Come join us for an Aging Well Expo!
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Location: Online via Zoom!
The event will feature the following:
Speakers and Topics:
8:10-8:30: Brian Hill, "How to Use Zoom"
8:30-8:50: Dr. Norma Perez, Clinical Psychologist, "Covid and your Mental Health"
9:00-9:50am: Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox, "What's the Latest in Lakeway, Including Updates on COVID-19"
10:00-10:30am: Dr. Mary Katherine “Katie” Theoktisto, Internal Medicine at Baylor Scott & White Health, "COVID-19 Medical Update"
10:40-10:50am: Karen Ballinger, Lake Travis Community Library, "Hidden Gems at the Library"
10:50-11:00am: Deepak Suthar, Osteostrong, "Not Everything Weakens with Age; You Don't Have to Either"
Seniors Historian. He discusses the 3 tops seniors gifts for others.
1. YOUR LIFE STORY VIDEO, your favorite stories captured for future generations.
2. TRIBUTE VIDEO remembrances about a loved one who has passed.
3. THANK YOU VIDEO for caregiver or caregivers.
Brian records all interviews remotely, without coming to you. He uses a video phone all call over a seniors smartphone. Brian then asks a list of questions, chosen by the seniors in advance.
A great tool for Alzheimer's patients like a picture book on video.
See examples at www.BrianHillOnline.com
Brian supports the Oral History Institute at Baylor University.
Dr. Norma Perez:
Dr. Norma Perez is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience. She obtained her PhD at the University of Rhode Island and completed her Clinical Fellowship at Brown University. She has had a private practice in Lakeway for nearly 7 years and provides individual and couples psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessments.
When working with her clients, she looks at the big picture. She looks at why they sought her out, but then also assesses other aspects of their life, such as their social and family life, their health issues, and their functional abilities. She believes that when one area of a person’s life is off balance, it is most likely affecting the other areas of their life. She strives to help her clients improve their overall quality of life, not just the presenting issues.
Dr. Perez works with older adults in her office, on-line, by phone, and in their homes. She helps adults and their adult children navigate the challenging changes in their relationship.
On a personal note, she is married to a wonderful husband of forty years, has two beautiful daughters and two handsome sons-in-law, who combined have given her three handsome grandsons. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time at the beach.
Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox:
Sandy Cox is the Mayor for the City of Lakeway. She was elected in 2018. In a short amount of time, Sandy has rebuilt the pipeline of volunteers to better represent the current Lakeway demographics. She has also opened up and enhanced the communication with area residents, empowered committees and commissions to be the voice of the community, and completed work that led to a revamp of the 20-year Comprehensive Plan.
Sandy believes deeply in giving back to the community through volunteerism and board service. She has had the honor to serve with these local charities and boards:
· Lake Travis Youth Association
· Lake Travis KARDIVAS (Social Media & Cyber Bullying Guest Speaker 2011 – Present)
· Lake Travis ISD Bond Advisory Committee
· Lake Travis ISD 2011 Bond Political Action Committee
· Lakeway Visitors Commission
· SafePlace Board of Directors
· Lake Travis Education Foundation
· Lakeway City Council Member
· Clean Air Coalition Committee Member
· Capital Area Council of Governments - CAPCOG Member
· Capital Area Economic Development District Member
Sandy has been a resident of Lakeway for more than 20 years. She and her husband raised their daughter, Reilly, in Lakeway and still reside in the same home they built in 1999. Sandy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech. Prior to retiring from the technology industry in 2009, she successfully led worldwide technology businesses, operations, and supply chains for 21 years at Motorola and Freescale.
As empty nesters, Jay and Sandy enjoy boating on Lake Travis, exploring the outdoors and attending artistic events.
Dr. Mary Katherine “Katie” Theoktisto, Internal Medicine at Baylor Scott & White Health:
Dr. Theoktisto enjoys getting to know her patients. By taking the time to educate them on a particular disease process, she helps them achieve their health goals. Her passion for infectious disease and public health means she’s always looking to help her community heal.
In her free time, Dr. Theoktisto likes rowing, working out, hiking, reading, cooking, and traveling. She loves exploring new places and spending time with her family and friends.
St. George’s University School of Medicine
True Blue, Grenada, West Indies (2015)
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Physician Resident, Internal Medicine
Austin, TX (2019)
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Clinical Fellow Infectious Disease
San Antonio, TX (2020)
Texas Medical Society
Karen Ballinger, Lake Travis Community Library:
Karen Ballinger has been working as the Outreach Librarian at the Lake Travis Community Library since 2016. Her role at the library involves reaching out to those in the community who might not be aware of or are unable to access library services, generally with the library bookmobile. Before working at the library, Karen worked at the University of Texas at Austin administrative mainframe system and has lived in Austin for twenty years.
Deepak Suthar, OsteoStrong:
After going to over 15 Tony Robbins events, I finally understood what the next chapter was going to be about – Contribution. In November of 2017, I happened to walk by a booth at an event that had some pretty high tech equipment and I stopped by to check it out. They were telling me how it was designed to naturally improve bone density and reverse Osteoporosis. I immediately pictured my mom and thought, wow she should really use this! Then they started talking about the other benefits of Osteogenic Loading, like helping eliminate Fibromyalgia, reduce and eliminate Chronic Joint and Back pain, and also reverse Type II Diabetes. In my head, I’m thinking about my mom and saying check, check, check – I HAVE to get my mom to an OsteoStrong center. There wasn’t one in Austin, and that’s when it all fell into place, the universe had put this in my path at perfectly the right time – 6 months later I had resigned my 20+ year career in Technology and Operations and opened my first OsteoStrong. www.osteostrongatx.com
Moderator Cyndi Cummings, Broker - Realty Austin, President - LT Senior Services:
Cyndi Cummings of The Cummings Home Team specializes in helping older adults (those 55+), senior citizens, and their caregiver families navigate the unique challenges that face boomers and seniors when they contemplate a late-in-life move. The financial, emotional, and logistical issues faced by older adults are unique and demand a specially-trained real estate agent who understands the complexities of such a move.
Cyndi has undergone a rigorous course of training and continuing education to achieve the exclusive designation of Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) and Certified Senior Downsizing Coach, from The Seniors Real Estate Institute and Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) from the National Association of Realtors. Her passion for serving this unique demographic has lead Cyndi to serve as a master trainer, conducting classes for other real estate agents interested in earning these designations.
Additionally, Cyndi is a community leader, having brought together businesses and non-profits to form the Austin Senior Resource Alliance, LT Senior Services, and Turnkey Transitions, which all serve the needs of seniors in the area. In addition, Cyndi sits on the Board of Directors for AustinUP and Drive A Senior.
The Cummings Home Team brings all of this expertise together to provide specialized, compassionate service to their Real Estate clients.
The event is free! Click on the button below to register. Registration is OPEN!
Door Prize Information:
**Winners must be registered for and attend the Aging Well Expo to win.
If you would like to apply to be a vendor at this year's event, please fill out the form the appropriate form below and we will be in touch!
Due to COVID-19, the event is Virtual via Zoom this year. The following are exhibitor/vendor benefits:
*First dibs on speaking at the event.
*Ability to put materials/marketing swag in the goody bags we will be handing out to attendees when they pick up lunch.
*Logo placed on the LT Senior Services website Aging Well Expo page.
*Opportunity to provide a door prize.
*You are welcome to help pass out lunch/goody bags to attendees on the day of the event.