By Steve Gurney
These podcasts are recordings of our live digital discussions on the Zoom platform, to view all recordings and see the upcoming schedule, visit www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/digital-discussions
ProAging PodcastMar 30, 2022
Supporting Those Living with Dementia & Reframing Challenging Behaviors
A discussion that explores fostering new skills to manage challenging behaviors and decrease stress for individuals living with dementia and their care partners.
Sydney Palinkas, LMSW, CDP
RAFT Dementia Education and Outreach Coordinator
Regional Older Adult Facilities Mental Health Support Team7611 Little River Turnpike, Suite 200 Annandale, VA 22003 Cell: 703-814-2701 firstname.lastname@example.org
What To Do With All Those Photos?
A live and interactive discussion with a leading expert on organizing, right-sizing, and preparing your legacy photo collection for your loved ones or clients. Rachel Jenkins of the Photo Archivers Produced in partnership with the Silver Group
Rachel Jenkinsrachel@photoarchivers.com Mobile 443.226.9801 | Website PhotoArchivers.com Address 9192 Red Branch Rd, Suite 190, Columbia, MD 21045
Real-Life Story: An Amazing Healthcare Recovery: From Nursing Home to Hospice to Independence
A live & interactive discussion with Ginger Smith, a 86 year old retired Speech Language Pathologist who spent two years bedridden in a nursing home. Ginger showed a variety of symptoms including (aphasia, hallucinating, Lewy Body Dementia, and more). She was placed on hospice where all of her medications were withdrawn when she slowly started to recover. Ginger is now living independently at home and eager to share her experience with caregiving both as a care partner and person with lived experiences who has survived.Ginger's contact information: email@example.com
On demand recording + chat transcript
How Can Role Playing & Playback Theatre Help Senior Living?
Role Playing & Playback Theatre are forms of improvisational storytelling, that have limitless applications, including helping people understand each other across differences and elevating the stories of people who are less often heard in society. Join us for a discussion with a pioneer in using these art forms to communicate understanding related to aging and dementia care topics!
Erin Whalen Compassionate Coaching Playback Theatre
We guide teams in the helping profession, especially bereavement professionals, to get through their days with more ease.(401) 684-4673 firstname.lastname@example.org www.compassionatecoaching.org
The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease + Dementia Connection Model
A live & interactive discussion with Jennifer R. Stelter, PsyD author of The Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease Dr. Jennifer Stelter, a psychologist working in memory care, shares a new model designed to help caregivers understand, cope with, and handle some of the most challenging behaviors associated with the disease while encouraging and reinforcing independence and quality of life for their loved ones. Her Dementia Connection Model, which is based on current scientific research, will aid you in forging a positive bond with your loved one with less frustration.
Jennifer R. Stelter, PsyD licensed clinical psychologist, certified dementia practitioner & trainer, dementia connection specialist & master trainerThe Busy Caregiver's Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease https://a.co/d/2KXTtva Dementia Connection Institute. https://www.dementiaconnectioninstitute.org/ Ask Dr. Stelter https://share.hsforms.com/1lKVWFY8qSgeiBJdr2_V-6gd25jg
View recording and chat https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/the-busy-caregiver-s-guide-to-advanced-alzheimer-disease-dementia-connection-model
Healthy Lighting for Older Adults
A live interactive discussion with David Thompson of Healthy Senior Lighting on how to use proper lighting and light exposure to improve Health and Vitality Proper lighting can help us Reduce Fall Risk, Depression, and Sundowning with Natural and Artificial Light, using science backed solutionsCell - 630-797-0808 HealthySeniorLighting.com email@example.com
Click here for the video recording and chat transcript https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/healthy-lighting-for-older-adults
3 Tips to Add Value to Families & Care Workers
A case study & discussion with the founder Robert Leach founder Tuesdays.care that will explore how to lower caregiver uncertainty and how to build a culture of appreciation. If you are interested in being involved in a FREE pilot project around this application contact Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org View on-demand recording and chat
Understanding Self-Directed Care
Join us for a live & interactive discussion with Mark Altieri of public partnerships to learn about a powerful choice that lets you or your loved one maintain control over your care. Self-directed care is a service model available throughout the country that empowers participants, who are Medicaid eligible with choice and control over the long-term services and supports that is needed to live at home.
Mark C AltieriMAltieri@pcgus.com https://www.publicpartnerships.com/
Author Your Last Life Lesson: A Guide for Seniors and Their Families, Amy Miller
Join us for a discussion with Amy Miller author You Last Life Lesson: A Guide for Seniors and Their Families a pioneer in using this art form to communicate understanding related to aging and dementia care topics!
How you age, and die, teaches a lesson to your loved ones that will pass on for generations or impact your community. Designing and documenting a plan empowers you to create your own legacy. By documenting your wishes, and paying for them, you will provide your family and loved ones the peace of mind and directions they need to honor you.https://ourfamilyencounter.com/ email@example.com 952.679.8332
Parkinson's Awareness Month Special Event with Dr. Drew Falconer
Join us for a live and interactive discussion with a leader in treatment of movement disorders Parkinson disease is the second most neurodegenerative disease, after Alzheimer disease, that affects up to two million Americans, the overwhelming majority of whom are aged 60 and older.
Dr. Drew Falconer is board certified in neurology and is a fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist. He serves as Medical Director Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center.
Estate Plan for Your Dogs or Cats? How to Protect Them
If you or your loved one could no longer care for a pet due to an unexpected accident or illness, who would?
Join us for a live & interactive discussion that will explore the conversations and legal options to ensure your pet is cared for and has a good life in case of your incapacity or death.
Amy Griboff, J.D., LL.M in Elder Law
Griboff Law, LLC751 Rockville Pike, Suite 7 Rockville, Maryland 20852 (301) 339-8725 Amy@GriboffEstatePlanning.com www.griboffestateplanning.com https://www.facebook.com/griboffelderlaw
Powerpoint Estate Planning for our pets April 2023 with inserts.pdf
Overwhelmed by Too Many Photos? You Aren’t Alone
Join us for a live & interactive discussion with the author of Photo Organizing Made Easy: Going from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed. Cathi will share the 5 steps professional photo organizers use to help their clients gain control of their photo collections. CATHI NELSON Author and founder of The Photo Managers https://thephotomanagers.com/
Find a Professional Photo Manager https://thephotomanagers.com/hire-a-pro/
Mid-atlantic providers: Positive Aging Webinar Handout (1).pdf
Tackling the Caregiving Crisis by Design with Esther Greenhouse
A live & interactive discussion with Esther Greenhouse, the visionary creator of the innovative Enabling Design Approach to address multiple challenges caused by the built environment with a single approach that enables to people to thrive. Raising awareness of the dis-abling impacts of the built environment on us as we age, how this increases demand for care, and how it impacts caregivers...while creating solutions via the Enabling Design Approachreduce the demand for caregiving reduce long-term care costs improve lives
Esther Greenhouse An internationally recognized expert on Universal Design, Aging in Place, and Age-Friendly Community Planning, Esther’s leading-edge perspectives are contributing to positive change.
