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January 19, 2016  
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Hearing Loss – We all Experience It – Now Let’s Deal with It!

10 a.m.

Presented by Adirondack Audiology

Did you know, hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing seniors today? Learn why this is happening and what you can expect as the years keep rolling by. Statistics show, only 20% of individuals with hearing loss who would benefit from treatment, actually seek help. Like any other injury or illness, rehabilitation is necessary to resume normal functioning. Join Dr. Keith Walsh and Dr. Cecil Yeatts as they discuss effective rehabilitation measures to treat hearing loss and improve your quality of life. Discover available technology that will help you thrive in your everyday environment.

Cecil Yeatts

Cecil Yeatts

Keith Walsh

Keith Walsh

Presenters: Keith P. Walsh, Au.D. and
Cecil G. Yeatts III, Au.D.

Dr. Walsh founded Adirondack Audiology Associates in 1987. Dr. Walsh is very active in his industry’s professional organizations as a Fellow of both the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology. He is also involved with the Audiology Foundation of America and is committed to staying on top of best practices and new technology as an audiologist Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology.

Dr. Yeatts joined Adirondack Audiology in Spring of May 2014. Dr. Yeatts received his clinical doctorate in audiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of only five schools to be accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Audiology Education, in addition to the Council on Academic Accreditation. He is a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program graduate, and a U.S. Department of Education grant recipient.

Annie Bower demonstrates CVAA's Tai Chi for Arthritis falls prevention program at a workshop in Burlington

Annie Bower demonstrates CVAA’s Tai Chi for Arthritis falls prevention program at a workshop in Burlington. (Contributed photo)

Tai Chi — A Focus on Balance and Independence

11 a.m. 

Presented by the CVAA


ermont may be one of the best states for seniors to live, but not when falls are concerned. Vermont is ranked 43rd out of 50 states in the nation for prevalence of falls*, which are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based falls prevention programs, and clinical-community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced. Staying strong is one key to staying independent.

Vermont’s Agencies on Aging partner with the Falls Free Vermont Coalition to provide evidence-based strategies such as the Tai Chi for Arthritis program and A Matter of Balance. Join CVAA at 11:30 a.m., for a Tai Chi demonstration and see firsthand how this joint-safe, fun activity can become a part of your life, you will also receive a free falls risk assessment. Additional falls prevention information will be available at CVAA’s booth.

* United Health Foundation 2015 Senior Report. 

Presenter: Patricia Sears State President of AARP Vermont

Presenter: Patricia Sears
State President of AARP Vermont

What’s Your Next Chapter?

1 p.m.

Presented by AARP


ver wondered what you want to do next in life? What’s your next chapter? You’re not alone. A Life Reimagined Check-Up, developed by AARP, facilitates a conversation about where you’ve been and where you’d like to go or do going forward – your “what’s next”. Whether you’ve retired, lost a job, divorced, moved or gone through another life transition, this program is has helped thousands of seniors and Boomers to move forward. The Check-Up is a conversation, where you identify a life goal — a “bucket list” achievement, a new career or business or an unfulfilled dream — and chart a path to make it happen.


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