28th Annual Conference on Aging & Vendor Expo
Early Bird Rates In Effect until December 15,2017
Member: $115.00 Non-Member: $165.00
Registration rate after December 15, 2017
Regular Member: $125.00 Regular Non-Member: $175
8:00am-9:00am Registration and Breakfast with our Vendors and Sponsors
9:00am-10:00am General Session - Hear from national leaders in the field of aging
10:00am-10:30am Coffee Break with the Vendors and Sponsors
10:30am-12:00pm Morning Workshop
1:30pm-2:00pm Dessert with Vendors and Sponsors
2:15pm-3:45pm Afternoon Workshop
4:00pm-5:00pm Celebration of a Career - Join us as we celebrate the Retirement of Bobbie Sackman, Former Director of Public Policy at LiveOn NY
PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS - more info coming soon!
See Workshops with Designated Continuing Education Contact Hours for LMSWs and LCSWs!
1. Changing How We Think!
Speaker: Tom Kamber, PhD, Founder and Executive Director, Older Adult Technology Services, OATS
"Design thinking" is a big part of serving older adults, whether we do it consciously or not. From decorating the community room to designing our websites, we make decisions every day that affect how participants experience our programs. Come hear OATS executive director explain why "great design is a powerful antidote for ageism."
2. It's All in the Recipe
Come learn about three successful programs that are working to provide innovative solutions to help meet the needs of older New Yorkers. This workshop will dive into how they created their "secret sauce", avoided specific vulnerabilities and how other agencies might replicate their lessons learned.
3. When the Past is Present: What Holocaust Survivors Can Teach Us About Working With Elders Who Experienced Trauma- This workshop will provide 1.5 continuing education contact hours for LMSWs and LCSWs.
Rejecting life-sustaining services. Hoarding food. Neglecting personal hygiene. Accusing others of stealing trivial items. How do we help clients whose behaviors have the effect of pushing us away? Holocaust survivors have taught us that perplexing symptoms in older adults sometimes have their origins in early trauma. Yet trauma is not unique to Holocaust survivors - traumatic experiences have shaped the lives of many older adults we serve. Lessons learned from Holocaust survivors give us keys to connecting with aging trauma survivors, opening the door to helping. This workshop will empower participants with strategies for providing Person Centered Trauma Informed (PCTI) care that can be used by staff in a variety of settings.
4. More Than Just Numbers- This workshop will provide 1.5 continuing education contact hours for LMSWs and LCSWs.
Speakers: Russell Lusak, Senior Vice President, Selfhelp Community Services, Inc and Diosdado G. Gica, Chief Program Officer, SAGE
As the aging field looks to integrate with healthcare, provide clarity on its impact and better understand clients' needs the use of data has become more important than ever. This workshop will provide critical policy background and context to how and why aging services must be able to prove its role in looking at social determinants of health.
5. Using Social Media to Engage Your Community
With 70% of seniors reporting to be internet users and a whopping 52% reporting to be daily Facebook users, its time we begin thinking more seriously about using social media to spread our messages, provide information and referrals, and perform quality outreach. Come and learn about the power of Facebook advertising and targeting, how to choose the appropriate platform for quality outcomes, how to utilize social media to engage elected officials, community members, and even bring in new clients!
6. A Closer Look through Mapping
This workshop will explore an exciting new mapping tool developed to specifically understand the trends and resources on aging in New York City. Come learn how to navigate the tool so that you can better understand your community, use data to approach funding sources and donors.
7. Senior Medicare Patrol: Medicare Fraud and Scams- Learning What You Can Do To Protect Yourself and Your Clients
Do the seniors at your center ask you for help with suspicious mail or phone calls they've received? Do they have trouble understanding their medical statements? Are you interested protecting the seniors you serve from fraud and scams? Through this workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the dangers of identity theft and medical identity theft, and how to protect the seniors you serve from falling victim to common healthcare and consumer scams.
8. Food as Medicine for Older Adults - This workshop will provide 1.5 continuing education contact hours for LMSWs and LCSWs.
The workshop will highlight the nutritional keys to healthy aging, as well as the challenges many older adults face due to the aging process and chronic illness. Guidance for a series of chronic conditions will be provided, along with how to identify people with increased needs. Resources appropriate for different situations will be discussed as well.
Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC, Inc. d/b/a LiveOn NY is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0414.