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Aging Well Conference

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Whether directly or indirectly, aging affects us all. This conference offers you the ability to stay ahead of the curve with the latest trends, technology, and information in regards to aging. Join professionals, students, and the community as we celebrate 30 years of Aging Well! 

Registration Closed Until Further Notice

 

$109 Individual  |  $99 Groups of 3 or more 
 

AGENDA

7:00-8:00 am

REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS, AND EXHIBITOR VISITS

8:00 am

WELCOME

8:15-9:15 am

KEYNOTE  |  IMPACT OF HOUSING AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

JANET HUNKO 

Many efforts toward addressing homelessness have focused on literal homelessness. The Housing Bureau for Seniors’ efforts are focused primarily on hidden factors that can lead to homelessness and prevention. Through the lens of Social Determinants of Health, we focus on factors such as hidden homelessness, housing instability, and affordable housing. Through appropriate interventions and case management services, HBS is able to significantly reduce the likelihood older adults we serve will face literal homelessness.

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Janet M. Hunko, LMSW is the Director of the Housing Bureau for Seniors, a program of the University of Michigan at Michigan Medicine where she oversees crucial work that empowers older adults to find and maintain sustainable permanent housing. She currently serves on the boards of directors for SAGE Metro Detroit, the National Share Housing Resource Center, co-chairs the Geriatric Social Workers of Southwest Michigan as well as other various community collaborations relating to the health and well-being of older adults. In addition, Janet is a part-time lecturer at Eastern Michigan University where she teaches courses relating to working with older adults. In her free time Janet enjoys gardening, golf and spending time with her family.

9:15-9:30 am

BREAK AND EXHIBITOR VISITS

9:30-10:45 am

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Shannon Myers is the lead Community Research Associate with the Community-Academic Aging Research Network and the Program Implementation Director and Faculty Trainer with the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging. Shannon coaches and trains other individuals and partners how to achieve the same success and serves as the national expert for Stepping On and Mind Over Matter.

Incontinence in older women is a widespread but rarely discussed problem. Attendees will learn about the three-session evidence-based workshop for women over age 50 who are either currently experiencing incontinence or want to prevent ever experiencing it, along with the research behind it.

April DeValkenaere is the owner of Fortress Financial Education LLC

Learn what scams are targeting our most vulnerable population. Learn how to help prevent new victimization and resources available to our seniors as well as their caregivers.

Hear from a panel of LGBTQ folks about their own personal experiences in aging as an LGBTQ person plus get an overview of issues affecting elders in the LGBTQ community at both state and national levels.

Cory Ballard is the Technology Director of Vision Forward, and has worked in the assistive technology field for over ten years. Most recently, he obtained his certification as an assistive technology instructional specialist, CATIS. Cory’s personal experience with vision loss and expertise with adaptive technology enable him to provide a first-hand perspective on the tools he recommends and uses in his training

Cell phones have become much more than just a convenience to carry around. Learn what cell phone options are available, what makes them accessible to someone with vision loss, and what type of phone may be best for you. 

Nick Greco, M.S., B.C.E.T.S., C.A.T.S.M., F.A.A.E.T.S. is President and Founder of C3 Education and Research Inc, a training and consulting firm. He is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, and a Diplomate and Fellow for the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. 

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, and results in worsening cognitive and behavioral impairment. We will provide useful communication tips and techniques for both families and law enforcement that can be immediately implemented.

10:45-11:00 am

BREAK AND EXHIBITOR VISITS

11:00-12:00 pm

KEYNOTE  |  THE FUTURE OF OUR MEDICAL SYSTEM

CATHY JACOBSON

Hospitals are being held more accountable by payers and our communities to coordinate the care of our patients outside of our walls.  No where is this more important than in the senior population which is projected to grow at a faster pace than any other population sector of the state through 2040.  Learn how hospitals and health systems are addressing needs such as social determinants of health and care coordination now and the new innovations we see possible in the future.

Cathy Jacobson, CEO Froedtert Health

Catherine Jacobson serves as president and CEO of Froedtert Health, a regional health care system based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jacobson joined Froedtert Health in 2010 as executive vice president of finance and strategy, chief financial officer and chief strategy officer. She was promoted in 2011, becoming President and in 2012, she assumed the CEO role.  Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Jacobson spent 22 years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in various leadership roles.

Current board appointments include Vizient, the Greater Milwaukee Committee and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce as well as other boards representing partnerships of Froedtert Health. She is also a past chair of the board of the Wisconsin Hospital Association and is currently serving on the board.

Jacobson’s recognitions include being named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare in 2019 and by Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame as Distinguished Executive of the Year in 2018. She was recognized as a Women of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2013 and received an honorable mention as Executive of the Year in 2014 and 2019.  Jacobson received an honorary degree of Doctor of Healthcare Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2015 and was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review 2014 Health Care Leaders Award and one of Becker’s 24 Leading Women to Know in Healthcare 

Jacobson is a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association serving as national chair of the board in 2009-2010. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Institute.  She is a member of the Chicago Network, an organization for women executives and Professional Dimensions in Milwaukee.

Jacobson is a Certified Public Accountant. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.

12:00-1:00 pm

LUNCH AND EXHIBITOR VISITS

1:00-2:15 pm

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Erin Eggert, MS, EP-C is a Community Research Associate working with both the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) and the Community-Academic Aging Research Network (CAARN). Erin serves as the faculty trainer for the Physical Activity for Lifelong Success (PALS) program.

How integrating physical activity into your daily routine can help you live a longer, healthier life.

April DeValkenaere is the owner of Fortress Financial Education LLC

Learn how to utilize resource teams to investigate elder financial expolitation from the start of the investigation through prosecution. Join us as we walk through case studies from Wisconsin cases.

