2020 Schedule

2nd Annual Central Oregon Fall 2019


Saturday, September 7th 2019
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Deschutes County Fairgrounds EXPO CENTER
Middle Sister Conference Hall
3800 SW Airport Way
Redmond, OR 97756

Location: The Deschutes County Fairgrounds & Expo Center located in Redmond, is the geographic Hub of Central Oregon, is a well-planned and supportive venue, as well as being easily & quickly accessible to all the surrounding towns. https://expo.deschutes.org/expo/page/middle-sister 

FOOD ON SITE!!!

Health Conscious Concession Stand Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Beverages...

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The 2nd annual Central Oregon BOOMERAMA 50+ Health and Age Less Living Expo is produced "by Boomers, for Boomers". BOOMERAMA is an annual celebration of those 50+ Baby Boomers and beyond who choose to "Re-fire" not Retire. 

Join us for this fun filled and information packed event that brings a positive and life affirming message to the ever growing Baby Boomer and Senior population of Central Oregon. Picture an Educational Summit, a Home & Garden Show, Travel Expo and a Health & Wellness Fair all rolled into one, but with the focus being on Baby Boomers/Seniors and their loved ones. 

As an attendee, you will have access to a select group of local/national companies who want to earn your business and expert speakers covering a range of topics from:

  • Assisted Living Options
  • Senior Mobility Solutions
  • Handicap Mobility Solutions
  • Health & Fitness
  • Pharmacies & Pharmaceuticals
  • Insurance
  • Counseling & Mental Health
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Estate & Financial Planning
  • Wealth Management
  • Senior Housing Solutions
  • Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling
  • Safety & Home Security
  • Government Agencies
  • Funeral Homes / Pre-Planning
  • Legal / Elder Law
  • Daily Living Aids
  • Lifestyle Products & Services
  • Communication Services
  • Computers & Technology
  • Gardening
  • Travel & Leisure

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2019 Sponsors


2019 Speaker & Workshop Line Up


Free Admission

Classroom A

  • Stroke Awareness

    Time - 10:20am

    Speaker - Dr. Noryn Newby

    Stroke happens to 1 in 6 people, any age, any gender, any time! This presentation will share the signs and symptoms of stroke, and the urgency in seeking medical attention. With a focus on F.A.S.T., attendees will know exactly what to do when they recognize these signs. Don’t miss this highly informative presentation.

    Speaker Bio: Dr. Norwyn is a 74 yo retired neurosurgeon who graduated from OHSU in Portland in 1970. Norwyn trained at Walter Reed Medical Center and moved to Bend in 1980 after 10 years of military service. He has been married to Barbara for 52 years, have four children and three grandchildren.

    Duration: 30 min

  • STEM CELL SEMINAR

    11:00am - Pain Relief Partners Presents

    Speaker - Stephanie Jones, RN

    Come join Pain Relief Partners and learn more about Wharton’s Jelly Stem Cells, the future of medicine. Until recently, treatment options for people with degenerative conditions were limited. Not many years ago, steroid injections, prescription medications, and joint replacement surgeries were often the only treatment options offered to patients. Now, in Vancouver, Washington, you can receive stem cell injections at Pain Relief Partners! Research shows that stem cell treatment is beneficial for osteoarthritis, neuropathy, chronic pain, disc bulge and herniation, spinal stenosis, joint pain, and symptoms associated with autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, neurodegenerative diseases, and COPD. Stem cell injections work with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Unlike treatments that simply address the symptoms, stem cell therapy actually promotes repair of the body, restoring degenerated tissue.

    Duration: 40 min

  • 5 Secrets to 100 Healthy Years

    Time - 12:00pm

    Speaker - Dr. Emily Plasker, Dc

    It’s never too late for Boomers to start living their ideal 100 Year Lifestyle. In this session, you will develop a vision for an extended life span, learn how to get natural pain relief, avoid prescription drug dependency and get 5 secrets to a highly functional life as you age.

