Every year, the Daily News brings together experts in a variety of fields to discuss important issues relating to health, longevity and improving the quality of life.
Dennis McCarthy – Author, Speaker and Daily News Columnist
Dennis McCarthy, long time Los Angeles Daily News columnist, has spent his career talking to and writing about “the uncommon common man or woman.” Dennis will entertain with fun and inspirational stories from interesting seniors he’s met that defy the word “aging.” He’ll also add some personal observations including saying goodbye to his “60’s” and welcoming his “70’s”. Dennis’ latest book “Here’s to the Winners” provides favorite stories from 30 years of talking to war vets, school teachers, cops, firefighters, nurses, social workers, barbers, bartenders and anybody else in town who could point him in the direction of a good human interest story. After his session, Dennis will have “Here’s to the Winners” available for purchase and signature.
“George Burns” – He’s BACK!
Everyone loves George Burns!
Join us on a stroll along nostalgia lane.
This one-man, musical, comedy performance of our beloved George Burns is sure to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.
Duffy Hudson is an actor, director, writer, teacher and filmmaker. He has performed on and off Broadway, in film and television. He performs his several one-man shows all across the country and has been voted “Best One Man Show” 3 years in a row by the LA Daily News.
Age Well, Drive Smart – Keys to Safe Driving
Officer Leland Tang, Presented by the California Highway Patrol Senior Volunteer Program
Talking with an older family member about their driving is often difficult. Most of us put off that talk until the person’s driving has become what we believe to be dangerous. When driving stops mobility needs to continue, and senior drivers deserve counsel and assistance in looking for other options. The CHP developed this free Age Well, Drive Smart class that provides older drivers the tools to driving safer and driving longer. The class is a great way for our seniors to educate themselves, evaluate their driving abilities, and improve their driving skills.
California’s older driver population is numbering about 2.9 million today. It is estimated that there will be over four million residents age 65 and older in California by the year 2020. Knowing that much of this community still relies on driving as their primary means of transportation, which is why this program is so key. The program is supported by the Keeping Everyone Safe grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
The California Highway Patrol is an exhibitor at the expo.
Medicare 101: Understand The System, Lower Your Costs and Maximize Your Benefits
Steven Rukhman, Broker, PGIA
Medicare can be confusing…different plans, lots of choices, annual changes… what does it all mean? In this seminar, we will review the Medicare system and then, learn how to get the most out of it. Just because your friends say they are on the best plan, does NOT mean it is ideal for you. Come learn how to increase your benefits, decrease your costs and have an advocate in your corner to coordinate your benefits and keep you ahead of the curve year after year.
Steven Rukhman is a local certified and licensed Medicare Insurance specialist. He represents the top Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans in Los Angeles County. Having worked with and helped hundreds of seniors, he can provide personal guidance in understanding your options. Steven can help you maximize your hard-earned Medicare benefits with a no cost, no obligation consultation.
Additional presenters will be added soon.