SESSIONS WILL BE HELD CONCURRENTLY IN TWO DIFFERENT ROOMS.  CHECK PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE POSTED AT GERMANNA THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

10:15  Do you want to know more about Medicare or Medicaid?  Are you turning 65 soon and want to know how to navigate the system? Do you or your spouse need help in the home but don’t know how to get it? Our VA Insurance Counseling Assistance Program counselor, Poppy Foddrell, is certified and trained to assist you in understanding all Medicare benefits including Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage Plans and Medigap.

10:15  Learn about self-defense from Cpl. Troy Estes of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.  Cpl. Estes will help you understand how to best protect yourself in a variety of situations.  He will answer your questions about this important topic as well.

11:15  Join Bonnie Vermillion of Healthy Steps LLC to participate in a demonstration of tests to evaluate balance and learn a few exercises to improve balance.  We will see how to make these exercises fun and easy to fit into your schedule.  There will also be a short discussion on home safety.

11:15  Legal issues often seem so complicated or confusing that we neglect dealing with them.  Questions arise surrounding the key estate planning documents known as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, or advanced medical directives.  Attorney Katherine Charapich’s presentation will address estate planning documents that help provide protection for individuals’ interests and well-being should they become incapacitated, and protecting assets for their care. She will also address ways to ease the transfer of remaining assets to beneficiaries.

12:15  “Eight Steps to a Healthier Diet” Learn from Lindsay Pugliese of Giant Foods. Whether you are concerned about weight, heart disease or just maximizing your health, this class will help you identify relatively simple and gradual changes that add up to major improvements.  Let Lindsay help you identify a step-by-step plan that meets your personal health goals.

12:15  Pranapiloga is offering Chair Yoga – stretching and breathing techniques selected to improve your wellbeing and lower your stress level. Join Rebecca Elsen to learn how chair yoga can help you feel better physically and mentally.

1:15  Learn about safe medication usage and storage from Kevin Tolley, Pharmacist, and Officer Mike Grant, Culpeper Police.  What do you need to know about your medicines, what questions to ask your pharmacist, how to dispose of old drugs and much more!  Bring your questions.

1:15  Join Sara Bywaters-Baldwin and paint a rock!  Do you remember tossing rocks into the water when you were a kid? If you do, you remember how one rock could start a ripple effect in the water surrounding it. Join us to do something similar in your community. We will be painting rocks with positive images and messages that can be placed in your neighborhood for others to find. There is a phenomenon happening in Culpeper called CulpeperRocks, and it is bringing out the kid in all of us by causing ripple effects of joy. Let’s join in on the fun!