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Conference on Extraordinary Living

CCC's 6th Annual Conference on Extraordinary Living (CEL) was a huge success! Check back next spring for the 2020 details.

A look back at the 2019 event:

Schedule of Events

8:30 am – 9:00 amRegistration + Check in 
9:00 am – 9:45 amWelcome, Orientation + Key Note
10:00 am – 10:45 amBreakout Sessions
11:00 am – 11:45 amBreakout Sessions
12:00 pm – 12:45 pmBreakout Sessions
12:45 pm – 1:30 pmLunch + Closing

Sessions + Activites

Please note: topics and time slots may change

All Day

Flu Shots at Zero Copay*

provided by Walgreens
Columbia Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 201
*Must bring ID

Blood Pressure Checks

with Clatsop Care Health District
Columbia Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 224

Vendor Booths

Columbia Hall, 1st + 2nd Floor

Walk the Track

Patriot Hall, 3rd Floor

9 – 9:45 am

Welcome +
Keynote Address

Around Oregon: Trains
by Darrell Jabin, Oregon’s Traveling Historian

The unmistakable whistle and the plume of steam meant that communities throughout the state were soon going to change. Towns were created, named and grew, shrunk or moved due to the railroad. Streetcars and trolleys served one of Oregon's largest events and changed how people traveled to and from work and places of amusement. In this informative and entertaining keynote presentation, Darrell Jabin, Oregon’s Traveling Historian, shares his research on Oregon railroads and the people who built them. Darrell has been producing videos and doing presentations since 2009. He has done over 200 presentations in more than 40 cities throughout the northwest.

10 – 10:45 am

Breakout Sessions

Mindset Coaching: How to Feel 10 Years Younger with Jenn Visser

Do you believe aging is just something that happens to you? That it’s inevitable to lose your looks, your memory, and even your mobility? In this presentation, you’ll learn how you have the power to influence how you will age. That you can grow older in years yet look, feel and act younger. Take charge of how you age so that you get older fabulously without growing old, as presented by Seaside-based mindset coach Jenn Visser.

Senior Exercise with Jen Soprano

Help yourself beat the nagging aches and pain of arthritis with Sunset Empire’s Park and Recreation District’s exercise specialist Jen Soprano. For more than five years, Jen has been helping community seniors to live a better life through her teaching techniques. It works!

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance with CMH

Join us in participating in an introductory Tai Chi class. Tai Chi helps improve balance and daily functioning with simple, continuous and rhythmic movements. It can be modified for those with mobility difficulties. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

11 – 11:45 am

Breakout Sessions

Bellydance: Modern Tribal Style with Julie Kovatch

This team concept of bellydance teaches an international dance vocabulary that allows you to dance collectively to any song, anytime, with anyone else that knows the vocab. This session will introduce you to key formations and foundational bellydance movement used in this modern style of bellydance. Let’s dance!

Exploring the Internet: A Treasure Hunt

“There was a time when people felt the internet was another world, but now people realize it’s a tool that we use in this world.” - Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web. The internet is an integral part of modern life. Join us on an internet treasure hunt, as we demystify the internet and learn to safely navigate, explore, and use a few of its most powerful tools (email, social media, news, weather, maps, etc.)

Paint Party with Ronni Harris

Join the Paint Party hosted by well known Astoria-based artist, Ronni Harris. You’ve seen Ronni’s iconic paintings at Astoria Sunday Market, now you can paint your own masterpiece of a legendary coastal landmark. Supplies provided.

Note: This session is limited to 25 participants and runs two hours. Please sign up at the registration table on the day of the event.

Questions About Medicare with David Miller and and Suzanne Bjaranson

Explore the ever-changing world of Medicare and how it can affect your future of care and service. This panel-style break out session will take a deep dive into this year’s Medicare changes, with time allotted to answer your specific Medicare questions. Panelists include David Miller, Administrator of Clatsop Care Health & Rehabilitation and Suzanne Bjaranson, Community Programs Supervisor for NorthWest Senior & Disability Services. David has been working in healthcare administration for over 20 years and has keen insight into the world of Medicare as it pertains to long-term and acute care. Suzanne has extensive knowledge of Medicare qualifications for individuals and the changes to take effect next year.

12 – 12:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

Aging Is A State of Mind with Katharine Stewart, L.Ac.

In this session, we will examine and challenge our cultural and individual beliefs and expectations about aging — discussing “what is normal” in the aging process, learning alternative therapies for common conditions and practicing a few techniques that can make you feel even better, wherever you are.

Cannabis Discussion with Mr. Nice Guy

ENCORE Sampler

In this class sampler, Mary, Mike, and Karen will introduce two courses coming up on the ENCORE schedule this year.

Part 1: Everything Equine
Take a journey with local equestrian, Mary Kemhus, to learn about everything horsey. Find out how the horse came to be, why there are so many shapes and sizes and the roles horses have played in world history as well as some local horse history. Discover the purpose of all those leather straps, boots, and saddles. View and touch different types of saddles, bridles and riding apparel. Try on a riding helmet and ride off in your mind into the sunset. What is posting and what are leads? Why do English riders do that funny bumping up and down when they ride? Leave with a cheat sheet on markings and impress your friends the next time you see a horse as you point out a blaze, star, stripe or snip.

Part 2: Science Exchange with Mike Kinney and Karen Elder
Science Exchange, a staple and long-standing favorite class among ENCOREites, is a lively class addressing a variety of interesting topics selected from the full range of science categories. Featuring videos, member-supplied topics and perhaps some brain teasers.

12:45 pm

Free lunch catered by Pacific Crab Company thanks to our generous sponsors!

Vegetarian Option

• Caprese Salad on Focaccia
• Orecchiette and Corn Salad
• Fresh Berries
• Macadamia Nut Blondies

Meat Option

• Italian Roast Beef on Focaccia
• Orecchiette and Corn Salad
• Fresh Berries
• Macadamia Nut Blondies

Transportation

Two round-trip shuttles from Seaside:

Bob Chisholm Community Center

Pick up 8 am
Return 1:30 pm
No reservation necessary

Suzanne Elise

Pick up 8 am
Return 1:30 pm
No reservation necessary
 
Two wheelchair spaces are available. To reserve a wheelchair space, please call Heather at Suzanne Elise at 503-738-0307.

Presented by

Clatsop Community College logo
ENCORE logo
Sunset Empire Park and Rec logo
North West Senior and Disability Services logo
Providence Hospital Seaside
Avamere at Seaside
Clatsop Care Health District Logo