2019 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging April 15-18 Hyatt Regency New Orleans
We invite you to join us at Aging in America, April 15-18, 2019 in New Orleans.
ach year the Aging in America Conference presents a comprehensive view of the multidisciplinary issues, challenges and opportunities in aging. In 2019 we bring the conference to New Orleans. A common theme throughout the conference is RESILIENCE, and there’s no better place to have this discussion than in the city that embodies the concept. It is the setting where many lessons were learned during hurricane Katrina, and the community worked together to find solutions and prepare for the future. AiA19 will address this through programs and sessions on livable communities, disaster preparedness, transportation, technology solutions, policy implications, mental health, lifelong engagement, and much more. Our Network on Environments, Services and Technologies constituent group has built their daylong program around the topic of resilience (see page 19) and a description of other featured topic areas begins on page 2. A selection of more than 400 sessions, including highlighted sessions, symposia, workshops, roundtables, poster sessions and peer groups round out this dynamic conference that is sure to resonate with every professional who works to improve the lives of older adults. ASA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, along with our CEO and staff, look forward to welcoming you to Aging in America.
Is this your first Aging in America Conference? Be sure to attend the Networking Orientation on Sunday, April 14 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM . This is a great opportunity to meet peers and get the essential information you need to get the most out of the conference. Experienced ASA leaders will be on hand help you navigate the conference and answer your questions.
Karyne Jones ASA Chair
Bob Blancato Immediate Past Chair
Bob Eckardt Secretary
Lisa Gables Treasurer
Robert Stein ASA President and CEO
Michael Adams Chair-Elect
Schedule at a Glance ...................................................................... 1 Livable Communities...................................................................... 2 Policy and Advocacy....................................................................... 3 Technology & Innovation...............................................................4 Managed Care.................................................................................. 5 Elder Mistreatment/Elder Justice...............................................6 Brain Health Across the Spectrum............................................. 7 Mental Health and Engagement.................................................8 Lifelong Learning and Career Lifespan......................................9 Diversity and Cultures of Aging ............................................... 10 Monday Programs..........................................................................11 Table of Contents
Tuesday Programs......................................................................... 16 Wednesday Programs..................................................................23 Thursday Programs....................................................................... 31 16th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit........ 34 AARP Innovations in Aging ...................................................... 36 Continuing Education Credit/Event Search.........................37 Exhibit Hall...................................................................................... 38 2019 Leadership Institute Program......................................... 39 Registration Policies..................................................................... 42 Registration Form.......................................................................... 43 Travel & Hotel Accommodations............................................. 45
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2019 Aging in America Conference Schedule * at a Glance Sunday, April 14 2:00–8:00 PM REGISTRATION OPEN—PICK UP YOUR BADGE TODAY! 4:00–5:00 PM 11:30 AM–1:00 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall 1:00–3:30 PM 1:00–5:00 PM 60-Minute Workshops 1:00–5:00 PM
Shaping the Future of Falls Management
Taking Action: A 50-State Strategy for Family Caregiving Bringing Dementia Capability to Your Community Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Awards Reception New Orleans Dinner Jazz Cruise (separate registration; see page 45) Peer Groups
Networking Orientation for First-Time Attendees, Members, Students and Emerging Professionals New Orleans Tours (separate registration; see page 45)
Monday, April 15
Public Policy Town Hall Meeting
10:00–11:30 AM 90-Minute Symposia 10:00 AM–4:30 PM LAIN Program—Generations of LGBT Aging: Evolving Legacy (Day 1) 10:00 AM–4:30 PM MHAN Clinical Program—What’s Trending? Emergent Issues and Practices for Behavioral Health Providers 12:30–4:30 PM FORSA Program—The Spiritual Cost of Loneliness 12:30–4:30 PM 60-Minute Workshops 1:00–3:30 PM CAPs Program—Aging With Resilience 1:30–3:30 PM West Health’s Aging and Policy Summit 5:00–6:15 PM Opening General Session 6:00–7:45 PM Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception 8:00 AM–2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open 8:30–10:00 AM 90-Minute Symposia 8:30 AM–4:30 PM NOMA Program—Critical Issues in Diverse Communities 8:30 AM–5:00 PM HAN Program—The Predicament and Perils of Social Isolation 8:30 AM–5:00 PM LAIN Program—Generations of LGBT Aging: Evolving Legacy (Day 2) 8:30 AM–5:00 PM LEARN Program—Lifelong Learning: Do You Know It When You See It? 8:30 AM–5:00 PM MHAN Public Policy Program—Mental Health and Aging Policy Update: Navigating Coverage Policy and Payment Issues 8:30 AM–5:00 PM NEST Program—Creating Resilient Age- Tuesday, April 16 7:00–8:00 AM Morning Exercise 7:30–8:30 AM Morning Buzz With the STEP Group
Wednesday, April 17
8:00–11:00 AM 8:30–10:30 AM 10:30–11:30 AM 12:30–2:30 PM
Exhibit Hall open
AARP Foundation Summit on Innovation
2019 Diversity Summit—Inequality Matters: Focus on Economic and Social Inequalities and Bold Solutions in a Diverse Aging America
Elder Justice Tools, Collaborations, Innovations and Trends
3:30–5:00 PM 3:30–5:00 PM
What’s Next Business Boot Camps
New Orleans Dine Around (separate registration; see page 45)
Thursday, April 18
General Session—Breakthrough Treatments: Changing Lives
16th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit
10:00–11:30 AM 10:00–11:30 AM
National Forum on Politics and Aging 10:00 AM–1:00 PM Third Annual Summit on Livable Communities—Mobility for All 10:00 AM–2:00 PM 2019 Managed Care Academy Summit Noon–3:00 PM New Orleans Tours (separate registration; see page 45)
Friendly Communities: Enhancing Daily Lives of Individuals Across the Life Span
* Please note: All programming is subject to change.
