10:00 a.m.

Sexual Health for Seniors: what, there is sex after sixty?  - Dr. Lydia Segal MD

Doors will open a few minutes early for those wishing to attend the workshop.

What are the normal aging changes effecting our sexuality and what can we reasonably do about them. What impact do chronic medical problems and surgery have in our intimate life?  Exercises and resources and resources will be provided.

Dr. Segal received her MD degree from the  University of Arizona, her Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins and a Sexual health counselor certificate from the  University of Michigan. As a Kaiser Permanente family medicine doctor she founded and chaired the Dept of Integrative Medicine. She recently co-taught Men’s Pelvic Health at Heart of the Rockies Medical Center.


11:00 a.m.

Finding Peace through the Stages of Life - Denise Ackert

Denise will lead us in exploring the path of freedom, to healthy minds and clear hearts by using mindfulness techniques.

Denise Ackert is a mindfulness educator, certified massage therapist, yoga instructor, and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor. She has been practicing Insight Meditation for over 30 years.

12:00 p.m.

Embracing Death: Panel Discussion

Stacie Reitenger RN
Director of Heart of the Rockies Home Health and Hospice

Jeff Graf
Lewis and Glenn Mortuary

Sam DeWitt
Compassion and Choices

A panel discussion on issues including healthcare options, services provided by a mortuary and an update on the Colorado End of Life Options Act (Download PDF).

1:00 p.m.

Brain Health - Dr. Suzanne Lesage MD

Learn how to protect your brain from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Lesage is a board-certified neurologist with a subspecialty in sleep medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, then completed a neurology residency at Northwestern University and a fellowship in sleep medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  She also holds an M.H.S., Epidemiology, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She sees patients at the Heart of the Rockies Medical Center Outpatient Pavilion on the Heart of the Rockies Medical Center main campus.

2:00 p.m.

Heart Health for Seniors

Dr. Kenneth Wool
Dr. Larry Berarducci

This talk focuses on Geriatric Cardiology and covers cardiac issues most common in seniors (aortic stenosis, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, etc.).

Dr. Wool of Colorado Springs Cardiologists is based in Salida and provides full-time cardiology services at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. He and his wife, Celia, relocated to Salida from Montgomery, Alabama, to live and work in a beautiful place and to be nearer their five children, who all reside in the Denver area.

Dr. Wool earned his M.D. from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Dallas, then served as chief medical resident at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He continued his training with fellowships in cardiology and nuclear cardiology at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Dr. Wool is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.

Dr. Berarducci is a cardiologist with Pueblo Cardiology Associates and sees patients locally at the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center. “I like to engage each patient as a partner and ideally as someone who is active in their care,” said Dr. Berarducci. “I feel that in some ways I act as a coach, encouraging my patients to understand their disease, invest in self-care, and comply with established medical care.”

Dr. Berarducci received his M.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit and completed his residency in internal medicine at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. He then did a three-year fellowship in cardiology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Berarducci also served as a major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.