Esther Greenhouse, M.S., CAPS (pronouns: she/her) CEO, Silver to Gold Strategic ConsultingBuilt Environment Strategist Industry Scholar, Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (607)592-5433 firstname.lastname@example.org
Author of Dementia Home Care How to Prepare Before, During, and After: Tracy Cram Perkins
Back by popular demand! Tracy Cram Perkins authentically shares hands-on solutions for reducing repetitive questions, melt downs, and wandering using simple fixes found at hardware and office supply stores. Tracy Cram Perkins is the author of Dementia Home Care How to Prepare Before, During, and After is a four-time dementia caregiving survivor with over 16 years of caregiving experience. It is her mission to supply caregivers with proven shortcuts to reduce the stresses of dementia care. View the previous discussions herehttps://tracycramperkins.com/ email@example.com
Real-Life Caregiving Story with Nicole Smith
A live & interactive discussion with Nicole Smith as she shares her unique journey of caregiving for her mother with Alzheimer's.https://www.linkedin.com/in/utnicolesmith/ www.daughterhood.org IG @dementiabookreview firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Stuff About Your Stuff Isn’t About Your Stuff with Lisa Geraci Rigoni
Join us for a live & interactive discussion with Lisa Geraci Rigoni, a professional organizer, move manager and the author of 17 Spatulas and the Man Who Fried an Egg. Lisa has contemplated why we keep accumulating and holding on to objects and at what point stuff becomes clutter. She will share the culmination of decades of lessons and conversations with her clients, with the goal to make letting go less stressful and more insightful.Lisa@theorganizingmentors.com Link to Book https://theorganizingmentors.com/book/ Amazon Link
Building Your Personal "Village" For Your Solo Aging, Aging in Place, Affordability and More!
Intentionally reviewing, managing, and growing our network of friends, family, and outside providers is essential our future planning. It can be empowering, fun, and saves us money too!
Join us for a live & interactive discussion that will explore the value of managing your network and specific ideas and approaches to improve your health, personal relationships, family life (and people just like family), income, and career opportunities.
Glenna Crooks, Ph.D author of the forthcoming book Longevity Pioneering: Building Your Village.
View the on-demand recording and chat transcript here https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/building-your-personal-village-for-your-solo-aging-aging-in-place-affordability-and-more
The Future of Senior Living: Discussion with Bob Kramer
Join us for a conversation with one of senior living’s most influential and high-profile thought leaders and connectors
With over 35 years of industry leadership, Bob has earned the reputation of “agent provocateur” in the seniors housing and care industry and aging services field. He has been described as an ice-cutter and scout in identifying industries and trends that will disrupt the future of seniors housing, aging services, and aging more broadly.
Bob KramerFounder, Nexus Insights Co-founder, Strategic Advisor & former CEO, NIC
View the full recording with chat transcript https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/the-future-of-senior-living-discussion-with-bob-kramer
A JOURNEY TO DISCOVER ANSWERS FOR THE MOST CRITICAL QUESTIONS IN YOUR LIFE
Join us for a live & interactive discussion with a noted author and thought-leader who will guide us through a thoughtful and inspirational journey that explores significant questions about mortal existence, the nature of loss, and life’s most difficult challenges.
Brent Green Author of Questions of the Spirit: The Quest for Understanding at a Time of Loss; Marketing to Leading-Edge Baby Boomers; Generation Reinvention; Noble Chaos: A Novel; and WARRIOR: The Life and Lessons of a Man Who Beat Cancer for 57 Years.
For the on demand recording and chat transcript visit https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/a-journey-to-discover-answers-for-the-most-critical-questions-in-your-life
Aging with Developmental Disabilities
Join us for a live & interactive discussion with the leadership of The Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) Incorporated in 1994, AADD has a primary objective of bringing the aging and developmental disability fields together to create and provide best practices for people aging with developmental disabilities
Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities https://www.agingwithdd.org/Katherine Farache Pamela Merkle
For video recording, chat and contact information visit https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/aging-with-developmental-disabilities
Discussion with the Playwright of “Because She’s My Mother”
"Because She's My Mother" by Paula Stone combines both poignancy and humor to follow the bittersweet journey of an adult daughter as she cares for both her mother and herself. Among the many issues the play raises are the challenges and conflicts of both the caregiver and care recipient as they each struggle to face loss and let go into the nature of life. This link to an unlisted youtube videorecording of the play is being offered to the ProAging Community for only streaming at no charge as a community service and not for commercial purposes.
Link on the National Alliance for Caregiving website (where the play is a Take Care Community Resource) Direct link to the play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K47-vzRQ9ZQ
Paula Stone email@example.com
Dangers of Kitchen Fires for Older Adults - Affordable Solution
Are you concerned about a loved one, client or resident of a senior living community forgetting about pots on the stove? Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. responsible for to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries every year!
A live & interactive discussion on this topic with Mark Baldino, the founder of the world's first smart cooktop suppression system. Learn how this innovative easy-to-install and technology can save firstname.lastname@example.org firebotsuppression.com
To view the video recording, chat and more visit https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/events/dangers-of-kitchen-fires-for-older-adults
Exploring Life and Work Transitions with Dee Cascio author of Ready To Retire? and Where Will YOU Retire?
A live & interactive discussion with Dee Cascio, LPC, LMFT, BCC author of Ready To Retire? and Where Will YOU Retire? A certified coach and a licensed psychotherapist, Dee enjoys helping people create the life they desire amidst the challenges of daily living and the transition periods we all experience.
Spotlight on Seniors Real Estate Institute® with Nikki Buckelew, Ph.D., CSHP, CSDC
A live & interactive discussion about all things 55+ senior living! Learn about an innovative organization focused on educating, equipping, and empowering real estate sales pro's who serve a diverse and ever-changing mature market.
Nikki Buckelew, Ph.D., CSHP, CSDC, Co-Founder and CEO
View recording and chat https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/spotlight-on-seniors-real-estate-institute-with-nikki-buckelew-ph-d-cshp-csdc
Essential Planning for Solo Agers with Sara Zeff Geber, PhD
A live & interactive discussion with Sara Zeff Geber, PhD The Nation’s Foremost Authority on Solo Aging and author of Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, LIVE SMART AFTER 50!, and Not Your Mother’s Retirement
Dr. Geber is a recipient of the “2018 Influencers in Aging” designation by PBS’ Next Avenue. She believes Solo Agers have unique needs in later life that warrant greater foresight and a more robust approach to planning.
Using LEGO® Bricks and Pieces to Create a Positive Experience for those living with Dementia
A live & interactive discussion with pioneers in using LEGO® Duplo® Bricks to embrace self-care, develop good support systems, release expectations, and practice mindful acceptance.Laura Herman and Patty Sherin authors of Brick by Brick Bonding https://brickbybrickbonding.com/ Loretta Veney, author of Being My Mom's Mom https://lorettaveney.com/
View Recording and Chat Transcript Here https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/using-lego-bricks-and-pieces-to-create-a-positive-experience-for-those-living-with-dementia
Never Too Late: Your Guide to Safer Sex after 60
A live & interactive discussion with Shannon Dowler, MD and author of Never Too Late: Your Guide to Safer Sex after 60 (Johns Hopkins Press) A family physician who is also an expert on sexually transmitted diseases (STD), Dr. Dowler provides a refreshing overview of sexual education for people over 55. With the advent of dating apps, vibrant 55+ retirement communities, and sexual enhancement drugs, adults are sexually active well into their golden years.Website: https://www.shannondowlermd.com/ Order Never Too Late: Your Guide to Safer Sex after 60 (Johns Hopkins Press): https://guitar-tarpon-jmaa.squarespace.com/book
View the recording and chat here https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/never-too-late-your-guide-to-safer-sex-after-60
Open Discussion on Caregiving with Steve Gurney of Positive Aging Community
This was an open discussion on the topic of caregiving moderated by Steve Gurney of the Positive Aging Community. The originally scheduled panel member Bobbi Carducci author of Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver fell ill - stay tuned for rescheduled discussion.
