Leisure Care Hosts Virtual Aging Well Series

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Life in a Leisure Care community is all about living better than ever. Our communities strive to ensure every resident is living well. That’s why we are excited to announce a new partnership with RevelEleven, a community of women across the globe who come together online to listen to experts on a variety of topics, including mental and physical well-being, financial health, and more!

From December 6, 2021, to December 10, 2021, we are the sponsor of a week-long series of events on aging well, brought to you by RevelEleven. Join us at one (or all!) of our virtual events as we take a closer look at what it means to move into our later years with grace, health, and confidence.

Aging Well Virtual Series with Leisure Care and RevelEleven

Aging Parents: What You Need to Know

Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PT

Supporting an aging parent can be difficult, especially for adults in the sandwich generation juggling relationships, parenting, and a career. This virtual event will be hosted by psychologist Dr. Jane Tornatore and founder of Aging Wisdom, Lisa Mayfield. Through a heartfelt conversation, they will provide tips and tools for this next chapter of your life and your parents’ lives. In an open forum, they’ll answer your questions about finding care for your parent, discuss ways to approach parents who might be reluctant to accept help, and provide practical self-care tips without feeling guilty.

About the speakers:

Dr. Jane Tornatore is a Seattle-based therapist, author, and speaker. Her compassionate style blends curiosity, active listening, and heartfelt optimism, along with powerful shots of playfulness. Drawing from her extensive professional training and life experiences, she has dedicated her career to helping people be kinder to themselves and to helping high-achieving, stressed-out women release unnecessary stress.

Lisa Mayfield, founder of Aging Wisdom®, an Aging Life Care practice in 2003. Trained and licensed as a mental health counselor, geriatric mental health specialist, and certified Aging Life Care Professional, Lisa brings over twenty years of experience supporting individuals and families impacted by dementia.

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Living Well: Mind, Body, Spirit (in-person event)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PT
Murano Senior Living
620 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA

The alignment of your mind, body, and spirit can significantly help you thrive at any age – but especially in older adulthood. In this virtual seminar, three experts will help us understand the challenges and opportunities of mental health. From patient-centered medical care to senior fitness and mindfulness, how can you move forward as you age with a balanced mind, body, and spirit?

About the speakers:

Sikirat Iyabo Tinubu-Karch, MD, MHA (AKA Dr. ‘TK’) is a practicing physician specializing in internal, hospital, and geriatric medicine. She is the founder and CEO of 6M Geriatrics and Hospital Medicine, which provides innovative, patient-centered, and globally-proven medical programs and services for older adults.

Ruben Pereyra is a Certified Coach, Fitness Specialist, Speaker, and performer. Ruben is Murano’s PrimeFit instructor and travels widely to promote the benefits of movement and to help people reach their full fitness potential. For 15 years, Ruben has been a driving force in the industry educating people on the importance of movement and how fitness can change people’s lives.

Anne Arntson, ERYT200, YACEP®, Breathworks® Accredited is the brainchild behind The Mindful Living Project. Anne is an accredited Breathworks ® Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Pain Management teacher and she is passionately committed to helping others learn, grow, and change through the simple power of being present. She has practiced, studied, and taught mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for over ten years.

This event is in-person at The Murano at 620 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA. Lunch and valet are provided with your ticket. Proof of vaccination is required.

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Audacious Living at All Ages

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PT

It takes audacity, courage, and positivity to thrive at all ages. In this virtual presentation, we will hear from three women who are living it up! At 86 years old, Rosanne Cohn is updating her popular book, ‘Discover Washington with Kids,’ which was first published more than 40 years ago. Assunta Ng isn’t retiring anytime soon as the founder and publisher of the acclaimed Northwest Asian Weekly. Our third speaker, Martha Johnson is 84 and an eco-warrior, traveling the world with EarthWatch and helping conservationists and scientists. How have these women kept their daring and courageous spirit throughout their lives? Find out as we take an audacious journey through their stories.

About the speakers:

Rosanne Cohn is a retired public relations consultant who managed her own business for more than 25 years. Still active through her writing and volunteer work, Rosanne is a published writer and is preparing to launch the fourth edition of her family guidebook, Discover Washington with Kids.

Martha Johnson started her career at an advertising agency, working on products ranging from the heart-lung machine to molds for plastic gallon milk jugs. In retirement, she has traveled the world including India, Australia, the Czech Republic, and the Amazon with Earthwatch, an organization that puts research scientists and grunt workers together to work on projects all over the world.

Assunta Ng is a Chinese-American community organizer and the publisher of Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post. Born in China and raised in Hong Kong, she immigrated to the United States in 1971 to attend the University of Washington. After graduating with a teaching certificate and master’s degree, Assunta taught social studies to children of immigrant families and became aware of the lack of information available to the local Chinese community, which lead her to create the Seattle Chinese Post with her own seed money. A year later, Assunta founded the Northwest Asian Weekly.

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Financial Wisdom: Understanding the Importance of Financial and Estate Planning

Thursday, December 9, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PT

In this virtual presentation, we will be exploring ways to live a richer life, understand the importance of financial planning, and discuss how estate planning plays a major role in securing your future. The discussion will help you answer the following questions:

  • What is financial wellbeing?
  • Which tax and estate strategies are relevant at different stages of my life?
  • What are some practical tips for creating a financial plan?

Email us in advance at [email protected] with any additional specific questions you would like answered.

About the speakers:

Tama Smith, Head of Women Living a Richer Life helps women embrace financial wellbeing as a core component of their overall wellbeing. Using her skills as a Wharton MBA and the former CEO of The Tyra Banks Company, she leads Brighton Jones as a firm focused on finding new and creative ways to help clients, colleagues, and the community experience life to the fullest.

Taralynn Casperson, Estate Planning Attorney guides clients through the financial aspects of important life events and helps them align their estate and legacy planning with their current and future goals.

Katie Randall, Lead Advisor helps her clients live richer lives by serving as their Personal CFO and guiding their financial and life planning needs. A financial coach and a financial planner, Katie works with her clients to determine what a richer life looks like to them, she shows them the best path to bring that vision into reality.

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Growing Your Career in Senior Living

Friday, December 10, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PT

The senior living industry is booming – and so are the opportunities for you in this fulfilling career! From real estate to hospitality, health care to operations, the senior housing industry is a multi-faceted industry with something for everyone. In this virtual presentation, we will meet five women, with diverse roles within Leisure Care who want to change what it means to age well.

  • Bre Grubbs, Partner & Executive Vice President of Leisure Care
  • Diane Umayam, Senior Health Services Director of Leisure Care
  • Jamie Bravato, General Manager of Fairwinds Spokane, a Leisure Care community
  • Katie Smith, Sales Manager at the Ackerly of Timberland, a Leisure Care community
  • Moderator: Meghna Davidson, VP of Operations of Leisure Care

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Alissa has been working in marketing and the senior living industry for over 8 years. With a B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois, Alissa has worked all over the world as a freelance communications strategist and writer. Published in Forbes, Senior Finance Advisor, Alzheimers.net and on other leading senior care blogs, she leverages her working knowledge of the senior care industry with leading research and best practices to create engaging content benefitting seniors and their caregivers. In her free time, Alissa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her family.