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ICAA 2019: Shaping the future of wellness
October 10-12, 2019
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

Nutritional needs of an aging population

Add to your agenda: October 17, 2018
8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

There was a time when food simply filled our need for energy, sustenance and social experiences. Today, we recognize that food is so much more. What we eat affects our physical and cognitive health and performance at any stage of the life span. This knowledge, driven by science, has seen messages about food choices for healthy eating widely promoted.

“Nutrition,” according to the dictionary, is “the food necessary for health and growth.” Whether you are new to active aging or a seasoned professional, come explore the nutritional needs of an aging population and gain the latest information on topics of value to anyone focused on improved quality of life for older adults. Sponsored by Abbott Nutrition


8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Welcome and introduction

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
From (Vitamin) A to Z(eaxanthin)–Nutrition and physical activity for graceful aging
Angel Planells

It can be difficult to take a “big picture” look at nutrition when everyone is an expert at eating. Combined with activities that are both ability- and age-appropriate, optimal nutrition strategies can contribute to a high quality of life in the golden years. This session will highlight the latest research as well as strategies from an interdisciplinary care environment that keeps clients aging gracefully.

Faculty: Angel Planells, MS, RDN, CD, FAND, Owner, ACP Nutrition, and President, Washington State Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

10:30 a.m

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Protein and healthy aging: Challenging current recommendations
Douglas Paddon-Jones

Explore protein and nutrition strategies to protect muscle and metabolic health during aging. Ongoing research bolsters support for a meal-based approach to protein consumption in lieu of a less specific daily recommendation. Meeting a protein threshold (approximately 30 g/high-quality protein per meal) represents an efficient, practical strategy to preserve muscle mass while controlling body fat in young and older adults. Optimizing dietary protein intake requires detailed and coordinated consideration of factors including age, body composition status and goals, energy requirements, physical activity and exercise goals, and health status. Data from a series of NIH, NASA and industry funded trials will be shared.

Faculty: Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD, FACSM, Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor of Aging and Health, Department of Nutrition & Metabolism, and Research Lab Director, Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Health Professions, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Identifying nutrition risk: Tools, strategies and interventions
Cary Kreutzer, EdD, MPH, RD, FAND

Using visual exam or individual report to identify nutrition risk is not best practice—risk factors may be easily missed. Clinical tools provide valid, reliable means to define risk and establish goals toward optimum health. Gain tools and guidelines for screening/assessment, plus strategies to assess an individual’s willingness to change behavior. Discussion will include community-based programs that can be accessed to provide nutrition support to older adults when risk is identified. Share your experiences with screening, assessment, intervention and referrals to community programs you have found valuable.

Faculty: Cary Kreutzer, EdD, MPH, RD, FAND, Associate Professor and Coordinated Program Director, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and USC Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.

2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Malnutrition: A real and growing risk to older-adult health
Robert Blancato

Good nutrition and a healthy diet are critical pathways in healthy aging. Yet all too often, nutrition status is not evaluated, documented or even included in older-adult health conversations. The result is older adults are frequently at risk for or can develop negative health outcomes related to malnutrition, including in-creased falls risk, chronic disease, frailty and loss of independence. Efforts are underway to change all of this, including the Defeat Malnutrition Today coalition and others. Learn about the coalition, recent research and reports on malnutrition, as well as current United States national and state policy developments aimed at promoting good nutrition and preventing malnutrition.

Faculty: Robert Blancato, National Coordinator, Defeat Malnutrition Today

4:30 p.m.–4:45p.m.

Sponsored by

Make a SPLASH with water exercises for medically challenged participants

Mary E. Sanders, Cathy Maloney-Hills & Yoko Holcombe

Add to your agenda: October 17, 2018
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

In this session, you’ll dive into some “hot off the presses” facility standards, guidelines and recommendations, and peek at new directions in health/fitness professional education and streamlined participant screening. Then review updates on water exercise and some medical conditions, plus practice simple functional “eyeball” assessments to identify and correct common movement errors. Finally, learn how to apply nonverbal cueing skills that energize even your “floaters” in “hard to hear” situations, with corrective exercises that respond to your participants’ medical needs.

You’ll be able to:

  • Heads up! Plunge into selected 2018 facility standards and guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and peek at new directions for ACSM Exercise is Medicine® Credentials.
  • Explore! Discover how to apply new preparticipation screening protocols, and practice using the PASQ and PAR-Q forms that help get participants moving.
  • Be waterwise! Navigate through the risks, benefits, safety and class design considerations to maximize benefits of aquatic activities for people with common medical conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary conditions.
  • Ask a friend! Practice simple functional “eyeball” assessments that can reveal common errors in movement and identify simple solutions, “surf & turf,” to help correct the “problem.”
  • Cue even your “floaters” to churn up the water! Experience a pool work-out that energizes participants as we blend cardio exercises with movement error solutions into a fun circuit. Learn today, teach tomorrow.
  • Pack a new tool into your teaching toolbox! Learn and practice nonverbal cues to engage class participants in “hard to hear” situations and/or add a new cognitive dimension.

Faculty: Mary E. Sanders, PhD, CDE®, ACSM–RCEP, FACSM, Adjunct Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine and Community Sciences, School of Public Health; Cathy Maloney-Hills, PT, Dr. PT, Aquatic Lead Therapist, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute/Allina Health; and Yoko Holcombe, BA, Faculty Trainer, Water-Fit/MIZUNO International.

(Note: This session takes place at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Partici-pants should come ready to get in the pool, and bring water shoes and two bathing suits for the day. Lunch will be provided by HydroWorx.)

Sponsored by

New approaches to building better exercise-based fall-risk reduction programs

Debra Rose, PhD

Add to your agenda: October 17, 2018
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Participate in this one-day workshop whose purpose is to advance the knowledge and practical skills of professionals currently delivering balance and mobility training programs to older adults in personal training and group-based exercise settings. Major areas of focus for this session include how to select the most appropriate tools for assessing balance, mobility, strength and cognition across functional levels, and then use the results to guide the development of functional and progressive balance and mobility training programs.

You’ll be able to:

  • Differentiate between fall-risk screening versus balance assessment tools and how to select the appropriate tools for older adults at different functional levels.
  • Develop functional and progressive balance and mobility training pro-grams based on test results, client goals and preferences, and exercise setting.
  • Tailor and/or adapt balance, mobility and resistance training exercises to individual needs in group-based exercise settings.
  • Integrate cognitive activities that match specific executive functions.

Faculty: Debra Rose, PhD, Professor, Kinesiology Department, and Director, Center for Successful Aging, California State University, Fullerton; and Co-Director, Fall Prevention Center of Excellence.

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