The Art of Living Longer User Manual for Humans™

All lectures presented by Anne Goldberg, The Savvy Senior, are designed to stand alone or, build one upon the other, offering
the information & tools to achieve peak performance from our bodies

 

2018/2019 Lecture Series

THE SCIENCE OF LIVING LONGER

 

  1. The Art of Living Longer: Live Long, Live Well (20, 45 and 60 minutes)
    An introduction and overview to the ideas presented in the series. This presentation goes a mile wide and an inch deep. Subsequent presentations go an inch wide and a mile deep.
  2. The Science of Aging (60 and 90 minutes)
    An introduction to the science of neuroplasticity and epigenetics that prove, respectively, that even the aging brain can form new neural pathways- new memories; and that lifestyle is more impactful than genetics on our health.
  3. Blue Zones and The 8 Dimensions of Wellness (60 & 90 minutes)
    Insightful and thought-provoking, this presentation compares the wisdom gleaned from two major studies that make an difficult-to-dispute case for the impact of lifestyle on our health.
  4. Telomeres & Longevity: The Secret to Longevity?
    New research offers compelling evidence that our health and longevity are intricately connected with this aspect of our DNA. What does this mean for each of us and how we can take advantage of this information for better health. 

AGING CONSCIOUSLY

  1. Choosing to Feel Happy Not Crappy (60 minutes)
    The mission of the conscious aging movement is to facilitate elders rather than old people. The studies are clear that we live longer when we are connected to others and have meaning and purpose.  Aging consciously builds on the idea that seniors have the time and opportunity to harvest the wisdom of a lifetime and make an impact on the world in some way that enlivens them.
  2. Decluttering the Mind (60  minutes) (Choose either Single session or 2-Part Series)
    A fun, interactive, evidence-based presentation on how our thinking impacts our lives.  From physical to psychological health, with benefits such as reduced depression and loneliness, there are a myriad of reasons to declutter our minds.
  3. The Art of Creating Meaning & Purpose (60 minutes)
    Too often retirees feel irrelevant and these feelings can lead to cognitive decline, among other significant health issues. This empowering class shows the research and offers simple exercises to help residents connect with their passion and purpose in order to connect to that which gives meaning to their lives.
  4. Grandparenting in the 21st Century
    A nostalgic look at Grandparenting through the millennia and an exploration of Grandparenting today, particularly with respect to the impact on Grandparenting based on the current trends of the economy, addiction and divorce.
  1. Humor, Laughter & Living Longer
    The research is clear… laughter is good for us! This fun class is a look at the history of humor and a walk with laughter and its myriad health benefits.
  1. Vibration Stew-What Kind of Life Are You Cooking?
    Scientists are clear that we live in an energetic world and that our thoughts have energy that impacts our wellbeing. This fascinating look at the world of Quantum Physics offers insight into how thoughts and emotions affect blood pressure, arthritis and even dementia.
  2. NEW! Sex and the Sixties & Beyond
    What is your relationship with sex? Do you want it? Do you have it? Could you live
    without it? What does an active sex life mean for your health and happiness?
    This fun and insightful presentation deals with the social, emotional and physical aspects of sex and seniors.

NUTRITION

  1. TMI: Too Much Inflammation (60 minutes)
    The research is clear and incontrovertible: inflammation is at the root of virtually all disease. But what is it really and why is it that it is so harmful?  This important class explains what inflammation is, how it happens to us and the steps we can take to reduce it systemically.
  1. NEW! Is Your Food, Food? (60 minutes)
    The human body can be compared to a machine; one that requires a certain maintenance and upkeep to keep it at peak performance for a long, healthy life. One of the key components of this is nutrition. The body has certain, definite requirements that, when not met, result in breakdowns within the machine. Does what you each truly nourish your physical body? Come to this class and find out. 
  1. NEW! Is Your Food, Food? – Part 2 (60 minutes)
    In this follow-up, we go into how food is grown and/or raised and the health implications of factory-farmed animal products and conventional agriculture on our health – specifically heart and brain health.
  2. You Are What You Eat: Part 1 – Food, Inflammation & Health(60 and 90 minutes)
    This telling presentation shows the connection between food and inflammation,
    known to be the cause of all disease.
  3. You Are What You Eat: Part 2 – Your Health, Your Gut(60 and 90 minutes)
    With 70% of our immune systems in the gut, doctors are beginning to understand that our health begins with our digestive system and that disease is a function of an unhealthy gut. This class explains some of the science behind it and offers easy
    steps to create a healthier digestive tract for a stronger immune system.
  4. You Are What You Eat: Part 3 – Natural Antihistamines and Allergy Control
    (60 and 90 minutes)

