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Advisory Council and Provider Meeting
& Innovation Summit Recordings

June 22-24, 2022

 

Advisory Council & Provider Meeting

June 22, 2022

Day 1 - Advisory Council Meeting

June 23, 2022

Day 2 - Provider Training

 

 

Innovation Summit

June 24, 2022

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
participating!

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!