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.

ESTATE PLANNING - DEFINE YOUR LEGACY

Join webinar LIVE on August 17 at 2pm. Register below.

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.

Attend this 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.

About Our Speakers:
Attorney Brian Barboza will discuss 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 will open up the conversation to how a charitable remainder trust can benefit your estate.

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Stay Strong. Stay Fit. Stay Balanced.

Join webinar LIVE on September 21 at 2pm. Register below.

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. Did you know that nearly 1 in 3 older adults suffers an accidental fall each year resulting in an injury or disability?

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 UCSF and affiliate researcher in Neurology at UCSF Medical Center.

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PAST RECORDINGS

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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Compost bin

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.