9:00 – 10:15 am
Finally new non-surgical options to relieve nerve pain & numbness in your back,
legs and feet & bone-on-bone hip & knee pain
Dr. Phillip Yoo, DC, Director and Founder, LaserMed Pain Institute
Suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy is debilitating. Symptoms include: numbness/swelling, burning pain, leg cramping, afraid of falling, pain when you walk, sharp electrical-like pain, difficulty sleeping from leg & foot discomfort, prickling or tingling sensation in hands & feet, feels like you’re walking on marbles. In this presentation, Dr. Yoo will discuss: what REALLY causes peripheral neuropathy, three crippling effects of neuropathy, dangers associated with medications and new, state-of-the-art options available for people who suffer from unrelenting neuropathy.
Growing up as a medical doctor’s son, Dr. Phillip Yoo D.C. was instilled with an inquisitive nature to look beyond obvious symptoms to uncover the root cause of problems. In addition to studying pre-med at Michigan State University, Chiropractic at the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, and completing continuing education seminars at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Yoo D.C. spent over 20 years conducting hands-on research around the world. In doing so, he discovered how to combine traditional and alternative medicines to treat chronic pain.
Laser Med Pain Institute is a sponsor at the expo.
9:30 – 10:15 am
Medicare 101 – Understanding Your Medicare Plan Options
Fernando Muñiz, General Manager, Boomers Insurance Services
Presented by HealthCare Partners
Medicare options can be confusing for those approaching 65. Mr. Muñiz will help to answer and clarify questions and concerns about when you are eligible, what are parts A, B, C and D, advantages and disadvantages, and guidelines for signing up. Being educated on all available options will help you make the best choice.
Fernando Muñiz is General Manager of Boomers Insurance Services, an organization dedicated to helping Baby Boomers navigate through the confusing world of Medicare. Mr. Muñiz and his team have assisted over 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries find the right fit for their needs. They believe that every person has individual needs and one plan is not the right fit for all. His focus is to treat people with the same patience and respect he would give to his own parents and grandparents.
HealthCare Partners is a sponsor at the expo.
10:30 – 11:15 am
Finding 5 Pillars of Joy and Happiness
Mary Thoits, former Director of Senior Studies Lifetime Learning Program,
Long Beach City College
Ms. Mary Thoits has been involved in brain research, meditation and mindfulness, both at the college level and in the community. She is passionate about providing seniors with opportunities to be active during retirement. Ms. Thoits “walks the walk and talks the talk” keeping active on a daily basis. 95 years young – Ms. Thoits recently retired as director of the Senior Studies Lifetime Learning Program at Long Beach City College. She spent her 85th birthday skydiving and her 87th birthday flying a small plane around Santa Catalina Island (yes, she’s a pilot). Ms. Thoits believes the concept of retirement is grossly overrated and that people can retire to do something else, but not to pull back from society. Retirees need to continue to understand what is happening in the world and to be part of it.
Mary Thoits was a presenter at the first Successful Aging Expo and has participated at all ten events. We are thrilled that she has agreed to come back to help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this event – thank you Mary!
LBCC Senior Studies Lifetime Learning Program is an exhibitor at the expo.
10:30 – 11:15 am
Refresher! Estate Planning Basics and Why Avoiding Probate is a Must in California
Jennifer Sawday, Partner, TLD Law
This presentation will be a kind reminder of how simple estate planning documents are for California residents, why we need them, and how to avoid probate. Ms. Sawday will talk about success stories involving well prepared estate plans and what happens when a house has to go to probate.
Ms. Sawday serves a wide range of clients in all matters related to probate, trusts, estate planning, conservatorships, guardianships and related litigation. She also handles pre and post death administration for clients serving as personal representatives, executors and trustees for trusts and estates. Ms. Sawday has more than thirteen years of legal practice experience. Her experience and tenacity has allowed clients to have their court matters resolved as quickly as possible including obtaining orders to open and close probates given the statutory time periods. Ms. Sawday also works with clients to handle trust administration and contested matters involving wills and trusts.
TLD Law is an exhibitor at the expo.
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Doug McIntyre Columnist, 790 KABC Talk Show Host
of “McIntyre in the Morning”
Columnist Doug McIntyre has been writing for the L.A. Daily News and the Southern California News Group for more than a decade, with an eye on life as lived in SoCal as well as the wider world beyond. With a sense of history and humor, Doug calls it as he sees it and is trying his best to make sense of an often times senseless world.
McIntyre is also the long-time morning show host of “McIntyre in the Morning” on Talk Radio 790 KABC. He has been consistently ranked by his peers among the Top 50 hosts in America. A TV/Film writer-producer, Doug worked on the hit series, “Married… With Children”, “WKRP in Cincinnati”, “Full House”, “Mike Hammer” and the award-winning PBS series, “Liberty’s Kids.” Together with his wife, Penny Peyser, Doug wrote/produced/directed the feature documentary, “Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon.”
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Unforeseen Consequences of Hearing Loss
Jay Muhury, HRG, INST. Sciences, Jay’s Hearing Aid Center
Mr. Muhury will provide new information on how hearing aids can be adjusted better in the presence of middle ear pathologies, a discovery he presented June 2018 and is now internationally available. The far reaching effects of such adjustments pave the way for better adaptation, improved communication, reduced mental stress and better brain responses. A significant number of patients who wear hearing aids do not get the fullest benefit that the aids can provide because their middle ear pathologies are not considered in the fitting process. His discoveries can help millions of such patients.
Jay Muhury has been a hearing aid specialist, and an auditory researcher since 1997. Jay’s knowledge of hearing technology, patient care, and hearing rehabilitation is unsurpassed and he regularly disseminates new updates in the field of hearing aid audiology. Jay also has a very comprehensive rehabilitation program for new hearing aid wearers that ensures success in the fittings of new hearing aids. He is known for his knowledge in brain performance and auditory functions and is working on microchip sensor hearing aid fittings. Jay has had his hearing practice in Long Beach since 2003 and has performed over 4000 hearing aid fittings. He also works with Dr. James Lee M.D. and is Director of Northern Orange County Hearing at Fullerton, CA.
Jay’s Hearing Aid Center is a sponsor at the expo.
12:30 – 1:15 pm
Common Aging Conditions and How to Combat Them!
Michael Tehrani, MD, Board Certified Internal Medicine.
Gerontologist & Primary Care Provider,
Brand New Day Health Plan
Yes, aging is inevitable, but “healthy aging” is a choice. Dr. Michael Tehrani will share his insights on how you can work jointly with your primary care doctor to reduce the risks of aging that can negatively affect your health and quality of life. He will share how his programs have helped his patients age successfully. 80% of what happens in our future is based on our decisions and only 20% from genetics! Learn how you can reduce your health risks associated with the most common aging conditions: Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, Osteoporosis, Falls, and Vision and Hearing Loss.
Michael Tehrani, M.D. is a board-certified physician in private practice in Long Beach who specializes in gerontology. He has a passion for helping individuals age successfully through preventative, personalized healthcare. Currently, he works as a primary care provider with Brand New Day. Together, Dr. Tehrani and Brand New Day work toward providing robust preventative programs which helps guide seniors to successful aging, longevity, and the achievement of excellent quality of life and health outcomes. Dr. Tehrani completed his undergraduate work at UCLA and graduated in Internal Medicine Residency at USC. He is also affiliated with The Memorial Systems at Long Beach, St. Mary’s, and other local community hospitals, as well as serves as a Medical Director at Brand New Day.
Brand New Day is a Sponsor at the expo.
12:30 – 1:15 pm
What is Long Term Care and Why is it a Good Idea?
