Hillcrest Millard Educational Series

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Date(s) - 10/25/2018 - 11/15/2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hillcrest Millard


Join us for an educational breakfast series presented by Hillcrest Millard:


As individuals age, many encounter a pattern of decline that reduces their ability to have fun and complete everyday activities. This series is designed to educate participants on how to take steps to improve their quality of life and to counter effects normally associated with aging. Continental breakfast provided.

Exercising Your Body: Presented by Betsy Spieler, PT, Hillcrest Millard

Declining muscle strength is a condition that affects many older Americans. This decline results in reduced ability to participate in sporting activities like golfing or running, to more everyday activities like yard work and playing with grandchildren. This session will educate participants on strengthening principles, including the type of strengthening activities one should incorporate to deter weakness normally associated with the aging process. Betsy has been positively impacting lives through physical therapy for nearly 20 years. After graduating from UNMC, she practiced in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine, then transitioned to acute care, home health, and now, post-acute skilled rehab at Hillcrest Millard. She is currently pursuing her Geriatric Clinical Specialist certification.

  • This presentation has passed. Please join us for the next two presentations.

Exercising Your Mind: Presented by Grace Knott, PT, Administrator of Post-acute Rehab Services, Hillcrest Rehab Services

Over 16 million people in the US are living with cognitive impairments. As individuals age, many believe there is little control they can do to manage or even prevent declines associated with cognitive impairment. However, research is telling a different story. Having a positive perception of aging, remaining socially active and pursuing lifelong physical fitness are all strategies that have been associated with reduced cognitive impairment. This presentation will educate participants on how to prevent cognitive impairments and how to manage impairments that may exist. Grace is a graduate of Kansas University in physical therapy and has extensive experience in acute, skilled nursing and outpatient settings as both a clinician and a manager. Her passion is working with the older adult, especially in the areas of fall risk reduction, dementia care and optimal aging. She is a frequent lecturer for the Omaha “Tai Chi for Balance” community program and lectures in the area of dementia-related therapy services. Grace is the current Nebraska Physical Therapy Association President.

  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m., Hillcrest Millard – RSVP to Peggy by Oct. 22nd: (402) 682-6880 or ppierson@hillcresthealth.com

Exercising Your Sole: Presented by Rachel Bruns, PT, Hillcrest Millard

Each year, one in three Americans fall, often resulting in injury or hospitalization. There are several evidence-based programs that have demonstrated reduced fall risk for those participating. This presentation will educate participants about the common reasons individuals fall and provide several simple strategies to reduce fall risk.

  • Thursday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m., Hillcrest Millard – RSVP to Peggy by Nov. 12th: (402) 682-6880 or ppierson@hillcresthealth.com