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O Livable Communities
lder adults most often prefer to age in place, and having a supportive age-friendly community that features a safe, affordable and accessible environments in which to do so is essential. Several elements need to be in place in order for these livable communities to be successful. Issues of design, accessibility, home safety and modifications, isolation, falls prevention and more will be addressed in more than 35 workshops throughout the conference, with a focus on the roles of transportation, intergenerational engagement and emergency preparedness. The topic of resilience will be addressed in many contexts as the conference will be held in a city that is the model of resilience. The week of programming will culminate with the third annual Summit on Livable Communities, presented in collaboration with ASA’s Network on Environments, Services and Technologies, on Thursday, April 18.
MONDAY, APRIL 15 10:00–11:30 AM | Because We’re Stronger Together: Strategies for Developing Quality Intergenerational Programs 3:30–4:30 PM | Villages: Different Models and Evolution of a Grassroots Movement to Support Aging in Community TUESDAY, APRIL 16 8:30 AM–5:00 PM | NEST Constituent Group Program—Creating Resilient Age-Friendly Communities: Enhancing Daily Lives of Individuals Across the Life Span 8:30–10:00 AM | Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults 1:00–2:00 PM | Developing Resiliency and Emergency Preparedness in Communities for All Ages 2:30–3:30 PM | Perceptions and Images of Aging and Community Resilience 4:00–5:00 PM | Every Business Needs a Plan: Emergency Preparedness in Long-Term Care Communities WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 12:30–1:30 PM | Livable Communities: Statewide Initiatives to Create Communities for All 12:30–1:30 PM | Engaging Partnerships and the Promise of Technology for Rural Aging Transportation and Mobility
Also look for sessions covering the following: ▪ Community engagement ▪ Driver safety & senior mobility ▪ Senior centers ▪ Social isolation and aging alone ▪ Age-friendly communities ▪ Civic engagement ▪ Aging in place To see more sessions on this topic, go to tinyurl.com/aiasearch and search by “intergenerational,” “transportation,” “livable communities,” “age-friendly,” etc.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 10:00 AM–1:00 PM | Third Annual Summit on Livable Communities: Mobility for All
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MONDAY, APRIL 15 8:30–9:30 AM | Raising Our Voice: ASA Public Policy Town Hall Meeting 10:00–11:30 AM | 2019 Panel of Pundits 1:30–3:30 PM | West Health Aging and Policy Summit TUESDAY, APRIL 16 8:30–10:00 AM | Let’s Talk Policy and Practice: Malnutrition Among Older Adults, A Growing Crisis in America Today 8:30–10:00 AM | Law and Policy: 2019 Update for Professionals in Aging 4:00–5:00 PM | ASA Chair’s Lecture—Emancipatory Gerontology Policy and Advocacy t has been a busy year in politics. At the forefront is the future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as they come under fire with pending budget cuts, but several other issues remain salient as well. Whether we are talking about the Older Americans Act, Affordable Care Act, Alzheimer’s advocacy, hunger and malnutrition, long-term care financing reform, campaign tactics or reframing aging, we will come together as a community to discuss these issues and how they affect the older adults we serve. More than 30 sessions will address myriad topics under this umbrella. FEATURED PROGRAMS
Also look for sessions covering the following: ▪ Economic security ▪ Reframing aging
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 12:30–2:30 PM | AARP Foundation Summit on Innovation
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 10:00–11:30 AM | National Forum on Politics and Aging
▪ OAA/Aging Network ▪ Alzheimer’s advocacy ▪ Long-term care financing reform ▪ Hunger and malnutrition ▪ Medicaid, Medicare & Social Security To see more sessions on this topic, go to tinyurl.com/aiasearch and choose “Policy & Advocacy” under the Event Category.
I loved every minute of the conference and look forward for next year‘s in NOLA. Soloua Fatu, Multnomah County
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MONDAY, APRIL 15 12:30–1:30 PM | Making Digital Inclusion for Seniors a Citywide Effort 12:30–1:30 PM | The World of Technology: Helping People 50+ Live Better Lives TUESDAY, APRIL 16 8:30–10:00 AM | Turning Main Street Into the Fast Lane: Improving the Lives of Rural Older Adults With Technology 1:00–3:30 PM | National Forum—Shaping the Future of Falls Management WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 3:30–5:00 PM | How Technology Can Transform the Aging and Long-term Care Workforce 3:30–5:00 PM | Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors echnological advances continue to have the potential to improve the lives of older adults. Each year we receive submissions related to innovative technologies that have been shown to dramatically change the way we live and interact. Whether we are focused on mobile communication devices, remote monitoring, assistive and wearable devices, or internet technologies, there is great potential for its role in assisting us as we grow old. The 2019 Aging in America Conference features dozens of sessions that focus on different aspects of technology and its role in the lives of older adults. Technology & Innovation FEATURED PROGRAMS
Also look for sessions covering the following: ▪ Telehealth
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 10:00–11:30 AM | Innovative Tech-Enabled Approaches for Dementia Care
▪ Virtual reality ▪ Social media ▪ Autonomous vehicles ▪ Cybercrime
To see more sessions on this topic, go to tinyurl.com/aiasearch and choose “Technology & Innovation” under the Event Category or search by keyword “technology.”
