Every year, the Daily Breeze brings together experts in a variety of fields to discuss important issues relating to health, longevity and improving the quality of life.
11:30 – 12:15 pm
Room: Piers 3/5 (2nd level)
Acting Like a Pro with Probiotics
Jessica Beaudoin, MS, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
What do probiotics have to do with aging and longevity? Research is rapidly transforming our understanding of how the bacteria that live in and on our bodies is intertwined with our own health, happiness, and longevity. From boosting the immune system to managing antibiotic side effects, probiotics are key to successful aging. Learn about easy and delicious ways to add probiotics to your routine, including a demonstration and sample of a homemade probiotic drink.
Jessica Beaudoin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, as well as a lecturer at California State University, Long Beach. Passionate about cooking healthy, delicious foods, Jessica enjoys the opportunity to participate in food demonstrations for the community and has appeared on several episodes of Community Cooking on Torrance CitiCable. Jessica graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI with a degree in Culinary Nutrition and completed her Dietetic Internship and Masters of Science in Nutrition at California State University Long Beach. An avid hiker, Jessica is preparing for a 211-mile hike this summer on the John Muir Trail.
9:30 – 10:15 am
Room: Piers 2/4 (2nd Level)
Social Security, Taxes and Retirement Income Planning
Presented by Angelica Roxas, Strategic Asset Preservation, Inc
The new tax and financial rules for retirement have changed. Understand the potential impact taxes have on your retirement income. Avoid the Social Security Claiming Mistakes that could cost you thousands. Ms. Roxas will also cover the following in her presentation:
– Discover how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may affect your personal income tax and retirement income streams.
– Learn how Social Security will be taxed (and how you can reduce or potentially eliminate unnecessary taxes).
– Learn tax reduction strategies to minimize taxes on Social Security and Required Minimum Distribution.
– Learn how to create Tax Favored Income in Retirement.
Did you know claiming Social Security at the wrong age may reduce your benefit by up to 57%.
Angelica Roxas is an astute professional that has worked as an Investment Advisor and Financial Educator for 16 years. She integrates all areas of financial planning which includes tax planning strategies, insurance and estate planning, retirement planning and other financial leverage channels to help her clients achieve their financial goals. She holds several securities and insurance licenses and specializes in working with various classes of individu
Strategic Asset Preservation, Inc is a sponsor at the expo.
9:30 – 10:15 am
Room: Piers 3/5 (2nd level)
Osteoporosis — From a Rheumatologist’s Perspective
Joe R. Gamboa, MD, Rheumatology, Torrance Memorial Physician Network, Presented by Torrance Memorial Health System
In this presentation you will receive an overview of osteoporosis from the lens of a Rheumatologist – Dr. Gamboa. Why is learning about osteoporosis important? If you have osteoporosis, what is the next step? The focus will be on primary causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.
Joe Gamboa, MD grew up in Cerritos, CA and obtained his B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Gamboa then attended Loma Linda University Medical School and did his residency in Internal Medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA. Afterwards, he did fellowship training in Rheumatology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Gamboa is proficient in musculoskeletal ultrasound and trained under the Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists (USSONAR).
Torrance Memorial Health System is a sponsor at the expo.
10:30 – 11:15 am
Pier 3/5 (2nd level)
Game Changers in Aging – and what it means for me!
Helen Dennis, Columnist, Consultant and Aging Specialist
Aging is a period of challenges and unprecedented opportunities. Join us to learn about a new life stage, important communities, technology, successful aging and ways to slow the aging process that will help create this – and the next chapter of life – to be the best ones yet.
Helen Dennis is a nationally recognized leader on issues of aging and the new retirement. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her teaching at the Davis School at USC’s Andrus Gerontology Center and for her contributions to the field of aging, the community and literary arts. Editor of two books, author of over 100 articles, frequent speaker and weekly syndicated columnist on Successful Aging for the Southern California News Group reaching 1.6 million readers, she has assisted over 20,000 employees to prepare for the non-financial aspects of their retirement. Ms. Dennis is co-author of the LA Times bestseller: Project Renewment®: The First Retirement Model for Career Women. PBS Next Avenue named her one of the 50 influencers in aging who continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older.
10:30 – 11:15 am
Piers 2/4 (2nd level)
Reverse Mortgages – Can New Benefits and Greater Security Offer You A Better Retirement at Home?
Brad de la Cruz, American Advisors Group
A common goal for many people as they age is to stay in their own homes. One of the greatest obstacles to meeting this goal is often the lack of financial ability. Whether you have a current mortgage or not, there may be an opportunity to use equity in your home as another source of retirement income. Mr de la Cruz will educate on what reverse mortgages are available, and how the programs work. Areas covered will include qualifications, guidelines, new jumbo reverse mortgages, costs, and common concerns that homeowners have.
Brad de la Cruz specializes exclusively in reverse mortgages and as a Certified Senior Advisor is dedicated to serving the best interest of all those he advises.
American Advisors Group / Brad de la Cruz is an exhibitor at the expo.
12:30 – 1:15 pm
Pier 3/5 (2nd level)
Doug McIntyre, Columnist and Former Long-Time
Host of “McIntyre in the Morning – 790 KABC Radio”
Columnist Doug McIntyre has been writing for the Daily Breeze and Southern California News Group for more than a decade, with an eye on life as lived in SoCal as well as the wider world beyond. With a sense of history and humor, Doug calls it as he sees it and is trying his best to make sense of an often times senseless world.
McIntyre is also the former long-time morning show host of “McIntyre in the Morning” on Talk Radio 790 KABC. He has been consistently ranked by his peers among the Top 50 hosts in America. A TV/Film writer-producer, Doug worked on the hit series, “Married… With Children”, “WKRP in Cincinnati”, “Full House”, “Mike Hammer” and the award-winning PBS series, “Liberty’s Kids.” Together with his wife, Penny Peyser, Doug wrote/produced/directed the feature documentary, “Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon.”
12:30 – 1:15 pm
Piers 2/4 (2nd Level)
Medicare 101 – Understand Your Medicare Plan Options
Larry Plewniak, Independent Agent, AGA Medicare Options
Presented by HealthCare Partners Medical Group
Medicare options can be confusing for those approaching 65. Mr. Plewniak will help to answer and clarify questions and concerns about when you are eligible, what are parts A, B, C and D, advantages and disadvantages, and guidelines for signing up. Being educated on all available options will help you make the best choice.
Larry Plewniak has 28 years of experience as an Insurance Agent and represents most major companies with a Medicare contract. He feels strongly about educating his clients on all options available, which gives them the “power to compare and the freedom to choose.”
HealthCare Partners is a sponsor at the expo.
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Piers 3/5 (2nd level)
Elevate your Travel Photography
Award Winning Photographer, Paul Papanek
Sponsored by Silvio’s Photoworks
Paul is an LA-based TV producer and photographer, shooting travel, food, architecture and lifestyle. He is the lead photographer for the award-winning Cabo Living Magazine – a lifestyle periodical focusing on the Baja peninsula. While shooting for the magazine, he’s covered food and restaurants, luxury houses and condos, hotels and people. Developing his dream niche, Paul also photographs small, boutique luxury passenger ships. This has taken him to rivers and seas all over the world. Paul has traveled to over 40 countries, and loves sharing his knowledge of travel and travel photography techniques to help others make more provocative and engaging images.
Silvio’s Photoworks represents most major photographic equipment and supplies, and has an extensive inventory of new, used, collectible, and hard to find items. Silvio’s goal is to provide customers with quality merchandise at competitive prices. They are pleased to be the Photo Booth Sponsor and have Paul Papanek speaking about Travel Photography 1:30 pm in Piers 3 / 5. May is National Photo Month and Silvio’s will have a VINTAGE CAMERA ROADSHOW at their booth where they will be buying old photo gear.
Silvio’s Photoworks is a sponsor at the expo.