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Life@50+ Las Vegas
Lifestyle Session Details
Life@50+ Lifestyle sessions feature experts on a variety of topics. These one-hour sessions were held throughout the three days of the event. This year in Las Vegas, topics included brain health, travel, personal finance, health and wellness and more.
Creating a Better You!
Friday, May 31, 2013, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: UnitedHealthcare
- Reed V.Tuckson, M.D., FACP, author of The Doctor in the Mirror
Dr. Reed Tuckson frequently appears in national media advising on how people can impact their health and happiness through practical changes in their lives. In Dr. Tuckson’s popular book, The Doctor in the Mirror, he puts the power of healthy aging in the hands of the average person. Dr. Tuckson’s insights are based on 40 years as a doctor, a leader with the American Medical Association and a commissioner of public health for the District of Columbia. As Chief of Medical Affairs for UnitedHealth Group, he was charged with the health care issues of 70 million people.
This lively session gave audience members practical advice for living a longer, healthier life. The session offered ideas and resources to help older adults age with vitality while highlighting a new study that looks at the state health rankings for seniors.
Eat Healthy, Live Healthy
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Chef Martin Yan, certified master chef, host of Yan Can Cook
As he has done for over 30 years, celebrity chef Martin Yan shared the best of what he loves from traveling, cooking and eating by showcasing Asian fruits, vegetables and herbs, and providing healthy cooking techniques. Chef Yan aspires to excite American palates and ignite a passion for Chinese culture and tradition, integrating elements from his extensive travels through China and America. His culinary vision, shaped by over 3,500 culinary TV show appearances, 30 cookbooks and the founding of a professional culinary academy in China, made the appreciation of modern Chinese food an interactive experience.
Finding the Rhythm of Your Own Success
Friday, May 31, 2013, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Emilio Estefan, Grammy Award-winning music producer and songwriter
Emilio Estefan inspired the audience to seek new possibilities to live their best life. Estefan, a 19-time Grammy Award winner and one of the most successful producers in the music industry, believes all of his greatest accomplishments in life have been possible because he is doing exactly what he loves. He shared practical tips — taking risks and thinking big, being open to change, being yourself, being positive — to set you on your way to finding the rhythm of your own success.
Money School Jump-start – Lessons to Get Your Personal Finances on Track at Any Age
Friday, May 31, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
An ever changing economy, new tax laws, retirement planning and more can make the world of personal finance seem very complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Author and personal finance expert Jean Chatzky shared a “Money School” jump-start to help cut through all of the clutter and get you on financial track. From simple strategies for saving and investing, to getting and staying out of debt, to the importance of a healthy credit score, Jean covered it all — sharing important action steps and plans to take action now. As AARP Financial Ambassador, she also focused on getting and staying on the right path at any age and for a lifetime. Jean guided attendees through each topic with both humor and candor, using multimedia to illustrate the important information she shared.
My Life on the Road
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Samantha Brown, the popular travel television host and AARP Travel Ambassador, shared what life is like when lived on the road and gave audience members a behind the scenes look at what goes into shooting a travel series. With 14 years of non-stop travel, she shared her best travel advice, favorite oddball tips and told why she never leaves home without a jar of peanut butter.
Pass the P's
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Chris Gardner shared some of the steps that he had to take and obstacles he overcame in order to get from where he was to creating the life that he wanted to live right now. Gardner identified the importance of the “P’s” in our life — finding your passion, being practical and having a plan. He explained how the plan has to have, what he calls, the C-5 Complex — that it’s Clear, Concise, Compelling, Consistent and to be Committed to it. The one thing he left the audience with is to know that if Chris Gardner can do it, so can you.
Staying Sharp – Ask the Experts
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presented by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Dana Foundation
- Charles Bernick, M.D.
- Donna Munic-Miller
- Susan Hirsch, MSW, LSW (Moderator)
Understanding how the brain works can help us use that knowledge to maximize brain function and brain health, particularly in the second half of our lives. Attendees of this session got the straight story — directly from brain research experts — on how our brains change as we age and what we can do to stay sharp. The panel addressed topics including memory loss (what is normal and what is not), the latest research on brain diseases and disorders and practical brain fitness strategies to help you and your family lead a brain-healthy lifestyle.
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