View recording and chat here https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/open-discussion-on-caregiving
Understanding the Costs of Life Plan and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)
According to the Age Well Study by The Mather Institute, residents of life plan communities reported more healthy behaviors and scored higher on positive measures of emotional, social, physical, intellectual and vocational wellness than did older adults living in the community at large The costs and entry fees of these communities create confusion! Join us for a live & interactive discussion to better understand the costs and benefits and a tech solution for evaluation!
Tripp Higgins, President of myLifeSitem: 716.200.3564 w: www.mylifesite.net e: email@example.com
View the on-demand recording and chat
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect with Attorney Joe Musso
Although nursing home abuse is a well-known problem, many still underestimate how common it is. In 2020 over 15,000 complaints filed with nursing home ombudsmen were about abuse or neglect.
A live & interactive discussion on this important topic with Attorney, Joe Musso the past Chair of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Long Term Care Litigation Section. Joe is the current Treasurer of the DC Trial Lawyers Association. and a member of the National Consumer Voice, the largest consumer advocacy group in America dedicated to improving the lives of nursing home residents. Joe is a long standing member of the American Association of Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group.703-982-6755 firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussion with Martha Calihan MD the author of A Death Lived
A live & interactive discussion on end of life care and will explore ideas on how the think about it and approach it! In 2010, Dr. Martha Calihan's husband of 30 years began to die. Being combination wife, physician and founder of Five Stones Healing Arts and Wellness Center, she did the only thing she could do – she meticulously and compassionately described what that was like. Dr. Calihan is a Board Certified Integrative and Holistic Medicine Physician and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.
Recording, chat and resources mentioned can be accessed at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/discussion-with-martha-calihan-md-the-author-of-a-death-lived
Low Vision Resources with the Prevention of Blindness Society
Aging eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, can cause permanent vision loss that affects independence and quality of life. Called low vision, this vision loss can make everyday activities seem impossible. The good news: there is still much that can be done! Join us for a live & interactive discussion to learn about the latest in in vision rehabilitation and available community resources and services.
Home Maintenance and Aging in Place with Birdwatch
Aging in place is made easier when maintenance, repairs and updates are easy to access and manage. Join us for a live & interactive discussion on this topic with the founders of Birdwatch, an innovative service that delivers full-service home maintenance to members - taking the hassle and headache out of homeownership.Website https://birdwatch.com/ use code positiveaging to waive the Flight Plan onboarding fee About lisa wise https://lisawise.me/about Chris Rosenbaum email@example.com lisa wise firstname.lastname@example.org
Video recording can be accessed at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/home-maintenance-and-aging-in-place
Solo Aging: Live & Interactive Discussion: Navigating Solo Network
A discussion with the founder of the Navigating Solo Network to explore the wide variety of topics of interest to solo agers and the resources available.
Ailene Gerhardt the Navigating Solo Network Founder, Solo Aging Advocate and Educator and Board Certified Independent Patient Advocate (BCPA)
The Future of Medicine For Older Adults with Dr. Mikhail Kogan
A discussion with Dr. Kogan, a leader in the newly- established field of Integrative Geriatrics. He is an Associate Professor and serves as Associate Director of The George Washington University Geriatrics Fellowship program. Dr. Kogan is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on topics ranging from Integrative Medicine and Geriatrics to healthy aging, neurodegenerative diseases and the use of medical cannabis.
Mikhail Kogan, MD, https://drmishakogan.com/
View discussion, chat and question at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/the-future-of-medicine-for-older-adults
Understanding Aging Life Care Management
A live and interactive discussion with some of the leadership team of the Aging Life Care Association®.Mid-Atlantic Chapter.
Learn how these professionals provide a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges
Aging Life Care Association® Mission
Promoting and leading the community of Aging Life Care Professionals® through our unique knowledge base, continuing education, professional development, and the highest ethical practices.
Giving Up The Car Keys & Other Challenging Transitions
Learn about a groundbreaking program that uses the elements and structure of ritual to ease people through through transitions which occur in the second half of life!
Marsha Weiner, MA Co-Author Transitional Keys A Guidebook: Rituals to Improve the Quality of Life for Older Adults
Thanks to Maryland Relay for their support this month
Jenny Pearson | Hamilton Relay | Maryland Relay Captioned Telephone Outreach CoordinatorO: 410.767.0969 | C: 443-280-4535 | Jenny.Pearson@HamiltonRelay.com www.mdrelay.org
Questions AskedThe automobile and the home are the two primary pillars of independence in our society. Many times, individuals have to give up both of these simultaneously. Very difficult and a potential threat to one's identity. Your auto insurance company may have testing sites that can evaluate one's driving competency and make suggestions of aids and technologies that can compensate for some sensory loss.
There are over 70 million grandparents in the US , and each month 75,000 more join the club! Join us to discuss why grandparents and grandchildren need each other now more than ever!
Kerry Byrne, PhD, Founder
The Long Distance Grandparent
Donne Davis, Founder
Questions AskedHow do we measure parents well-being? my daughter and her husband, have 3 little ones, 3, 2, and 6 months. our son-in-law has shut down since the youngest was born and won’t communicate with us. Our daughter does but I feel she is carrying a heavy load. My husband is not yet welcome to visit them and hasn’t met the youngest. this is a long-distance family. the youngest child is 6 months. How do you help grandparents at a distance understand LGBTQIA+ issues in their grandkids? What resources do you recommend about non-binary and trans grandkids? And then when there is dementia and grandparents can't remember pronouns? Teenagers for LGBTQIA+ question Would like to know what impact the spike in housing costs has had on families. Have young parents and their kids been forced to FLEE high costs markets or made the decision to return to hometown to be closer to grandparents? For years, the housing community has been talked about Generation Priced Out — have new intergenerational households reversed that trend during the pandemic?
Discussion with Emergency Room Physician Brittany A. Lamb, MD
Get an insiders perspective on life in the Emergency Room and how we can plan, prepare, and adapt for ourselves, our loved ones and our clientsLearn how to make a plan for their care in advance, so you can act instead of react. Know you made the best choices you could in the situations you were given. Gain control over the decisions you must make that will affect their life and yours.
View full recording with chat transcript and more at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/discussion-with-emergency-room-physician-brittany-a-lamb-md
Solo Aging - Our MOST POPULAR Discussion Topic!
Growing older is complex and filled with uncertainties. But growing older alone requires thinking critically about the ever-evolving challenges. Join us for a live and interactive discussion that explores a whole-person approach for living well beyond 65.
