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Home | 2014 BAO Educational Lecture Series

2014 BAO Lectures

Join us for educational lectures and build new neural connections! All lectures are 60 to 90 minutes including questions and answers. Arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy healthy food and to socialize with other adults age 50+. Registration is required and space is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible using the registration button below. Once you register, we will send details about the meeting location and other important information. To hear what others think of our events, click testimonials.

BAO members get a discount on the lectures. BAO membership is free. If you are not already a BAO member, and want to join to receive discounts, please Click Here before registering for the lectures.

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If you need a ride to the event or you would like a buddy to meet you there, please email us at share@bayareaolderadults.org

Lecture 1: How to Stay Safe and Secure Online

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Are you concerned about identity theft, online banking, viruses, maleware, cookies, scams and other things that may harm you and your computer? This FREE seminar is presented by a special task force that focuses on internet security. Real examples will be used to teach you how to keep safe and secure online. Breakfast will be served.

Sponsored by: BAO thanks CareMore for their support of our lectures. To learn more about their health plans, please call or email Roslyn Jacobs at 408.476.5114 and roslyn.jacobs@caremore.com and please tell her BAO sent you. To learn more about CareMore's innovative approach to healthcare, click CareMore Medicare Health Plans

BAO thanks Multiversal Enterprises for their support of this lecture. ME offers expert computer service and support at affordable prices, and they make house calls. For a free phone consultation, please call 408.363.8888 or Email info@multiversal.com and tell them BAO sent you.

Location: San Jose, CA 95127

Lecture 2: FREE Falls Prevention Workshop

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Fall–related injuries are a significant concern as we age. In this presentation, you will learn simple ways to modify your environment to prevent falls and exercises to increase your mobility. Learn the myths and realities of aging and falls and how you can make your environment safer. Handouts and breakfast will be provided. Presented by Falls Prevention of Santa Clara County.

Sponsored by: BAO thanks CareMore for their support of our lectures. To learn more about their health plans, please call or email Roslyn Jacobs at 408.476.5114 and roslyn.jacobs@caremore.com and please tell her BAO sent you. To learn more about CareMore's innovative approach to healthcare, click CareMore Medicare Health Plans

BAO thanks LifeFone for their support of this lecture. LifeFone has been rated one of the best medical alarm and alert systems and is BBB A+ rated. To learn more, please contact SanDee Cohn by phone 1.877.330.3665 or Email scohn@lifefone.com and tell them BAO sent you.

BAO thanks Carney, Sugai & Sudweeks Elder Law for their support of this lecture. To learn more about how their counselors and attorneys help with estate and long-term planning and elder law, please click Carney, Sugai & Sudweeks Elder Law Please tell them BAO sent you.

Location: San Jose, CA 95127

Lecture 3: FREE Investment Strategies Workshop

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Join us for a workshop covering tools and information for investment strategies you need in preparing for and during retirement given the reality of shrinking social security benefits, rising health care costs, a volatile financial market and longer life. Examples will be used to explain each concept and handouts will be provided. Presented by a 12–year veteran of the financial services industry who holds a California State Life and Health License and numerous security licenses including series 6, 7, 24, 51, 63 and 66. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: BAO thanks First Investors Financial Services for their support. To learn more about their services, please call or email Teresa Nino at 408.910.1315 and teresa.nino@firstinvestors.com and please tell her BAO sent you. To reach their website, click First Investors Financial Services

Location: Joyce Ellington Branch Library, San Jose

Lecture 4: Advance Health Care Planning Workshop

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Protect your loved ones from the pain of indecision or conflicts over your medical care by learning what you can do to prepare for unexpected events. This hands–on workshop will give you all the tools, including handouts, you need to understand and complete an Advance Directive form. Anyone who does not have an advance directive or has an advance directive but has not updated it in years should attend. Breakfast will be served.

Presented by Karen Storey, a certified "Respecting Choices" instructor and facilitator for Coda Alliance, a non–profit organization whose mission is to provide the community with practical skills and tools to plan and receive the care they may want when facing a life threatening illness and at the end of life. She has helped hundreds of people gain peace of mind by having conversations with their loved ones and completing advance directives.

Sponsored by: BAO thanks Belmont Senior Living of Sunnyvale for hosting this lecture. To learn more about their residence, please call or email Julia Torres at 408.720.8498 and jatorres@belmontvillage.com and please tell her BAO sent you. To visit their website, please click Belmont Village Senior Living of Sunnyvale

BAO thanks Carney Elder Law for their support of this lecture. To learn more about how their attorneys help with estate and long-term planning and elder law, please call or email them at 408.354.0200 and janisc@carneyelderlaw.com and please tell them BAO sent you. To visit their website, please click Carney Elder Law

Location: Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Lecture 5: Pest Management Gardening Techniques

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Learn environmentally friendly ways to manage pests and diseases in your garden. The seminar is presented by a Santa Clara County Master Gardener. She will answer all your questions, teach you prevention techniques, pest and plant symptom identification and sustainable management methods. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: BAO thanks CareMore for their support of our lectures. To learn more about their health plans, please call or email Roslyn Jacobs at 408.476.5114 and roslyn.jacobs@caremore.com and please tell her BAO sent you. To learn more about CareMore's innovative approach to healthcare, click CareMore Medicare Health Plans

Location: San Jose, CA 95127

Lecture 6: All You Wanted to Know About Prescription Drugs

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Learn why it is estimated to cost up to one billion dollars to get a drug to market, why drugs have side effects, the difference between brand and generic, how drug development is regulated, why patents are important and other important information about how prescription drugs are developed in the United States. The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. Our speaker is Dr. Anne Ferguson, a scientist who has more than 20 years of experience. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: BAO thanks CareMore for their support of our lectures. To learn more about their health plans, please call or email Roslyn Jacobs at 408.476.5114 and roslyn.jacobs@caremore.com and please tell her BAO sent you. To learn more about CareMore's innovative approach to healthcare, click CareMore Medicare Health Plans

Location: San Jose, CA 95127

Lecture 7: Travel to Remote Places Around the World

Tuesday July 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM

This seminar will virtually take you on expeditions to remote places such as Borneo, New Guinea, the Sahara Desert, Turkey, Peru, Siberia, Java (Indonesia), India, Tarawa (South Pacific) and the Aleutian Islands where Dr. Jacques Guertin has traveled over the past 50 years to see solar eclipses. Lunch will be served. Dr. Guertin has more than 25 years’ experience in environmental science and is author of more than 70 technical publications.

Sponsored by: BAO thanks Belmont Village Senior Living of San Jose for hosting this lecture. To learn more about their residence, please call or email Peggy Bulger at 408.910.4291 and mbulger@belmontvillage.com and please tell her BAO sent you. To reach their website, click Belmont Village Senior Living of San Jose

Location: Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA 95128

Lecture 8: Climate Change

Thursday August 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Learn what the science says about global warming. Are humans causing it? Is it bad or good? Should we try to stop it? The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. Lunch will be served.

Presented by Jacques Guertin, who earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from McGill University, Montréal. He has more than 25 years experience in environmental science and is author of more than 70 technical publications.

Sponsored by: BAO thanks CareMore for their support of our lectures. To learn more about their health plans, please call or email Roslyn Jacobs at 408.476.5114 and roslyn.jacobs@caremore.com and please tell her BAO sent you. To learn more about CareMore's innovative approach to healthcare, click CareMore Medicare Health Plans

Location: San Jose, CA 95127

Lecture 9: Learn About the Latest in Alzheimer’s Research

Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Learn about the latest scientific research on the cause(s) of Alzheimer’s, what you can do to prevent or slow the disease, and how the drugs on the market or close to market work. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: BAO thanks The Westmont for hosting this lecture. To learn more about their independent living community in Santa Clara, please call 408.984.0605 and please tell them BAO sent you. To reach their website, click The Westmont

BAO thanks Janice Carney, CEO of the Ease Plan for her support of this lecture. To learn more about their medical care advocacy program, please call or email Janis Carney at 408.402.6400 or and jcarney@easeplan.com and please tell her BAO sent you. For more information, please click The Ease Plan

Location: Santa Clara

Lecture 10: All you need to know about social security and more

Thursday October 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Learn tips that enable you to take full advantage of your social security benefits and retirement strategies. Handouts will be provided. Presented by a 12–year veteran of the financial services industry who holds a California State Life and Health License and numerous security licenses including series 6, 7, 24, 51, 63 and 66. Sandwiches will be served.

Sponsored by: BAO thanks First Investors Financial Services for their support. To learn more about their services, please call or email Teresa Nino at 408.910.1315 and teresa.nino@firstinvestors.com and please tell her BAO sent you. To reach their website, click First Investors Financial Services

Location: Mountain View

Lecture 11: Navigating the Complexities of Medicare

Thursday November 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Applying for Medicare and choosing a health plan can be challenging. Join us for a FREE seminar that gives you the tools and information you need to make informed decisions that are right for you. Handouts will be provided and breakfast will be served.

Sponsored by: BAO thanks CareMore for their support of our lectures. To learn more about their health plans, please call or email Roslyn Jacobs at 408.476.5114 and roslyn.jacobs@caremore.com and please tell her BAO sent you. To learn more about CareMore's innovative approach to healthcare, click CareMore Medicare Health Plans

Location: San Jose, CA 95127

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