Very informative and thought provoking. Patricia McArdle, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
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oin us to learn, network and grow your organization’s knowledge and readiness for the managed care contracting environment. There are several opportunities to participate in sessions that will help you advance your organization’s ability to meet the triple aim of improved client outcomes, improved population health and reduction of costs by transforming systems, updating practices, driving culture change and evaluating outcomes. Learn to thrive in the newmanaged care environment and improve services to older adults. ASA is proud to host the comprehensive half-day Managed Care Academy Summit on Thursday, April 18, which is made possible by our funders and partners involved with the Aging and Disability Business Institute. The Summit will address the management of multiple chronic conditions from the payer and policy perspectives. The content of this program is also available in the Generations Field Guide Supplement, which is available online on the American Society on Aging and Aging and Disability Business Institute websites.
MONDAY, APRIL 15 10:00–11:30 AM | Geriatric Emergency Departments and Clinics: Pioneering Change in Healthcare Delivery and Opening Doors for Community-Based Partnerships 10:00–11:30 AM | ACL and States Promote Strategies to Improve Dementia Healthcare 10:00–11:30 AM | Changing Medicare Payment Policies: Opportunities for Community-Based Organizations 3:30–4:30 PM | At the Front Line: AAAs and MLTSS Implementation TUESDAY, APRIL 16 8:30–10:00 AM | Building Age-Friendly Health Systems One Community at a Time 1:00–2:00 PM | Better Together: HomeMeds Coach Plus Health System Pharmacist Improve Outcomes After Discharge Home 1:00–2:00 PM | Community-Based Organization and Healthcare Partnerships: Emerging Trends and Future Growth WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 2:00–3:00 PM | CBO-Health System Partnerships: Lessons Learned From the n4a Trailblazers Learning Collaborative 3:30–5:00 PM | Blazing the Trail for Successful Partnerships Between CBOs and Health Plans: Results and Tools
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019 10:00 AM–2:00 PM | 2019 Managed Care Academy Summit
To see more sessions on this topic, go to tinyurl.com/aiasearch and choose “Integrated Care Networks/Business Acumen” under the Event Category.
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Elder Mistreatment/Elder Justice
lder mistreatment is a serious concern in our society, with research showing that one in 10 Americans 60 and older have experienced some form of elder abuse. We also know that there are yet more cases that go unreported. ASA has made it a part of our mission to illuminate elder mistreatment identification, intervention and prevention. This year’s conference has sessions that will help you to build your knowledge, skills and commitment to this issue, including elder justice solutions, capacity, exploitation and more.
Earn a Certificate of Completion From USC in a Flexible Online Format ASA is excited to bring back our two popular online educational courses on elder mistreatment, offered in partnership with USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. These courses will expand your knowledge in this critical area and help you meet new training requirements. (CE credits are offered from select accreditation providers.) Both courses, Understanding Abuse and Neglect and Prevention of Abuse and Neglect will be offered concurrently on the following dates: April 29–May 31, 2019 August 26–September 27, 2019 To learn more or to register, visit www.asaging.org/usc-gero
MONDAY, APRIL 15 10:00–11:30 AM | Guardianship and Exploitation: What You Need to Know 10:00–11:30 AM | State Elder Justice Coalitions in the Driver’s Seat: Advancing Public Policy Together TUESDAY, APRIL 16 8:30–10:00 AM | Self-Neglect: An Update on Elder Justice Innovation Grants Funded by the Administration for Community Living 2:30–3:30 PM | Practical and Ethical Issues in Assessing Capacity and Incompetency 4:00–5:00 PM | Lifting Up the Voices of Older Survivors WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 1:00–4:00 PM | NCEA Collaborating Program: Elder Justice Tools, Collaborations, Innovations and Trends
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 10:00–11:30 AM | The Opioid Epidemic, Older Adults and Elder Abuse
To see more sessions on this topic, go to tinyurl.com/aiasearch and search by “elder abuse,” “elder justice” and “law.”
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Brain Health Across the Spectrum
he study of brain health is a vital and growing practice in the field of aging. Whatever we do to keep our brains healthy and engaged could potentially reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. More than 50 sessions at the Aging in America Conference will explore innovative approaches to brain health, in addition to successful dementia care practices and the power of creative arts, mindfulness and continued engagement.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16 1:00–2:00 PM | ASA Chair’s Lecture—Persons With Dementia and Emergency Departments: Transforming the Experience 1:00-4:00 PM | Bringing Dementia Capability to Your Community: Learning From Administration for Community Living Grantees (NADRC Program) 2:30–3:30 PM | Healthy Brain Initiative New Public Health Road Map: Strengthening the Public Health Response (part of ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network Constituent Group Program) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 (MOVIE NIGHT) 6:00–6:55 PM | Recuerdos Perdidos/Lost Memories Telenovela Caregiver Education Tool 7:00–8:00 PM | Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease THURSDAY, APRIL 18 8:00–9:30 AM | Breakthrough Treatments: Changing Lives 10:00–11:30 AM | Turning Point (documentary and discussion)
Also look for sessions covering the following: ▪ Policy and advocacy around dementia and Alzheimer’s ▪ Dementia-friendly communities ▪ Mindfulness-based practices ▪ Social isolation ▪ Healthy brain initiatives ▪ Dementia care ▪ Evidence-based health promotion programs ▪ Cognitive rehabilitation programs To see more sessions on this topic, go to tinyurl.com/aiasearch and search by “dementia,” “brain health” and “Alzheimer.”
