Speakers

Heather Oberheim – Concord Community Music School

Heather Oberheim, R-DMT, is a dance movement therapist at the Concord Community Music School. She holds a B.A. in Psychology with dance concentration from Colby-Sawyer College and a graduate degree in Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) from Antioch New England. Heather has advanced training in neurologic dance movement therapy with expertise in helping older adults cope with the effects of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and dementia.

Presenting: Movement and Song to Improve Life with Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease

Peggy Senter – Concord Community Music School

Peggy Senter is president and founder of the Concord Community Music School in Concord. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina, Peggy also holds an M.M. degree in Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin, with further studies in non-profit management, arts administration, piano pedagogy, and Dalcroze eurhythmics at Harvard, Longy, and New England Conservatory. Former faculty positions include North Shore Community College, Rivers Music School, and St. Paul’s School. Her awards and honors include the 1993 Governor’s Award for Arts Education, the 1999 Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of North Carolina, and the 2007 Citizen of the Year from the Concord Chamber of Commerce.

Presenting: Creative Aging: Benefits of musical participation for brain health and quality of life

Caitlin Cawley – Home Instead Senior Care

As a Home Care Consultant for Home Instead Senior Care, Caitlin works to ensure that seniors are able to stay at home safely and that hospitals and rehabilitation communities are able to keep readmissions low. With many resources at hand, she can provide families the support needed to keep seniors engaged, safe and independent in their homes. Caitlin works collaboratively with our Community Relations Coordinator to deliver our community education programs and maintain provider relationships.

Presenting: Stages of Senior Care

Sandi Bandieri – Banner Tours and Travel, LLC

Sandi Bandieri has over 20 years of experience in the group travel business. Having traveled many years for business and pleasure, starting a group tour business was a natural decision. For seven years Banner Tours and Travel has been organizing a variety of travel programs for adults and community organizations. The business has grown beyond bus tours and now offers domestic and international group travel options. “Helping people to be active and enjoy life through travel brings joy in the work that I do.” says Bandieri.

Presenting: Health Benefits of Group Travel.

Jennifer Brechtel – Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association

As Community Benefits Manager, Jennifer Brechtel plans, develops, coordinates, and oversees the agency’s community benefit programs, initiatives, and staff. Brechtel is a Certified Health Education Specialist who facilitates many of our wellness programs She is a member of the GoodLife Programs & Activities’ Board of Directors and President of the Penacook Community Center’s Board of Directors. Brechtel earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Education: Wellness Management from Plymouth State University.

Presenting: Aging Well.

James Raymond

Jim Raymond – Upton & Hatfield, LLP

Jim Raymond is an attorney at Upton & Hatfield, LLP, with offices in Concord, Portsmouth, Peterborough, and Hillsborough. Our firm provides estate planning advice to individuals and families with varying asset levels.

Presenting: Basics of estate planning — getting your papers in order

Sabrina Beavens – Upton & Hatfield, LLP

Sabrina Beavens is an attorney at Upton & Hatfield, LLP, with offices in Concord, Portsmouth, Peterborough, and Hillsborough. Our firm provides estate planning advice to individuals and families with varying asset levels.

Presenting: Basics of estate planning — getting your papers in order

Joshua Houle – Steward Partners Global Advisory / Raymond James.

Joshua (Josh) Houle is a Vice President and Wealth Manager at Steward Partners. Josh has been serving families and business owners in the Monadnock Region in the financial services industry since 2011. Josh is a certified NSSA Advisor (National Social Security Advisors) and provides workshops to educate individuals on how to optimize retirement benefits. Josh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety from Keene State College and recently taught an investment course in its College of Lifelong Learning program.

Presenting: The Top Ten Social Security Mistakes and the $20,000 Bonus