    Short Speaker Bio: Dr. Emily Plasker is a second generation chiropractor who is dedicating her life to helping families make choices that support quality of life and longevity. Her family practice in Bend helps people of all ages from pregnant women and newborn babies to baby boomers and seniors heal quickly and function at their highest level for a lifetime. http://www.plaskerchiro.com

    Duration: 45 min

  • Aging Together in Central Oregon: Creative Ideas for Community and Connection

    Time - 1:00pm

    Speaker - Denise LaBuda, director of strategic initiatives, Council on Aging of Central Oregon

    Come hear what Central Oregon residents identified as the greatest problems when it comes to being an older adult in their communities -- and how out-of-the-box ideas can solve shared issues. Learn what we can do, together, to help make it easier to live independently, connected, and with purpose in later life.

    Speaker Bio - Denise is an accomplished business executive with a track record of moving projects from ideation to implementation in Fortune 500 and de novo startup settings. Her work spans direct to consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) marketing and product management, driving revenue, building market share and launching new products. As director of strategic initiatives for the Council on Aging of Central Oregon, Denise builds new programs and services that solve critical unmet needs for older adults and their families in Central Oregon. Denise is also a part time faculty member of the Academy of Art University, helping undergraduate and graduate students become creative problem solvers who are ready to find innovative solutions to important problems facing our world. In her free time, she can be found on hiking trails in Central Oregon with her dog Sophia, listening to symphony concerts, eating at a newly discovered food truck or admiring local works of art in Bend, OR.

    Education: MA in Education, University of San Francisco; BS in Psychology, University of Michigan.

    Duration: 45 min

  • Fall Prevention: A Brain-Based Approach

    Time - 2:00pm

    Speaker - Dr. Jacob Plasker, DC, DACNB

    Falls are the most common cause of traumatic death in the united states. The group that is most effected by these numbers are seniors aged 75 and older. In a world of extended lifespans, it becomes necessary to understand how falls and their burden on our healthcare system have led to a reshaping of our understanding of balance and the neurology behind it. We will be discussing the neurology that underlies a healthy since of balance. Then we will discuss the commonly employed tactics by different providers to rehabilitate people injured due to a fall or demonstrates signs of increased fall risk. Finally, we will discuss activities that can be done at home to improve and maintain a healthy sense of balance as you age.

    Speaker Bio: Dr. Plasker is a board certified chiropractic neurologist and second-generation chiropractor who can personally attest to the power of chiropractic care. When he was ten-months old, Dr. Plasker suffered a head injury that left him partially paralyzed. The attending doctors said that he would never walk or talk. Through regular chiropractic care, Dr. Plasker defied the grim prognosis and dedicated his life to understanding the human nervous system so that he can deliver the same exceptional care that has allowed him to thrive today. Dr. Plasker's case has been published in multiple publications, and he has spoken to both professional and lay audiences all over the country about the power of chiropractic.

    During his time at Life University, Dr. Plasker served as the vice president for the Life Functional Neurology club where he gave weekly lectures on the complex structure and function of the human nervous system to students and doctors alike. He also attended the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies where he received his training in functional neurology amassing over 400 hours in advanced neurological diagnosis and treatment. Upon graduation he was presented with the Chiropractic Philosophy Distinction award for his demonstration of profound understanding of the adaptability of the human nervous system. Dr. Plasker has a true passion for patient care and has helped patients immensely with a range of complex neurological disorders including Concussion/traumatic brain injury, post-stroke rehabilitation, vertigo, and more.

