Schedule

July 12, 2017

Event Time Description Presenter
Registration Desk Hours 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Exhibit Hall Set-Up 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Exhibit Hall Hours 12:30PM - 5:00PM
Welcome Luncheon & Keynote Address 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Dessert 12:30PM - 1:00PM
Welcome Reception with Special Local Entertainment 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Condition-focused Nutrition and Impact on at-Risk Patients 1:05PM - 2:00PM The purpose of this session is to educate attendees on the nutrition in at-risk populations and its implications. Attendees will learn how to identify nutritional risks for various populations and understand how compromised nutrition impacts patients and the healthcare system. Attendees will also be able to understand the impact of nutrition on various chronic conditions and identify options to make an impact on individuals in need. Catherine Macpherson
Delivering Quality Cost Efficient Nutrition Services 1:05PM - 2:00PM Providing cost-efficient and customer-driven nutrition service in an evolving environment is an important management function. Nutrition programs are facing an increasingly competitive market for meals and nutrition services. Join in a discussion and gain practical insights that will assist you in providing consistent, quality meals to your customers. Linda Netterville
The Best of All Worlds: Successful Collaboration in the Intergenerational Workplace Part I 1:05PM - 2:00PM This session will teach attendees how to better collaborate in the workplace to develop the best solutions for problems they may face. Attendees will understand the definition of an “intergenerational” workplace, the prevalence of this workplace phenomenon, and be able to explore issues which may arise.  This session will explore differences and similarities across generations with interactive (experiential) group activity. In the following session, attendees will have the opportunity to further apply the knowledge they have learned. Patricia Bordie
Texercise Select: Bringing Proven Health and Wellness to all Texans! 1:05PM - 2:00PM Texercise Select is an innovative and adaptive program that can help improve health and wellness in your community. Attendees will learn about the research methods used to establish the evidence-base for Texercise Select, how easily the program can be implemented in their community, and how Texercise Select is replicable and adaptable for their community. Chelsea Couch, Holly Riley, & Cindy Quinn
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research 2:05PM - 3:00PM This program is designed to provide current research and practical information on ways to help you age well.  The program begins with an overview of how humans age and how the brain works.  It is then organized to provide information in four key areas of life. Virginia Funk
Aging Texas Veterans from WWII to the Middle East 2:05PM - 3:00PM As Texas has one of the highest veterans’ populations in the US, it is necessary to understand the issues critical to the aging veteran population. This session will provide critical information about the aging Texas veteran population, how to address their unique needs, and where services will be required going forward. Suicide among veterans and a need for focus on female veterans will also be discussed. Anna Baker, Bettie Beckworth, & Pam Maercklein
The Best of All Worlds: Successful Collaboration in the Intergenerational Workplace Part II 2:05PM - 3:00PM This session will be a continuation of the lessons learned in The Best of All Worlds: Successful Collaboration in the Intergenerational Workplace Part 1. Attendees will apply knowledge from the previous session when learning about potential solutions to bridging the gap across workplace generations through best practice examples, successful workplace project management, and team building interventions and shared ideas from other learners. They will also be able to share real life examples or observations, and ask questions. Patricia Bordie
Get ‘Em While They’re Young Utilizing Future Health Care Professionals to Delivery Evidence-Based Programs 2:05PM - 3:00PM This session will allow participants to understand the history of development and core components of a model for delivering Evidence-Based Programs (EBPs) utilizing in-person Nursing students, in-person Public Health Masters Students and Counseling Psychology Doctoral students both in-person and via telehealth. Attendees will learn about current data on the evaluation of this model and identify the successes and challenges of partnership. They will also have the opportunity to discuss how the model can be applied across many health care disciplines. Rachel Foster & Doris Howell
We’re Going Places: Travel Training for Area Agencies on Aging 3:05PM - 3:55PM Travel documentation is a critical tool that allows us to travel and help our areas. This presentation will help you to define different types of travel training and how it can benefit different client groups, including seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities. You will also be able to identify resources and partners at the national, state, and local level, including funding, to develop travel training programs in different communities. Lastly, you will learn to utilize resources to design potential local travel training programs adapted to local conditions. Albert Baca & Siena Lindeman
