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Safe Driving Mindset

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Matthew Frampton

South Central PA Highway Safety

Matt Frampton is a former Pennsylvania State Police Trooper. He retired from the Pennsylvania State Police in 2016, having completed 22 years of service. Matt is now with South Central PA Highway Safety (SCPAHS). SCPAHS is PennDOT’s Community Traffic Safety Program for Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, and Perry Counties. SCPAHS’s mission is to prevent injury and/or death on Pennsylvania’s highways through traffic safety education to the public.

Are you a Safe Driver? Are you sure? Be prepared to learn a few techniques to help you be both a safer driver and a safer passenger. This presentation covers several strategies to develop a proper driving mindset, limit distractions and increase focus on driving. The presentation also provides information on two PennDOT programs for providing vital identifying information in emergency situations and provides guidelines for assessing a mature driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle.

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Brain Fitness After 50

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Dr. Ann Kolanowski

Professor of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine, Penn State University

Dr. Kolanowski has published over 140 papers on cognitive impairments in scientific journals. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America, and the founding director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Penn State University.

Are certain activities more stimulating for our brains? Are there things we should avoid? Dr. Ann Kolanowski will discuss brain health and what individuals can do to keep our brains healthy. Learn tips and techniques for what you can do to keep your brain functioning at higher levels as you age.

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Heart Health

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Shanna Shultz, RD, LDN

GIANT Food Stores

Shanna Shultz, RD, LDN is a graduate from Virginia Tech with specialized training in dietetics from Penn State University. She has clinical experience with weight loss and diabetes counseling and has a passion for encouraging others to enjoy cooking and exploring new food.

“Follow a heart healthy diet” is a phrase thrown around often, but what does that really mean? Giant Food Stores nutritionist Shanna Shultz will break down all the buzzwords you need to know from fats to sodium and explain how to love your heart through food. You’ll discover new ways to season your dishes from fresh herbs and spices to splashes of citrus and learn handy ingredient substitutions for your favorite recipes.

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  • – The skinny on fats
  • – All about Sodium
  • – Build A Better Salad
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    Memory As We Age

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    Dr. Nancy Dennis

    Associate Professor. Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University

    Dr. Nancy Dennis directs the Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Lab (CANLab) in the Psychology Department at Penn State University. Her work focuses on understanding how memory changes in aging and ways we can ameliorate memory decline in older adults. She uses brain imaging technology to identify neural markers of memory processes with an emphasis on understanding how to maintain memory performance across the lifespan.

    By 2050, roughly 83.7 million individuals in the U.S. will be over the age of 65. Within this population, memory declines are at the forefront of age-related cognitive complaints. The negative impacts of memory failures in older adults can range from emotional distress and embarrassment to potentially life-threatening outcomes, especially when the memory error involves important health and safety information. Dr. Dennis will discuss both stability and decline in various types of memory in aging. She will also describe methods for improving memory across the lifespan.

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    The Pennsylvania Barn

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    Curt Musselman

    Historian, Barn Preservationist

    A Gettysburg, PA native, Curt is a retired Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park and a Past President of the Historic Preservation Society of Gettysburg – Adams County (HGAC). He has led the HGAC Barn Preservation Project and its historic barn survey since its inception in 2005.

    This lecture will show you how to identify the architectural style of barn known as the Pennsylvania Barn. It then goes on to explore the three classes and some of the many types and sub-types of Pennsylvania Barns. This lecture is based upon the work of Emeritus Professor Robert Ensminger of Kutztown University and includes a variety of photos of barns on the Gettysburg Battlefield and the surrounding countryside.

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  • Pennsylvania Barns Reading List and Tours
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    Product Downsizing: Are You Paying More and Getting Less at the Grocery Store?

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    Mary Bach

    Independent Consumer Advocate and Chair, AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force

    Mary Bach is a nationally recognized, independent Consumer Advocate. She is also Chair of the AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force. She has taken her knowledge to many television outlets including the Today Show, Good Morning America, Donahue, and Dateline. She has also been featured in the pages of Good Housekeeping, Business Week, Money Magazine, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. Her work is centered around preventing fraud against older consumers.

    You may have noticed a trend happening at the grocery store. Everything from bars of soap to cartons of ice cream are shrinking in size. When asked why products are being manufactured in smaller packages, the corporate response can sometimes be laugh out loud funny. Companies downsize to increase profits and most of the time shoppers don’t notice that their favorite product has changed. Consumer Advocate Mary Bach presents tales of outlandish and comical downsizing in hopes of getting viewers to pay greater attention to the products they put in their shopping cart.

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    Home Safety and Falls Prevention

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    Kelsey Mayberry

    Educational Program and Events Coordinator for American Trauma Society, PA Division

    Kelsey Mayberry is the Educational Program and Events Coordinator at the American Trauma Society, Pennsylvania Division. Kelsey is a licensed Master Trainer in Matter of Balance, an evidence based senior falls prevention program and actively provides educational presentations throughout the Commonwealth on trauma prevention initiatives. The American Trauma Society, PA Division is a non-profit trauma prevention education organization dedicated to reducing the suffering, disability and death caused by trauma.

    Do you know someone who fears falling? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. This presentation gives seniors, families, and caregivers practical lifestyle adjustment ideas on how to create a safer home and how to help prevent falls. It also covers evidence-based programs and online resources that have important information regarding falls and falls prevention.

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  • ATSPA 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall / Fall Proof Your Home
  • ATSPA Home Safety Checklist
  • Prevent Falls Home Safety Checklist
  • 6 Easy Ways to Prevent Falls
  • Falls Prevention Online Resources
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    Home Fire Prevention

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    Bruce Trego

    Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner

    Bruce Trego has worked in multiple roles at the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) since 2002 — the most recent being Administrator of the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy in Lewistown. His affiliation with the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy began in 1980 when he became a Local Level Instructor and an Adjunct Instructor in 1993. He has been involved in the fire service for more than 40 years and has served as Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain and Assistant Chief in the Lewistown Fire Department.

    More people die every year in home fires than in any other location. Each year senior citizens account for over 50% of the total fire deaths in Pennsylvania. The place where you should feel most secure — your own home — is often the most dangerous place as it relates to the ravages of fire. The Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) works to reduce home fire deaths by creating awareness about home fire dangers and sharing important fire prevention tips.  These few simple safety tips and precautions can prevent most fires from happening!

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    Scanned or Scammed: Are You Getting What You Pay For?

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    Mary Bach

    Independent Consumer Advocate and Chair, AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force

    Mary Bach is a nationally recognized, independent Consumer Advocate. She is also Chair of the AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force. She has taken her knowledge to many television outlets including the Today Show, Good Morning America, Donahue, and Dateline. She has also been featured in the pages of Good Housekeeping, Business Week, Money Magazine, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. Her work is centered around preventing fraud against older consumers.

    Do you ever feel “ripped off” in the marketplace? Do you understand Pennsylvania’s amusing and confusing sales tax applications? Have you ever been overcharged with an inaccurate price scan at the checkout register? Consumer Advocate Mary Bach wants you to stand up for your rights as a shopper. Your shopping trips will never be the same after this entertaining and educational presentation packed with important consumer information.

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