Conference Agenda: “Aging In Place. It’s In Your Future” National Conference 9/24/2015
8:00-8:45 Meet & Greet with our Aging Projects, Inc. Providers.
8:45-9:00 am Aging Projects, Inc. President's Welcome
9:00-10:30 am "Could This Be Alzheimer's? Recognizing Early Warning Signs of Memory Loss." Presented by Mary Donnelly, Caregiver Network Coordinator MemoryCare, Editor Caregiver Network News, former President Board of Directors MemoryCare, certified Teepa Snow "Positive Approach to Care" trainer, certified Validation Practitioner, founder WNC Validation Coalition and co-facilitator caregiver support groups.
10:30-11:00 Meet & Greet with our Aging Projects, Inc. Providers.
11:00-11:45 am "A Geriatric Potpourri: Vaccines, Preventive Medicine And The Exciting New Frontiers of Geriatric Medicine." Presented by Dr. Joanne Helppie, MD Geriatrician Internal Medicine, Founder and Chairperson Aging Projects, Inc.
12:00-1:00pm Enjoy lunch during Aging Projects, Inc. 2015 National Conference Awards Presentation and Raffle Drawing. Meet & Greet with Aging Projects, Inc. Providers.
Afternoon Session 1:00-3:00pm
Afternoon sessions 1:00-1:45 pm (Select One)
Workshop 1 "Advanced Care Directives: Your Healthcare Wishes in Writing. For You & Your Loved Ones." Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Tait, Assistant Professor, Master of Health Sciences (MHS) Program, School of Health Sciences, Western Carolina University.
Workshop 2 "Maintaining One's Independence With All Levels of Low Vision." The Community Low Vision Center is committed to enhancing the lives persons with all levels of low vision. Learn the common types of vision loss, sighted-guide technique, orientation & mobility, guide dog etiquette & courtesy rules of blindness and how to use technology to maintain independence with low vision. Presented by Grant Weather, Low Vision Technician at the Community Low Vision Center, Asheville, North Carolina and Jay Hardwig Manager of A Brighter Path Programs Asheville, North Carolina.
Workshop 3 "Learn The Latest Frauds, Scams, ID Theft and Exploitations. Recognize Them & Avoid Becoming a Victim. Ask Your Questions & Get Them Answered." Presented by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Charles S. McDonald.
Afternoon Sessions 2:00-2:45 pm (Select One)
Workshop 1 "STOP AGING! Unless You Have A Better Plan Than Most. The Dilemma of Dwindling Resources and Care Options." (Learn about available resources, care options and how to develop a care plan to successfully age in place.) Presented by Debi Moran, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, Palliative Care Worker, Four Seasons Compassion for Life.
Workshop 2 "Nutrition Wisdom For Healthy Aging" (Discover nutrition secrets for healthy aging, learn how to apply these nutrition secrets into everyday meal plans, and so much more.) Presented by Julie Marquez RDN, LDN Pardee UNC Healthcare.
Workshop 3 Caregivers Take Care of Yourself. For You. Your Loved Ones and Life." (The golden rules for caregiving, avoiding care givers stress & burnout, caregiver support, caregiver resources and respite care. We will discuss it all.)
Presented by Karla Reece, MHS, BSW, Auxiliary Services Manager, Pardee UNC Healthcare.
2:45-3:00 pm Closing Comments
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