Evaluating the Efficacy of a Regional Care Coalition 3:05PM - 3:55PM This presentation will provide participants an enhanced knowledge of the elements of a successful care coalition. Attendees will gain better understanding of the regional care coalition research, data, and data collection methods used to determine the efficacy of a regional care coalition. Judy Conner & Randy McBroom, PhD
Correlates of Health Problems at Senior Centers 3:05PM - 3:55PM This session will elaborate on an extensive study that measured the correlates of health problems at Senior Centers. Attendees will learn about the background, purpose, and methodology of the study. The correlation between service utilization and health problems will be explored. Keith Whisnant Turner, PhD,
When 9-1-1 calls YOU 3:05PM - 3:55PM This presentation will provide attendees a forum to learn about and discuss issues related to aging populations and emergency services. Attendees will collaborate to learn of ways to increase recruitment of participants in evidence-based programs and impact community paramedics’ delivery of care to frequent users of 911 who have chronic conditions. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions between Area Agencies on Aging and emergency service personnel. Kelly Blair; Jerromie Jones, EMT; Clinton Page, EMT; Regina Trail, EMT; & Jessica Walker
Mitigating Geriatric Trauma: A Trauma Injury Prevention Perspective 4:00PM - 4:50PM This session will provide valuable information regarding the prevention of geriatric trauma. Participants will identify the purpose of injury prevention programs supported by Trauma Centers, the top trauma injuries for patients over 65, and the impact that falls have on the patient, family and community. Karen Mynar, RN
An Overview Person-Centered Planning 4:00PM - 4:50PM This session will allow participants to understand the Person-Centered Planning processes using Person-Centered Thinking. Participants will also learn about the structures used to develop individual program plans that support individual life choices while addressing issues of health and safety. Mary Bishop
Finding the Aging Population in Texas with Census Data 4:00PM - 4:50PM Texas ranks as the third state in the nation having the highest aging population. This presentation will be an overview of census data that will show attendees the range of topics and tables available to assess a community for the aging population. Susana Guerra Privett
MUSIC & MEMORY℠: How to Improve the Quality of Life & Reduce Anti-psychotic Use 4:00PM - 4:50PM This session will allow participants to understand the neurophysiological benefits of the Music & Memory program. Attendees will be able to understand the program and how it is implemented into long-term care facilities, as well as the training objectives and outcomes of Music & Memory. Stephanie Hoffman

July 13, 2017

Event Time Description Presenter
Registration Desk Hours 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Exhibit Hall Hours 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Lunch on your Own 11:00AM - 1:30PM
Exhibit Hall Closing & Dessert 1:30PM - 2:00PM
Working with People who are Hard of Hearing: Hearing Aids and Communication Strategies 9:00AM - 9:50AM Hearing aids are a great first step but have limitations in challenging situations such as meetings, on the phone or in noise.  We will discuss optimizing hearing aid benefits and communication strategies which will minimize frustrations and ensure successful communication. Rose Aird Minette
Aging Texas Veterans from WWII to the Middle East 9:00AM - 9:50AM As Texas has one of the highest veterans’ populations in the US, it is necessary to understand the issues critical to the aging veteran population. This session will provide critical information about the aging Texas veteran population, how to address their unique needs, and where services will be required going forward. Suicide among veterans and a need for focus on female veterans will also be discussed. Anna Baker, Bettie Beckworth, & Pam Maercklein
Be Healthy: Food Security and Nutrition for Older Adults 9:00AM - 9:50AM This session will cover the importance of food security and nutrition as part of healthy aging.  We will talk about resources and programs that can help reduce food insecurity in older adults as well as educate older Texans on healthy eating techniques. Chelsea Couch & Holly Riley
Conversations with the Texas Falls Prevention Coalition: Texans Working Together for a Falls Free Tomorrow Part Ition 9:00AM - 9:50AM This session will allow participants to understand the prevalence and costs of falls in Texas- physically, financially, and mentally. Participants will learn about the mission, goals, activities, and committee focus of the Texas Falls Prevention Coalition, as well as how they can make an impact in their community for fall prevention awareness activities. Mona Bailey, Colette Pientok, Cindy Quinn, & Holly Riley
