Speakers Bureau

The Office on Aging provides a network of professionals and knowledgeable volunteers who are trained and available to speak at no charge to any community group. The mission of the Speakers Bureau Network is to educate and empower individuals to enhance the quality of life for older adults. The Speakers Bureau Network has speakers who are prepared to shed some light on various topics and to give some tips on aging successfully -- and perhaps to share a smile about the inevitabilities of advancing years. Some of the common topics that members of the Speakers Bureau network can speak about are listed below.

Adapting Your Home To Your Needs

Advance Care Planning

Allergies vs. cold symptoms

Anxiety and Stress Disorders

APS-Elder Abuse

Arthritis overview

Arthritis part 1- Osteoarthritis

Arthritis part 2- Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia

Autoimmune disorders

Asset Protection for you, your spouse, your kids

Balance & Fall Prevention

Balance Loss & Fall Prevention-Home Safety

Beyond the Basics of Estate Planning: Leaving a Legacy for Your Children

Blood pressure overview & medication and management

Bone Health

Caregiver Resource Center information

Caregiving Issues


Cholesterol medication & management

Choosing & Training Your Health Care Agent

Choosing an Elder Care Community

Civil Practice/Procedures

Colds flu and Shingles

Conflict Management

Cooking Fire

Constipation & Diarrhea medication & management

COPD medication and management

Criminal Law Issues


Dementia facility design and layout

Dementia Overview

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Planning for Seniors

(This Topic requires 6 weeks advanced notice and 20+ confirmed attendees to schedule a presentation)

Disease States and Medication

Drowning Prevention

Drug Interaction with Prescription and OTC Drugs

Ergonomics & Body Mechanics-Basics to Help Prevent

Back Pain & Other Injuries

Emotions, mood, and pain

Enhancing Communication with Individuals with Disabilities

Estate Planning

Fall Prevention in Seniors

Family Law Issues

Feet disorders

Fire Safety

Flu overview

Fostering Positive Relationships

Fraudulent Medicare Billing

Fraud relating to Social Security Administration Issues

General Physical Therapy

Getting Organized


Grief and Loss

Health Insurance Counseling

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging: Brain Health as You Age, and What You Should Know

Health scams

Heart Health

Healthy feet

Hoarding Issues

Holiday blues and depression

Home Escape Plans

Housing Discrimination

How to Clean with Green Products

How to get the most from a MD visit

How to find the best home values in Orange County

How to Help A Hoarder In Your Family

How to make the most of your MD visit

How to Pick A Cleaning Company to Ensure Your Safety

Legal Workshop

Living Forward After the Death of a Spouse

Meal Time & Dementia Care

Medicare Fraud


Medication Management

Medication Safety

Medication scams

Memory loss medication & management

Mobility Aids: Safety & Maintenance

Normal vs. Abnormal Aging


"Oh My Aching Feet"

Osteoporosis overview

Pain: causes and control

Pain medication and management

Perpetrated Scams on Seniors & Persons with Disabilities

Practical Facts of Home Safety

Pre-diabetes medication and management

Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options for Arthritis

Probate Avoidance

Program/procedure/mission statement development

Property Issues

Protecting your house and financial assets

Protection from Medical Identity Theft

Reasonable accommodations and modification, and upcoming trainings

Renting vs. selling the house

Rheumatic Diseases

Reporting Suspicious Billing Issues

Retreat planning and presentation

Reverse Mortgage: Benefits and Considerations for The Seniors Quality of Life

Safe sex and the older adult

Self-Advocacy for Individuals w/Disabilities

Seniors and Safe Driving

Services for Seniors in Orange County

Skin disorders and cancer

Sleep disorders

Smoke Alarms

Social Security Enumeration

Social Security Programs (i.e. Retirement, Medicare, Disability, Survivors Benefits, and SSI)

Stages of Dementia

Stem Cell Treatments/Therapy

Tenant and Landlord rights and responsibilities

The Stem Cell Revolution

Thyroid disorders

Training development, design, presentation

Understanding Communication Changes

Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors

Urinary Health

Vaccines- why bother?

Vision disorders

Vitamins, Minerals and Dietary Supplements

Walker Etiquette

What is Geriatric Care Management?


Wills and Trusts

Understanding Vision Loss


  If you would like to schedule a presentation from the list above, please call the Office on Aging Info Line, (800) 510-2020, and ask for the Speakers Bureau Network representative.