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ssues connected to mental health are complex and cross the lifespan, but they can be especially critical for older people. For AiA19, three of ASA’s Constituent Groups recognized the need to highlight the pivotal issues, policies and programs that address the intersection of mental health and aging and provide multiple perspectives and approaches that will help you in your work with older adults. Mental Health and Engagement
MONDAY, APRIL 15 10:00 AM–4:30 PM | MHAN Constituent Group Program— What’s Trending? Emergent Issues and Practices for Behavioral Health Providers 10:00 AM–11:30 AM | Innovative, Integrative Models of Care Addressing Mental Health Needs of Older Adults 12:30-1:30 PM | Identifying, Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder in Multifamily Housing 2:00–3:00 PM | Opioid Use Disorder and Older Adults 3:30–4:30 PM | The Power of Happiness: Clinical Practices to Embrace Positive Emotions and Optimize Well-Being 12:30–4:30 PM | FORSA Constituent Group Program— The Spiritual Cost of Loneliness TUESDAY, APRIL 16 8:30 AM–5:00 PM | HAN Constituent Group Program— The Predicament and Perils of Social Isolation 8:30 AM–5:00 PM | MHAN Constituent Group Program— Mental Health and Aging Policy Update: Navigating Coverage Policy and Payment Issues 8:30–10:00 AM | The Administration Half Way: What They Still Need to Know About Mental Health and Aging 1:00–2:00 PM | Medicare and Medicaid Coverage Policy: A Critical Behavioral Health Issue 2:30–3:30 PM | News You Can Use: National Strategies and Resources to Support Older Adult Behavioral Health 4:00–5:00 PM | Advocating for Older Adults With Behavioral Health Needs: Demystifying PASRR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 6:00–8:00 PM | Remarkable Lives of Ordinary People: How Sharing Life Stories Impacts Engagement and Mental Wellness
Also look for sessions covering the following: ▪ Managing depression ▪ Hoarding behaviors ▪ Diminishing mental illness stigma ▪ Treating substance abuse disorders ▪ Trauma and resilience To see more sessions on this topic, go to tinyurl.com/aiasearch and choose “Mental Health” under the Event Category.
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Lifelong Learning and Career Lifespan
Covering the Spectrum
MONDAY, APRIL 15 10:00 AM–11:30 AM | Disrupt Aging Classroom: Changing College Students’ Perceptions About Aging and Careers 1:00–3:30 PM | Corps of Accomplished Professionals (CAPs) Program—Aging With Resilience TUESDAY, APRIL 16 8:30 AM–5:00 PM | LEARN Constituent Group Program— Lifelong Learning: Do You Know It When You See It? 8:30–10:00 AM | Your Library, Your Community Partner: Expand Your Reach and Impact. 1:00–2:00 PM | Volunteer Tech Tutoring Programs for Seniors: Increasing Social Connections and Access to Services 2:30–3:30 PM | Lifelong Engagement 4:00–5:00 PM | The Aging of Lifelong Learning Programs: Are We Prepared? 4:00–5:00 PM | Seven Habits of Highly Effective Consultants: A CAPs Program 6:15–7:00 PM | Retirement Planning Peer Group THURSDAY, APRIL 18 10:00–11:30 AM | The Changing Workforce: Opportunities for Older Workers and beyond. In connection with this, we recognize the importance of fostering lifelong learning, engagement and exploration with not only the older people we work with, but also ourselves. For AiA19, three of ASA’s Constituent Groups provide an opportunity for knowledge, networking and critical exploration of lifelong learning and the career/work spectrum. FEATURED PROGRAMS SA has a long commitment to supporting and giving back to the aging field through the career lifespan
Opportunities for Students and Emerging Professionals Student Volunteer Program ASA STEP members can volunteer at the AiA19 conference and receive a complimentary registration to the conference. Networking Orientation for First-Time Attendees, New Members, Students and Emerging Professionals Sunday, April 14 | 4:00–5:00 PM STEP Speed Mentoring Monday, April 15 | 2:00–3:00 PM (Individual Mentoring) Tuesday, April 16 | 2:30–3:30 PM (Group Mentoring) Morning Buzz With the STEP Group Tuesday, April 16 | 7:30–8:30 AM Join fellow students and emerging professionals for coffee before you start your day. Students and Emerging Professionals Peer Group Tuesday, April 16 | 5:15–6:00 PM
To see more sessions on this topic, go to tinyurl.com/aiasearch and choose “Lifelong Learning & Engagement” under the Event Category.
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Diversity and Cultures of Aging
MONDAY, APRIL 15 10:00 AM–4:30 PM | LAIN Constituent Group Program (Day 1)— Generations of LGBT Aging: Evolving Legacy TUESDAY, APRIL 16 8:30 AM–5:00 PM | LAIN Constituent Group Program (Day 2)— Generations of LGBT Aging: Evolving Legacy 8:30 AM–4:30 PM | NOMA/Diversity & Inclusion Committee Program—Critical Issues in Diverse Communities 8:30–10:00 AM | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: How Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Have Caused Grandparents to Step Into the Gap 1:00–4:30 PM | The State of Race, Politics and Aging in America: The Road Ahead 2:30–3:30 PM | Chair’s Lecture—There IS a Balm in Gilead WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 12:30–1:30 PM | Chair’s Lecture—Older Persons and Agenda 2030 12:30–3:30 PM | 2019 Diversity Summit—Inequality Matters: Focus on Economic and Social Inequalities and Bold Solutions in a Diverse Aging America SA continues our long tradition of valuing diversity and growing and supporting programs, people and partnerships that represent the diversity of our members and the older adults they serve. For AiA19, we are highlighting the many opportunities attendees have to explore and expand their awareness, knowledge and skills in the area of diversity and cultures of aging. These include the 2019 Diversity Summit, which will be held on Wednesday, April 17. In addition, you will find more than 40 sessions that meet your interests and professional development needs, all presented through the lens of diversity and inclusion. FEATURED PROGRAMS
Also look for sessions covering the following: ▪ Understanding disparities and promoting cultural competence ▪ Meeting the needs of LGBTQ older adults ▪ Intercultural engagement ▪ African American participation
in Alzheimer’s research ▪ Creating employment opportunities for AAPI older adults ▪ Social isolation
To see more sessions on this topic, go to tinyurl.com/aiasearch and choose “Diversity & Cultures of Aging” under the Event Category.