Assistive Technology and Resources for Persons with Hearing Loss 10:00AM - 10:50AM Information will be shared on hearing aid alternatives when a client has limited funding to purchase one.  A variety of assistive technology will be displayed and explained.  Resources available locally and from the state will be shared, such as the STAP telephone assistance program, outreach sites, advocacy and more. Rose Aird Minette
Leveraging Resources from the Inside Out – the Benefits of Advisory Committees 10:00AM - 10:50AM This session will allow participants to learn about the role of the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) in Texas. Participants will learn about the legislative requirements for the formation of ADRC and Texas Lifespan Respite Care Program (TLRCP) advisory committees at both the state and local levels. Best practices regarding the process of forming and sustaining effective advisory committees will be reviewed, as well as how they contribute to improved services. Debbie Hall, Nicole Hawk, & Wendy Francik, PhD
Under One Roof: Multiple Generations Living in the Same House 10:00AM - 10:50AM This presentation will allow participants to be more aware of the prevalence of multiple generations living in one household. Participants will be trained on planning for a successful, multigenerational living situation, as well as becoming aware of some tools to help with resolving conflict.  Lynda Taylor Ender
Conversations with the Texas Falls Prevention Coalition: Texans Working Together for a Falls Free Tomorrow Part II 10:00AM - 10:50AM This session will allow participants to understand the prevalence and costs of falls in Texas- physically, financially, and mentally. Participants will learn about the mission, goals, activities, and committee focus of the Texas Falls Prevention Coalition, as well as how they can make an impact in their community for fall prevention awareness activities. Mona Bailey, Colette Pientok, Cindy Quinn, & Holly Riley
Transfer on Death Deed: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Probate 2:00PM - 2:50PM The Transfer on Death Deed (TODD) allows Texas property owners to transfer real property to heirs without the need for a will and without the need for probate. The session will outline the benefits of the TODD, which serves to unify titles, avoid the court costs associated with probate, and exempt the property from Medicaid estate recovery (MERP). Paul Zambie, JD
The Intersection of Neurocognitive Disorders and Medical Decision Making 2:00PM - 2:50PM This session will provide participants critical information regarding medical decision making and neurocognitive disorders. Participants will learn to recognize the difference between medical incapacity and legal incompetence. Attendees will become more educated on how to apply the law to various medical decision-making scenarios, as well as when and how court involvement affects medical treatment decisions. John Ross, JD
The Village Movement in Texas 2:00PM - 2:50PM This session will provide participants with an increased knowledge and understanding of the work of locally operated nonprofit “village” organizations working to serve seniors primarily through a dedicated set of volunteers. Participants will also be able to understand the wellness benefits of a pilot program of quasi-case management for vulnerable older adults delivered by specially trained volunteers and oversight from a social worker. Tommi Ferguson
The Aging Network Educating Health Professionals for Tomorrow 2:00PM - 2:50PM The purpose of this session is to educate aging professionals on potential future implications for the aging network in Texas. Participants will learn to identify driving forces providing unique opportunities to integrate geriatric education and the aging network in developing the geriatric workforce. They will also be able to define key elements and best practices for academic, nonprofit, and healthcare partnerships to develop clinical geriatric training. Lastly, participants will also learn to formulate partnership strategies to integrate aging community services into geriatric education while expanding current community programs. Alexandra Cisneros; Lesca Hadley, MD; Jennifer Severance, PhD; Sherry Simon; & Don Smith
Powers of Attorney for Adults 50+: Tool to Protect or Exploit? 3:00PM - 3:50PM In this session, participants will learn how to distinguish between the different types of powers of attorney, understand their intended purpose, and apply the appropriate power of attorney to a client’s situation, if applicable. The participants will learn the misuse and abuses of the fiduciary responsibility of powers of attorney and be able to recognize the red flags of powers of attorney financial abuse. Local and national resources to report suspected powers of attorney abuse and how to identify the criminal penalties associated with this type of abuse will also be discussed. Steve Benton & Alexis Goldate, JD
Depression is NOT a Normal Part of Aging Part I 3:00PM - 3:50PM This session will educate attendees on recognizing and treating depression in aging populations. Attendees will learn about the prevalence of depression in the 65+ population, how to identify the symptoms of depression, and how to understand risk factors for suicide. Attendees will also learn about depression treatment methods and how to utilize the different intervention methods for someone who has depression. Heidi Davis
