Yoga online, 25 February 2021 at 6 pm EST
AFICS/NY and AGEING SMART COMMITTEE PRESENTS
YOGA ON ZOOM:
KEEP YOUR BALANCE
Yoga meditation practice, 21 January 2021
AFICS/NY and AGEING SMART COMMITTEE PRESENTS
reset yourself IN THE NEW YEAR
45-minute breath-centric movement and meditation practice, 17 December 2020
- Where you will learn to access your breath deeply
- Integrate breath and movement in postures
- Anchor your mind using creative visualization
- Leave with a sense of “BEING PRESENT” and ready to welcome a new year with an opportunity to practice mindful presence as a life skill
IFA: Discussion around the humanity of death and bereavement
1 October 2020
To All AFICS Members,
We hope that you are all well and keeping safe during this difficult year. To keep us all connected despite circumstances, the Ageing Smart Committee is offered two upcoming webinar sessions in October on topics which are quite timely for our audience.
First, the NGO Committee on Ageing celebrating the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons on Thursday, October 1, from 9 AM - 12 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This year's theme is PANDEMICS: DO THEY CHANGE HOW WE ADDRESS AGE & AGEING?, and the keynote speech - Healthy Ageing for the 2020s: Through A Pandemic & Beyond, followed by several panels.
Second, as an extension of the first session held in June on Managing Anxiety with Yoga, AFICS member Paula Saddler, and her two colleagues, Liz Huntington and Shoba Mani led another hour-long session, focusing on ways to boost your immune system using yoga as we head into the fall/winter season. Immune System Jitters - Yoga Can Help held on Monday, October 5, from 1-2 PM (EDT).
Attendance is free for both sessions. More information about each webinar and instructions for registering can be found on the attached fliers for each event. We hope that many of you who don't live in the NYC area will take advantage of these sessions which are being broadcast for all to enjoy.
Please write to AFICS Office to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. You could wathc recording of both events.
Ageing Smart Committee - AFICS/NY
Immune System Jitters? Yoga Can Help! Webinar
As an extension of the first session held in June on Managing Anxiety with Yoga, AFICS member Paula Saddler, and her two colleagues, Liz Huntington and Shoba Mani held another hour-long session, focusing on ways to boost your immune system using yoga as we head into the fall/winter season. Immune System Jitters? Yoga Can Help!! was held on Monday, 5 October, from 1-2 PM (EDT).
International Federation on Ageing (IFA)
Resources: COVID-19 and Older People Virtual Town Hall Series
Page contains links to past 2020 IFA Virtual Town Hall recordings and access to summaries and session resources.
Managing Anxiety with Yoga
Brain Healthy Ageing Seminar - 24 April 2019
Brain Healthy Ageing: Maintaining Brain Fitness
Presented by Nettie Harper and Kelly Gilligan, co-founders of Inspired Memory Care
You can make a difference in your brain’s ageing process!
The seminar explored ways to maintain optimal brain health and build cognitive reserve. Discussed were healthy lifestyle-based strategies including the latest research on nutrition, exercise, and leisure experiences, as well as key differences between age-related cognitive change and dementia. This highly engaging and interactive presentation also includee techniques for supporting colleagues, friends and loved ones who may be experiencing symptoms of a dementia-related illness.
The video on demand of the seminar is available here (2h 8').
Joint Health Workshop - 17 April 2018
Good balance and flexibility are key to staying healthy and active. Unfortunately, aches and pains in our joints begin to plague many of us, and over time, limits our mobility and our mood. Drs. David T. Neuman and Eric Turk educated us about our joints, discuss common problems and simple solutions we can appropriate into our daily routine to stave off aches and pains and keep us strong and mobile for years to come.
Many members joined us for this highly interactive presentation to hop, skip and jump into old age!
On Tuesday, April 17, the Aging Smart Committee hosted Drs. David Neuman and Eric Turk on the subject of "Get Healthy, Stay Healthy - Understanding Joint Pain". The session was recorded as a webcast and is available on our website if you would like to review it, or share with your family and friends.