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Raising Our Voice: ASA Public Policy Town Hall Meeting Sponsored by Abbott Nutrition. Monday, April 15 | 8:30–9:30 AM No CE Credit offered. No fee. Pre-registration is required.
Monday, April 15
Join ASA for our first ever Town Hall Meeting, an open forum to discuss the major aging policy topics that have the greatest impact on the lives of older adults. Policy issues actively in play in 2019 and issues with consequences for the 2020 election will be our priority. Each topic presenter will provide an overview and context, while audience members will have the opportunity to offer their views through questions and comments submitted in advance and read by the moderator. Following each topic presentation, we’ll poll audience members about their views (i.e. Medicare for All) and we’ll share the poll results during the session as well as feature them in post-session communications to members and the media.
Moderator: Bob Blancato , MPA, President, Matz, Blancato & Associates.
Opening General Session Blame, Fear and Stereotyping: Reclaiming Common Purpose in a Time of Division Sponsored by AARP Foundation.
Lisa Marsh Ryerson
Monday, April 15 | 5:00–6:15 PM Presenter: Lisa Marsh Ryerson , President, AARP Foundation.
West Health Aging and Policy Summit Monday, April 15 | 1:30–3:30 PM CE Credits: 3 No fee (includes coffee). Pre-registration required. With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, senior-focused issues should be front and center on the political agenda, especially when it comes
to the rising cost of healthcare. Join West Health and national experts for the unveiling of a national survey that explores current perceptions on healthcare and lowering the cost of care. The expert panel will address whether any progress has been made to date, potential solutions for lowering healthcare costs moving forward, and how we can drive our policymakers to take positive action on behalf of older adults when it comes to the cost of healthcare in this country.
Moderator: Tim Lash , MBA; Chief Strategy Officer, West Health, and President, West Health Policy Center.
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Monday, April 15 Highlighted Sessions
2019 Panel of Pundits Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance. Monday, April 15 | 10:00–11:30 AM CE Credits: 1.5
We will soon be in year three of the Trump presidency. The voters have spoken in the midterm election and the 2020 campaign is underway. So where is the aging agenda? Will Social Security remain untouched? Will efforts to block grant Medicaid succeed? What is in store for Medicare and especially Medicare Advantage? Will the re-authorization of the Older Americans Act be timid or bold? Does long-term care even register as an issue this year? Will the ACA be further dismantled? These and other issues will be discussed. Presenters: Bob Blancato , MPA, President, Matz, Blancato & Associates; Richard Browdie , MBA, President and CEO, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging; Yanira Cruz , DrPH, President & CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging; Max Richtman , JD, President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation; Allyson Schwartz , MA, President and CEO, Better Medicare Alliance; Joel White , Founder and President, Horizon Government Affairs, LLC. Geriatric Emergency Departments and Clinics: Pioneering Change in Healthcare
Delivery and Opening Doors for Community-Based Partnerships Sponsored by West Health. Monday, April 15 | 10:00-11:30 AM CE Credits: 1.5
Healthcare settings like emergency departments and outpatient clinics have become our nation’s “front porch” for medical care for seniors. As such, they provide critical touch points for the provision of better coordinated, more senior-appropriate care. This session will highlight how these care settings are assessing both the medical and social needs of patients and fostering partnerships with organizations that can deliver community-based solutions for seniors with complex care needs. Presenters: Zia Agha , MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Clinical Research , Informatics and Telehealth ; Kelly Ko , PhD, Principal Investigator; Andrea Morris , PhD, MPH, Principal Investigator; Jon Zifferblatt , MD, MPH, Senior Director; all of West Health Institute.
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Be Fraud Smart: Combatting Money Transfer Scams Sponsored by Western Union. Monday, April 15 | 12:30–1:30 PM CE Credits: 1 Western Union is dedicated to fighting fraud and helping consumers protect themselves from falling victim to scams. By teaming up and working together with you, we can make it much harder for criminals to commit fraud. Attend this session to learn more about Western Union’s Consumer Protection Program and for helpful tips to spot and prevent fraud.
Presenter: John Skoglund , Senior Manager, Fraud Risk Management, Western Union.
The Emotional Upside of Home Care Sponsored by Comfort Keepers. Monday, April 15 | 2:00–3:00 PM CE Credits: 1
The session covers the transformation of a 20-year-old franchise-model company for growth today. Comfort Keepers launched a new brand theme in 2018, Elevating the Human Spirit. This research-validated position encompasses, supports and directs all aspects of operations and caregiving, from technology and innovation to hiring caregivers. The brand direction was developed to drive differentiation and appeal, and positively impact experience among caregivers, clients and their families. Presenters: Saudia Gajadhar , Director of Marketing & Communications, Comfort Keepers North America; Carl McManus , MBA, CEO, North America Division, Comfort Keepers Franchising Inc.
