Aging well and maintaining brain fitness are very hot topics, especially as Baby Boomers race toward turning seventy at the rate of one every seven seconds.
Aging Successfully begins at birth. Everything we do in life helps or hinders this process. Learning simple (not necessarily easy) tools and techniques can guide you on a path of aging well. It is never too late or too early to take steps in this process. Aging well is a life long journey and can begin at any time for any person.
What People Are Saying
"Barbara has been an outstanding addition to the faculty of Lifespan's certificate program in gerontology. Barbara's enthusiasm and cutting edge materials are inspiring. Students consistently rate her class as excellent."
"Fantastic! She convinced me I shall live to be 100 if I pay attention! She's a treasure - don't forget to have her back again. I looked forward to each of her classes."
Here are the things your fans said about the Road Scholar Women’ Wellness Week:
Stimulating, informed, fun. Wisely mixed audience class participation with lecture.
Barbara was exciting, animated and extremely well prepared.
Fantastic, well-prepared, very informative.
Terrific, live wire! Very knowledgable.
I liked her enthusiasm and insights.
Information filled presentations presented in a humorous, engaging way. Barbara is great and she is practical!
Knows her stuff – A+
Barbara was enthusiastic, well-informed and positive! She covered a lot of material very well.
Does a good job. Keeps her audience interested and is lively.
Personable and vibrant speaker on a subject known by most, however she reinforced it for us and made it fresh.
Barbara was fun and an inspiration to try…she is a very good motivational speaker and forms great relationship with the audience.
Barbara is an excellent motivational speaker and I am inspired to try the techniques we learned and to make some life style changes. I want to be 60, not 66, on my health scale.
Such energy and inspiration – lots of things to think about.
Upbeat, gave us good information and exercises. Effective mix of lecture and group activities.
Outstanding, well organized, presents her case well and is not only informative but she is also entertaining. I would come back to hear her again.
Great – well spoken – kept us interested and subject matter is certainly of current interest.
"Excellent - while being fully engaged in learning the hows of maintaining mental health, we also learned the why."
"Enjoyed it thoroughly. Barbara is certainly well informed and almost makes me look forward to growing old!"
"Information filled presentations presented in a humorous, engaging way. Barbara is great and she is practical!"
"Gave us numerous new ideas on the subject of how not to age. Very lively and well-prepared group leader."
"I can't say enough good things about Barbara and her course. Her enthusiastic presentation was a joy. The content was very good - I can't wait to get started exercising my brain and my body"
"Course content was filled with information about the brain and the practical applications to use in daily living to stimulate brain activity - all presented with enough hands-on "doing" and "thinking" examples to imprint the information we received. Barbara kept things moving at a fast pace - she held out interest. "
"Superb program - One of the best Road Scholar programs I have attended. She is a terrific presenter!"
"Barbara is one of our most popular teachers. To quote Barbara's students at OASIS, her course on Mental Aerobics was "stimulating, encouraging, inspiring, and practical. It was a magnificent educational experience."
Thank you so much for such a wonderful Caregiver Workshop. The Support Group Members truly enjoyed your presentation. I have received so many compliments and positive feedback and requests to have you join us again as well.
You bring such a fun, positive, supportive, caring, educational and light hearted approach to a very critical and important topic. Topics they deal with each and every day. Caregivers can relate to your teachings and love that you invite their participation in different exercises and share a surprise here and there.
I myself & others describe feeling uplifted after attending your workshop. Just the "Breath of Fresh Air" that they needed is also a comment.
"Our seniors love Barbara's programs designed to promote overall health and wellness from the "top of your head to the tips of your toes. Barbara's perky and lighthearted style engages the audience with presentations that at are lively, informative, interactive and fun. Her sessions are like eating potato chips: One taste and you're hooked. So our ministry keeps inviting her back to do more."
What a presentation! You are a gift to the older population…the way you facilitate, create discussion, collaboration and laughter! Folks have been calling me up and stopping by praising your name. We have 60 already signed up for February’s event. I too look forward to next month’s topic. By the way, 25 plus have already shown interest in groups focused on the “100 Days to Successful Aging” workbook. A testament to the importance of the topic and to your abilities!
I do feel that it is my responsibility to share some comments from the participants:
“great sense of humor”
“she is great”
"Barbara is a marvelous speaker and writer: Engaging, Articulate, Practical, Playful, and Passionate. Barbara is able to take current findings in neurology and biology, translate the concepts into everyday language and offer appropriate responses that can easily be integrated into daily life. If "successful aging" were to have a teacher of the year, Barbara would be it."
May the Circle Be Unbroken Workshop
"The content of this workshop is very useful for me and the amount of material covered was appropriate. Barbara was organized and presented with an engaging manner. Overall, I was very satisified with this workshop. The workshop was excellent and appropriate fof the need of the church."