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How WWI Transformed Stunt Pilots into Aces

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Guillaume de Syon, Albright College

Professor Guillaume de Syon hails from France and Switzerland, but has called Lancaster, PA, home since 1994. Specialized in both European history and the history of technology, he teaches courses in almost every historical period at Albright College in Reading, PA.

We often think of military pilots as having just popped onto the scene during the First World War, but it was not so. Because aviation was so new, most pilots were individuals trying stunts at early airshows before they were called up. Others joined the service because it was the only way to learn to fly. But how did they all fit into the armies of the Great War? This session looks at the peculiar world of early flying.

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Identity Theft & Imposter Scams

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Mary Bach, 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.

Is your relative really in trouble and calling you for money? Is the person on the phone asking for bank information really from the IRS? Phone scams are on the rise. But if you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam. Learn about techniques criminals use to steal your personal information and get no-nonsense advice on how to avoid identity theft and imposter scams.

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Aging in Place: Live Longer & Stronger at Home

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Matthew J. Gallardo, Messiah Lifeways

Matt is the Director of Community Engagement and Coaching at Messiah Lifeways.His diverse background of working in hospital and rehabilitation settings, community services, and senior housing gives him the breadth and depth of knowledge to provide unique solutions, opportunities, and help individuals proactively plan for the future.

For most us as we age, we aspire to live in our homes for as long as possible. However, if we become frail and more dependent, aging in place can be a challenge. But if done with careful planning and consideration, “staying put” can be a safe and viable option. Get tips and examine ways to successfully and safely age in place. Learn about the many resources and options available, their costs, and how to access these services within the community.

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Weather Wise: Prepare and Be Safe

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Jeff Jumper, State Meteorologist, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

Jeff Jumper is the state meteorologist for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. Since 2015, Jeff has worked to better prepare the agency and its stakeholders for weather hazards through forecasts, outreach, partnerships, and training. Previously, Jeff spent nearly a decade as a broadcast meteorologist in Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Louisiana.

Winter weather provides challenges for all Pennsylvanians, but as we age it can get tougher to deal with what Mother Nature has to offer during the cold season. This MindMatters will cover some of Pennsylvania’s winter weather hazards and provide some preparedness and safety tips to help you through the winter.

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Caring for the Caregiver

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Matthew J. Gallardo, Director of Community Engagement and Coaching, Messiah Lifeways

Matt is the Director of Community Engagement and Coaching at Messiah Lifeways. His diverse background of working in hospital and rehabilitation settings, community services, and senior housing gives him the breadth and depth of knowledge to provide unique solutions, opportunities, and help individuals proactively plan for the future.

An estimated 44 million Americans provide assistance to older adults and those with disabilities. Evidence shows that most caregivers are ill-prepared for their role and often have little or no support. More than one-third of caregivers provide intense care to others, while in poor health themselves. Caregiving is fraught with literal and figurative heavy lifting, burnout, and the feeling of being overwhelmed. Learn valuable methods to reduce stress and provide care for the caregiver!

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Census 2020: Ensuring a Complete Count in Pennsylvania

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Norman Bristol Colon, Executive Director, Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission

Mr. Bristol Colon works in the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and was appointed by Governor Wolf to serve as the Executive Director of the Census 2020 Complete Count Commission. He has been an active voice in Pennsylvania on social justice issues, is a Penn State University graduate and has worked as a minority recruiter at Millersville University, and as an administrator for the School District of Lancaster.

Census Day is officially April 1, 2020. Everyone should answer the census questionnaire. We all use our roads, our bridges, our services, and our schools. The census determines how many seats in Pennsylvania will get in Congress and how much federal funding we’ll receive for the next ten years. An estimated $800 billion in federal funds will be allocated to states for things like infrastructure, education, and Medicaid. Pennsylvania stands to lose about $2,000 each year for every person left uncounted. Learn more on why it’s important to get the numbers right.

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Diabetes Self-Management

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Ellen Williams, Health and Wellness Program Manager, County of Delaware Services for the Aging

Ellen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and a Master of Science degree in Administration and has been certified as a Health Education Specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. She is currently the Health and Wellness Program Manager for the County of Delaware where she is responsible for expanding Delaware County’s capacity to provide evidence-based health and wellness programs to adults age sixty and over.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. You can live healthier, even if you are at risk or have been diagnosed with diabetes. Gaining knowledge about diabetes and understanding the importance of learning diabetes self-management skills can help prevent or delay many health complications associated with the disease. Learn how to feel better and be in control of your life through diabetes self-management.

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