Steve Catena, MBA
Long Term Care is an important part of any retirement. In fact, no retirement plan is complete without it. Why? According to US Government Statistics, the odds are 70% that an individual will need care. As a result, the odds are 91% that either husband or wife will need Long Term Care. Finding the right Long Term Care policy can be just as important as knowing you need one. Learn the various options available. A Long Term Care policy protects your retirement assets, and covers both “at home” and “nursing home” expenses, providing a better quality of life for the insured and financial protection for the surviving spouse and family.
Steve Catena grew up in Palos Verdes and received his MBA from USC with an emphasis in Finance and his B.S. from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Business. He was a top producer at Mass Mutual Insurance Company and was always among the top 3% of Mass Mutual agents nationwide (out of 5,000+ agents). After seven years, Steve started his own practice. Steve attributes much of his success to his keen awareness of his client’s needs, and providing a higher level of attention, insight and analytics to match the solutions to best fit their needs.
Steve Catena, MBA is an exhibitor at the expo.
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Demystifying the Stigma of Medicinal Cannabis
Patricia Sandt, Vice President, CannaCauses Foundation
Knowledge is power. With the legalization of medicinal cannabis, there has been a groundswell of interest surrounding “medicinal cannabis” and the differences between hemp, marijuana, weed, CBD, and cannabis. All of these terms and health claims leave most people in a state of confusion regarding how to go about finding a credible source to learn the facts about this controversial plant. Pat will help to demystify the stigma surrounding cannabis, its wellness benefits and the potential of using cannabis for pain management.
Pat became an advocate for medicinal cannabis after seeing her good friend, Aryn Sieber (who is the founder and CEO of CannaCauses Foundation and Cannaisseur Brands), go through his radiation and chemotherapy to combat his inoperable stage IV neck and throat cancer. He used the cannabis oils he formulated to coat his throat to help alleviate the pain, nausea, and anxiety he was experiencing as he underwent treatments. After he was declared “in complete remission” by his doctors, Pat joined Aryn in his quest to raise the image of medicinal cannabis from an “in the shadows” medicine to one people would be comfortable using for themselves and their family.
CannaCauses’ mission is to educate others about the responsible use of cannabis and its medicinal benefits. Aryn travels the country educating physicians and patients about dosing, potencies, and ratios. His products are now lab produced, third party tested, batch numbered and clearly labeled to ensure the quality and consistency every client expects and deserves. As a result of his work and data collection, Aryn now works with major corporations developing their oncology massage programs, which has attracted the attention of the Mayo Clinic. “Everyone deserves the medicine they need!™
CanaCauses Foundation is an exhibitor at the expo.
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Clutternomics: Get Your Life Back – Discover Tools to
Eliminate the Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Environmental,
Body and People Clutter Now
Kathleen Ronald, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Author, Founder of Speaktacular!
How many hours do you waste looking for things? Do you feel stuck in any area of your life? Do you feel you are drowning in life clutter to the point where you are drained of your energy? Does your clutter cause you stress, loss of time, money and peace of mind? Clutter affects 19 areas of your life. The results are many and deeply transformative once you begin to get rid of the clutter. In this session, you will Discover tools to eliminate the physical, mental, spiritual, environmental, body and people clutter. Get in touch with how much your life-clutter has really cost you over the years. Implement “one” easy rule and get back 7 hours a week. Realize the de-clutter secrets of getting a bigger paycheck. Learn a few simple tricks
to begin to get your life back NOW!
With an electrifying, comedic style all her own, Kathleen Ronald delivers empowering programs that not only motivate but also produce bottom-line results. She is a Business Growth Expert, an unparalleled networker, an internationally renowned speaker-trainer, an award-winning business consultant and poet, a contributing best-selling author and, the founder of Speaktacular!
Kathleen has more than 30 years of experience providing custom, inspirational keynotes, training seminars and consultancy to Fortune 500 companies, small business, direct sales organizations, and professional associations. She has also appeared on The Doctor’s show and The Dr. Phil show.
Kathleen Ronald is an exhibitor at the expo.