Caregiver Services and Patient Centered Medical Homes: A New Entry Into HealthCare Sponsored by WellMed Charitable Foundation. Monday, April 15 | 3:30–4:30 PM CE Credits: 1
There has been great emphasis in the past few years for community-based organizations, specifically area agencies on aging, to establish payee relationships with healthcare entities. Most of these relationships have been centered on reimbursement for provision of evidence-based health promotion programming. This session will look at the issue of family caregiver evidence-based programming, such as the Stress-Busting Program™, and the possible alignment with medical practices that are certified or pursuing certification as a patient-centered medical home. Panelists will discuss a current model to integrate caregiver supports in a large primary care practice.Lucy Barylak will contrast this discussion with programs/policies currently in use in Canada, to give an international perspective. Presenters: Lucija Barylak , MSW, Consultant, University Affiliated Centre of the CSSS Cavendish; Deborah Billa , Grants Manager; Christina Smith , Manager, Caregiver SOS Program; Carol Zernial , MSG, Executive Director; all of WellMed Medical Charitable Foundation.
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Monday, April 15
Special Program Aging With Resilience Presented by ASA’s Corps of Accomplished Professionals (CAPs).
Monday, April 15 | 1:00–3:30 PM No fee. Pre-registration required. No CE Credit offered.
Are you a seasoned, accomplished professional at the pinnacle of your career and thinking about next steps? Then CAPs is for you! ASA’s Corp of Accomplished Professionals (CAPs) was created to provide a home for accomplished professionals within ASA to stay connected to the field of aging and to one another, to enhance their professional and personal growth, and to enable them to use their talent and experience to give back to the organization and its members. This year’s symposium will shine a light on the role of resilience for optimal aging, particularly for those who are transitioning to or are already in retirement and a new life stage. Personal and professional stories will be shared by panelists focusing on characteristics and behaviors that have led to their resilience. Three hallmarks will be discussed: recovery, sustained purpose and growth. An interactive exercise will provide an opportunity for participants to share their insights and increase our collective understanding of resilient aging that will be useful both personally and professionally. Information about CAPs programs and plans will be highlighted. Presenters: Louis Colbert , MSW, Vice President of Operations, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging; Helen Dennis , MA, Specialist in Aging, Employment & Retirement, Helen Dennis & Associates; Joanne Handy , RN, MS, Chair of the Board, Trinity Continuing Care; Sandra Timmermann , EdD, Gerontologist and Educator, Aging and Business; Donna Yee , PhD, MSW, Consultant in Residence, Former CEO, ACC Senior Services; Sara Zeff Geber , PhD, President/Owner, LifeEncore. Of particular interest to attendees over the age of 50, but open to all.
Sara Zeff Geber
AiA is a fantastic opportunity for learning, networking and rejuvenation of our missions in aging. Tom Callahan, Archer Law Office, LLC
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Constituent Group Programs
Generations of LGBT Aging: Evolving
What’s Trending? Emergent Issues and Practices for Behavioral Health Providers Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN). Monday, April 15 | 10:00 AM–4:30 PM
The Spiritual Cost of Loneliness Presented by ASA’s Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging (FORSA). Monday, April 15 | 12:30–4:30 PM Proper social support is vital to the well-being of elders and their caregivers. When loneliness combines with social and emotional isolation, the result is often distress and despair. Some may begin questioning the meaning and purpose of life. Many older adults and their caregivers view spirituality as a necessary coping mechanism and feel that it’s a contributing factor to their overall well-being. When negative spiritual beliefs are approached from a holistic standpoint, spiritual distress can be avoided. Join us for a lineup of speakers who will explore how spirituality, faith- based communities, elders and their caregivers can work to address the issue of isolation. Presentations: 12:30–1:30 PM | From Isolation to Community Fellowship 2:00–3:00 PM | Spiritual Isolation in Care Communities 3:30–4:30 PM | The Role of Spirituality in Preventing Social Isolation Among Low-Income Older African Americans
Legacy (Day 1) Presented by ASA’s LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN). Monday, April 15 | 10:00 AM–4:30 PM
Our current generation of LGBT older adults were pioneers as the first open and visible group to take a stand and claim a seat at the table. Since that time, there has been incredible social change. Today, how do our LGBT older adults navigate in the world of their non-LGBT peers or with other LGBT people from younger generations? Who will be there to support them? Across the two days of programming we will look at this question from multiple perspectives—social and political, urban and rural—to examine the future of their evolving legacy. Presentations: 10:00–11:30 AM | Reaching Beyond the Rainbow Flag: Connecting With Hetero Peers 12:30–1:30 PM | Emerging Lessons for Serving Rural LGBT Older Adults
What issues are you seeing in your community? From integrative models of care in various settings to evidence- based practices to improve depression for older adults. From opioid use and abuse to clinical practices to increase positive emotions and well-being. Come away from these sessions with a tool box full of knowledge and skills to bring to your work with older adults and families. Integrative Models of Care Addressing Mental Health Needs of Older Adults 12:30–1:30 PM | Identifying, Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder in Multifamily Housing 2:00–3:00 PM | Opioid Use Disorder and Older Adults Presentations: 10:00–11:30 AM | Innovative,
2:00–3:00 PM | The Heartache of Loneliness and the Power of Togetherness
3:30–4:30 PM | The Power of Happiness: Clinical Practices to Embrace Positive Emotions and Optimize Well-Being
3:30–4:30 PM | Don’t Forget Stonewall: Building Age and LGBT Inclusive Services
This is the BEST conference I’ve ever attended, which is why I keep coming back and recruiting my coworkers to attend. Rebecca L Fraley, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Council on Aging
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General Session Tuesday, April 16 | 10:30–11:30 AM CE Credits: 1 Older Adults and Oral Health: Are Older Americans Coming of Age Without Oral Healthcare? Learn why a state-by-state approach to analyzing public health and healthcare delivery factors is important for ensuring the oral and overall health of adults 65 and older. Understand from three members of the Scientific Advisory Committee for a 2018 Report, A State of Decay, published by Oral Health America, how collaboration and advocacy can improve oral health practices, plans and policies on the state level by sharing data, field strategies and communications techniques for the purpose of working toward creating a healthier older adult population. Presenters: Caswell Evans, DDS, MPH, Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Dentistry; Stephen Shuman, DDS, MS, FGSA, Associate Professor & Director, Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry; Karen Tracy, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Integrated Communications, The Gerontological Society of America; Beth Truett, MDiv, Principal, BJT Solutions National Summit Shaping the Future of Falls Management Sponsored by CDW Healthcare and Great Call.