    Duration: 60 min

  • STEM CELL SEMINAR

    3:00pm - Pain Relief Partners Presents

    Speaker - Stephanie Jones, RN

    Come join Pain Relief Partners and learn more about Wharton’s Jelly Stem Cells, the future of medicine. Until recently, treatment options for people with degenerative conditions were limited. Not many years ago, steroid injections, prescription medications, and joint replacement surgeries were often the only treatment options offered to patients. Now, in Vancouver, Washington, you can receive stem cell injections at Pain Relief Partners! Research shows that stem cell treatment is beneficial for osteoarthritis, neuropathy, chronic pain, disc bulge and herniation, spinal stenosis, joint pain, and symptoms associated with autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia, neurodegenerative diseases, and COPD. Stem cell injections work with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Unlike treatments that simply address the symptoms, stem cell therapy actually promotes repair of the body, restoring degenerated tissue.

    Duration: 40 min

Classroom B

  • Balance, Strength and Flexibility for Life

    Time - 11:00am

    Speaker - Nate Guadagni

    Balance naturally declines with age, but it doesn’t have to! Learn the 5 Factors of Balance, and practice simple and safe exercises that you can do at home to keep you on your feet and active for life. All movements are accessible to beginners and participants will receive a free 5 Days to Better Balance Online course.

    Duration: 60 min.

  • Ringing in the Ears: What Can I Do About It?

    Time - 12:00pm

    Speaker - Dr. Chelsea Montgomery

    Many adults experience ringing in the ears. For most people, the ringing does not get in the way of their everyday life. For others, however, it can interrupt concentration and sleep. If you have bothersome ringing, come learn more about it including what you can do to manage it.

    Speaker Bio: See Speaker Resume

    Chelsea Montgomery is a Doctor of Audiology. She specializes in hearing tests, hearing aids, and tinnitus. She works at the HearUSA offices in Bend and Redmond. Before moving to Central Oregon, she worked in the Veteran's Audiology Clinic in Tampa, Florida. She taught classes there that helped veterans and their significant others manage ringing in the ears, or tinnitus.

    Duration: 12:00pm

  • The Problem Is....

    Time - 1:00pm

    Duration - 60 min.

    The aging process begins at birth. The problem is, we disregard its encroachments until well into the latter stages of life, what is now referred to as “Elderhood.” Our panel of experts will discuss these issues and their impacts on our lives, as well as provide insights into how we at Touching Hearts at Home can support you as you join this Nascent Generation.

  • Steve Pine

    Touching Hearts Owner - BA Psy/Soc; MA in Educational Leadership with concentration in Psychology, Behavior Management, Cognitive Development.

  • Rebecca Hankey

    Touching Hearts Administrator - MBA Business Administration; Licensed Residential / Assisted Living Administrator.

  • Randy Brooks

    Touching Hearts Professional Caregiver - Paramedic and Nursing degrees; Registered Nurse; Instructor ACLS, PALS, CPR; Fluent Spanish.

  • Candace Johnson

    Touching Hearts Professional Caregiver - BS Occupational Therapy with a minor in Gerontology; MA Clinical Psychology; Registered Occupational Therapist.

  • Living Life in Reverse, Financial Longevity and Peace of Mind for the Future

    Let's be real: not everyone has a clear idea of what their retirement journey will look like. But the reality is there are a number of options available to you to secure a bright retirement future. Learn how to free up cash for greater liquidity, so you can continue investing in retirement accounts, buy real estate and much more.

    Time - 2:30pm

    Duration: 60 min

  • Debbie Tallman

    Speaker Bio: I started in the mortgage industry as a loan officer over 35 years ago and in 2016 made the decision to dedicate 100% of my business to originating reverse mortgages.

    I am passionate about helping senior home owners increase financial longevity and peace of mind through the benefits of a reverse mortgage.  Focusing full time on the reverse product has given me the pleasure of helping so many deserving clients, transforming their retired livelihood, and gaining new friendships along the way as their loan officer for life.

  • Jim Moran

    Speaker Bio: Jim has been in the Real Estate and Lending industry for most of his life. It has been a significant education, to say the least. Jim feels a profound obligation to share that experience with those he’s fortunate enough to work with. This is especially valuable in the Real Estate environment we face today.

