10:00 – 10:45 am
“Learning To Breathe..One Woman’s Heroic Journey to
Save Her Son’s Life and Yours”
President at Ecola Termite and Pest Management, Host of The Sue Fries Show on 99.5 KKLA
Thirty years ago, Susan Fries married into the glamorous business of pest management. And after 20 years in the business, she made a decision to change the direction of pest management to offer more environmentally responsible methods of extermination. Having a child who suffers from chronic allergies to dust mites as well as attention deficit disorder, Ecola Termite Services’ Susan Fries has always been particularly conscious of not only the global environment, but her family’s immediate surroundings. Her family’s health combined with her love for animals were the real driving forces behind her decision to operate an eco-sensitive pest management company. And with growing sensitivity to factors such as global warming, pollution and a generally increasing “green” movement, Fries knew that the best thing to do would be to buy her own alternative termite treatment company. This ultimately led to ECOLA Termite & Pest Service’s “Best Green Exterminator” Award.
10:30 – 11:15 am
Dennis McCarthy, Los Angeles News Group Columnist
Beloved Daily News columnist (and now weekly columnist for the Los Angeles News Group) Dennis McCarthy has returned from his year-short retirement.
Author of “Here’s to the Winners,” Dennis has spent his career telling human interest stories that warm your heart and make you feel good about the great people and things they are doing in everyday life. Come and meet Dennis and hear some of his stories – maybe you can even tell him a few!
11:00 – 11:45 am
“Why do some people live longer than others?”
Dr. Donna Lane, Director of The Adult Skills Center Successful Aging Program
Dr. Donna Lane, Director of the TASC Older Adults Successful Aging Program will be speaking about their Successful Aging Program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. TASC is a social service agency in Lake Balboa that provides services and supports for individuals associated with the North Los Angeles County Regional Center. The TASC Older Adults Successful Aging Program provides support and guidance for families/parents who wish to create a documented future plan devoted to the needs and desires of their adult child with a disability. This plan is narrated by the family and can then be utilized when they are no longer able to provide the care and support for their adult child. Dr. Lane is a licensed clinical psychologist who also works as the Supervising Psychologist at WISE & Healthy Aging, a social services agency serving older adults in Santa Monica. Dr. Lane also has a private practice located in Encino.
11:30 – 12:15 pm
“Medicare Updates: What you need to know – an educational presentation”
Learn about options and get your questions answered regarding Medicare and the Affordable Care Act
Paul Davis, Licensed California Insurance Agent 0669770
Paul Davis and Alberta Bellisario Insurance Services have been providing sound advice to their clients for over 55 years (combined). They have been recognized for providing value to their clients with honesty and integrity that is above reproach and they represent most major insurance carriers. Paul is very knowledgeable on what Medicare health plans options are available and can answer your questions. Paul Davis and Alberta Bellisario Insurance Services has a booth at the expo where you can get more information regarding your insurance needs.
12:00 – 12:45 pm
“Protect Yourself – Learn How!”
Christy Adair, Impact Personal Safety of Southern California
Discussion and demonstrations on how to protect yourself from verbal and physical attacks.
What do good communication skills and self-defense have in common? Knowing you can handle yourself in any physical situation means you carry yourself differently. If you believe your life is worth fighting for, you’re likely to believe your ideas, health and happiness are worth it too. When you are able to communicate clearly what you want or need from any situation, you assess people differently, you value yourself differently, people listen to you differently. Your personal safety skills turn into healthy communication skills that translate to all areas of your life.
Impact Personal Safety of Southern California offers dynamic, empowering, self-defense, assertiveness, boundary-setting classes encompassing verbal strategies, awareness skills, and yes, full-force physical assailant defense throughout Southern California. Our training is focused on prevention of and recovery from assault as it puts students in touch with their innate power regardless of size, strength, fitness or (dis)ability level. We are women and men working together to end the cycle of violence.
12:30 – 1:15 pm
“Hip and Knee Replacement Made Easy”
Herbert D. Huddleston, MD, Medical Director, Valley Hip & Knee Institute
Herbert D. Huddleston, MD, Medical Director of the Valley Hip & Knee Institute, will discuss joint replacement procedures and how, utilizing advanced surgical technologies, patients can experience quicker recoveries and better outcomes.
Herbert D. Huddleston, MD, is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in surgery of the hip and knee. As Medical Director of the Valley Hip & Knee Institute, Dr. Huddleston helps to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of the Institute’s patients. He utilizes innovative and minimally invasive procedures for joint replacement and repair procedures. He has completed more than 6,000 hip replacements and 5,000 knee replacements, as well as over 700 replacement revisions or repairs of failed hip replacements.
Dr. Huddleston has published research on the causes of failure of cemented joint replacements, as well as leg length techniques and issues in hip replacement. He has taught and lectured on the topic of joint replacement surgery, and he designed a hip replacement system — the Omega system — which is used throughout the world. For more information about Dr. Huddleston, visit his website at www.hipsandknees.com.