Nick Buettner and his team study the world’s Blue Zones, communities whose residents live with optimal health and vitality to a record-setting age. In his talk, Nick shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits – the
Power 9® – that keep people healthy past age 100. Nick debunks the most common myths about healthy living and aging well, and offers a science-backed blueprint for the average American to live longer, better.
Over the last 20 years, Nick Buettner has led 17 expeditions to over six continents around the world. Three of these expeditions were to Blue Zones regions—places with the longest life expectancy and where people reach age 100 more than anywhere else in the world. Nick worked with his brother Dan Buettner, National Geographic, and a team of longevity researchers to identify and explore these pockets of the world where people were living longer, better lives. He was the Executive Producer of the Blue Zones expeditions to Okinawa, Japan; Costa Rica; and Ikaria, Greece. As an executive for the Blue Zones, he is responsible for taking the Blue Zones longevity lessons to 50 communities across the United States. The Blue Zones Project is a community-wide well-being initiative that positively impacts the health of over 5 million people across the country.
Sleep is critical to healthy living. Dr. Molano will discuss the importance of sleep and its impact on brain health. She will share an overview of sleep and normal changes with aging as well as a more in-depth discussion on how sleep issues can affect changes in the brain. Lifestyle behaviors that impact the brain, such as physical activity and a healthy diet, will be explored. Dr. Molano will also provide valuable tips to improve sleep.
Connect, Engage and Enjoy - Little Things that Change Everything!
Our DNA determines much about how we age but practicing healthy habits can help you make the best of the genetic hand you’re dealt. Those habits certainly include a good diet and regular exercise, but research now confirms that loving connections and a healthy mindset play perhaps as big a role in our long-term health as what we eat and how much we move around. The good news is that simple daily choices can improve your connections to others and your emotional and physical well-being. These ‘joy hacks’ can make you healthier, happier and less stressed. In this program by speaker, author and former comedy writer and performer, Dave Caperton, you’ll laugh while you learn choices that lead to healthy and joyful living for all the days ahead.
Kelly Rogan, MS, LSW, LICDC-CS
When Helping Becomes Harmful
Finding a sense of purpose in helping others is a beautiful, gratifying experience. But when care partners lose themselves in the process, their health and well-being can suffer. This session will provide caregivers valuable insight into codependency, compassion fatigue, and resilience.
Conference Registration and Cost
Early Bird Ticket Rates:
Registration without contact hours: $69
Registration with contact hours: $89
Registration for VIP Speaker Luncheon: Additional $30 per ticket (see information below)
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No registrations accepted at the door on the day of the event.
A limited number of seats will be available for three speaker luncheons.
Additional cost: $30.00.
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Be Well: An Owner's Manual for Whole Health
by Lauri Nandyal, MD
Statistics confirm that over 80% of our chronic illnesses are related to life choices much of which are within personal and community control, leaving us much less at the mercy of infectious diseases or our family inheritances than we may have thought. With a better understanding of our biologic and physiologic responses to stress, diet, sleep, movement, relationships and core values, we can better position ourselves to own our health. Over one hundred years ago, Thomas Edison said, "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his/her patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
With mindful living, and conscious, healthy choices about the how and what we eat, the way we structure our wake and sleep time, how we move, how we communicate and build community, we can expand Edison's predictions ensuring that the best doctor of the future is actually the patient!
Come get a peek at the owner's manual for your own body, rediscover your healer within, and reclaim and retain your well-being!
Lauri Nandyal, MD is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor and Integrative/Functional Medicine Consultant at UC Department of Family and Community Medicine. While firmly supportive of the benefits of Primary Care, she felt it was important for her to assist patients with primary prevention and disease avoidance rather than simply early detection of disease. With that spirit of curiosity, Dr. Nandyal sought additional training in Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine, specialties that address the root causes of ill health and prescribe lifestyle interventions for health creation. She is passionate about partnering with her patients and their communities towards addressing underlying, modifiable, lifestyle factors that contribute to their biological balance such as sleep, nutrition, movement, stress modification, emotional and spiritual wellness, and social connectedness.
The Blue Zones of Happiness
by Nick Buettner
What makes us happy? Most people are misguided or just plain wrong. Living our best life involves optimizing how we evaluate our life, how we experience it from day to day and how to live out our purpose. Following the model he pioneered with Blue Zones of Longevity, Buettner worked with Gallup to identify the happiest regions of the happiest countries in the world and distilled their lessons. He also drew from data representing 95% of the world’s population and a consensus of the world’s top experts to debunk some commonly believed myths. Using stunning National Geographic photography, Nick brings the stories and concepts to life, offering an evidenced-based, long-lasting strategy to set up your life to live your happiest.
Support vs. Enabling with Addiction
by Kelly Rogan
Cincinnati and our surrounding communities have been hard hit by the opioid epidemic and addiction. Families and loved ones, afraid and desperate to be helpful, often get into patterns of enabling behavior which further drain resources and energy while not solving the problem. Kelly has been working with families for over 30 years and is frequently asked, “How do I support my loved one without enabling?,” “How do I get through the day without worrying and obsessing?,” and “How will I ever trust again?” During this luncheon, we will discuss how to know if one is being supportive or crossing into “enabling territory” as well as more focus on trusting one’s self rather than other people.
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The Cintas Center at Xavier University, Schiff Family Conference Center, 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207
Nursing - This CE Activity, OLN-S-3025-19, offered by the Episcopal Retirement Services Parish Health Ministry has been approved for 4.25 contact hours by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit at the Ohio League for Nursing (OBN-006-92) and the program is approved to be offered through October 28, 2020.
Occupational Therapy - Approved by the Ohio OTPTAT Board - OT Section 4 contact hours. Approval #161566.
CSWMFT - The Ohio CSWMFT Board program has approved 2.5 clock hours of professional continuing education for Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists. Approval #MCST03204384. Contact Rhonda Johnson at email@example.com. for additional details.
Representatives from many community organizations will be available to share information and answer questions during the breaks.
All requests for refunds MUST BE RECEIVED no later than Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Questions? Call 513.979.2246.
Refresh Your Soul Conference attendees can take advantage of a special group rate of $124 per night at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati/Midtown, 2145 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, 45207. To register, call 1-800-445-8667 and be sure to mention the Refresh your Soul 2020 room block. You can also register online by clicking here.
Refresh Your Soul Conference
Monday, March 16, 2020
9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Registration, exhibitors and continental breakfast open at 8 a.m. Conference starts promptly at 9 a.m.
The Cintas Center at Xavier University
1624 Herald Ave,
Cincinnati, OH 45207