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Harnessing the Power of Brain Plasticity

Tuesday, February 10, 6:45pm

Harnessing the Power of Brain Plasticity

With Bobby Heagerty, OHSU Brain Institute

Health hearts DO equal healthy brains.  Hear about the latest findings on improving brain health from researchers at OHSU and around the globe.

Bobby Heagerty has worked in the neurosciences since 1979 when she started education programs for families.  These programs evolved into statewide support groups (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s), caregiver respite programs, patient/family resource centers at hospitals, and strong connections with medical professionals and researchers around the state.

In 2000, Bobby started a now nationally recognized program at OHSU for brain awareness which brings top neuroscientists to Portland audiences.  The OHSU Brain Institute, which she coordinates, grew out of this strong collaborative base and is now recognized as one of the top neuroscience research institutions in the country.  She helped Congressman Earl Blumenauer start the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus.  In 2103, she received the Society for Neuroscience’s Science Educator Award for her work.

Harnessing the Power of Brain Plasticity is the 2nd lecture in the new series entitled “Age Smart — Age Strong.”

“It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old,” Jules Renard

s090730LL083The lecture series is focused on healthy aging and will take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. in Zidell Hall at the Manor.

The Cedar Sinai Park Lecture Series is open to residents and community members and features talks on topics such as modern technology, music, and culture. A goal of this program is to make lifelong learning easily accessible to residents and community members alike.

Rose Schnitzer Manor is at 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  For more information, call (503) 535-4004 or visit www.RoseSchnitzerManor.org.

Redefining Aging and Wellness

Tuesday, February 3, 6:45pmWellness Clip Art

Redefining Aging and Wellness

With Bayla O’Brien, PT and Jacqueline Sinke, Fitness & Function LLC

Weakness is not a normal part of growing old.  Learn how to choose a path that leads you toward fitness, independence, balance and vitality.  We will also review the benchmarks of senior fitness and help you redefine your aging and wellness goals.

Bayla O’Brien graduated from Washington University School of Medicine’s program in Physical Therapy and has a B.S. in Psychology from Wayne State University.  She is the first physical therapist in Oregon to achieve certification in all three of the CDC’s Senior Fall Reduction Programs: Tai Chi Movement for Better Balance, Stepping On, and Otago.

Bayla received her certification as a FallProof™ Balance and Mobility Instructor from California State University – Fullerton.  FallProof™ was awarded “best practice” for fall reduction programming by the National Council on Aging.  She has been a member of the Multnomah County Healthy Aging Coalition and has also developed senior wellness, fall risk reduction and prevention educational seminars for area senior centers.

Jacqueline Sinke has been a certified health and fitness professional over 23 years.  She specializes in working with mature adults and older adults with various levels of fitness, functional ability and health status.  Jacqueline launched Fitness & Function LLC in 2005 to provide high quality in-home health and fitness services, including targeted strength, balance and mobility training, and physical therapy.

In 2000, Jacqueline was recognized by the NuStep Pinnacle Award for developing “older adult programs that go above and beyond the standard wellness programs offered.”  In 2003, her LEAP Fall Reduction and Prevention Training Workshop” was accepted by Oregon Department of Human Services for continued education for adult foster home providers.

The lecture series is focused on healthy aging and will take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. in Zidell Hall at the Manor.

The Cedar Sinai Park Lecture Series is open to residents and community members and features talks on topics such as modern technology, music, and culture. A goal of this program is to make lifelong learning easily accessible to residents and community members alike.

Rose Schnitzer Manor is at 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  For more information, call (503) 535-4004 or visit www.RoseSchnitzerManor.org.

 

“Age Smart — Age Strong” Lectures Series

In February, Cedar Sinai Park’s Rose Schnitzer Manor will be presenting a new lecture series entitled “Age Smart — Age Strong.”

“It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old,” Jules Renard

s090730LL083The lecture series is focused on healthy aging and will take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. in Zidell Hall at the Manor.

The Cedar Sinai Park Lecture Series is open to residents and community members and features talks on topics such as modern technology, music, and culture. A goal of this program is to make lifelong learning easily accessible to residents and community members alike.

Rose Schnitzer Manor is at 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  For more information, call (503) 535-4004 or visit www.RoseSchnitzerManor.org.



Tuesday, February 3, 6:45pm

Redefining Aging and Wellness

With Bayla O’Brien, PT and Jacqueline Sinke, Fitness & Function LLC

Weakness is not a normal part of growing old.  Learn how to choose a path that leads you toward fitness, independence, balance and vitality.  We will also review the benchmarks of senior fitness and help you redefine your aging and wellness goals.

Bayla O’Brien graduated from Washington University School of Medicine’s program in Physical Therapy and has a B.S. in Psychology from Wayne State University.  She is the first physical therapist in Oregon to achieve certification in all three of the CDC’s Senior Fall Reduction Programs: Tai Chi Movement for Better Balance, Stepping On, and Otago.

Bayla received her certification as a FallProof™ Balance and Mobility Instructor from California State University – Fullerton.  FallProof™ was awarded “best practice” for fall reduction programming by the National Council on Aging.  She has been a member of the Multnomah County Healthy Aging Coalition and has also developed senior wellness, fall risk reduction and prevention educational seminars for area senior centers.

Jacqueline Sinke has been a certified health and fitness professional over 23 years.  She specializes in working with mature adults and older adults with various levels of fitness, functional ability and health status.  Jacqueline launched Fitness & Function LLC in 2005 to provide high quality in-home health and fitness services, including targeted strength, balance and mobility training, and physical therapy.