Co-Hosted by Carol Marak, Author of Solo and Smart: The Roadmap for a Supportive and Secure Future
Discussion with author of Dementia Home Care: How to Prepare Before, During, and After
Tracy Cram Perkins is a dementia caregiving survivor with over 12 years of caregiving experience, who is currently caring for her fourth family member. It is her mission to supply caregivers with proven shortcuts to reduce the stresses of dementia care. Tracy Cram Perkins teaches hands-on solutions for reducing repetitive questions, melt downs, and wandering using simple fixes found at the hardware store.
Understanding, Treating and Living with Aphasia - Panel Presentation
Superstar Bruce Willis is living proof that changes in our health can happen to anyone! Much of what you are reading in the news may be misleading.
Panel members includeSusan I. Wranik MS, MA, CCC-SLP Suzanne Coyle, MA, CCC-SLP, Executive Director Stroke Comeback Center Marcia Moran - Individual with Aphasia Susan Emery - Individual with Aphasia
Discussion with TV Show Host Matt Paxton - Hoarders and Legacy List
Interactive discussion with Matt Paxton host of Hoarders and the new PBS Series "Legacy List with Matt Paxton". Matt will share stories, tips and insights to help you, your loved ones and your clients approach downsizing from a new perspective. One of the top hoarding experts in the country and a featured cleaner on the hit television show HOARDERS. Matt is the host of the new downsizing show Legacy List with Matt Paxton that will air on Public Television starting in 2020. Paxton started cleaning out houses after his father, step-father and both grandfathers died in the same year and are the reason Matt has been working with families struggling with hoarding and downsizing for almost 20 years. Matt appears regularly as a public speaker, television guest and radio personality helping families find the upside of downsizing. He lives in Virginia with his family.
Discussion with Steven Petrow the award-winning author of STUPID THINGS I WON'T DO WHEN I GET OLD
A discussion that takes a humorous, irreverent, and poignant look at the gifts, stereotypes, and inevitable challenges of aging Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist and book author who is best known for his Washington Post and New York Times essays on aging, health, and civility.
This special event is brought to you by Montcordia with support from the Positive Aging Community
Questions/Comments Answered in the DiscussionAs I understand it, Hollywood has discovered the beaut;y of silver/gray/white hair. I'm jealous. I am over 80, it doesn't look like I will ever get it. You've mentioned that we older adults tend to participate in "organ recitals". Can you speak to the downside of such discussions and how to diffuse them? This book is a great resource for talks with our adult kids. Have the conversations with them now, so we can clearly articulate what we want. Saying things out loud, or even write them down into a contract! there is a publication called "five wishes" that helps tell those you love what you want done as you age and how you want people to remember you How can I invite Steven to speak to a future Zoom meeting with the group I lead in Arlington, TX (Ambassadors For Aging Well). 500+ members... "Does Steven know anything about use of video for end of life issue planning and decision making bob Hoffman" Steve, what is your next book? Research? Joys of aging well? Thank you, Steve for sharing that you are in the midst of writing a new book. In the meantime, love your articles.
Solo Aging Discussion with Joy Loverde, author of Who Will Take Care Of Me When I’m Old?
Joy Loverde has a reputation for being a path carver and visionary. Joy is the author of the "Who Will Take Care Of Me When I’m Old?" and "The Complete Eldercare Planner." The American Medical Association says, “It’s the best book we’ve seen.”
Discussion with the Author of Right Place, Right Time: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Home for the Second Half of Life
Wondering where to live in your later years? A discussion with the author of a strategic and thoughtful guide aimed at anyone looking to determine the best place to call home during the second half of life. Ryan Frederick CEO of SmartLiving 360 and Author of Right Place, Right Time: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Home for the Second Half of Life This event is co-hosted and produced in partnership with JK Moving Services
Retire Abroad? Live & Interactive Discussion with Dan Prescher, Senior Editor of International Living
A live & interactive discussion with Dan Prescher Senior Editor of International Living and the Author of Retiring Overseas on a Budget a foremost authority on worldwide living options. Learn about different destinations, costs, protocols and healthcare considerations.
Co-hosted by Toni Reinhart, a recent retiree who is living with her husband in Spain.
Since 1979, International Living has highlighted overseas retirement destinations in Latin America, Europe, and Asia, countries where you can enjoy a whole host of benefits, including low cost but very high quality and caring healthcare, good value real estate, a very low cost of living,
Understanding Funeral Homes and Crematories & the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program
A live & interactive discussion with the founder of the largest search tool of prices and locations of funeral homes and cremation providers in the nation! Learn about FEMA financial assistance program for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 Ed Michael Reggie, CEO of Funeralocity
Questions Asked:Body Composting, can you talk about the new funeral concept for composting the persons body and remains Person dies outside a hospital. Person is an organ donor (e.g., eyes, kidneys). Can you discuss the normal process from death to cremation? Donating our body to science after death? Without use of Funeral Home, Family can take care of their own dead and care for the body and bury, the book is Caring for our own dead, home funerals, can you talk about this? Not against law in some states not to use a funeral home or even bury body in the back yard or on family land book gives step by step guide how to get death certificate family can do this if they choose If you decide to have a home funeral do you legally need a funeral hime for anything Cremains frequently come from the funeral home in a plastic bag inside a black plastic box. Do most families deposit the black plastic box in the ground (no vault), or do they remove the plastic bag from the black box, pierce the plastic, and cover the plastic bag with earth? Will FEMA reimburse families who have already buried their loved ones who have died from covid? up to total of three people three funeral costsmay be reembursed possible thirty thousand dollars possible or more when phone lines opened first days of program more than one million people called and phone lines shut down FEMA call center hired many more people An attorney read and looked at read specific details of the funeral reembursement program and attorney interpreted and said the FEMA funeral program will reemburse for COVID related deaths even if the life insurance policy paid for the funeral. Can you comment on this are you familiar with this part of the reembursement program? Could you explain that 1984 Funeral Law again, thank you so much Not funeral prepaid for but paid for by the life insurance policy
Let's Stop Scams & Protect Older Adults
Nationally 11 percent of adults—approximately 25.6 million people—were victims of scams. Join us for a discussion with Melissa Smarr with Silver Shield the Anti-Scam Campaign and Stephen Izaguirre with the Virginia Attorney Generals office for a live and interactive discussion on common scams, solutions and resources.
Meet the End of Life Doulas
Live & Interactive Discussion with members of The International End of Life Doula Association End-of-Life Doulas are non-medical companions to the dying and their families. Doulas do not take the place of hospice personnel; rather, they complement other services that a dying person and their family may be receiving, including hospice or palliative care.
Panel of Instructors: The International End of Life Doula AssociationJulia Andino Kris Kington-Barker Marady Duran Valoria Walker
The Legal Implications of Solo Aging
A live & interactive discussion that will dive into legal planning, challenges, and solutions for current and future solo agers! Co-hosted by Carol Marak, Author of Solo and Smart
Featuring: JOSHUA D. WINGER, Attorney Byrd & Byrd, Attorneys at Law
Questions answered in the discussion:As a solo ager with no people to whom I want/need to leave money, but also no one to take care of me, the challenge is how to plan the spend down of my wealth. Ideally I would spend the last penny as I jump in my grave. Annuities have, in my view, lots of complications and restrictions and other problems. Banks: What if you have $1 million but it is in real estate? Do banks require $1 million in liquid assets? Steve, Please tell us the expeted duration of this Webinar. If you have more than one back up successor, how do they make decisions if they disagree? Please address options for those of us with no savings, assets (other than house with mortgage for 80% of house) or retirement beyond Social Security... I have a health care agent plus a backup. If I add more, with sequencing, do I have to redo the document and must it be notarized? So on safe desposit box you can name someone who can have access only if you die or are declared incompetent? I have been told most banks will not accept my general power of attorney, but require their own forms. True? Revocaable Trust, does a general statement that " I hereby put all of my property in my trust," does this title the property to the trust?Thank you so much If you have already added your children to a bank account to handle things in an emergency situation should I try to undo that? This is much more of a problem as we have shifted from defined benefit to defined cost pension plans. Thank you! What about a pour over willl to the trust? What time is Medicaid Monday at Byrd and Byrd?
