2021 Speaker Meetings
SPEAKER MEETINGS (listed below.)
Speaker presentations are currently being held on Zoom. Reservations not Required. Contact Kitty Bell at for more information.
2021 PASB Speaker Programs
All will be on Zoom and the programs will run from 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Invitations will be sent out prior to each meeting.
May 19, 2021 - Brent Bluett, D.O. - Arroyo Grande Specialty Center Neurology
The Diagnosis, Management and Ongoing Research of Parkinson's Disease
Dr. Bluett is a neurologist who specializes in Movement Disorders and is newly relocated to Arroyo Grande, CA. His presentation will provide an overview of medical management of Parkinson’s Disease by discussing the typical medication algorithm movement disorders that specialists use, with comments on how to individualize this to optimize one’s condition. An update on Parkinson’s Disease will provide an overview of new compounds and targets, as well as the current status of these efforts.
June 16, 2021 – Vicki Johnson (DA’s Office)
Covid Scams - A Financial Pandemic
Vicki Johnson is a senior deputy district attorney with the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office and is currently working with the Elder Abuse Unit, doing community outreach to educate citizens about elder abuse and financial frauds targeting seniors.
Her program is designed to provide fraud prevention, intervention and victim support related to the current Covid-19 scams which are operating nationwide, as well as discussing those most currently occurring in Santa Barbara County.
July, August – no programs
September 15, 2021 – Bill McMillan, MFT
Qigong for Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers
Mr. McMillan is a retired Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years working with families, adolescents, athletes, veterans and trauma and is a certified Yuan Gong Qigong teacher.
Mr. McMillan will discuss Qigong and will help participants understand how this form of moving meditation can be directly beneficial for people dealing with Parkinson’s. He will discuss how to use Qigong to work with stress, balance and flexibility, and will discuss how to work with the body in concert with the mind in order to promote a much healthier physical and emotional state.
October 20,2021 – Julie Posada, Manager, HICAP
HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program)
Thirty two years of experience working for non-profit organizations including five years as a HICAP Program Manager. Health Insurance and Counseling Program
Medicare Open Enrollment Changes for 2022
Do you have questions about all the changes in Medicare each year? HICAP can help you to better understand the changes and know your options regarding Medicare benefits. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is statewide and provides free information, counseling and advocacy related to Medicare
for all and for those who are soon to be Medicare beneficiaries. ICAP's network of local Volunteer Medicare Counselors are trained and registered through the California Department of Aging. Medicare Counselors provide free and unbiased services without any affiliation with insurance companies, agents, or brokers.
November, December – no programs
All will be presented on Zoom and will run from 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Invitations will be sent out prior to each meeting. For more information, contact Kitty Bell at