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Tuesday, April 16 | 1:00–3:30 PM CE Credits: 2.5 No Fee. Pre-registration is required.
According to the CDC, “Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths among older Americans.” This workshop will review the current state of falls management and how we move forward in prevention, detection and older adult safety.
Moderator: Ginna Baik , Senior Care Practice Leader, CDW Healthcare.
Such a fabulous experience and I picked that word quite intentionally. If you come to ASA to give and to get, it is the very best! SO many wise people pulling their thoughts together. We need it and the time is now. Away we go!!!! Meredith Patterson, Elder Care Consultants of Choice, LLC
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Taking Action: A 50-State Strategy for Family Caregiving Presented by The National Alliance for Caregiving.
Tuesday, April 16 | 1:00–5:00 PM No CE credits offered. Fee: $50. Pre-registration is required.
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The notion that family caregiving has potential public health consequences and the need to address caregiving across the lifespan has forced policymakers to consider what an effective strategy to support caregivers would look like when implemented at the community level. Given the issues driving the momentum in the policy arena around family caregiving, now is the time for all caregiver advocates to make their voices heard—now is the time to unify under a common strategy for family caregiving. Join us as we examine the various components needed to create a 50-state strategy for America’s family caregivers. Presenters: C. Grace Whiting , JD, President and CEO; Michael Wittke , MPA, Director of Advocacy; both of National Alliance for Caregiving.
Bringing Dementia Capability to Your Community: Learning From Administration for Community Living Grantees Presented by the Administration for Community Living’s National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center. Tuesday, April 16 | 1:00–4:00 PM CE Credits: 3
Given the impact of dementia on people and communities, state and community service systems that wish to be dementia-capable should consider adopting key aspects of a dementia-capable home and community-based system model. Dementia-capable services are those that build upon and integrate new and existing programs from both private and public sectors. This session will address key components of dementia capable services and provide real-life examples from Administration for Community Living grantees. Presenters: Elizabeth Gould , MSW, Co-Director, National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center, RTI International; Vijeth Iyengar , PhD, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging; Erin Long , MSW, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living; Jennifer Merrilees , RN, PhD, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Researcher/Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Memory and Aging Center; Phyllis Roate , MA, Regional Coordinator and Grants Manager, Illinois Department on Aging; Sari Shuman , MPH, MSW, Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International; Jennifer Womack , PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor/Associate Director, Division of Occupational Science, University North Carolina at Chapel Hill; George Worthington , MS, Dementia Services Coordinator, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.
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Let’s Talk Policy and Practice: Malnutrition Among Older Adults, AGrowing Crisis inAmerica Today Sponsored by West Health and Defeat Malnutrition Today. Tuesday, April 16 | 8:30-10:00 AM CE Credits: 1.5 Tuesday, April 16 Highlighted Sessions
Forging New Collaborations: Partnering to Serve a Managed LTSS Population in Pennsylvania
Sponsored by Amerihealth Caritas. Tuesday, April 16 | 1:00–2:00 PM CE Credits: 1 This session will examine a newly established community-based care management collaboration launched in response to Pennsylvania’s transition to a Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) system. Panelists will describe a partnership designed to deliver enhanced
Malnutrition is one of the greatest threats to successful aging for older adults today. Raising awareness, developing policies and implementing innovative solutions across the care continuum to combat this public health crisis is imperative. Join us in an interactive session to hear from policy experts, share your thoughts and stories, and learn feasible steps to combat older adult malnutrition. Presenters: Tim Platts-Mills , MD, MSc, Co-Director, Division of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, UNC Health Care; Meredith Ponder Whitmire , JD, Senior Associate, Matz, Blancato & Associates. Long-Term Care: The Cost Beyond Just Dollars
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care management for vulnerable populations, illustrate emerging best practices derived from the implementation experience, and share policy and programmatic considerations from the health plan and community-based care management organization perspectives. Presenter: Sharon Alexander , MPM, President, LTSS Solutions, AmeriHealth Caritas; Ann Danish , MSW, Director of Care Management, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging; Patricia Wright , MSW, Vice President and Program Administrator, Community Health Choices, AmeriHealth Caritas.
Understanding Grief: Supportive Practices for Grieving Caregivers Sponsored by Right at Home.