Interactive discussion with Author of How to Avoid Being a Victim of the American Healthcare System
Learn “what to do if you have to go to a hospital, how to handle an insurance company’s claim denial, how to find an alternative to high-priced prescriptions and why the current pay-for-fee system is inadequate. Dr. David Wilcox Author of How To Avoid Being a Victim of the American Healthcare System: A Patient's Handbook for Survival https://www.amazon.com/Avoid-Victim-American-Healthcare-System-ebook/dp/B097YVVD5P
Prepare for Medicare 2022 Open Enrollement
Starting on October 15th, current Medicare beneficiaries can make changes for the 2022 plan year. Learn about changes in Medicare, how to review your options, and how to have a successful annual review. This is a live interactive event so you can get the answers to all your Medicare questions.
Featuring John Norce, Founder of the Medicare Portal
Building a Regional Age-Friendly Community Network
The George Washington (GW) Center for Aging, Health and Humanities has been named a recipient of a 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant to establish an Age-Friendly Regional Network for the DMV! Join us for a live & interactive discussion about this exciting initiative!!
Meet the Leadership of these
District of Columbia (DC)
And their Age-Friendly Academic Partners
George Washington University (GW) Center for Aging, Health and Humanities
GW Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service
Georgetown University Aging & Health Program
Live and interactive discussion with the author of Your Caregiver Relationship Contract
A thought-provoking discussion that will explore working through expectations, how to set caregiver boundaries, the need to structure hard conversations with mom and dad, and how to pull together a support network for caregiver self-care.
About Debra Hallisey In 2015 life changed for Debra Hallisey. She became responsible for her disabled mother after her father’s death. As she took on the roles of financial adviser, caregiver, social director—as well as her continuing role as daughter—she found herself asking “what do I do?” and “where do I start?” She brought her 25 years of experience as a consultant building and enhancing corporate training programs for Fortune 500 companies in the United States and Canada to the problem and, in the process, learned how many other people are in a similar situation caring for a parent, a sibling, a spouse, or significant other. She has used the knowledge she has gained to develop AdvocateforMomandDad.com. The site offers practical advice for caregivers and lessons learned from others on how they handle challenges on issues such as legal, financial, insurance, and caregiving. A caregiver knowledge expert and an advocate for older adults and their families, Debra is a Certified Caregiving Consultant™ and Certified Dementia Practitioner®. She holds an M.A. in Leadership and Supervision and is currently taking additional training to become certified as a Certified Caregiving Educator (CCE) and a Certified Caregiving Facilitator (CCF).
How to Pay for Care discussion with Elder Law, Aging Life Care, Lifecare Affordability Plan
A live and interactive discussion with three important professions that will focus on how to pay for longterm care and managing a crisis. Learn about innovative techniques and solutions for building a stable plan that includes healthcare, legal and finances.Bernadette Sweeney, Attorney at Law - Elder Law Attorney Colleen Duewel, LionHeart Eldercare & Consulting - Aging Life Care Manager Arvette M. Reid, Lifecare Affordability Plan - Client Services Director
Meet the Moving , Downsizing and Organizing Solutions
A live and interactive discussion co-hosted with JK Moving Services featuring a panel of professionals dedicated to assisting older adults and their loved ones with moving and downsizing solutions.Gail Hubberman of MarketPro Homebuyers Donna Eichelberger of Graceful Transitions Anton Vanas of Long & Foster Real Estate
What's the Deal with the Delta Variant? Implications for Older Adults
The new strain of COVID-19 has caused concern, especially for older adults and vulnerable populations. A live & interactive discussion to better understand medical and pharmaceutical data and implications. Live and interactive discussion with:Alan Dappen, MD of DocTalker Family Medicine Michelle Fritsch, PharmD, BCGP Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist
Understanding End-of-Life Options, including Medical Aid in Dying
An interactive panel discussion to learn more about end-of-life options in Md., D.C. and Virginia, with a focus on medical aid in dying, the medical practice that allows a mentally capable, terminally ill adult, with a prognosis of six months or less to live to die peacefully in their sleep.
Compassion and Choices
DC & MD Campaign Director
Dixcy Bosley-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP
Iona Senior Services
Nurse Care Manager
Compassion and Choices
Essential Tremor & Movement Disorders in Older Adults
Essential tremor affects an estimated 10 million Americans and classically starts anytime between age 40-90, sometimes earlier. Join us for a live and interactive discussion with a leader in treatment of movement disorders. Dr. Drew Falconer is board certified in neurology and is a fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist. He serves as Medical Director Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center .
Homes that Make Life Easier & Support Aging in Place with Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.
Take a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the top-rated universal design home in North America, the Universal Design Living Laboratory. www.udll.com This home received universal design certifications: EasyStep, Livable Design, and Life Flex Home. See the design features and products that make this home accessible, safe, convenient, and livable for a lifetime. Explore the details and interact with the presenter who led the design team, served as the general contractor, lives in the home, and uses a wheelchair. Participants will take away practical approaches and resources to integrate universal design and accessible design into their homes. The takeaways include resources, checklists, and tools that the attendees can immediately use in their homes to help them age in place.
Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a powerful, internationally recognized expert on accessible and universal design. She speaks to and consults with design and building professionals who want to design homes and workplaces that are more accessible, safe, and inclusive. She is the President of Rossetti Enterprises Inc. which she founded in 1997. www.RosemarieSpeaks.com In June 1998, Rossetti was crushed by a 7,000-pound tree while riding her bicycle and was paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury. She speaks about accessible and universal design from first-hand experience since she uses a wheelchair. Rossetti and her husband designed, built, and live in the Universal Design Living Laboratory, the national demonstration home and garden. www.udll.com This is the highest-rated universal design home in North America earning three national certifications. Since May 2018 she has been on the Board of Directors of the Global Universal Design Commission, Inc. where she serves on the universal design certification committee. Since December 2017 she has been a member of the National Home Safety and Modification Work Group. She has been a Certified Living in Place Professional since September 2016. Rossetti is the author of the Universal Design Toolkit. As a foremost expert on universal and accessible design, she shares her knowledge and experience through her book, feature articles in national publications, in-person presentations, webinars, radio/TV interviews, and podcasts. Rossetti is an inspiring entrepreneur who is rethinking design and building by spearheading discussions and experiments around re-imagined living and working spaces.
Solo Aging - Live and Interactive Discussion with Carol Marak - Author, Solo and Smart
Studies show that 22 percent of Americans age 65+ are at risk for becoming “solo agers” or "elder orphans".
