Sequoia Living Educational Webinars

Explore These Webinars on Longevity and Healthy Aging in the Bay Area

It is important to have factual and useful information about healthy aging. This is why Sequoia Living and Senior Services for Northern California (SSNC) developed these presentations by subject matter experts. Register for current webinars and watch past recordings below.

December 15: Holiday Online Shopping - Arm Yourself Against Cybercrime

Best-selling author Scott Augenbaum has traveled the world teaching individuals: How To Prepare So You Don’t Become The Next Victim of Cybercrime. Scott regularly appears as a Cybercrime and Cybersecurity expect on major network and cable news organizations and has appeared on the Dr Phil show. His book, “The Secret to Cybersecurity, A Simple Plan to Protect Your Family and Business from Cybercrime,” was inspired by over 30 years with the FBI until his retirement in 2018.

During his career, he interviewed over 1,000 Cybercrime victims and discovered that most of their losses could easily have been prevented if they were armed with a couple of key skills and pieces of knowledge.

In this webinar you will learn:
1. Truths of Cybersecurity & Family Safety
2. Managing Passwords of Critical Accounts
3. Using Two Factor Authentication
4. Secure online holiday shopping

About the Speaker
Scott earned his MBA from American Sentinel University in Information Technology and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1988. In 1994, he became a Special Agent and worked domestic terrorism, white collar and hate crimes as well as computer crime investigations. In 2006 he began managing the FBI’s Memphis Division Computer Intrusion/Counterintelligence Squad.

Scott will scare you and make you laugh while providing you with several no-cost quick action plans designed to prevent you, your family and your organization from becoming the next victim of Cyber Crime.

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PAST RECORDINGS

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ARE YOU AT RISK OF A STROKE?

Every Second Counts. During a stroke, two million brain cells can die every 60 seconds. In this video, Dr. Nguyen discusses how to identify signs of a stroke. Look for sudden changes such as loss of balance or vision, facial drooping, arm weakness, or slurred speech. Call 911 immediately if you see these signs.

If you believe you or a loved one is having a stroke:

  • Don’t drive yourself to the hospital. Go by ambulance and allow the medical professionals to choose which hospital has the right treatment for your unique situation.
  • Do not take aspirin. Aspirin can make it worse depending on which type of stroke you are having. Brain images are needed to determine the type of stroke and treatment.
  • Don’t try to sleep it off. If it’s a stroke, going to sleep may be fatal. 
  • For more tips like these, watch this recent webinar with Dr. Nguyen to learn about recognizing, treating, and recovering from a stroke.

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    Sequoia Living Webinars | Stay Balanced

    STAY STRONG. STAY FIT. STAY BALANCED.

    No matter what stage of life you’re in, there are simple ways you can build strength, flexibility, and balance to reduce the risk of an accidental fall. Our bodies were designed to walk, run, jump, swim, and more. Movement is innate to our being.

    Adding movement into your daily routine will help to increase your flexibility, strength, and balance.

    Join us for an informational and interactive webinar led by Dr. Chris. Gain techniques for fall prevention and learn ways to help strengthen your body.

    About Our Speaker:
    Dr. Chris Thompson, PH.D., Professor of Kinesiology at USF and affiliate researcher in Neurology at UCSF Medical Center.

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    Estate Planning

    ESTATE PLANNING - DEFINE YOUR LEGACY

    Originally aired on August 17, 2022
    Have you thought of your legacy? We all want to leave something behind for our loved ones, and it can be daunting to know where to begin the process. While the thought of it might make you nervous, estate planning can save your loved ones trouble and heart ache. And it can be the most powerful gift you ever give them.

    Watch this recorded webinar to learn why it is vital to have an estate plan and advanced directive in place. Defining your legacy and setting up an estate plan will help ensure your wishes are upheld while you are alive and after you are gone.

    Attorney Brian Barboza discussed how to overcome barriers to incorporate an estate plan with a trust, will, and advanced directive. Chief Fund Development Officer David Madson, of Senior Services for Northern California, is an expert in planned giving and explains how a charitable remainder trust can benefit your estate.

