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.

Advanced Health Care Directives

Allergies vs cold symptoms

APS-Elder Abuse

Arthritis and Exercise

Arthritis overview

Asset Protection for you, your spouse, your kids

Balance & Fall Prevention

Balance and Safe Body Mechanics

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

Blood pressure overview

Bone Health

Business Issues

Business Topics

Caregiver Resource Center information

Caregiving Issues

Caregiving

Cholesterol

Choosing & Training Your Health Care Agent

Choosing an Elder Care Community

Civil Practice/Procedures

Colds flu and Shingles too

Conflict Management

Continuum of Care

Cooking Fire

Coping w/Dementia

Creating Peace & Joy

Criminal Law Issues

Current topics in orthopedic physical therapy

Dementia facility design and layout

Disaster Preparedness

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

Disease States and Medication

Driving Safety

Drowning Prevention

Effective Communication w/individuals who have Dementia

Elders with Visual & Hearing Deficits

Enhancing Communication with Individuals with Disabilities

Estate Planning

Fall Prevention in Seniors

Family Law Issues

Fire Safety

Flu overview

Fostering Positive Relationships

Fraudulent Medicare Billing

Getting Organized

Governmental/Administrative

Grief and Loss

Health Insurance Counseling

Healthy Aging: Lessons Learned from 90+ Years
(This topic requires  6 weeks advanced notice to schedule a presentation)

Healthy Aging

Healthy feet

Hoarding Issues

Home Escape Plans

Home Safety

How to Clean with Green Products

How to Help A Hoarder In Your Family

How to make the most of your MD visit

How to Pick A Cleaning Company to Ensure Your Safety

How to Speak Dementia

Incapacity Planning: What Are the Best Legal Tools?

Living Forward After the Death of a Spouse

Meal Time & Dementia Care

Medicare Fraud

Medicare

Medication Management

Medication Safety

Medication scams

Memory Loss/Alzheimer’s

Normal vs. Abnormal Aging

Nutrition

Onsite Ultrasound bone density screenings

Osteoporosis overview

Pain: causes and control

Perpetrated Scams on Seniors & Persons with Disabilities

Physical Therapy: What to Expect

POLST

Pre-diabetes

Probate Avoidance

Program/procedure/mission statement development

Property Issues

Protection from Medical Identity Theft

Reducing Stress

Reporting Suspicious Billing Issues

Resources for Families

Retreat planning and presentation

Safe sex and the older adult

Self-Advocacy for Individuals w/Disabilities

Services for Seniors in Orange County

Skin disorders and cancer

Sleep disorders

Smoke Alarms

Social Security

Stages of Dementia

Stem Cell Treatments/Therapy

The Stem Cell Revolution

Thyroid disorders

Torts

Training development, design, presentation

Treatments for  Vertigo

Understanding Dementia

What is Geriatric Care Management?

Wildfires

Wills and Trusts

 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.