SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S PREMIER

LIFESTYLE, HEALTH & ACTIVE AGING EXPO

.....for baby boomers, seniors,

caregivers, friends, and family!


GOLDEN FUTURE 50+ SENIOR EXPO

LONG BEACH EDITION

SPEAKERS

10:30am - 10:50am

What you need to know about Cal MediConnect

and Care Coordination
Harbage Consulting
Monika Vega
Monika was a presenter during the 2017 CMS National Training Workshops event in Anaheim, CA, where health care and social services program administrators and advocates from across the nation attended.  She ha participated in the Golden Future 50+ Expo Series for three years now.  While Monika provides California's Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) and Cal MediConnect health policy communications and outreach, she is most enthusiastic about how the program information will ultimately help people in need coordinate their health care benefits and services.  She will discuss the benefits of care coordination, health plan options and helpful resources.  Monika has a background in social services management, public health programs and policy, political organizing, and community empowerment.

Areas that will be covered:
The benefits of care coordination
Cal MdiConnect program is for Medi-Medi patients.
Keeping your doctor, IHSS provider and hours
Continuity of Care under the CCI
Important resources and patient protections




11am - 11:20am

Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles

Clark Phillips, Speakers Burea

Brain health can be optimally maintained by eating well and staying active. In this session, we explore various research findings related to aging well. We will discuss steps we can take to reduce our risks for Alzheimer’s disease.





11:30am - 11:50am

Estate Planning - Wills & Trusts
Elder Law Services of California
Staci Yamashita-iida, Esq.
Ms. Yamashita-Iida is a lifelong native of the South Bay. After attending North Torrance High School, she graduated from Loyola Marymount University magna cum laude as a Valedictorian Finalist and Leadership Scholar.  From there, she received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School's 2-year accelerated SCALE Program and wrote for the Journal of International Law Honors program.  Ms. Yamashita-Iida is an active member of the Japanese American Bar Association and is currently serving as a Kizuna fellow on the Board of Directors for the Go For Broke National Educational Center. In addition, she regularly contributes articles to the JACL's Pacific Citizen newspaper.  Here at Elder Law Services, Ms. Yamashita-Iida is the head of the Estate Planning Department, where she handles the creation of Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and other ancillary documents. She also concentrates on the qualification and application for long-term care Medi-Cal benefits.  When she's not working, Ms. Yamashita-Iida enjoys going to Mammoth with her fiancé and their two German Shepherds to hike, ski, and fish. She is also an avid hula dancer who performed and competed all around the world for 20+ years. She is an annual competitor at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo, Hawai'i and has most notably performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Osaka-jō Hall in Japan.

Areas that will be covered:
Why have an Estate Plan?
Probates
What are Living Trusts?
Existing Trusts
Powers of Attorney
Is your Trust updated?




12noon - 12:30pm

Entertainment

Michael Sherman

A One-Man Variety Show With A Cast of Hundreds!





12:40pm - 1pm

Introduction to Essential Oils

doTerra Wellness Advocates

J and Pancho Edler

J and Pancho have been working with doTerra Essential Oils for 2 years.  They have drastically changed their lives and that of countless others they have met as they have introduced these oils to others.  Pancho and J are committed to providing educational opportunities for all people interested in learning how therapeutic grad essential oils can be used to enhance their wellness in your everyday life.


Areas That Will Be Covered:

What is Essential Oils?

What makes doTerra different from the rest?

How can you use these oils to help with your everyday heath concerns?

Methodology for using the essential oils daily?

Interactive class providing opportunities for Q & A.




1:10pm - 1:30pm

Social Security Updates 2017

Social Security Administration

Essie Landry, Public Affairs Specialist

Essie Landry started working for the Social Security Administration (SSA), a few short months after she retired from the United States Army.  She served in the military for over 21 years.  She is the Public Affairs Specialist for Social Security’s Tri Counties Area.  She has worked for SSA for over 15 years.  Prior to her current assignment, Essie was an Automation Training Specialist, a Technical Expert, and a Social Insurance Specialist. Essie is a recipient of two Social Security Commissioner’s Citations in recognition of her outstanding service to the American public.  This is the Agency’s highest honorary which is granted to individual employees who have made a superior contribution to Social Security. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources from Park University and a Masters of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.




1:40pm - 2pm

Financial Elder Abuse

California Department of Insurance

Alisa Anderson-Summers, Investigator


Areas that will be covered:

Types of Financial Abuse

Traits of a Scam Artist

Victims

Abuse in Life Insurance and Annuities

How to Protect Yourself

How to Contact the California Department of Insurance




2:10pm - 2:30pm

Meditation Class

Heartfulness Meditation

Priya Dhanrajan

The heart is at the forefront of physical, mental, emotional and inner well-being and with Heartfulness Meditation you will find ways to manage stress, tap into creativity, find balance, joy, peace and love, in a natural and easy way.  Heartfulness Mediation focuses on the source of light in the heart that offers a way to create positive changes in your thoughts, actions and feelings, with a simple meditative technique thus improving your health on all levels.