2019 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 


Health Conscious Concession Stand serving Homemade Soups, Made to Order Sandwiches, Salads and Much More….

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

  • Balance, Strength and Flexibility for Life

    Time - TBA

    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.


    12:00 pm - 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 mins

  • 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.

  • Stroke Awareness

    Time - TBA

    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

  • Chronic Illness and Hearing Loss

    Time - Ringing in the Ears: What can I do about it?

    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

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

    Time - TBA

    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: TBA

  • Understanding Reverse Mortgages - Answers to Common Questions

    Details - TBA

    Duration: 60 min

  • Debbie Tallman

    Details of talk - TBA

  • Jim Moran

    Details of talk - TBA

2019 Highlights & Activities

  • Play the Boomerama Treasure Hunt

    Sponsored by

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

2019 Exhibitors

  • Ablis CBD Infusions #28
  • Balance For Life #73
  • Bend Natural Health #50
  • Bend Pilates #42
  • Bend Senior Center-Bend Parks and Recreation #65
  • CapTel Outreach #39
  • CaptionCall #15
  • Central Oregon Council on Aging #64
  • Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) #68
  • Clear Captions #8
  • Coldwell Banker - Morris #32
  • Department of Consumer & Business Services #52
  • Department of Human Services #4
  • Deschutes County Library #5
  • 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 #40
  • Helping Hands Home Care #54
  • Hobi Jahn Group #24
  • 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
  • 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 #3
  • Plasker Chiropractic & Functional Neurology #14
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon #38
  • St. Charles Health System #17
  • Stone Lodge #37
  • Stroke Awareness Oregon #29
  • The Alexander Bend #56
  • The Lodge in Sisters #33
  • Touching Hearts At Home #17
  • TravelPerks #55

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