SOAR Speakers Bureau

The Office on Aging provides a network of professionals and knowledgeable volunteers who are trained and available to speak at no charge to any community group. The mission of the SOAR Network is to educate and empower individuals to enhance the quality of life for older adults. The SOAR Network has speakers who are prepared to shed some light on various topics and to give some tips on aging successfully -- and perhaps to share a smile about the inevitabilities of advancing years. Some of the common topics that members of the SOAR network can speak about are listed below.

Medication Management

Disease States and Medication


Memory Loss or Alzheimer’s?

Coping with Dementia

Alzheimer’s Resources for Families

How to Speak Dementia

Balance and Fall Prevention

Treatments for Vertigo

Current Topics in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Medication Safety

Disaster Planning for Seniors
(This topic requires 6 weeks advanced notice and 20+ confirmed attendees, to schedule a presentation)

Getting Organized


Elder Abuse

Domestic Violence

Safe Options for Seniors

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)


Health Insurance: Scams, Schemes, Frauds and Betrayal of Trusts

Social Security

Healthy Aging: Lessons Learned from the 90+ Study

(This topic requires 6 weeks advanced notice to schedule a presentation)

Estate Planning

Beyond the Basics of Estate Planning: Leaving a Legacy for your Children

Long Term Care Insurance

Women and Investing

Retirement Planning

Tax Strategies

Probate Avoidance

Incapacity Planning: What Are the Best Legal Tools?

Asset Protection for You, Your Spouse, Your Kids

Wills and Trusts


Caregiving Issues

Caregiver Resource Center

How to Speak Dementia

Alzheimer’s Association: Resources for Families

Sensitivity Training (for those who care for the elderly)

Choosing an Elder Care Community

Choosing and Training Your Health Care Agent

Meal Time and Dementia Care

What is Geriatric Care Management?

Services for seniors in Orange County

Council on Aging: Orange County Program and Service Overview

Orange Caregiver Resource Center

County of Orange Adult Protective Services (Elder Abuse)

County of Orange Older Adult Mental Health Services

Alzheimer’s Association: Resources for Families

Advance Directives

Hospice Care

POLST (Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment)

Living Forward After the Death of a Spouse

Fire Safety

Cooking Fire

Disaster Preparedness


Drowning Prevention

Smoke Alarms

Home Escape Plans

Diabetes / Pre diabetes


Healthy Feet

Skin Disorders / Cancer

Sleep Disorders

Blood Pressure Over View

Osteoporosis Over View

Arthritis Over View

Grief & Loss

Pain Causes & Control

Medication Scams

Safe Sex and the Older Adult

Colds flu and Shingles Too!

How To make The Most Of Your MD Visit

Allergies vs. Cold Symptoms Flu Over View

If you would like to schedule a presentation from the list above, please call the Office on Aging InfoLine, (800) 510-2020, and ask for the SOAR Network representative.