Keynote Speakers

NH Conference on Aging is pleased to announce the two keynote speakers for the 2014 Conference Event. Randy Judkins of Maine Hysterical Society and Nancy Clark of Glen Group.

 

Morning Keynote Speaker – Randy Judkins (9:30 a.m.)

Randy Judkins is an unique inspirational speaker and has presented his original, interactive programs on humor in our lives, change, stress, self concept and teamwork for numerous professional groups, schools and companies in over 25 U.S. states, Canada and Europe. Mr. Judkins has appeared in a handful of television commercials and independent films in his native state of Maine.

Randy has instructed at the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey’s Clown College in Florida, and has served as a character consultant for Tri-Star Pictures and a Circus of the Stars trainer in Hollywood. The Julliard School of Drama in New York City hired Randy to teach a series of master classes in character and physical comedy.

In 2002, he founded the comedy trio, the Maine Hysterical Society. They have been called “The best variety comedy act in New England.” Their Downeast characters perform comical songs and sketches about Maine. In July of 2008, MHS performed with Lucie Arnaz at “Birdland”, the legendary Jazz Club in NYC. Randy served as Master of Ceremonies twice for the Patrick Dempsey Challenge Banquet for Hope and Healing, and cycled the 100 mile course the next day.

 

Afternoon Keynote Speaker – Nancy Clark (3:00 p.m.)

Nancy Clark will deliver an inspirational afternoon keynote. “Groundhog Day”: A Look at the Relationship between Aging Parents and Adult Children. It will  be a funny and engaging talk about one woman’s journey in taking care of her 86-year-old mother, who suffers from short term memory loss. She will explore the importance of preserving her mother’s sense of independence and pride, while maintaining her own sanity. The session will focus on the important difference between being an advocate for her mother and taking control of the affair. There is a balance that can only be achieved with warmth, caring and a great deal of respect.

Nancy Clark is the owner and president of Glen Group, a marketing agency in North Conway, NH. When not running the company with her very talented team, she is an EMT with a local ambulance service, and she and her husband, Bob, are licensed foster parents, specializing in emergency care, and are raising their 4 active boys. Nancy also takes care of her very spirited and independent 86-year-old mother, who moved to the area 15 years ago and lives in a house nearby.

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