Older but Bolder Capital’s Nursing Program Sponsors Symposium on Active Aging for the Body and Mind | Capital University


    • Older but Bolder

      Maestro David Dworkin
      Capital’s Nursing Program Sponsors Symposium on Active Aging for the Body and Mind /

      Capital University will host “Older but Bolder,” a two-day symposium on active aging, March 13-14. Features include a presentation on “Changing the Way We Age” by Colin Milner, the CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, and a fun, interactive movement activity led by Maestro David Dworkin, founder of Conductorcise.

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      The symposium will “engage Capital University and the Central Ohio community in conversations about programming for adults, particularly older adults, related to health,” says Dr. Ann Peden, dean of Nursing. Capital’s Nursing program, working with sponsors and local health agencies, is providing participants the opportunity to hear from internationally recognized experts in healthy aging and to interact with others who have a common interest in boldly growing older.

      Leah Klusch, BSN, RN, a 1966 Capital graduate, introduced the idea of an active aging symposium to Peden. They saw this as a great opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Capital’s Nursing students, surrounding health agencies, and the community to educate adults about the importance of embracing aging with confidence and to being aware of what local resources, such as OhioHealth and The Ohio State University, have to offer.

      According to Peden, Capital Nursing students enrolled in Community Health Nursing have participated in health-related activities, such as Bexley Chats, that are aimed toward greater health programming for older adults in Bexley. They conducted assessments and interviewed key informants for recommendations on programs for aging adults. The health of aging adults is an important topic that the Nursing students, Klusch, and Peden are all concerned about. They hope this event will help stimulate greater discussions about healthy, active aging.

      Peden would love for the event to become an annual tradition. “We will be seeking evaluation data from participants. We hope this will provide direction for future programming.”

      This event has been made possible by the support and sponsorship of many local organizations, including the Bexley Community Foundation, the Bexley Wellness Fund and OhioHealth. Maestro Dworkin’s Conductorcise activity is sponsored by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital. Chopsticks have been donated by Peking Dynasty, a Bexley-area restaurant, to simulate batons for the Conductorcise activity.

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      Schedule of Events

      Monday, March 13, 2017 

      6:00 – 7:00pm Huntington Auditorium     

      Campus and Community Lecture – Colin Milner, CEO, International  Council on Active Aging - Changing the Way We Age

      We live in a world that is increasingly growing older and more diverse. To address this shift, we too need to become more diverse in the environments we provide, the programs and products we offer, and the way we position and promote these services. We also need to create the policies and hire the staff that will allow customers to feel comfortable in our organizations. Is your organization or community prepared to address these challenges and opportunities?

      By attending this session you will learn how the International Council on Active Aging’s 9 Principles of Active Aging offers a comprehensive and integrated model to guide you through this process, helping you to create a firm foundation for your active aging efforts. Whether it’s your first foray into this arena or a longtime pursuit, this session is a must.

      Tuesday, March 14,  2017 

      8:45 – 9:15am – Mees Hall Registration and Light Continental Breakfast       
      9:15 – 10:00 – Mees Hall 

      The new you: how to live longer and better
      Today, after decades of research, we now know more about the aging process than at any time in history. We know that we all age at very different rates, and that no two individuals experience aging in exactly the same manner. We know chronic health conditions and lifestyle choices have a significant impact on our quality of life, and, we also know that we have within us greater potential than ever though. As millions embrace their new found potential society, transforming society, we find ourselves in the midst of a quality of life revolution. These are exciting times, as what was once thought impossible, or just for the young, is now common place for people of all ages. What better way to live than to know life is filled with options, you just have to reach out and grab them. As more adults do so we will continue to revolutionize the way we live, and the way we age, for the better. Be part of this revolution, join us for this session

      Colin Milner, CEO, International  Council  on Active Aging 

      10:00 - 10:45 am – Mees Hall Delay the Disease: An Exercise Program for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease - Jackie Russell, RN, BSN, CNOR, Co-founder of  Delay the Disease.
      10:45-11:00am  Break 
      11:00– 11:45am – Mees Hall Keeping Your Brain Healthy – Dr. Michele Stokes, System Director, OhioHealth Neuroscience  

      11:45 - 1:00pm Schneider 

      Lunch Break -  Resource exhibits

      Box lunches available; does require pre-registration     

      1:00 – 3:30pm (running concurrently with two afternoon sessions) Huntington    

      OhioHealth Neighborhood Care Balance Assessments 

      1:00 -  1:45  Mees Hall Why You Should Be Concerned about Your Balance  - Leah Klusch RN, BSN, FACHCA, Executive Director, Alliance Training Center 

      1:45  – 2:30 Mees Hall  

      Heart Healthy Nutrition and Wellness- Dr. Ravi Tripathi, The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
      2:30 – 2:45 Stretch Break
      2:45 – 3:45 Mees Hall CONDUCTORCISEA SOUND Workout for Mind, Body and Soul - ‎Maestro David Dworkin, an American conductor, clarinetist, and educator
      3:45 – 4:00 Wrap-Up and Time for Evaluation and Recommendations for future programs