    A wonderful continuation of eating to reduce inflammation, this class focuses on strengthening the immune system and successfully fighting allergies through food and supplements.
  5. NEW! You Are What You Eat: Part 4 – Your Brain on Food! (60 minutes)
    Research substantiates that brain health, in part, depends on including certain foods in the diet. How and what are you eating to keep your brain at peak efficiency?  
  1. NEW! Where’s the Beef?
    America has had a love affair with beef for scores of years, yet the latest research is clear that animal protein should be a small part of our nutritional intake. Yet the human body requires protein. What to do? This informative program explains why it’s better to find other sources of protein and offers reasonable, delicious alternatives to beef, lamb, pork & poultry, including recipes.
  1. NEW! French Fries: A Weapon of Mass Destruction?
    Recent research suggests that those who eat fried potatoes 1 – 3 times/week will die earlier than those who don’t! What?  Is our food poisoning us? The short answer is, “Yes!” and this important lecture delves into why food has a direct impact on our health. 

SAVVY SENIOR COMPUTER CLASSES – Technology classes for the reluctant!

  • “Ask Anne” – an open-ended class designed to answer residents questions on smart phones, tablets (Apple or Android) and computers (PC or Mac.) This class also focuses on how to use the Internet safely.
  • Smart Phones and Tablets – 13-week curriculum covers it all for iPhones and tablets. Learn how to safely use the internet and ways this technology helps to keep you connected to loved ones and your brain active and healthy.
  • Elder Tech Talk – This fun and interactive class teaches how to use, really use, the Internet. From surfing safely to using Uber, Pandora, Google and so much more.
  • How Computers Can Help You Get and Stay Healthy – Presented at the AARP National Conference in Miami, 2014
  • Introduction to Computers – Basic class for those who are terrified to turn on a computer and the Internet
  • All About Pictures, – Taking, Saving, Sorting, Sending & Creating Albums
  • MS Office – Word, Excel Power Point

JUST FOR FUN! 

  1. NEW! Drugstore Duplicates
    Join nationally-known speaker and former Halston model and spokesperson, Gayle Weissberg for this look at cosmetics and how drugstores have duplicates of the expensive stuff – come to this class to look FIVE YEARS YOUNGER in just 15 minutes!
  2. NEW! Great Dances from American Films, Part 1
    An hour of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Cyd Charisse and other favorites in some of Hollywood’s greatest moments in dance.
  3. NEW! Great Dances from American Films, Part 2
    The fun continues with more clips from great American films from Busby Berkeley to some of Broadways’ greatest hits like The King and I, West Side Story, Cabaret,
    Chicago, and more, more, more!
  4. NEW! Great Dances from American Films, Part 2
    The fun continues with more clips from great American films from Busby Berkeley to some of Broadways’ greatest hits like The King and I, West Side Story, Cabaret,
    Chicago, and more, more, more!
  5. NEW! American Film Institute’s Greatest Films, Part 1
    From Show Boat, to Band Wagon to My Fair Lady and The Wizard of Oz, Hollywood has produced some great musicals. See snippets of them in this wonderfully, entertaining hour.
  6. Savvy Senior Laughter Club
    A perfect way to pass an hour laughing with friends – old and new. Through jokes we tell each other (yes, attendees are asked to bring a joke or funny story), hilarious videos and jokes I provide, the group gets the enormous benefits of hardy laughter.
  7. NEW! 1 Plus 1 Socials for Seniors
    Homo-sapiens have a social brain and nothing contributes to our happiness, and therefore our health, are linked to each other. With this in mind, these socials are gatherings to bring people together and create community. Is it for dating? Sure. Is it for networking? Why not? Is it for making friends? Of course. It is a reason to gather with peers, enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment all within an environment designed to create laughter and a good time to foster communication and connection.

JEWISH-THEMED PRESENTATIONS

  1. NEW! Rhythm & Jews: The Jewish Influence on Jazz Music (60 minutes)A surprising and fun look at the influence of Jewish musical and political influence in the development of jazz from the mid-1800’s, with plenty of music videos from the era, this is a favorite.
  2. NEW! From the Bible to the Borscht Belt: A Look at Jews & Humor (60 minutes)
    Humor has been a part of the Jewish spirit for the millennia. Enjoy history blended with videos for a laugh-filled journey through memory lane.
  3. Israeli Innovations (60 minutes)
    Bringing all the latest technological advances from Israel. This is a favorite too.

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