Both men are medical doctors who specialize in trying to keep us out of the doctor's office and out of the hospital using simple exercises to address most joint-related conditions, and in getting us back on our feet following an injury or hospital stay. They presented a variety of exercises which could be beneficial to just about anyone, and which can be done even from a chair or bed.
Dr. David Neuman
Dr. Neuman runs an online website called Pop-Doc. The site allows you to enter your own data, problem joint areas, and whether you would like to 'regain', 'maintain', or 'preserve' that joint. The program will then issue a targeted exercise routine for you, complete with pictures and detailed explanations to follow. It is very easy to use and to explore, and allows for the fact that everyone is different, and has different issues. For those of us from middle-age onward, the belief is that the 'Preserve' option will increase joint function with less joint pain.
The Pop-Doc program can be found at: https://www.pop-doc.com/
- Once you establish your free account, you are free to 'Browse Exercises' (either from the header, or from the middle section of the lower area of the home page).
- When you choose the 'Preserve' (or any other) category on the right side (or a joint on the meme), a list will appear, along with the (quite reasonable) costs for either a 6-month or 12-month subscription.
- This is a one-time fee, for unlimited usage of the exercise grouping. (For example, a six month subscription to regain knee condition is $2.75).
- Once you have registered and paid, the exercise groupings will show up in the 'My Exercises' tab that lives in the 'My Account' tab in the navigation bar.
- For now, using the code DN0052 at checkout will give a 10% discount on all/any purchased exercise groupings.
- Dr. Neuman's contact info is: email@example.com
Dr. Eric Turk
Dr. Turk spoke about his work with rehabilitating patients after they have sustained an injury (e.g. stroke) or procedure (e.g. hip replacement). He is also available to work with patients at their home; his direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to consult or work with him further.
His website contains useful videos for various conditions, which can be found here:
Financial Organizing Workshop - 19 March 2017
Financial Organizing for Now or for Later
Eddy & Schein, In-Home Administrators for Seniors: Life Keeping, Not Just Bookkeeping presented a workshop offering several checklists:
- Make Senior Years Easier: A Check List (legal papers, web-based accounts, budgeting, investments, taxes, daily finances, long term care, medical insurance & management, identification)
- Document Checklist (list of important documents & information with related advice)
- A Team for Seniors (a checklist to see who is needed)
- Examples of Available Organizing Tools
Estate Planning Workshop - 11 April 2016
The UNITED NATIONS and AGEING
DESA’s Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) Programme on Ageing
In 2002, the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) and the Political Declaration adopted at the Second World Assembly on Ageing marked a turning point in how the world addresses the key challenge of “building a society for all ages”. The primary action of the Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) programme on ageing is to facilitate and promote MIPAA including: designing guidelines for policy development and implementation; advocating means to mainstream ageing issues into development agendas; engaging in dialogue with civil society and the private sector; and information exchange. You can reach DISD by email at email@example.com.
The Focal Point on Ageing works to:
- Facilitate and promote the three Priority Directions of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), which are: Older persons and development; Advancing health and well-being into old age; and Ensuring enabling and supportive environments;
- Enhance awareness of the global situation of older persons and increase recognition of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons;
- Promote mainstreaming and policy support for ageing issues for the implementation of development agendas, including the 2030 Agenda;
- Engage in dialogue with civil society, including non-governmental organisations for and of older persons, and the private sector.
The Focal Point on Ageing also provides support and servicing to intergovernmental processes by producing reports on ageing issues and facilitating agreement on ageing resolutions and international standards and norms through the Commission for Social Development, the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly. Please feel free to e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at:
Focal Point on Ageing
Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD)
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
United Nations Secretariat (29th Floor)
405 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
OTHER UN WEBSITES
UNITED NATIONS - AGEING
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
UN Network on Ageing Newsletter
UN Web TV: Topics & Issues > Global issues > Ageing
Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWGA)