Workshops — View Workshop titles, descriptions, presenters, and session times. Workshops are presented by title and can be viewed by all or filtered by category.

Age- Related Memory Changes and Dementia — Participants will have a better comprehension of the changes which occur with recent and long-term memory.A brief over view and tips for improving memory will be discussed. There will be a consideration of dementia; explanation of the various types, risk factors and the warning signs. Materials will be provided along with the power point presentation and participants' discussion.

Presentation by Nancy Parente

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Are You Prepared for Retirement? — During this workshop learn how you can be better prepared for retirement. Gain the needed knowledge to ensure you can have the type of retirement you want. Whether you are 25 or 50 years young, planning for your retirement should start today. You will learn the different steps involved in developing a retirement plan. As well as, gaining an understanding of Social Security benefits and their impact on retirement. We will also review the retirement income, expenses, and tax deferrals.

Presentation by Mike Brun0


Chess: Rules & Basics — Teach the basics of chess such as the official names, movements, & points of each chess piece and play a few games to practice what you learned.

Presentation by Wilson Rodriguez Colon

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


CPR — If a cardiac arrest happened to your loved one or a close friend would you know how to perform life-saving CPR? Come and obtain the skills to be a life saver! This class will give you the knowledge to recognize when a family member or friend is experiencing a medical emergency, and equip you with the necessary tools to help.

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Fun with Acrylic — Learn to decorate acrylic with paint, stamps, and glitter. Let's get those creative juices flowing.

Presentation by Sherrie R. Colgain

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Geocaching: a high-tech treasure hunt — Geocaching is a high-tech outdoor sport that uses Global Positioning System devices to find hidden treasure. Attendees will learn a brief history of the sport, how to set up a geocaching account, and how to use a GPS device to find a geocache. Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring their own GPS device or GPS-enabled smart phone. The workshop will include a brief outdoor walk to find a real geocache.

Presentation by Robert Fernandez

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


H.I.G.H. Impact: 4 Winning Principles for College Career and Life — In this session, participants will learn 4 winning principles for achieving their collegiate, professional and personal best. If you want to move to your next level of thinking and doing, this session is for you. Warning: "Anyone content with mediocrity or staying the same should not attend." -Dr. Roz, The HRMD

Presentation by Rosilyn Dickerson


Historical Jeopardy! — Ask questions about history based in the format of the classical game show Jeopardy!

Presentation by Greg Miller

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Home Buying and Refinancing; Using Your Money Wisely — Statistics show Americans spend most of their money on housing. With the economy Americans want to find ways to save money. Purchasing a home or refinancing is a way to save on housing costs. The workshop will establish the advantages to owning a home vs. renting. You will hear the steps involoved in to purchasing a home and refinancing a current mortgage. This will help you can start saving money every month!

Presentation by Steven Schwertzer


Jeopardy for the Rest of Us — Historical Jeopardy not your cup of tea? Have some fun and learn a little by challenging your colleagues in this Jeopardy game of general knowledge.

Presentation by Dr. Barbara B. Goldstein

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Kickball — HCC personnel will be divided into teams to compete against each other in a game of kickball. Teams will be divided at the event. Please make sure to dress appropriately and wear appropriate shoes for running and kicking a ball. Also, please make sure to bring water since we will be playing outside. KICKBALL WILL BE PLAYED IN THE PLAYING FIELD JUST EAST OF THE TRINKLE CENTER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TALL BUSHES.

Presentation by Nicole Hamilton

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Learning how to prepare taxes = VITA Free Income Tax Preparation Training — During this workshop, attendees will be introduced to the VITA Free Income Tax Program and learn how to utilize the IRS Link and Learn on-line learning program to certify as a volunteer preparer.

Presentation by Linda H. Tarrago

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Nature Writing: Journal Narrative Essay and Lyric Poetry — Nature Writing is defined as nonfiction prose, which includes varied genres and purposes. The style is often like lyric poetry, for the writer seeks to capture the emotions of a personal interaction with nature. Thoreau expressed a secret of sustainability:“In wildness is preservation of the world.” Our Florida lifestyle includes an appreciation of the wilderness as well as stewardship for nature in our own yards and outdoor spaces. Includes tips to begin your own nature journal.

Presentation by Dr. Diane Strauser Alvarez


Owning Real Estate Matter — • What Everybody Ought to Know About Tampa’s Real Estate Market • Why Short Sales Can Benefit You, Whether Buying or Selling • How to Bounce Upward from a Down Market

Presentation by Annette Maldonado


Planning a trip to Costa Rica; are There any Ecotourists out there? — Travelling to Costa Rica is affordable and easy to do. This presentation will include detailed advice for planning flights, car rentals, arranging lodging and meals. The focus will be on ecotouring the Central region of this beautiful country with destinations near volcanoes and beaches. Photos depicting flora and fauna, lodging and food options from several previous trips will be shared.

Presentation by Dr. Mara L. Manis

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Popular Line Dance Workshop — Line Dance mania is fun and easy! Line Dance your way to a slimmer, sexier you! This is the easiest way to get fit while having fun without going to the gym. We will explore popular contemporary and country line dances of today as well as some old favorites. Master the basic footwork as well as adding exciting twists and turns. Wear comfortable shoes, slick bottom with tie or strap to prevent shoes from slipping off is best.

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Positive Psychology: The link between happiness and health — This workshop will focus on the correlation between an optimistic personality style and increased immune response. The discussion will address those things we can do to improve our outlook and happiness indicators.

Presentation by Dr. Beth Smith

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Rock Your Lifestyle — In this powerful and exciting journey, she digs deep to explore what it takes to live life to the fullest. •Deep personal exploration of daily habits and way of living. •Learn how to STOP negative thinking in its tracks. •How to engage in the connection of the mind and body. •Immediate action plan of how to change NOW! •Proven techniques to take your life to the next level. This workshop is all about LOVING every single aspect of your life.

Presentation by Jenny Olding

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Self-Healing Techniques and Meditation — A brief discussion on self-healing techniques followed by a short meditation. Attendees will be given 'gift bags' with lotion, items for self-massage, sheets with techniques & tips for self-healing, and a sheet of resources & contact information.

Presentation by Debra Macking

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Working With You Is Killing Me — Working with difficult people can reduce your morale, threaten your productivity, deplete your energy, and waste your time. But you don't have to be helpless in the face of other people's craziness! This workshop will help you to proactively manage your relationships with those who are mean and angry, suspicious, pessimistic, overly competitive, controlling, and more. You'll quickly lean how to free yourself from the "emotional traps" at work that hold you back from achieving success.

Presentation by Clara McCalla

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


You Are What You Eat? Food Considerations in 21st Century America — The food system has radically but quietly changed over the past sixty years from family farms to agribusinesses. This presentation will discuss different food considerations for people just starting to learn about food as a system. Topics include food ethics, agronomics, the connections between income and health, food labeling and GMO’s, and tips and tricks for eating healthy cheaply. Time for Q&A will be provided at the end of the session.

Presentation by Dr. Andrea C. Vicente and Sarrah Conn

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Zumba — Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that is fun for everyone. The class will cover many Latin rhythms, such as merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, and cha cha combined with hip-hop dance as well. Get ready to have a blast with this high energy fusion of fitness and dance known as Zumba!!

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.