Carol Marak - Author, Solo and Smart A noted speaker on topics related to aging alone and planning for solo aging in the years ahead, which include creating social support and connection, building community, and discovering new possibilities on aging alone, the kind that assist older adults to thrive.
Homesharing: Growing Trend for Older Adults
Affordable housing for our nation's aging population is a pressing priority, and homesharing is emerging as a viable solution to address this mounting challenge. Through partnerships involving homesharing providers, government entities and social providers, older adults can remain in their homes longer, avoid the detriments of isolation and ease their housing burden. Want to learn more? Tune into our panel to hear from Silvernest’s Jennifer Hammer on the benefits of modern homesharing.
Dakim - A Clinically Proven Brain Fitness Program
Dakim founder and CEO Dan Michel, shares Dakim's unique, patented brain training program which is based on a proprietary and innovative brain training protocol developed with guidance from its team of world-renowned scientific advisors, led by Gary Small, M.D., Director of the UCLA Longevity Center.
Meet the Aging Life Care Managers - Allyson Stanton, Megan Descutner, Sharon Dickol
Join us for a live and interactive conversation with a panel of Aging Life Care Managers. Each month we will get to know these professionals and learn how they help clients find solutions.
This month features Aging Life Care Association membersAllyson Stanton of Stanton Aging Solutions Megan Descutner of Golden Pond Elder Care Strategies Sharon Dickol of The Option Group
Aging Life Care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through: Assessment and monitoring Planning and problem-solving Education and advocacy Family caregiver coaching
Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Connect Caregivers
Learn about an innovative platform, called Meadows, using Artificial Intelligence (AI) calls your loved one every day and asks all the right questions about their conditions. The answers are collected in a daily report, and sent to the people who manage their care.
Meet the Daily Money Managers
Join us for the first in our monthly series of discussions with members of the American Association of Daily Money Managers AADMM. A Daily Money Manager (DMM) is a financial professional who provides personal financial services to individuals and families, and who manages personal daily money matters such as bills, budgets, and record keeping and much more.
This month our panel features:
Leah Nichaman of Everyday Money Management
Meryl Schaffer of TLC Daily Money Mentor
Christine Dolan of C.Dolan & Associates
Meet the Elder Law Attorneys - Richard Abraham and Elizabeth Gray
An opportunity to meet, learn and interact with leading Elder Law Attorneys. This month features attorneys: Richard Abraham of The Law Firm of Abraham & Bauer, LLC Elizabeth Gray of McCandlish Lillard
Content Marketing 101 for Senior Serving Organizations
Learn how digital content marketing — blogs, articles, videos, podcasts, etc. — can be a strategic way to connect with your ideal customer and drive real business results. You'll learn why high-quality content works and how it helps prospects get to know, like and trust you — and then buy from you.
Jon DeNunzio brings nearly 20 years of experience from the newsroom of the Washington Post — working on both its print edition and website. He has run his own digital marketing business, Squarely Digital, since 2013
Meet the Aging Life Care Managers - Robin Mansfield - Mary Ann Buckley - Karen McPhail
A live and interactive conversation with a panel of Aging Life Care Managers. Each month we will get to know these professionals and learn how they help clients find solutions. This month will feature Aging Life Care Association members Robin Mansfield of Aging Network Services Mary Ann Buckley of Corewood Care Karen McPhail of Eldementals
Aging Life Care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty.
Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through: Assessment and monitoring Planning and problem-solving Education and advocacy Family caregiver coaching
Learn About Senior Resources Serving Arlington, VA - Virtual Presentation and Expo
First-of-its-kind interactive presentation and expo brought to you by Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington County Area Agency on Aging, Arlington County Parks and Recreation and Positive Aging Sourcebook. This event will also feature the opportunity to connect with dozens of local providers offering senior housing, aging in place and helpful resources who are featured in the Virginia Hospital Center Senior Resource Guide. Order FREE copies click here
Special thanks to the providers who have supported the Virginia Hospital Center Senior Resource Guide, click here or below to learn more
Arlington Neighborhood Village
Assisting Hands - Arlington
At Home Alexandria
Baby Boomers Home Health
Brightstar - Arlington
Capital Caring Health
Farr Law Firm
Georgetown Home Care
Goodwin House, Inc.
Home Instead Senior Care
Independent You, Senior Services
Lifecare Affordability Plan
Lighthouse Senior Care Consultants
Lionheart Eldercare & Consulting
Mt Vernon at Home
Nursing Referral Service
Old Dominion Home Care
Options For Senior America Corp
Overwhelmend How Can I Help, LLC
Paragon Home Care
Right At Home-Fairfax
Silverado Alexandria Memory Care Community
Sunrise Senior Living
TruBlue Total House Care
Vinson Hall Corporation
Safe & Accessible Home Solutions - First-of-its-Kind Live & Interactive Discussion
Our panel of universal design experts will share their insights, thoughts and solutions as we apply the AARP HomeFit Checklist to an actual home in Kensington, MD!
This is event is a partnership with the Villages of Kensington, HomesRenewed Coalition, and Positive Aging Sourcebook using the AARP Homefit Checklist.
Laurie Pross - Homeowner in Kensington, MD and Villages of Kensington Board Member
Louis Tenenbaum - Homes Renewed
Greg Sieb - Live in Place
Ali Soltani - HandyPro
Stephen Hage - Strategies for Independent Living
Greg Olavarria- Get-A-Grip Construction Services
Moderated by Steve Gurney of Positive Aging Sourcebook
Connect with Aging Studies Students and Programs - UMBC, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech
Our monthly discussions centered around Careers and Workplace topics in Senior Living. This months discussion spotlights some innovative university-based aging studies programs, you will learn how to tap into their programs to hire their students and graduates. These programs have invited their students to participate in our discussion! This is a great opportunity to recruit qualified candidates and/or help students by sharing your perspective on senior living career opportunities!
Live & Interactive Discussion with Dr. Bill Thomas
A discussion with Dr. Bill Thomas, author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. Founder of The Eden Alternative, Creator of The Green House®, Minka building system and MAGIC (Multi-Ability, multi-Generational, Inclusive Communities)
Let's Get Organized! Featuring Lisa Woodruff Author of The Mindset of Organization
A roundtable discussion on a variety of workplace topics for senior-serving professionals. Ample time to make announcements if you have a position in your organization or if you are looking for a job!
This month our guest is Lisa Woodruff, Founder and CEO of Organize 365 and the author of The Mindset of Organization, The Paper Solution, and How ADHD Affects Home Organization. Lisa will share tips, techniques and solutions to keep our workplace settings organized and productive!
Learn About the MD Relay Partner Program - Grow Your Business
Maryland Relay Partner is a free program that is designed to connect Maryland businesses and organizations with Relay users.
Maryland Relay Partner gives businesses and organizations the opportunity to:
• Connect with thousands of Relay users, including many in the State’s booming senior population
• Increase sales and customer growth
• Grow customer loyalty among Relay users
• Generate referrals from satisfied Relay users
Meet the Move Managers - Overwhelmed How Can I Help? - Abilities Network - White Glove Solutions
Join us for an interactive and live discussion with the leaders in moving, downsizing and organizing. Each discussion is anchored by a member of the National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers NASMM and include panelists from other moving and downsizing solutions. Moderated by JK Moving Services and Positive Aging Sourcebook.
