and heat. They are signs that the immune system is functioning properly to fight injury or infection. But internal inflammation that persists or serves no purpose can damage the body and promote disease instead of healing. Carmel Rickenbach explains inflammation’s common causes and risk factors, discusses the connection between the brain and the gastrointestinal system and its relationship to normal immunity, and offers practical dietary changes that can help prevent inflammation and encourage healthy living. Carmel Rickenbach, MS, RD, LDN, is a private-practice dietitian with more than 25 years of experience. She has developed numerous corporate wellness programs and has taught at the college level. She served as director of nutrition services for a prominent health care company and wrote the health column “Sound Bites” for several newspapers. The Pennsylvania Dietetic Association named her Emerging Dietitian of the Year. Rickenbach earned her master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and completed her dietetic internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Tuition Friends Life Care Member $85 Non-Member $105 Location Delaware Center for Horticulture 1810 North Dupont Street Wilmington, DE 19806 Wednesdays Oct. 16, 23, 30 1:30 to 3 p.m. New! Forever Sexual: Enjoying Sensual Pleasures as We Age Betsy Crane and Robert Heasley, Workshop Leaders S low down, take time and communicate! That’s one bit of advice Drs. Betsy Crane and Robert Heasley share during this fun, interactive evening session. Intimacy and pleasure can be part of our lives no matter what our circumstances or age: single or married, gay or straight, robust or physically challenged. A couple themselves, Drs. Crane and Heasley make a somewhat sensitive topic easy to discuss and laugh about. They help you think about sensuality and erotic pleasures as everyday life experiences and offer tips for staying sexually alive and active indefinitely. Alternatively, this workshop may be viewed live online. Visit and follow the instructions to register. Betsy Crane, PhD, is a professor at the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University in Chester, Pa., where she served as the director of graduate programs in human sexuality from 2007 to 2012. She helped develop the center dedicated to this discipline. Along with Dr. Heasley, she co-edited “Sexual Lives: A Reader on Theories and Narratives of Human Sexualities”(McGraw Hill, 2003). Dr. Robert Heasley, PhD, CMFT, is a sociology professor and a marriage and family therapist in Media, Pa. His clinical work focuses on helping individuals, couples and families make positive changes in their lives and their relationships. He is a fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Monday Oct. 21 6:30 to 8 p.m. Location Plymouth Meeting Community Center 2910 Jolly Road Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 Tuition (Includes light refreshments) Friends Life Care Member $35 Non-Member $45 Streaming live video online $30
  5. 5. 8 9 Tuition (Includes lunch) Friends Life Care Member $35 Non-Member $45 ON E -SESSI ON Lunch Learn W O R K S H O P Improving Sleep for Better Health Michael Grandner, Workshop Leader S leep is as crucial to overall health and longevity as physical activity and good nutrition, yet millions of Americans forgo sufficient sleep or suffer from problems that prevent them from obtaining it. Left untreated, sleep problems can take a serious toll on health and significantly reduce quality of life. In this participatory three-session workshop, Michael Grandner introduces the science of sleep, separates truth from myth, reviews common sleep issues and disorders, and provides individualized consultation and tips for improvement. Participants keep a sleep diary during the course, which helps inform and guide the discussion. They receive a detailed interpretation of their personal sleep habits at the end of the program. To get the most benefit, participants are asked to complete and submit a personal sleep assessment one week prior to the start date. Please register sufficiently in advance. Michael Grandner, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology. Grandner studies the way sleep and sleep-related behaviors relate to longevity, mental health, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Sleep Research Society, the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine and the Pennsylvania Sleep Society, for which he serves on the board of directors. Many of his papers have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Thursdays Oct. 31 Nov. 14, 21 1:30 to 3 p.m. Location Wayne Senior Center 108 Station Road Wayne, PA 19087 (Across the street from Wayne Station) Tuition (Includes personalized sleep analysis and consultation) Friends Life Care Member $85 Non-Member $105 Living With Grace, Flow and Ease Cheryl Baldwin and Mary Finerty, Workshop Leaders G race is a positive influence emanating from a source greater than us. It enhances our spiritual well-being and leads to improved flow and ease in our lives. Its presence can be startling and even miraculous. Cheryl Baldwin and Mary Finerty share powerful stories about people who are living with grace, flow and ease and the ways in which you can actively invite these joyful gifts to work for you as part of an awakened, intentional life. Cheryl Baldwin, MA, is a holistic health practitioner, a health educator, a coach and an author. She holds a master’s degree in public health and integrative health. Mary Finerty, RN, MA, is a holistic health practitioner, a health educator and an author who has practiced nursing for 40 years. She and Baldwin share a private practice based in Mont Clare, Pa., and work with clients throughout the country. They have taught both nationally and internationally. Wednesday Nov. 13 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Location Media Municipal Center Parlor Room 301 N. Jackson Street Media, PA 19063 New Interactive Format
  6. 6. 11 Total amount of your check $ Please make check payable to Friends Life Care, enclose this form and mail to: Friends Life Care • 531 Plymouth Road, Suite 500 • Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 VigR Enrichment Workshops Registration Form Please print clearly. Duplicate this form for additional individual registrations. Name Age Address City State Zip Phone (Day) (Evening) (Cell) E-mail Address Membership Status q Friends Life Care q Non-Member Course Selection Please check workshop title and circle price. Workshop Title Member Member q C.A.L.M.: Techniques for a Centered Life $85 $105 q Life Changes: Creating New Passion $105 $125 q Exercise: A Prescription for Vitality $105 $125 q The Anti-Inflammatory Foods Fix $85 $105 q Forever Sexual: Enjoying Sensual Pleasures as We Age* $35 $45 q Improving Sleep for Better Health $85 $105 q Living With Grace, Flow and Ease $35 $45 q The Healthy Brain: Maintaining Mental Skills $35 $45 Early-bird discount: Take $10 off each course (see details) *Visit to register for online participation ($30). ! Early-Bird Discount – Save $10 Enroll at least one week before the start date and take $10 off the tuition fee for each workshop you select. Total $ $ 10 The Healthy Brain: Maintaining Mental Skills With Age Barbara Malamut, Workshop Leader W ith age, the brain changes along with the body. Just as we can help prevent physical decline, there are many things we can do to slow down or compensate for changes in brain function. This interactive 90-minute workshop offers easily understandable science-based guidance on what it takes to improve mental acuity and maintain a healthy brain throughout life. At the end of the session, participants have an opportunity to share their own personal techniques for aiding or enhancing memory. Barbara Malamut, PhD, is a licensed psychologist. She has practiced clinical neuropsychology for over 22 years and has conducted research on memory and aging. She co-edited the book “Clinical Neurology of the Older Adult,” and has been affiliated with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Malamut has appeared on television and radio. Friday Nov. 22 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Location St. Raphaela Center 616 Coopertown Road Haverford, PA 19041 Tuition (Includes lunch) Friends Life Care Member $35 Non-Member $45 FLC Non- ON E -SESSI ON Lunch Learn W O R K S H O P