Sponsored by Genworth Financial. Tuesday, April 16 | 2:30–3:30 PM CE Credits: 1 Living longer has its advantages, but it also increases the likelihood
Tuesday, April 16 | 2:30–3:30 PM CEU Credits: 1
of needing long-term care, which tends to be more costly every year. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2018, the median cost for some long-term care support services can run as high as $100,000 per year with some care costs increasing two to three times the 2.1 percent U.S. inflation rate. This means that when one member of a family or community needs help with age-related issues, every person who knows and loves themmay be deeply affected by their need for care and the associated costs. During this session we will take a closer look at the rising cost of care, its impact on caregivers, and resources to help with planning for long-term care. Presenter: Lauren Drapeau , Business Development Officer, Genworth.
The loss of a loved one (or a patient or client) can have a devastating impact upon those who are left behind. This workshop
will focus on the intense grief both family caregivers and care professionals experience when struggling with the acceptance of someone dear passing. We will introduce a model that includes best practices and supportive strategies to help both care professionals and family members/caregivers cope with the loss of a loved one. Presenters: Eboni Green , PhD, RN, Co-Founder & President; Terrence Green , MBA, VP of Business Development; both of Caregiver Support Services.
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Creating Resilient Age-Friendly Communities: Enhancing Daily Lives of Individuals Across the Life Span Presented by ASA’s Network on Environments, Services and Technologies (NEST). Tuesday, April 16 | 8:30 AM–5:00 PM Maximizing the functional capacity and promoting the independence of older adults is increasingly dependent on communities’ abilities to adapt and recover from human and natural forces. Developing resilient communities is a collective effort of planning, learning from each other, building strong systems, and strengthening partnerships. NEST sessions will explore emergency management processes and planning for preparedness and mitigation strategies critical to all ages. They will further examine opportunities through personal experiences and innovations in technology, regulations and systems planning to overcome limited competencies on aging to appropriately respond to the needs of older adults in disaster situations. Presentations 8:30–10:00 AM | The Storytelling Cafe: Stories of Resilience 1:00–2:00 PM | Developing Resiliency and Emergency Preparedness in Communities for All Ages 2:30–3:30 PM | Perceptions and Images of Aging and Community Resilience 4:00–5:00 PM | Every Business Needs a Plan: Emergency Preparedness in Long-Term Care Communities Constituent Group Programs
Influencers in Aging: The Future of Aging in America Sponsored by Next Avenue.
Tuesday, April 16 | 4:00–5:00 PM CE Credits: 1
Each year Next Avenue recognizes remarkable people who are redefining what it means to grow old in America. These advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts continue to push beyond traditional boundaries to change our understanding of how we age. Join us for a conversation with some of the 2018 Influencers in Aging. Moderator: Richard Eisenberg , Managing Editor and Senior Web Editor, Money & Security and Work & Purpose Channels, Next Avenue . Presenters: Thomas Kamber , PhD, Executive Director, Older Adults Technology Services; Anne Tumlinson , MA, Principal & Owner, Anne Tumlinson Innovations, LLC; Sara Zeff Geber , PhD, President and Owner, LifeEncore.
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Great as usual – this is THE big aging conference for the U.S. and always an exciting place to see what’s new in the field. C. Grace Whiting, National Alliance for Caregiving
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Tuesday, April 16
Lifelong Learning: Do You Know It When You See It? Presented by ASA’s Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN). Tuesday, April 16 | 8:30 AM–5:00 PM This set of sessions will examine both the concept of lifelong learning and examples of the practice. Two lifelong learning directors from university programs will address the misconceptions about this sort of programming and answer questions about who the audience is, their psychological characteristics and how their interests change. Then there will be discussions of specific programs that teach skills, reduce social isolation and support creative aging and community engagement. The measurable benefits of such programming accrue to everyone involved, and to the larger society as a whole. Presentations: 8:30–10:00 AM | Your Library, Your Community Partner: Expand Your Reach and Impact. 1:00–2:00 PM | Volunteer Tech Tutoring Programs for Seniors: Increasing Social Connections and Access to Services 2:30–3:30 PM | Lifelong Engagement 4:00–5:00 PM | The Aging of Lifelong Learning Programs: Are We Prepared? Constituent Group Programs
Generations of LGBT Aging: Evolving Legacy (Day 2) Tuesday, April 16 | 8:30 AM–5:00 PM
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Mental Health and Aging Policy Update: Navigating Coverage Policy and Payment Issues Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN) and National Council on Mental Health and Aging (NCMHA). Tuesday, April 16 | 8:30 AM–5:00 PM Join mental health and aging policy experts and pundits for a year three discussion on mental health and aging policy and practice on the federal and state levels. Explore the impact of the second year of the Administration and the current status of prevention treatment, and support services for older adults and what can be done to improve programs and services. A special focus of this year’s programming will be on understanding and navigating Medicare and Medicaid coverage policy, reimbursements and payment issues. Presentations: 8:30–10:00 AM | The Administration Half Way: What They Still Need to Know About Mental Health and Aging 1:00–2:00 PM | Medicare and Medicaid Coverage Policy: A Critical Behavioral Health Issue 2:30–3:30 PM | News You Can Use: National Strategies and Resources to Support Older Adult Behavioral Health 4:00–5:00 PM | Advocating for Older Adults With Behavioral Health Needs: Demystifying PASRR 1:00–2:00 PM | Just Desserts: What Can LGBT Older Adults Expect in the Wake of Masterpiece Cakeshop? 2:30–3:30 PM | Exploring Health and Wellness Among Aging LGBTQ Population in Cook County 4:00–5:00 PM | LGBT Grown Folks Speak Out Using World Café Presentations 8:30–10:00 AM | When Age No Longer Divides Us: How to Develop Multigenerational Programs for the LGBTQ Community
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