Age Well Live Well: Be Connected 3:00PM - 3:50PM This session will cover the importance of connection in healthy aging and how being connected fits into Texas Health and Human Service’s Age Well Live Well campaign.  We will talk about how being engaged can help to reduce the growing issue of isolation, share existing opportunities to encourage engagement, and brainstorm innovative activities and program ideas. Holly Riley & Claire Irwin
Meeting the Needs of Caregivers with Evidence-Based Programs 3:00PM - 3:50PM This session will elaborate on the challenges faced by family caregivers. Participants will learn about the development and effectiveness of the Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers, as well as its adaptations. Debbie Billa & Carol Zernial
Measuring Quality in Managed Long Term Supports and Services 4:00PM - 4:50PM Quality plays an important part in transparency and management of effective programs.  To make evidence based decisions on program design; states need to have measures that provide data on the outcomes of their programs. This section will explore these dynamics and the implications for individuals receiving services, providers and states. Camille Dobson, Samantha O'Leary, & Leah Rummel
Depression is NOT a Normal Part of Aging Part II 4:00PM - 4:50PM This session will educate attendees on recognizing and treating depression in aging populations. Attendees will learn about the prevalence of depression in the 65+ population, how to identify the symptoms of depression, and how to understand risk factors for suicide. Attendees will also learn about depression treatment methods and how to utilize the different intervention methods for someone who has depression. Heidi Davis
Networking to Develop Partnerships 4:00PM - 4:50PM Partnerships between aging agencies and other organizations are critical to development, improvement, and growth. This session will help attendees to have a better understanding of what their organizations can provide and offer other community-based organizations. Attendees will practice professional networking and walk away with a better understanding of the value of partnerships and how they can help their agencies. Will Armstrong
Caregiving as a Human Rights Issue: As International Perspective 4:00PM - 4:50PM The human rights of caregivers is a growing discussion in the global workforce. This session will help attendees understand how human rights of caregivers can be compared against existing human right, articulate the importance of caregiving rights with growing aging populations internationally, and understand how cultural differences can impact the approach to the human rights discussion. Carol Zernial & Lyda Arevalo-Flechas, PhD

July 14, 2017

Event Time Description Presenter
Registration Desk Hours 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Closing Breakfast & Keynote Address 9:00AM - 11:00AM
The Importance of Social Media for Senior Job Seekers 8:00AM - 8:50AM Everyone knows networking is the most effective way to find your next job…but today, this entails having an updated, diverse method of networking.  92% of recruiters use LinkedIn to identify qualified candidates for their openings, so in this digital age, older workers must either join the ranks of those utilizing social media or miss out!  In this informative presentation, we will explain how The Senior Source has eliminated the fear of social media, establish how critical its use is and provide some how-to’s of effectively navigating this newer technique. Andrea Anderson & Claire Turner
VD-HCBS: Power Point Presentation/Q&A 8:00AM - 8:50AM The veteran directed – home and community based service is designed to help veterans remain in their homes or with family based on medical needs as opposed to having to live in a long-term facility.  Working together, the VA and the Bexar area agency on aging have partnered successfully with promising results for our veterans. Susan Blevins & Claire Newberger
Age Friendly Cities: Factors Influencing Age Friendly Policy Action 8:00AM - 8:50AM This session explores the next frontier of age-friendly policy and programs, and how communities can position themselves on the leading edge. Recent empirical research examines city management, leadership and advocacy to the needs of a population aged 65 and older illustrated through the tangible actions of age friendly policy adoption. Laura Keyes, PhD
The Good, The Bad, and The Truth: Lesson Learned from the CDSMP/DSMP North Texas Consortium 8:00AM - 8:50AM This session elaborates on the key points learned from the CDSMP/DSMP North Texas Consortium. This presentation will help attendees to formulate an implementation plan that will attract volunteers to become lay leaders, recruit participants and increase graduation rates in their service area, and analyze the challenges they face during implementation and ongoing program activities Christina Bartha, Kelly Blair, Cindy Quinn, Jessica Walker, & Laura Wolfe, PhD