Jump into the Future: Prepare for a Smooth Landing
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
50 Ferncroft Road, Route 1 S., Danvers, Massachusetts
Registration is Open at:
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits Open at 8:00 AM
Program 8:30 AM ~ 2:00 PM
Keynote Loretta LaRoche
Speaker, Author, Stress Management and Humor Consultant
Closing Speaker Mal Allard
Licensed Nurse, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Consultant
Eight Breakout Sessions & Luncheon
Registration fee includes 3 CEU’s
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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
1. Adult Family/Foster Care (AFC) Program: Perspectives and Possibilities
Hear stories that illustrate how the Program benefits consumers and caregivers. Learn who is eligible and appropriate for the program, and be able to recognize the limitations and challenges of the AFC program, including a comparison with the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program.
Presenter: Jeanne Leyden, RN, Director of the Adult Family Care program at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services.
2. Community-based Driving Discernment, Safety, & Mobility Initiative
Update on a community-based pilot program that speaks to making decisions about driving reduction and cessation, safety, and strengthening mobility options in individual cities and towns.
Presenter: Daniel Collier, Ph.D., Planning Coordinator, Conversations Program, Greater Lynn Senior Services.
3. Timing is Everything: Advanced Planning When Facing a Serious Illness
This workshop will discuss the importance of advanced care planning, and how to maximize the dignity, control and quality of life of the patient, and their family, throughout advanced illness and end of life.
Presenter: Mary Crowe, MSW, LICSW, Education Coordinator, CareDimensions
4. Aging Baby Boomers & Addiction ~ Not yet Confirmed
Aging Boomers tend to differ from their parents, The Greatest Generation, with a more significant history of youthful illicit drug use, decreased stigma, increased access, and the wide range of substances used. This presentation will help to understand these and other differences and how to respond effectively.
Presenter: Susan Hochstedler, RN, Clinical Leader of the DISCOVER Program at Addison Gilbert Hospital.
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
1. Social Bullying: Assessing and Intervening with Older Adults
Can you differentiate social bullying from other harsh behavior? Learn the common characteristics of bullies and those likely to be targeted, assessment and intervention strategies. Role plays and interactive activities are included.
Presenters: Marsha Frankel, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Director of Senior Services and Ashley Boyd, LCSW, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston.
2. Retirement Income: Crafting a Solution to Fit YOU
Planning for retirement deals with needs and resources. Know the range of choices within Social Security and Medicare. Consider investment fundamentals such as inflation, retirement savings, longevity trends and potential long-term care expenses and probability. Craft the best plan for YOU.
Presenter: Scott Johnson, Investment Advisor and Co-Owner Retirement-Concepts.
3. Stepping in When Help is Needed: Support for Family Guardians
Through use of a video, a case study will be presented, depicting an elder who is hospitalized, resists rehab placement, and presents challenges to her daughter. Open discussion will occur throughout the showing of the video.
Presenter: John Ford, J.D., Director, Elder Law Project
4. Promoting Wellness through Creative Programming
Art can reduce stress and build self-esteem, while enhancing cognitive abilities and memory. It also stimulates imagination, enhances problem-solving skills, and more! Through case studies and interactive activity, learn the benefits of art and music programming on health and wellness.
Presenter: Christopher Frederick, Activity Specialist, Element Care