This session features:Barbara L. Stohlman of Overwhelmed How Can I Help? Heather Murphy from Abilities Network Alonso Zamora from White Glove Solutions
Spotlight on Mytonomy: "Netflix for Healthcare"
Launched with a mission to transform healthcare by offering asynchronous virtual care to educate patients on treatments and procedures using entertaining, engaging, and informative videos
is an Internet executive with over 20 years of experience, including general management of start-up organizations, strategic partnerships at Google, product development, and business operations. Prior to Mytonomy, Vinay was a strategic partnerships executive at Google for seven years, working on the critical toolbar distribution initiative where he negotiated the (original) agreements with Sun Microsystems to bundle Google clients with Java, and with Adobe Systems to bundle Google clients with Flash, Shockwave, and Reader. These two channels helped the toolbar and eventually, Google Chrome, get massive 3rd party distribution while growing search market share.
He was also a founding team member of the Google TV Ads business where he established the foundational relationship with the EchoStar, bringing second-by-second STB measurement to TV advertising. He is the recipient of two EMG Awards for his contributions at Google.
A native of Rochester, Vinay started his career as a software engineer at Eastman Kodak where he developed various features for the PictureMaker Kiosk. He is the co-inventor of multiple patents
Meet the Elder Law Attorneys - Monthly Discussion Series
Opportunity to meet, learn and interact with leading Elder Law Attorneys.
This month features attorneys from The Elder & Disability Law Center :Robert Bullock, CELA, CAP Abby Bullock Tinsley
Meet the Aging Life Care Managers - Monthly Series
a live and interactive conversation with a panel of Aging Life Care Managers. Each month we will get to know these professionals and learn how they help clients find solutions.
This month will feature Aging Life Care Association members
Aging Life Care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through:
Assessment and monitoring
Planning and problem-solving
Education and advocacy
Family caregiver coaching
A technology-enabled Human Platform - LyfLynks
An interactive discussion with LyfLynks: a platform using virtual consolidation to provide a single point-of-access for services needed by family caregivers. Lyflynks combines mobile app technology and call center operations to deliver value to families, seniors, the provider of services and those industries challenged by the growth of the aging demographic. Don Vetal has 25 years experience in CEO, COO and CFO roles in the worlds largest “Assistance” Groups; Generali, United Healthcare, AXA. Lead Americas business units, introduction of concierge services and expansion into Latin/South America. Developed & delivered American Express's "Anything, Anytime, Anywhere" Platinum concierge and Global Assist services across the globe.
Amazon CareHub and Voice Tech for Older Adults with Dr. Galina Reitz
Amazon has rolled out the Care Hub, a set of FREE Alexa features you can use to remotely check in on older relatives in their homes. Join us for a discussion on this platform and other innovations in voice technology that can help older adults and their families.
Dr. Galina Reitz is the Faculty Program Director for the BSIS at the Universities at Shady Grove. Dr. Reitz joined the iSchool after 12 years as a faculty member and administrator at UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County). Dr. Reitz has presented her research at venues around the country and internationally, as well as consulted with technology companies on the design of new devices for older persons. Dr. Reitz has published on various topics including Voice Technology in Supporting Older persons with cognitive impairments, Person-Centered Technology and Quality of Life, Narratives of Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Supporting Caregivers and Care Recipients after the Onset of Cognitive Impairment with Home Based Technology. Most recently Dr. Reitz was awarded a three-year NSF Grant to explore Negotiating Cyber Systems Access for Older Adults with Mild Neurocognitive Disorder. In addition to research Dr. Reitz is focused on the development and continuous enhancement of all aspects of academic programming and continuing to establish community partnerships that support career pathways for students.
Medicare 101 + Q&A
An interactive discussion to help reduce the confusion and how it can help cover the costs of healthcare for you, your loved ones or your clients.
John Norce has provided assistance to thousands of clients in the areas of health insurance and Medicare. Today, his passion lies in developing a team approach with his clients to resolve both simple and complex Medicare challenges.
John is very involved in his profession as witnessed by his active participation in the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers (NAIFA). He is also a prior President of NAHU’s Northern Virginia Chapter and currently serves as the Treasurer of his local NAIFA Chapter. He is a certified Continuing Education Instructor where he provides educational classes to agents on current matters in insurance including Medicare as well. This year, John celebrates his 16th year as a Wish Grantor for Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the fall of 2021 marks his 34rd season of coaching youth sports in the Northern Virginia area.
John is very active in the public speaking circles and hosts numerous events every month for seniors to advance their knowledge and understanding of Medicare. John strives to advance his platform of assisting seniors in making informed decisions regarding their Medicare benefits.
Spotlight on STACKCARE Innovative smart monitoring technology
Whether for StackCare @home or with our retirement community product for professional managers and caregivers, we use the same high quality sensors made by NYCE Sensors Inc in Canada. Stack tunes the sensors so they give us rich motion data when someone’s home and then preserve their battery life by ‘sleeping’ when they sense that there’s nobody there. The sensors have a built in thermometer to also provide room temperatures helping you to make sure that Mom or Dad are turning on the AC when they need it.
Meet the Elder Law Attorneys - Monthly Discussion Series
Join us for an opportunity to meet, learn and interact with leading Elder Law Attorneys. This month features:Evan Farr with the Farr Law Firm Elena Sallitto with Stavely & Sallitto
Workforce Wednesday in Senior Living Jobs, Careers and More
A roundtable discussion on a variety of workplace topics in senior living. This discussion will kick off our monthly Workplace Wednesday Series designed to be gathering place and resource for workplace issues, job search and hiring!
5 Trends for Senior Living in 2021 - Live & Interactive Expert Panel Discussion
Discussed the future-proof trends from the recent International Council on Active Aging Forum with three thought leaders in the field of senior living.Colin Milner CEO/Founder - International Council on Active Aging Roger Landry, MD, MPH Author Live Long, Die Short President Masterpiece Amanda Baushke Associate Managing Director of Operations Masterpiece
Meet the Moving , Downsizing and Organizing Solutions - Monthly Discussion Series
An interactive and live discussion with the leaders in moving, downsizing and organizing. Each discussion is anchored by a member of the National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers NASMM and include panelists from other moving and downsizing solutions. Moderated by JK Moving Services and Positive Aging Sourcebook
This session featuredCharna Kinneberg from Senior Transitions, Inc. - Move Manager Victoria Hathaway from Bob Lucido Team of Keller Williams Integrity David MacMahan from Fairsplit - Technology
Aging Policy and the Biden Administration with Howard Gleckman
The pandemic has amplified the flaws of the nation’s long-term care system just as a new Administration takes power in Washington, DC. Urban Institute senior fellow Howard Gleckman will describe the key aging policy challenges facing the Biden Administration and discuss the reforms the White House may propose. Howard Gleckman is a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, where he is affiliated with the Tax Policy Center and the Program on Retirement Policy. He is the author of Caring for Our Parents (St. Martin’s Press) and writes a weekly column on aging issues for Forbes.com. In 2016, Mr. Gleckman was named one of the nation’s top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue Mr. Gleckman is president of the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington and serves on the National Capital regional governing board for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He previously served as chair of the Board of Trustees of Suburban Hospital (Bethesda, MD)
Virtual Mental Health Therapy and Sleep Care with Better Now Health
A live and interactive discussion that explores the rapidly growing segment of remote mental health treatment. Learn about a pioneering new platform, Better Now Health and the research and science behind their Sleep Care treatment. Melissa Ellison, Ph.D., MHCDS is the founder and CEO of Better Now Health. She founded Better Now Health to provide greater access to mental health services in a format that is less daunting than the open-ended commitment that is typical today.
