2015 Conference Presentations:
Ashton Applewhite- This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps our View of Long Life
Sok Kean Khoo & Barbara Pickut- Parkinson’s Disease: Early Detection and Mindfulness Treatment New Approaches
Kara Hansen, Lisa Spangler, Jill Banka- Building a Better Balance Program is as Easy as 1,2..or 3
Mark Gleason, Robert Robins, Paul Stansbie- Boomers & Tourism: You Don’t Have to Stay Home
Mary Mathieu, Suzann Ogland-Hand- Finding Balance in the Early Stages of a Dementia Disorder: Strength-Based Interventions
Marenta Klinger & Lisa Ellens-The Short Lesson on Living Long
Linda J. Keilman- The Spiritual Dimension in Aging
Chris Kurby and Jing Chen- Aging is a Mindset: How We Think about Age May Influence How We Age
Kristine M. Todd and Steven E. Brodnicki- Maintaining Functional Capacity During and Following Hospitalization to Improve Mobility
Nancy Mason & Julie Lake- Preventing Falls Through Better Balance
Elizabeth Neubig- Brain Boost or Bust
2014 Conference Presentations:
Leslie R. Martin- "Throw Your Heart into it, and the Rest Will Follow!" ; "Throw Your Heart into… What?"
Michael Shoemaker; John Stevenson- "Exercise and Successful Aging: Maintaining Function and Quality of Life"
Sarah Van Eerden- "Making Healthy Eating Fun"
Cynthia S Pimm- "How to Stay in the Driver's Seat of Life"
Joan Borst- “Adult Orphans: when parents die”
Steve Glass; Lindsey DesArmo- "The More You Move…The More You Live"
Joanne Feutz- "Aging in Place: AARP HomeFit Program"
Jing Chen- "Research on Mindfulness"
Andrew Farmer- "Health Care Reform"
2013 Conference Presentations:
Suzanne Filby-Clark; Laura Dobrzelewski; Julie Alicki; Martha Anderson - "Exploring Community Options TO Age In Place"
Tom Appel - "Making Your Voice Heard"
Bryan Reeder - "Fraud Target: Senior Citizens"
Suzann Ogland-Hand, PhD; Cathy Brady, LMSW; Christine Simons, CTRS; Joy Spahn, MPA - "Empowered for the Dementia Caregiver Journey"
Elaine Schott - "Vintage Status: Powered And Empowering"
Chuck Jaquith; Linda Likely; Jan Amato; Douglas Hale - "Next Step"
Jolene Moore - "Walk for Life: Speed Up Your Stride, Improve Your Health"
Priscilla Kimboko, PhD - "Food Matters: Healthy Choices For The Body And Brain"
Sister Sue Tracy - "Laff Jest For The Health Of IT!"
Douglas Chung - "Buddhist Empowerment And Life Transformation"
Linda Kirpes, Lihua Huang, Alisha Cowell - "The Joys of Sex in Later Life"
2012 Conference Presentations:
Molly Mettler, MSW - "Mom, I Think We Should Talk: Preparing For the Final Transition"
Susan Jensen, PhD, MSN - Impacts of the New Health Law on Seniors
Cray Mulder, LMSW, PhD; Muthoni Imungi, PhD, LMSW; Amanda Taylor, MSW Candidate; Tim Buteyn, MSW Student and GA - Consequences for Caregivers: Dealing With Ambiguous Loss
Cynthia Beel-Bates, PhD, MSN, & Heather Wallace, PhD, MPH Candidate - Take Charge: Become Your Own Health Advocate
Gayle Ruhl, MSW - Cultural Perspective: Working With Native American Elders
Linda Kirpes, MSW - Suspecting Elder Abuse: Now What?
Joan Borst, PhD, LMSW - Lost & Found: Grief and Loss Associated with Chronic Illness
Cathy Weisbeck, PhD, MSW - Transitioning to Honor the Older Population in America (Additional Notes and References)
Paul Reitemeier, PhD - Planning Your Exit Strategy: Making the Most of Your Advanced Directive
Kim Crawford, LMSW - Learning to Live as One: The Journey of Widowhood
Iris Boettcher, MD, CMD - Dementia: What's Up?
Dianne Green-Smith, PhD, LMSW, ACSW - Spiritual Connectedness: A Mother's and Daughter's Journey
David L. Carrier, PC - Late Life Legal Scenarios: How to Preserve What You Own to Protect What You Value
2011 Conference Presentations:
Dr. Larry Lawhorne -The Modern Fountain of Youth: An Ecology of Optimal Aging
Betsy Brown - Using Plant-Based Therapies to Promote Health & Well-being
Suzan Couzens - Spirituality & Health
Muthoni Imungi - Immigrants and Refugees: Aging Issues and Challenges
Chris Kurby - Age Difference in the Understanding & Memory of Everyday Activity
Amanda Baushke - Masterpiece Living: Promoting Successful Aging in Senior Living Facilities
Paul Bennett - Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: Great Places to Grow Old?
Tracy Booth - Eating for Health: Adapting Culture Food Choices to Healthy Food
Substitution Charts Handout
Recipe 1: Hot Mexican Bean Sauce
Recipe 2: Okra & Tomato
Rita LaReau - Project NICHE (Nurses Improving Care of Health Systems Elders): The SPICES TOOL
Michael Faber - Successful Aging: Overcoming Ageism and Rediscovering Life Purpose
Sue Brooks & Amanda Himes - Do You Feel What I Feel? Understanding Sensory Changes in the Aging Population
Steven Smith - Canadian Prescription Purchasing Practices and Health Care Attitudes Among Michigan Senior Center Participants
2010 Conference Presentations:
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