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    The Link Between Composting and Air Quality

    LEGACY TALKS: CONNECTION BETWEEN AIR QUALITY AND COMPOSTING

    Originally aired on June 29, 2022
    Learn how to address climate change through waste reduction. Environmental strategist, Simone Berkovitz, will share her background and give an overview of how waste pollutes our planet and affects the climate crisis. She will also discuss the latest news in the compost and recycling industry, learn sorting tips for recycling and the best ways to reduce waste. Also joining the conversation is Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of Atmosphere Energy Program at Stanford University, will talk about three of the most significant problems facing the world today: global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity.

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    What's In Your Kitchen Trash?

    LEGACY TALKS: EATING SUSTAINABLY. WHAT'S IN YOUR KITCHEN TRASH?

    Originally aired on June 15, 2022
    What are ways we can address food waste on small and large scales? In this webinar you will hear from the food service department of Sequoia Living about strategies to reduce waste, including menu planning, keeping track of inventory, purchasing fresh, in-season ingredients, monitoring food waste, and adjusting food preparation quantities to eliminate uneaten leftovers. These large-scale best practice can easily be implemented in individual kitchens to help curb food waste.

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    Environmental Impact

    LEGACY TALKS: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON LONGEVITY AND AGING

    Originally aired on June 1, 2022
    It’s essential to understand how and why climate change is happening. But more importantly, we need to know what we can do about it. During this first episode of the Legacy Talks webinar series, we will hear from author and publisher Mitchell Beer and Sequoia Living’s environmental expert, Ray Boudewyn, who will educate us on pollution, water usage, and waste management. We want to learn what we can do to leave our planet healthy for future generations. Together we can make the future brighter and healthier for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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    Brain Health: Matters of the Mind

    BRAIN HEALTH: MATTERS OF THE MIND

    Originally aired on November 18, 2021
    Discover how our thoughts and experiences shape our brains. Join Janet L. Meiselman, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults to find healthy ways to adapt to aging and to meet the challenges and changes inherent in the second half of life.

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    BRAIN HEALTH: How Your Lifestyle Can Impact Your Brain

    BRAIN HEALTH: HOW YOUR LIFESTYLE CAN IMPACT YOUR BRAIN

    Originally aired on November 4, 2021
    Can Lifestyle Changes Reverse the Progression of Coronary Heart Disease & Early Alzheimer’s Disease? Learn from Dean Ornish, MD, founder, and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute. Dr. Ornish is known as “the father of lifestyle medicine”.

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    Reducing the Fear of Dementia

    BRAIN HEALTH: Reducing the Fear of Dementia

    Originally aired on October 21, 2021
    Learn about normal brain aging and find out if everyday lapses lead to dementia. Join Catherine Madison, MD, founding director of Ray Dolby Brain Health Center. Dr. Madison is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in dementia care.

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    The Upside to Downsizing

    MOVING: THE UPSIDE TO DOWNSIZING

    Originally aired on February 24, 2021
    Do you own a lot of stuff and don’t know what to do with it all? You are not alone. PBS host Matt Paxton, formerly of the TV show Hoarders, will give you the insight you are eagerly looking for when it comes to cleaning up your house. He will break it down so it feels less overwhelming. You will walk away with a list of tips on how to start the process and who to turn to for help.

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    About Sequoia Living

    LIVE FOR TODAY, TOMORROW, AND BEYOND
    Throughout our six decades as a nonprofit serving Bay Area seniors, we’ve learned the importance of connection and collaboration when it comes to providing resources for healthy aging. From our continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) to safe affordable housing, engaging senior centers, and a purpose-filled volunteer program, we provide friendly environments where people can explore and discover what it means to grow stronger, wiser, and more joyful.

    A HISTORY OF CARING IN THE BAY AREA
    Deeply rooted in the concept of life care, Sequoia Living was the first to develop a more comprehensive and inclusive retirement community setting in the region. Since our founding in the 1950’s, we’ve grown stronger through three name changes: first Northern California Presbyterian Homes, Inc., then Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services (NCPHS), and finally Sequoia Living. Our focus has always remained the same: to provide joyful communities and services to enrich the lives of those we serve.