Wellness Seminars

 Pro-Active Aging Wellness Seminars

Each seminar is approximately 1 hour to 90 minutes for up to 30 participants and can be customized for your group or community.
Fee $175.00 and includes handouts. For additional participants, please call.


This presentation discusses the connection of fluid and falls prevention and how small lifestyle changes can decrease fall risk, why we need water, how our body loses water, signs of dehydration, the need for electrolytes, fluid recommendations, and hydration tips.

FALLS PREVENTION: Physical Activity and Nutrition (NEW!!!)

This presentation covers the two important topics- physical activity and nutrition. Both of these help older adults maintain strength and help prevent falls. We will discuss:

  • The importance of physical activity on overall health.
  • Review the consequences of muscle loss, since having strong muscles will reduce risk for falls.
  • Define frailty. as we age we naturally begin to lose muscle mass. As this process and if the loss becomes extreme we can become frail.
  • Identify ways to stay physically active.
  • Describe healthy eating practices to help keep strong.

Safety Tips for Falls Prevention (NEW!!!)

In this presentation we discover how to reduce our risk factors for falling. We discuss:

  • Falls are the #1 cause for injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans.
  • Why most falls are preventable.
  • Educate the audience on the importance of small lifestyle changes to make a decrease in fall risk possible.
  • Identifying ways we put ourselves at risk for falling and providing tips for making your environment safe. 

Fighting Frailty: Adding Years to Your Life and Quality of Life to Your Years

Frailty is a clinical state in which there is an increased vulnerability for developing increased dependency to any change in health status such as infection, fall, or injury. Frailty is related to the aging process and common among older adults however, can be prevented with early diagnosis and recognition of signs and symptoms. Timely and appropriate intervention can add years to an older adult’s live and quality life to their years.

Staying Independent While Aging

What you need to know; from staying injury free, to increasing healthy years and extending independence. This interactive presentation covers what threatens your independence as you age and how to protect this precious independence. We explore ways to increase those healthy years by optimizing function and fitness, preventing development of chronic medical conditions, and what you can do through healthy lifestyle choices to better manage and even treat the medical conditions that you have. You will find out what level of functional fitness is needed to remain independent to 90 + years of age and beyond, and how Pro-Active Aging can make the difference between Long-Term Independence vs. Long-Term Care.

Presenter: Jacqueline-ACSM-EP-C, ACSM/ACS CET, ACE MES, ACE CPT, Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor 

Strength and Balance: Essentials for Aging

It requires good strength and balance to live well independently. In this presentation we explore what steps you can take to protect precious independence, improve and maintain functional ability and fitness, slow down, stop and even reverse age-related declines. Discover a major threat to the independence of older adults and how to protect yourself. We discover what level of function is needed to stay independent even to advanced age 90+ years of age, and determine if you are on track. You will have the opportunity to perform a simple balance tests that can provide information on your balance. We share with you the most appropriate time to get help, where to get help, and resources on locating the most appropriate health and fitness professionals to help you reach your wellness goal. The presentation includes demonstrations on important exercises and how to perform those correctly to boost your strength and balance.

Presenter: Jacqueline- ACSM-EP-C, ACSM/ACS CET, ACE MES, ACE CPT, Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor or Bayla: PT, Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor  

Achieving and Maintaining Strong Bones for Life; Exercise recommendations in the prevention, management and treatment of Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.

Learn the do’s and don’ts of Exercise with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.  In this presentation we explore the value of bone density testing and understanding bone density test T-Scores and how these relate exercise selection and movements to avoid fracture. It is important not to let your favorite exercise be a bone-crushing event. By age 65, men and women tend to be losing bone tissue at the same rate, and this gradual bone loss continues throughout life. It requires good bone and muscle strength, and balance to live well independently. With good habits and medical attention when needed, we can have strong bones throughout our lives. We discover what level of function is needed to stay independent, strong and vital even to advanced age 90+ years of age, and determine if you are on track.
Explore which exercises are most beneficial to:

  1. boost bone health, prevent and slow down bone loss
  2. improve bone density with osteopenia
  3. boost bone health and density, prevent fracture when diagnosed with osteoporosis

Presenter: Jacqueline- ACSM-EP-C, ACSM/ACS CET, ACE MES, ACE CPT, Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor 

Strong is Normal!!!

You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. Get off the path toward frailty. Weakness is not a normal part of growing old. Change direction.  Learn how to choose a path that leads you in the direction toward independence, fitness, balance and vitality. STRONG is normal. Learn the benchmarks of senior fitness and redefine your aging and wellness goals. 
Presenter: Bayla O’Brien- PT, Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor

Balance: A Topic for the Ages

Come and learn how your bodies use and process  information from your muscles and joints, your inner ear, your vision, and your brain to help keep you upright and prevent or reduce your risk of falling. What are the age related changes to all these balance systems (peripheral neuropathy, vertigo, macular degeneration, cognitive decline). And most importantly: Can age associated changes and decline in balance and mobility can be reversed? YES!!  Come learn how. Presenter: Bayla O’Brien – PT, Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor

Exercise Guidelines for Older Adults

Exercise guidelines for older adults to enable active and healthy aging vary from those for the general apparently healthy population. These guidelines were developed to promote healthy aging by the American College of Sports Medicine and American Heart Association. The appropriate exercise and physical activity plan maximizes health, fitness and function, reduces the risk of injury. Targeted exercise programming can prevent, better manage and help treat chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, PAD, osteoporosis, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc. Discover the most appropriate exercise sources of information, locating qualified fitness professionals, what to look for in a fitness professionals. Find out where to begin or how to adjust your current exercise program to receive optimum benefits in health and wellness.   

Presenter: Jacqueline:- ACSM-EP-C, ACSM/ACS CET, ACE MES, ACE CPT, Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor

Exercise and Diabetes; Prevention, Management and Treatment

Targeted exercise can better control daily blood sugar as well as reduce A1c. Learn the do’s and don’ts of exercise with diabetes. There are real benefits of exercise in the prevention of, management and treatment of diabetes. We discuss the research on the benefits of lifestyle, physical activity and purposeful exercise in the management of blood glucose, lowering A1C and lowering body weight, especially body fat around the midsection. Exercise of appropriate quality and quantity both moderate and intensive utilize blood glucose uptake that are similar to several diabetes drugs but without many of the side effects. Learn which exercise is best and what short and long-term goals you should set for yourself in the management of diabetes with exercise, and recommended carbohydrate intake before, during and after exercise.
Presenter: Jacqueline – ACSM-EP-C, ACSM/ACS CET, ACE MES, ACE CPT, Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor