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8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712
Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life
Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:15-10:00 am
Speaker(s): Kay Corpus, MD
Speaker(s): Dan Buettner
Description: Dan Buettner Book Signing; Exhibits open
Description: It’s not what you think and it’s everywhere –recognize the signs, symptoms and indicators of dementia. Teepa will address the “real world” issues that occur when someone is developing and then living with brain failure.
Speaker(s): Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Description: Falls can cause hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death for the elder population. Fortunately, this public health problem is largely preventable.
Speaker(s): Judith Canlas, MD and Beth Taylor, DPT
Description: Eating fresh, plant-based meals and snacks can help prevent diabetes and heart disease. Learn tips for incorporating more into your daily life.
Speaker(s): Robin Mallery, RN
Description: Many steps have already been taken to help make southwest Indiana a healthier place to live, learn, work, play and pray. In this session you will learn about those efforts, help imagine Evansville as a Blue Zone, and find out how you can get involved.
Speaker(s): Andrea Hays, MPH
Description: Original songs and stories that provide insight into the needs and experiences of older adults. Leave with a renewed passion for caregiving and ideas for initiating creatively engaging activities.
Speaker(s): Kareen King, MA, RDT
Description: Learn how to identify veterans’ individualized needs with an overview of how each era/war has impacted their health today.
Speaker(s): Sue Gipson, RN, CHPN
Description: Exhibits open - UC East, 2nd Floor
Description: Builds on Part 1 with strategies to effectively control situations and deal with challenging behaviors. Partnered activities will promote skill development and encourage active learning opportunities. This session will be held during the lunch period (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Description: Using a volunteer approach to keep older adults in their own homes.
Speaker(s): Lori Reed, BS
Description: Hands-on workshop demonstrates how a journal can become a private haven for therapeutic self-expression.
Speaker(s): Barbara Stahura, CJF
Description: The feet are truly the “connectors” of the body. Explore how reflexology works in providing an avenue for better holistic health.
Speaker(s): Tina Weisman, BS, MS
Description: Anticipating end of life issues in veterans and explore ways they may approach this time differently than civilians.
Description: Emergency response is a demanding, stressful occupation. Learn tips for self-care with applications for working with older adults.
Speaker(s): Gregory P. Gordon, MA, LCSW
Description: Grandparents are more involved in “kinship care” than ever before. Learn how this affects the grandparent, the children they are raising and the relationships with the parents.
Speaker(s): Donna Wagner, AS, MS
Description: Learn treatment options and how to recognize the early symptoms of this medical condition that could lead to loss of vision in older adults.
Speaker(s): Omar M. Dukar, MD
Description: Teepa Snow’s GEMS™ model not only classifies a state or stage of dementia, but also improves interaction and appreciation of individuals.
Speaker(s): Melanie Bunn, RN, MS
Description: Understanding the connection between place and privacy in modern senior living facilities, with strategies for creating “home-like” environments for older adults.
Speaker(s): Zachary Benedict, AIA, LEED, AP
Description: Hybrid between “The Power of Place: How Engagement, Happiness, and Attachment could Shape the Midwest” and “Smart Growth and Urban Opportunities: How Aging and Ability will Impact Community Development”
Speaker(s): Ron Weatherford
Speaker(s): Sandy Markwood
Description: Exhibits open
Description: Based on growing body of evidence about the therapeutic value of the arts and creativity for older adults. Learn ideas for fostering the desire to play, discover, create and belong.
Description: Understand the various benefits available from Medicare and Medicaid and the basic eligibility requirements for both programs.
Speaker(s): John Williams, BA
Description: Learn the difference of hospice care and palliative care and how to guide patients and their families through the process.
Speaker(s): Karl Sash, MD
Description: Learn about the unique culture, needs, and concerns of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender) older adults.
Speaker(s): Tim Johnston, PhD
Description: An overview of the SNAP program and how to cook for one or two people on a limited income.
Speaker(s): Tena Jones, BA
Description: Further explores arts and creativity for older adults. Experience a creative engagement experience and receive a lesson plan to apply in your workplace.
Description: Learn about the normal aging process and common neurological conditions that occur with aging.
Speaker(s): Faris M. Fadheel, MD
Description: A woman's story of how her sprituality from the Catholic perspective helps to deal with the devastating feelings of grief and loss.
Speaker(s): Penny Schreiber
Description: Consider why LGBT older adults are less likely to access health and social services.
Description: What is causing an elder’s acute mental status change? Delirium for their medical situation, depression or undiagnosed dementia? Put on your detective hat to answer these questions.
Speaker(s): Jennifer Schuetter-Bromm, ACSW, LCSW
Description: The management of new and exacerbated behaviors in the home environment.
Speaker(s): Dana Allyn, MSW, Lynnan Bentley, RN, MSW, and Julie Wood, MD
Description: Explores mindfulness concepts and techniques as a caregiver and the importance of self-care and self-compassion in caregiving.
Speaker(s): Kathy Elpers, EdD, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Description: Understanding the death and dying process and end of life care needs and options.
Speaker(s): Cheryl Arnold, MHS, RN, CHPN
Description: Learn practices for helping LGBT older adults to feel more included in aging network organizations.
Description: Diets and reading food labels can help control certain medical conditions. Discover delicious recipes that are healthy, too!
Speaker(s): Nathan Gerth, BS, MFP
Description: Soldier dogs provide not only companionship, but are also capable of many day-to-day tasks to make life easier for veterans with physical and/or mental injuries.
Speaker(s): Michael Barrentine
Speaker(s): Eva Kor