Revolutionize Your Retirement: Interviews with Experts to Help You Create a Fulfilling Second Half of Life
On the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 12:00 noon EST (which is 9:00 am PST and 11 am CST) I offer a free monthly call for all of you (and other people who may be interested.)
My goal is to bring experts to talk with you about “what’s next?” I’ll interview the experts for 45-50 minutes, followed by time for Q & A. You will be able to call in or access the call from your computer. More information will follow. It’s a free call, but you’ll need to sign up for the calls below.
If you are unable to make the call, go ahead and register. We will send out a recording to everyone who has registered.
This Month’s Program
Date: October 25, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 am PST and 11 am CST)
Topic: Memory Training: Developing Confidence in Your Abilities
Speaker: Dana Steinova, independent Education Management Professional from Prague
About the Program:
One unique way to help seniors feel great about themselves is via memory training. In this program, Dana Steinova discusses her memory training approach based upon mnemonics. Its power is in its ability to change the mindset of people who suffer from memory lapses and people who are giving up, accepting their memory problems as inevitable or something that belongs to the natural process of aging. Her program convinces the participants that, in reality, they have tremendous mental potential. They are activating special circuits in the brain which people who are not familiar with such techniques leave idle. The program works because cognitive and social effects are so connected. People learn how to remember well and usually don’t resist performing their new skills in front of family members, friends.
Once people get proof that they can remember well, they start to approach any new information with positive expectation that they will remember it, and it does affect the result. The outcome is that they minimize the memory lapses in daily life. They do not need any calendar, because they keep the full year in their mind and can tell you what day of the week is any date in the present year. They can easily remember a shopping list with 150 items or any line of digits, and they improve their ability to remember faces and names.
In this program, participants will discover how to:
- Use mnemonics rather than memorization to make memories more durable
- Minimize memory lapses.
- Exercise new parts of the brain and build our brain reserve to help in the case of stroke, brain injury or onset of dementia.
About Our Guest:
Dana Steinova travels the world training memory trainers. Based in Prague, she is a specialist in organizing educational activities. She is also the very active secretary general of European Federation of Older People (EURAG), created in 1962, with 156 member associations in 33 European countries.
She holds degrees from the Institute of Enlightenment, the Economics University and the Charles University in Prague. She has, over the past 30 years, initiated a wide variety of programs including the U3A movement in the Czech Republic (1986), reciprocal senior student exchanges with more than 42 exchanges within its first 10 years (1991) and founding the first intergenerational non-vocational “University of Free Time” (1993) in the Czech Republic.
She is fascinated by neuroscience and has been deeply involved with memory training since 1993. She founded the Czech Society for Memory Training and Brain Jogging in 1998 and later, the EURAG Memory Training Center in Prague in 2002 with the objective of making training opportunities available worldwide. Since then she has traveled the world extensively to achieve this objective. She organized the first National Day of Memory Training as a part of Brain Awareness Week, the worldwide event launched in 2005 by the DANA Alliance of the Brain and which takes place in March every year. In 2008 it became the National Week of Memory Training and has been growing ever since. In 2016, 309 free lectures were held throughout the Czech and Slovak Republic, attended by 7,781 persons.
To Register: Please complete the information below to register for the call. You’ll also receive a complimentary subscription to my Living With the Brakes Off ezine.
What others are saying about the series:
“I’ve attended your retirement webinars since they began. You are gifted, thoughtful interviewer and perform a wonderful service for all of us bewildered boomers and those coming after us. Thank you for all you do-and please keep it up.”