June 22, 2022
Day 1 - Advisory Council Meeting
June 23, 2022
Day 2 - Provider Training
Growing and Expanding Services with Medicaid/Medicare
Elizabeth Reynolds will cover NMAAA’s Special Projects Initiative to increase funding streams by billing Managed Health Care Organizations. We will cover the strategies, opportunities, and challenges to expanding into these new billing opportunities. We will discuss how NMAAA and providers can work in partnership by establishing a Community Integrated Care Network to assure the successful expansion of funding and services.
Funding and Legislative Advocacy
Monica Abeita and Nancy Arias-Macias will present estimates for rising staff, food, and gas costs which will help justify an increase in state funding for the Aging Network in the 2023 Legislative Session. We will brainstorm our advocacy approach for the Aging Network, the Legislative Finance Committee, and of course, key legislators. Let’s get ahead of the game to achieve success this upcoming year.
FY 23 Budget and Software Training
Bernadette Segobia-Abeyta and Nancy Arias-Macias will provide budget training using the new OAA-SYS software that NMAAA will begin using in July 2022. The software will streamline provider expense reporting and reimbursement requests. We look forward to hearing your feedback and ideas regarding the new software and process.
Nutrition Demo: Easy Fruit Snacks and Fruit Dessert for Summer
Advisory Council /Provider Meeting
Summit 2023 Updated Post Coming Soon
Below is the 2022 Summit which will no longer be available after July 2023.
June 24, 2022
Keynote Address: Reframing Aging and Changing the Narrative
"Reframing Aging: How the stories we tell make a difference" by Janine Vanderburg, Director of Changing the Narrative and Chair of Encore Network Leadership Council
Janine Vanderburg is an attorney and advocate for the value of older adults in all spheres of life. She leads Colorado-based Changing the Narrative, which works to change the way people think, talk and act about age and aging. Ms. Vanderburg was a Denver Commission on Aging member, recognized with its 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Award, as well as founder of the social sector consulting firm, Joining Vision and Action. She will discuss how ageism refers to all the negative stereotypes about age and growing older in our society. Like racism, ageism can be used as unfair discrimination against older people. She will present how our perspective on our own aging can be re-framed from a weakness and disadvantage to a strength.
Breakout Session 1 - Future of Aging
Innovations in Caregiving for Older Adults with Dementia
Join panelists from across the country in a Q&A discussion on the future of caregiving, particularly for family caregivers of older adults with dementia. Panelists will discuss:
As the US population ages, how will caregivers of people with dementia be impacted?
What kind of challenges will all caregivers face going forward?
How can individuals and communities prepare for and respond to these challenges?
Panelists are Ruth Dennis, Director of Education and Social Services at Vista Living in Santa Fe, NM;
David Davis, Director of Memory Care Alliance in Santa Fe, NM;
Kristen Felten, MSW, APSW Dementia Specialist, Office on Aging, Wisconsin Department of Health Services; and
Berta Carbajal, Dementia Research Specialist and Community Health Worker (“Promotora de Salud”) at Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation.
Breakout Session 1 - Nutrition Innovation
Nutrition Innovation for Older Adults with ICAN
Brenda Weatherford is an ICAN (Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition) Southwest and Eastern Regional Coordinator from the NMSU (New Mexico State University) Cooperative Extension Service. She will provide an overview of the ICAN program with a focus on its nutrition education classes for older adults. She will demonstrate a short nutrition education lesson along with a food demo.
Breakout Session 1 - Healthy Living
Falls Prevention with NM Adult Falls Prevention Coalition
Janet Popp is a physical therapist and Chair of New Mexico Adult Falls Prevention Coalition. Her presentation titled, “Prevent Falls – Help Elders keep their Independence,” will share simple strategies for promoting fall prevention such as how to screen for falls risk. She will also review free resources to provide easy, quick falls prevention education to older adults.
Breakout Session 2 - Future of Aging
Innovations in Education and Outreach through Technology
Andrea V Botero Tompkins, Deputy Director of NM ECHO Programs;
Paula A. Getz, Co-Founder and President of the Board, NM-NEW, Inc.; and
Trish Lopez, Founder of Teeniors will share the missions of their respective organizations and discuss how they are working together to sponsor ‘Elder ECHO Events’. Learn about plans to expand Elder ECHO events to facilities such as libraries and community centers, where people without access to technology can gather to participate.
Breakout Session 2 - Creative Nutrition
Creative Nutrition with Erie County, New York Area Agency on Aging
James Strusienski is the Nutrition Project Director for Erie County New York Senior Services, including the City of Buffalo. He will present GO & DINE, an innovative partnership between this Area Agency on Aging and licensed, locally-owned restaurants. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner are offered to registered older adults. They now have ten restaurants and 2400 older people
Breakout Session 2 - Healthy Living
Get Busy with New Mexico Senior Olympics (NMSO)
Cecilia Acosta, Director of NMSO will present a live, in-person physical fitness class to help promote healthy living for older adults. Wear comfortable clothes, positive energy, and anticipation for some fun!