Boynton Beach-Ross Palm Beach Gardens
 Boynton Beach
 Palm Beach Gardens


Academy of
Continuing Education

Fall 2016
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Arts, Music & Entertainment
Health & Wellness

Jewish Culture & Israel

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Balance Training: How To Identify Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms of Neurological Changes 

Balance: Everything we do relies on our ability, but maintaining physical balance skills is an underrated aspect of our wellbeing. As we age, we lose muscle strength, vision and sensory perception — all things that contribute to our ability to balance. As a result mobility can be compromised and the lack of mobility can lead to falls and injuries. This course will demonstrate how to improve balance, assist in gaining confidence and fostering one’s independence Instructors: Bruce Gropper & Ed Gray

Fridays, October 28, November 4, 11 | 12:30 pm
Mondays, November 21 and December 5 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Follow the Lead, The Ways to Better Memory and Longevity 

Years of research on aging and memory loss are beginning to pay dividends. The population longevity factors continue to extend life expectancy. With that fact, those who live longer continue to have issues of memory loss and cognitive skills. In this series, you will discover the methods that research has discovered and created to find a healthier way of life as we continue to age. Live longer, live better. Instructor: Dr. David T. Nash

Mondays, October 31, November 28, December 19 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Conservative Treatment and Exercises for Neck & Back Pain 

Lower back and neck pain affect over 80% of the population. Not only can this become a debilitating condition, it can also change the way we live our lives. Discussions of the most up-to- date conservative treatment options that are available today will be offered. Learn the active exercises that will not only help you with your current pain, but also help it from recurring. Instructor: Dr. Travis Lamperski

Wednesday, November 2 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Current Drug Trends in Palm Beach County

This lecture will detail and discuss current issues pertaining to drug use in Palm Beach County. Special attention will be paid to opioid abuse as well as the medical marijuana products. This class is presented by the Executive Director of the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition. Instructor: Jeff Kadel

Thursday, November 3 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Young Living At Any Age 

What if we were to tell you that you have the ability to not only age gracefully, but also age with style, vigor and with the energy needed to feel like a teenager once again? This is our vision for every member of the community and there are specific strategies that can make this your reality. Instructor: Dr. Nicole Rothman

Thursday, November 3 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Oh My God, My Mom Is Getting Older and So Am I

As radio host and author of Oh My God I’m Getting Older and So Is My Mom, Scott presents a humorous look at aging coupled with practical advice. The later-years road is often believed to look like midnight rides on a sailboat with a glass of wine in our hand. All too often, Scott has learned, reality gets in the way. Bottom line: getting older can be tougher than we thought. This class, back by popular demand, addresses topics as diverse as dealing with sibling rivalry (mom always loved you more), sex after sixty (yes, it still happens), funeral options (who knew there were so many), the value of volunteerism, along with other situations you never thought you would need to deal with. Instructor: Scott Greenberg

Monday, November 7 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Thriving at 70 and Beyond! 

As they turned 70, the authors of 70 Candles Woman Thriving in Their 8th Decade set out to investigate how women their age and older were living their lives. They sought role models for themselves and messages for the droves of baby boomers on their heels. They were curious about the challenges and joys of their age-mates, their work and retirement status. These septuagenarians knew they were not like their own grandmothers who sat in rocking chairs knitting. What is the new normal? Instructor: Jim Hansen

Tuesday, November 8 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

It Seems Like Dimentia is All Around Us. Come and Get Dimentiawise! 

Scott Greenberg, Nationally Certified Alzheimer’s Educator, explains the difference between normal aging and dementia, provides tips and tools for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia and how you can provide a better quality of life for the family caregiver and for the one struggling with memory loss. Instructor: Scott Greenberg

Monday, November 14 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Spend Less Time Worrying: Your Keys To Coping With Anxiety 

Join Dr. Jesse Selkin as he leads an interactive and educational workshop that is intended to help you learn practical techniques to reduce worries and anxiety. We may all experience excessive uneasiness at times and unfortunately, with anxiety rates increasing in our society, it is sometimes difficult to manage worries and anxious thoughts. This workshop will focus on the nature of anxiety, signs that we can look for, and tools for improvement with management techniques. Instructor: Dr. Jesse Selkin

Monday, November 14 | 12:30 pm
Free Member $15 Guest 

Balance, Brains, Posture and Breathing 

This interactive class offers a look at the interconnection of the title’s four items and how they work together to make a better
you. Instructor: John Chase

Thursday, November 17 | 2:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

Assisted Dying Legislation: The Legal & Moral Issues 

Does anyone have the right to decide how one chooses to end his life? How binding is the law carrying out one’s wishes? Should the decision to honor a patient’s wishes be up to the doctor? Is it fair to have the decision based on moral and religious principles? Moderator: Jewel Littenberg 

Thursday, December 15 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Senior Insights Panel 

Elder Abuse and Neglect 

A panel of experts to discuss what elder abuse is, where it takes place, and what can be done about it. This dynamic discussion will inform and move you. Moderator: Jewel Littenberg

Wednesday, October 19 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Aspertools: Understanding and Embracing Aspergers, Autism, and Neurodiversity 

Hackie Reitman MD, author of Aspertools: Understanding and Embracing Aspergers, Autism and Neurodiversity and founder of the neurodiversity community site discusses raising a daughter with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome, the importance of understanding neurodiversity, and offers tools to help maximize the potential of those whose brains may be a little different. Guest Speaker: Dr. Harold “Hackie” Reitman

Thursday, October 20 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Self- Deliverance or Assisted Suicide: A Growing Movement Whose Time Has Come? 

This special presentation features a panel discussion with a Rabbi, Trustbridge Hospice Doctor, RN and an Attorney that focuses on self-determination regarding death of the chronically ill, brain dead or those with insufferable pain. This is a growing movement with physician assisted suicides now legalized in five states. It elicits powerful emotions which have legal, moral, religious and ethical implications. Whether the person is very old, cognitively impaired, or a
younger adult with an incurable disease, society is moving towards greater individual choice around how we choose to leave this world. Moderator: Sherry Picker, MSW, Panel: Michelle Hollister ESQ, Rabbi Jay Lyons, Dr. Leonard R. Hock, Marnie Richie Poncy, ESQ, RN

Wednesday, October 26 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 



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