In 2000, Jacqueline was recognized by the NuStep Pinnacle Award for developing “older adult programs that go above and beyond the standard wellness programs offered.”  In 2003, her LEAP Fall Reduction and Prevention Training Workshop” was accepted by Oregon Department of Human Services for continued education for adult foster home providers.


 

Tuesday, February 10, 6:45pm

Harnessing the Power of Brain Plasticity

With Bobby Heagerty, OHSU Brain Institute

Health hearts DO equal healthy brains.  Hear about the latest findings on improving brain health from researchers at OHSU and around the globe.

Bobby Heagerty has worked in the neurosciences since 1979 when she started education programs for families.  These programs evolved into statewide support groups (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s), caregiver respite programs, patient/family resource centers at hospitals, and strong connections with medical professionals and researchers around the state.

In 2000, Bobby started a now nationally recognized program at OHSU for brain awareness which brings top neuroscientists to Portland audiences.  The OHSU Brain Institute, which she coordinates, grew out of this strong collaborative base and is now recognized as one of the top neuroscience research institutions in the country.  She helped Congressman Earl Blumenauer start the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus.  In 2103, she received the Society for Neuroscience’s Science Educator Award for her work.


 

Tuesday, February 17, 6:45pm

A Life in Balance

With Bayla O’Brien, PT and Jacqueline Sinke, Fitness & Function LLC

Learn how your bodies use and process  information from your muscles and joints, your inner ear, your vision, and your brain to help keep you upright and prevent or reduce your risk of falling.  We will also review the age-related changes to all these balance systems and learn how changes in balance and mobility can be reversed.


Tuesday, February 24, 6:45pm

All About AMD

With Joan Kahn, OHSU Casey Eye Institute

This presentation will provide a basic description of macular degeneration and discuss risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, research, treatment and prevention.

Joan Kahn has been the program coordinator of the Macular Degeneration Center at OHSU Casey Eye Institute for 15 years, where she is responsible for the program’s community outreach, education and development activities.  During her time at the center, Joan has witnessed amazing progress in research and treatment of this disease as well as other eye conditions.


 

 

 

 

 

You are invited: Caregiver Support Group

Are you caring for a parent or an older adult friend or loved one?

Are you feeling overwhelmed or have questions?

Caring for a family member – whether in your home, their home or in another care setting – can be very stressful.  Even if you do not provide hands-on care, you may struggle with a lack of privacy, sleep deprivation, feelings of anger, guilt or depression, or an overwhelming sense of responsibility for the well-being of your loved one.

 Cedar Sinai Park, in collaboration with Jewish Family & Child Service and Sinai Family Home Services,

invite you to a family caregiver support group:

“It Takes a Village: Supporting Families Caring for Elders”

We are here to tell you that you are not alone.

“It Takes a Village” meets Monday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the May Living Room at Rose Schnitzer Manor.

This meeting will be facilitated by Sarah Wheeler, Social Services Director for Robison Jewish Health Center.  David Molko will unfortunately not be able to be there next week.

Participants have the opportunity to share their concerns, explore solutions to problems, and suggest topics for future meetings.

Monday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Rose Schnitzer Manor  – 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  Please contact Irit Mandelsberg at 503.535.4212 or irit.mandelsberg@cedarsinaipark.org to reserve your place today.

You are invited: Caregiver Support Group

Are you caring for a parent or an older adult friend or loved one?

Are you feeling overwhelmed or have questions?

Caring for a family member – whether in your home, their home or in another care setting – can be very stressful.  Even if you do not provide hands-on care, you may struggle with a lack of privacy, sleep deprivation, feelings of anger, guilt or depression, or an overwhelming sense of responsibility for the well-being of your loved one.

 Cedar Sinai Park, in collaboration with Jewish Family & Child Service and Sinai Family Home Services,

invite you to a family caregiver support group:

“It Takes a Village: Supporting Families Caring for Elders”

We are here to tell you that you are not alone.

“It Takes a Village” meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Rose Holding Hands with Elderly PatientSchnitzer Manor. The group is facilitated by David Molko, Senior Outreach Clinician for Jewish Family & Child Service, and Sarah Wheeler, Social Services Director at Robison Jewish Health Center.  Participants have the opportunity to share their concerns, explore solutions to problems, and suggest topics for future meetings.

Monday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. at Rose Schnitzer Manor  – 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  Please contact Irit Mandelsberg at 503.535.4212 or irit.mandelsberg@cedarsinaipark.org to reserve your place today.

2014 Villa Memorial Scholarships Awarded!

Congratulations to our Lucio and Irene Villa Memorial Scholarship Fund Award recipients! Last Thursday, Cedar Sinai Park had a recognition ceremony for the staff who received the scholarship.

Irene Villa came to Rose Schnitzer Manor after the loss of her husband, Lucio.  Irene was an active resident and enjoyed the company of her dear friends and caregivers.  IMG_0160She truly appreciated the kindness she experienced while living at the Manor. The fund was created in 2006 for employees wishing to further their education in the field of nursing, geriatrics, or related disciplines. The ceremony took place at an all staff meeting where the awardees received certificates from Jeff Reingold. Jeff and his wife, Francine, started this fun to honor the staff who gave their cousin, Irene, excellent care.

IMG_0168This year we recognized Janneth de Andes, Certified Medication Aide; Kindra Mills, Certified Nurses Assistant; Polina Munblit, Rose Schnitzer Manor Life Enrichment; and Tochukiou Ilechukwa, Certified Nurses Assistant. Congrats to one and all!

This scholarship is available to all staff, and we encourage anyone of interest to participate.

Irene possessed a genuine enthusiasm for learning and it is CSP’s honor to continue her legacy of learning and to nurture the education of our outstanding staff.We are honored that our employees are inspired to further their careers and we are able to help them reach their educational goals.