Thursday, June 25, 2009

Navigating Aging Adults Through the Healthcare System

Listen to the final podcast (audio only) from the Feed Your Head series.

In this 38 minute recording, Dr. Rita Ghatak, Director of Aging Adult Services at Stanford University Medical Center, discusses how caregivers and aging adults can balance medical and community approaches to healthcare problems.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Take our survey, please!

We need your input! Along the column on the right are a series of questions that we would like you to answer regarding the series Feed Your Head and about this blog. It will help us plan for the future. Thanks, and check back as we add more audio and video of the programs. The blog will continue!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Walk Your Way to a Great Body and Mind

Want to improve your posture? Hope to develop a pain-free back?
On May 26, 2009, Esther Gokhale presented ways to achieve these healthy goals in "Walk Your Way to a Great Body and Mind" at the Downtown Library.
If you missed the presentation, you can listen to an audio recording of it right here and enjoy learning about posture and movement.
If you attended the presentation, this recording will refresh your memory of the experience and help you practice the techniques of glide walking and stretch sitting.
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For more information about Esther Gokhale and the Gokhale Method:

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Your Doctor and Your Brain

In "Your Doctor and Your Brain," Dr. Yusra Hussain, geriatric and internal medicine specialist at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, speaks about normal brain function, the risk factors for cognitive decline, and protective mechanisms to prevent or delay cognitive impairment.

This video shows highlights from the talk.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Gone But Not Forgotten

The last program in the series, an informative talk by Dr. Rita Ghatek on navigating through the health care system, was well attended. The weather was cool, the food, supplied by Whole Foods, was excellent and Peet's Coffee kept the audience warm.

Did you miss any of the programs? We will be adding audio or video of each program in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Have you had the opportunity to try out the brain fitness software? It is loaded on two laptops currently at the Downtown Library. The laptops will visit Mitchell Park and Main libraries this summer.

Keep checking back here for further developments!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dance Your Body, Mind and Spirit

Did you attend the first program with the wonderful Esther Gokhale on dance? If so, revisit your experience with the highlights video below. And if you weren't able to attend, then watch this highlights video to share the experience.

In this 10 minute version of the presentation, you will hear about the mental and physical benefits of dance, learn some of the fundamentals of samba, and
enjoy a short version of a South Indian dance performance.

Put on your dancing shoes and nourish your body and mind!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Great Presentation, Delicious Food, Good Time!

This afternoon over 50 people thought the Downtown Library patio was the place to be! Esther Gokhale returned to give the talk "Walk Your Way to a Great Body and Mind". Everyone learned a new way to walk and tips on sitting properly. If you would like to learn more about her methods, book and back cushion, visit the Esther Gokhale Wellness web page.

Next week is the final program with Dr. Rita Ghatak, Director of Aging Adult Services at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. She is presenting "Navigating Aging Adults Through the Healthcare System", which is a topic for any age. This should be a great finale!

We hope to see you there, and remember to register (link on the right).