Meet the Aging Life Care Managers - Heather Suri, Christine Bitzer, and Ellen Platt
A live and interactive conversation with a panel of Aging Life Care Managers. Each month we will get to know these professionals and learn how they help clients find solutions. This month will feature Aging Life Care Association members Ellen Platt with The Option Group, Heather Suri with Pathways in Aging, and Christine Bitzer with Seabury Resources for Aging Aging Life Care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through:Assessment and monitoring Planning and problem-solving Education and advocacy Family caregiver coaching
Who Will Speak for You If You Can’t Speak for Yourself?
Only about 30% of people have planned ahead in case they can’t speak for themselves during a serious illness or emergency. Val Walker of Voice Your Choice, an innovative community-based advance care planning program will share tips and technology to help us, our loved ones, and our clients wishes are honored whether they are 18 or 108.
Voice Your Choice, a program of Nexus Montgomery led by JSSA, provides information and resources through local community training and can help you develop a plan to have your health care wishes known if you are unable to speak for yourself.
Conversation with Dr. Henry Mahncke, PhD, CEO of Posit Science - Braintraining, Older Drivers and Isolation
A conversation with Henry Mahncke, PhD, CEO of Posit Science. Posit Science is a pioneer in the area of brain-training and helps people be at their best throughout their lives by providing brain-training exercises clinically proven to improve cognitive performance. Henry will share insights and research on the value and implementation of brain-training including a new research project on older drivers, insights on social isolation and much more.
Spotlight on Independa - Turning Your Aging Loved One’s TV into an Engagement Window on the World
A discussion with KIAN SANEII, FOUNDER & CEO of Independa. Independa allows seniors at home to easily switch between watching their favorite TV shows and engaging with family and friends with simplified video chat, photo and message sharing, and many other fun and important services — no tablets or computers required, no virus scans, passwords or software updates — nothing complicated to learn. The Independa AnyTV Companion™ makes it easy to enjoy a Life, Connected™, switching from watching your favorite TV programs to connecting with the people you care about and who care for your, as well as your healthcare providers.
GetSetUp: Learning to Stay Connected with Loved Ones During COVID Through Technology
An interactive conversation and demo with the team who created GetSetUp, a mission-driven education technology company dedicated to teaching older adults today's technology.
GetSetUp, an online community that helps older adults to learn new skills, access new experiences and connect with each other. All classes are taught live by older adults who are retired educators or professionals.
Caregiver Story: Author of "Being My Mom's Mom"
An interactive discussion with Loretta Woodward Veney. Loretta shares insights from her personal 14 year journey since her Mom's dementia diagnosis and inspired her book, Being My Mom's Mom
Ageism Discussion with Old School - Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse
Join us for an interactive and thought provoking discussion on ageism with Ryan Backer and Kyrié Carpenter of https://oldschool.info/ Old School is a clearinghouse of free and carefully vetted resources to educate people about ageism and help dismantle it and is the brainchild of anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite of This Chair Rocks, who created it with Ryan and Kyrié.
The Presence of Mind to Grow with the Flow: Making the Most of Every Situation with Ron Culberson Author, and Humorist
From the 34th Annual Caregiver’s Conference we have the closing session by Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE, Speaker, Author, and Humorist.
The Presence of Mind to Grow with the Flow: Making the Most of Every Situation
We spend the bulk of our lives in our heads rather than immersed in each moment. Focusing on the reality in front of us we are better able to respond appropriately. This funny presentation will show participants how to make the most of each situation to be more fulfilled, connect with others more effectively, and make life and work more enjoyable.
Family/Employee Caregiver Crisis with Larry Nisenson of Genworth and CareScout® Caregiver Support Services
A new Centers for Disease Control study reveals that Baby Boomer caregivers more often have chronic health conditions and frequent mental distress than non-caregivers - a situation that further intensifies the already escalated Family Caregiver Crisis as America continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic and the economic, healthcare and personal challenges it has created. With nearly one-quarter of Baby Boomers serving as caregivers, now more than ever, all of our 42 million family caregivers are struggling to cope with the emotional, physical and financial challenges posed by caring for aging loved ones, especially among the 6 in 10 caregivers who also work, creating a new “Employee Caregiving Crisis.”
Join us for a conversation with Larry Nisenson, Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer for Genworth U.S. Life Insurance Segment, including CareScout® Caregiver Support Services, an innovative program designed to provide expert guidance and personal support for those struggling to find the right help for their loved one.
Caregiving Lessons: Learning, Coping, and Surviving - Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber
From the 34th Annual Caregivers Conference - Marty Schreiber, former governor of Wisconsin, has seen his beloved wife, Elaine, gradually transform from the woman who had gracefully entertained in the executive residence to one who sometimes does not recognize him as her husband. Marty candidly counsels those taking on this caregiving role, and offers sage advice that respects the one with Alzheimer’s while maintaining the caregiver’s health. As two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s are women, he offers special guidance for men who are thrust into an unexpected role. With patience, adaptability, and even a sense of humor, Marty shows how love continues for his “Second Elaine.”
Lucy Rose Fischer: Author of "I’m New at Being Old" and "Grow Old With Me"
Join us for a conversation with Lucy Rose Fischer, author of "I’m New at Being Old", artist, and honoree by the Gerontological Society of America “outstanding achievement and exemplary contributions to the field of aging.”
Big and Mini - Bridging Generations to Create Meaningful Connections
A conversation with the founders and participants of the innovative 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Big & Mini, https://bigandmini.org/. A community working together to spread wisdom, end social isolation, and make the world a little better— one generation-bridging connection at a time. Using technology to shrink the generational divide into a small crack. We hope that through shared stories, new memories, and new friendships, we can connect everyone, one big and mini match at a time.
Hospital Case Management in COVID-19 and Beyond
A discussion with James Meenan is the Director of Case Management at Virginia Hospital Center. Get an overview on the inner workings of a case management department during the COVID crisis and how senior serving professionals can best serve our clients before, during and after a transition to a hospital or medical center. James Meenan is the Director of Case Management at Virginia Hospital Center. He leads a 30-member team; James has oversight and accountability for utilization management, discharge planning and social services throughout the 394-bed Hospital. He and his staff work with the patient, family and medical team to establish care plan’s in the Hospital and arrange for all necessary services following discharge – everything from routine appointments to nursing home care to community social service agencies for patients with complex needs.
Spotlight on GoGoGrandparent - Innovative Service to Help Older Adults Remain Independent
A conversation with Justin Boogaard Founder/CEO of GoGoGrandparent GoGo helps older adults live independently in their home for as long as possible. By working directly with on demand services, GoGo manages the mobility, meals, groceries and more of their clients. GoGo’s “GoGoGuardian” system helps protect clients living with cognitive, visual, physical or dexterous impairments to ensure a safe, reliable and affordable independence. Built in 2015 as demanded by the CEO’s grandmother, GoGo is now relied upon by hundreds of thousands of older adults throughout the United States & Canada.