© 2019 by Joseph Potkanowicz

AGENDA

8:30 - 9:30

Registration and Vendor Booths

9:30 - 10:20

10:30 - 11:20

11:20 - 12:20

12:30 - 1:20

1:30 - 2:20

Speakers

Speakers

Lunch and Vendor Booths

Speakers

Speakers

SPEAKER SESSION 1

9:30 am - 10:20 am

Charles Connell

Future Planning and Qualifying for Medicaid for Long Term Care

Participants in this session are educated on processes that individuals may consider for future planning. Participants will learn step by step instructions for an individual seeking Medicaid to pay for long-term care. Step by step instructions will be provided to help you understand what it takes to qualify for Medicaid.   

Patti Meuwissem

Clutter Solutions for Seniors

Clutter Solutions for Seniors is focused on how seniors can resolve clutter challenges and solutions to prevent future clutter problems. Learn why clutter happens and how to decide what to keep, what to release and where it will go. If you are ready to downsize or “right size” your living space this is the class for you. In addition, we will offer a variety of organizing solutions to help save time, recover space and restore peace of mind through organized living.

Krista Covell-Pierson

Stay out of the Hospital by Staying Safe at Home

This presentation will provide useful, practical tips and recommendations for participants in regards to home safety and is provided by a licensed occupational therapist. This information is designed to prevent falls, promote independence and stay out of the hospital.  Discover simple changes you can implement at home, as well as learn about equipment and larger modification options.

SPEAKER SESSION 2

10:30 am - 11:20 am

Dr. Debby Baker

What to Say and How to Help Someone Grieving

This presentation will discuss what to say to someone who has lost a loved one. People are often at a loss to find the right words, and fearful that they will say the wrong thing.  Individuals will learn appropriate statements to say to a grieving person. Learn how to be helpful to your friends and loved ones following the funeral and how to help them over time. Leave knowing how long the grieving process lasts.

Leiton Powell

GET on Board – How to Navigate Greeley on Public Transit

This presentation will discuss the services provided by Greeley Evans Transit (GET) including Fixed route, Paratransit, and Call-&-Ride.  A review of the entire process of using public transit will include: how to utilize the ride guide to find when and where a bus will be, boarding the bus, paying the fare, asking for a transfer, and much more.  Tips and tricks on how to get around the city using public transit to various locations will be offered.  Opportunities for one-on-one training and education will be available.  If the logistics work out, we will bring a bus by for everyone to look at and sit in.

Shelley Steele

Medicare 2020 Updates

There are currently 5.8 million Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. with 8,000 people turning 65 each day.  Medicare changes in 2020 are released in the fall of 2019.  This presentation will discuss the SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program); 2020 changes in Medicare Part A and B premiums and deductibles; changes in Medicare supplemental and Advantage plans; COLA (cost of living adjustments) through Social Security; Medicare fraud; and the website - MyMedicare.gov.  

SPEAKER SESSION 3

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Ron Ross

How to Leave a Legacy

Most seniors want to leave a legacy of some kind for their descendants. The presentation will educate and inform participants on how to leave a legacy of family history for future generations.  It will include a how-to demonstration by the use of a Smart Phone using a volunteer from the audience.

Marissa Watson-Bane

Managing Caregiver Stress

Being a caregiver for a loved one is one of the most difficult jobs a person will have.  When stress is not managed, one can become exhausted, angry, and physically ill and riddled with guilt.  Learn to identify your own personal stressors, as well as techniques to reduce stress so you can thrive as a caregiver!  The information from this program is part of the Powerful Tools for Caregivers class, a 6 week class for family caregivers that focuses on self-care, improving communication skills and increasing self-confidence.

Lorrie Wellman

Nutrition as we Age

Discover how nutrition and hydration status can change as it relates to the impact of diagnosis; such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Kidney Disease etc. The effects on the body will also be identified if chronic illness is not controlled. Laboratory values will be discussed determining the impact of low nutrient and the changing fluid intake and absorption. 

SPEAKER SESSION 4

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Most seniors want to leave a legacy of some kind for their descendants. The presentation will educate and inform participants on how to leave a legacy of family history for future generations.  It will include a how-to demonstration by the use of a Smart Phone using a volunteer from the audience.

Matt Meuli

Plan for Incapacity Before Decision Making and Judgment is Impaired

When someone becomes incapacitated, someone else must take control of medical, financial and property matters. A common misconception among people is that a power of attorney takes care of everything. While people often plan carefully for retirement and death, few thoughtfully plan for incapacity. This presentation will help you to understand the general framework for incapacity planning; and to learn how planning ahead for incapacity facilitates decision-making without unnecessary disruption.

Being a caregiver for a loved one is one of the most difficult jobs a person will have.  When stress is not managed, one can become exhausted, angry, and physically ill and riddled with guilt.  Learn to identify your own personal stressors, as well as techniques to reduce stress so you can thrive as a caregiver!  The information from this program is part of the Powerful Tools for Caregivers class, a 6 week class for family caregivers that focuses on self-care, improving communication skills and increasing self-confidence.

Shelley Steele

Medicare 2020 Updates

There are currently 5.8 million Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. with 8,000 people turning 65 each day.  Medicare changes in 2020 are released in the fall of 2019.  This presentation will discuss the SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program); 2020 changes in Medicare Part A and B premiums and deductibles; changes in Medicare supplemental and Advantage plans; COLA (cost of living adjustments) through Social Security; Medicare fraud; and the website - MyMedicare.gov.            

Discover how nutrition and hydration status can change as it relates to the impact of diagnosis; such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Kidney Disease etc. The effects on the body will also be identified if chronic illness is not controlled. Laboratory values will be discussed determining the impact of low nutrient and the changing fluid intake and absorption. 

Cyndy Luzinski

Dementia Friendly Communities

The SPECAL® Method (Contented Dementia approach) starts with 3 Golden Rules. The 3 Golden Rules make the lives of care partners and those living with dementia better. They also function as a springboard for launching into additional SPECAL® strategies necessary to increase confidence and competence for care partners while creating lifelong well-being for people living with dementia. This model serves as a foundation for understanding any person-centered care approach aimed at helping our friends and loved ones with dementia live well.

WELD SENIOR 

SYMPOSIUM