    Jim’s skills include Real Estate foreclosure inventory disposition, Appraisal, Underwriting procedures, Escrow and Title issues, Loan Origination and Marketing.  He is also well versed and skilled in helping seniors transition to new housing.

  • How to remain pain free and youthful through the Pilates method

    Time - 3:30pm

    Speaker - Debby Bowen

    Pilates is truly exercise for life and every body - Each body is just as unique on the inside as they are on the outside, Debby will talk about how she meets clients where they are at and then develops a program that works for them.

    Speaker Bio: Passionate,” “supportive,” “creative” and “friendly” are some of the words Debby’s clients use to describe her teaching style. Her keen eye for movement, attention to detail and encouraging approach ensure that her clients get the most from each session. Debby enjoys creating unique exercise modifications to challenge her clients on both a physical and neuromuscular level. “I love seeing the rewards that the Pilates method brings to my clients: freedom from pain, better posture, increased bone density, leaner stronger bodies with flexible muscles and a body awareness that resides within them throughout their days,” explains Debby.

    Duration - 45 Min

2019 Highlights & Activities


  • Play the Boomerama Treasure Hunt

    Sponsored by

    • Grand Prize is a weekend for two at any Oregon Hilton Hotel and Resort.

    Gift certificate for OsteoStrong membership for one month includes:

    • Wellness assessment, and baseline markers
    • 4 osteogenic loading sessions on our spectrum machines
    • 4 hydromassage sessions
    • 4 grounding(PEMF) sessions

    Valued at $300.00

    Horizon Broadcasting and Cascade Mattress

    Horizon Broadcasting and Cascade Mattress will be broadcasting live from booth #49 at the BOOMERAMA. Don't miss your chance to win these amazing prizes!!!

2019 Exhibitors


  • Ablis CBD Infusions #28
  • Balance For Life #73
  • Bend Natural Health #50
  • Bend Pilates #62
  • Bend Senior Center-Bend Parks and Recreation #65
  • CapTel Outreach #39
  • CaptionCall #15
  • Cascade Mattress #40 & #41
  • Central Financial Services #45
  • Central Oregon Audiology #49
  • Central Oregon Council on Aging #64
  • Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) #68
  • ClearCaptions #8
  • Coldwell Banker - Morris #32
  • Department of Consumer & Business Services #52
  • Department of Human Services #67
  • Deschutes County Library #69
  • Early Detection Foundation #70
  • Edward Jones (Jessica Baltazar) #51
  • Finance of America Mortgage #32
  • First Interstate Bank #31
  • Health Net Medicare Programs #71
  • Heart -N- Home Hospice and Palliative Care #35
  • HearUSA #49
  • Helping Hands Home Care #54
  • Hobi Jahn Group #46
  • Horizon Broadcasting #42
  • Humana #11 & #12
  • iBuumerang #13
  • Indian Head Casino #34
  • Insurebend.com/Central Financial Services #23
  • Integrity Wellness #58
  • John L. Scott / Ed Greene #59
  • Kitchen Kraft #66
  • Luminous Botanicals #30
  • Mt. Bachelor Assisted Living & Memory Care #63
  • My Daily Choice #60
  • Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home #53
  • Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman #57
  • OLII-UO, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon #16
  • Oregon Construction Contractors Board #52
  • Oregon Relay #6
  • OsteoStrong #72
  • Pacific Source #61
  • Pain Relief Partners #74
  • Parkinson's Resources of Oregon #65
  • Plasker Chiropractic & Functional Neurology #14
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon #38
  • St. Charles Health System #18
  • Stone Lodge #37
  • Stroke Awareness Oregon #29
  • Substance Market #30
  • The Alexander Bend #56
  • The Lodge in Sisters #33
  • Touching Hearts At Home #17
  • TravelPerks #55
  • Young Living Essential Oils #47

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