Janet M. Hunko, LMSW is the Director of the Housing Bureau for Seniors, a program of the University of Michigan at Michigan Medicine. She currently serves on the boards of directors for SAGE Metro Detroit, the National Share Housing Resource Center, and co-chairs the Geriatric Social Workers of Southwest Michigan.

HomeShare is an arrangement between two or more unrelated individuals who share a dwelling, each having private space and agreed upon shared common areas of the home. This workshop will explore the connection between HomeShare, social determinants of health and the underlying impact. 

Gentle guided yoga practices for movement, breathing and mindfulness. Come with an open mind and leave with practices you can take home and use daily. 

Jana Troutman-Miller has served for 18 years as a professional health care chaplain. She currently serves as chaplain at Saint John’s On The Lake, a retirement community in Milwaukee, WI. She is a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains where she sits on the board of directors and is the chair of the Commission on Certification for the organization.

As we discover ways to find wellness in aging it is important to remember that our spirituality is a vital personal resource that we each possess. This presentation will explore ways we might claim and cultivate our spiritual selves and how we can use this resource to find connection and meaning in our lives at any age.

2:15-2:45 pm

BREAK AND EXHIBITOR VISITS

2:45-4:00 pm

KEYNOTE  |  THE SPIRITUALITY OF DYING

REV. JANA TROUTMAN-MILLER

There are two undisputed facts of life: you were born, you will die.  In between those absolutes is a world of possibilities of how to live a full and meaningful life. Though there is no denying our eventual deaths, our instinct is most often to worry about, or fear our death, or somehow be surprised by it when it occurs, and that can get in the way of living. In this presentation we will explore what it looks like to live our best life when we are accepting of our eventual death, and how we can develop a healthy and meaningful view and relationship with dying at any stage of life.

Rev Jana Troutman-Miller

Jana Troutman-Miller has served for 18 years as a professional health care chaplain. She has worked in the areas of child, adolescent and adult mental health and addictions, acute care, and long term care. She currently serves as chaplain at Saint John’s On The Lake, a retirement community in Milwaukee, WI. She earned her certificate in Spiritual Direction from The Haden Institute in 2018, is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Milwaukee, is a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains where she sits on the board of directors and is the chair of the Commission on Certification for the organization, and holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling ministry from Lincoln Christian Seminary. 

4:00 pm

ADJOURNMENT

Faculty Highlights

  • Cathy Jacobson Highlight Image

    Catherine Jacobson serves as president and CEO of Froedtert Health, a regional health care system based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jacobson joined Froedtert Health in 2010 as executive vice president of finance and strategy, chief financial officer and chief strategy officer. She was promoted in 2011, becoming President and in 2012, she assumed the CEO role.  Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Jacobson spent 22 years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in various leadership roles.

  • Janet Hunko Highlight Image

    Janet M. Hunko, LMSW is the Director of the Housing Bureau for Seniors, a program of the University of Michigan at Michigan Medicine where she oversees crucial work that empowers older adults to find and maintain sustainable permanent housing. She currently serves on the boards of directors for SAGE Metro Detroit, the National Share Housing Resource Center, is co-chairs the Geriatric Social Workers of Southwest Michigan as well as other various community collaborations relating to the health and well-being of older adults. In addition, Janet is a part-time lecturer at Eastern Michigan University where she teaches courses relating to working with older adults. In her free time Janet enjoys gardening, golf and spending time with her family.

  • Jana Tighter Highlight Image

    Jana Troutman-Miller has served for 18 years as a professional health care chaplain. She has worked in the areas of child, adolescent and adult mental health and addictions, acute care, and long term care. She currently serves as chaplain at Saint John’s On The Lake, a retirement community in Milwaukee, WI. She earned her certificate in Spiritual Direction from The Haden Institute in 2018, is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Milwaukee, is a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains where she sits on the board of directors and is the chair of the Commission on Certification for the organization, and holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling ministry from Lincoln Christian Seminary. 

2020 Aging Well Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Froedtert logo

GOLD SPONSORS

ADRC Aging Well 20

SILVER SPONSORS

Hospice Alliance Logo
Stowell Aging Well 2020
Right at Home logo

Sponsors
 

Platinum
Froedtert Health
 
Gold
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Racine

Silver
Hospice Alliance
Right at Home Kenosha-Racine
Stowell Associates

Bronze
Brightstar Care
CHI Franciscan Villa
My Choise Family Care - Care Wisconsin
Training By J LLC


Exhibitors
 

Corporate
CapTel Outreach

 

Nonprofit
Society's Assets
Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library

 

Be a sponsor.

Introduce your organization to regional professionals and consumers who are interested in health and wellness. Your partnership provides opportunities to engage with individuals working in the field of aging, people considering a career in gerontology, and active retirees.

Some benefits are no longer available as of Feb 2020.


RETURN ON INVESTMENT


As a sponsor, you are featured in conference marketing, including:

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  • Social Media Ads | 17,000 Reached
  • Website Presence | Reciprocal Links

SPONSOR NOW

Platinum Sponsorship - SOLD OUT

$1000 investment with the following benefits:

  • Four conference entries
  • Logo in direct mail brochure
  • Logo links to your website
  • Full page ad in program
  • Organization representative gives morning welcome address
  • Event exhibitor table with prime location
  • Highlight business in social media marketing of conference
  • Sponsor breakfast for attendees
  • Recognition at breakfast buffet
  • Digital representation throughout the conference

Silver Sponsorship

$500 investment with the following benefits:

  • Two conference entries
  • Logo in direct mail brochure
  • Logo links to your website
  • Half page ad in program
  • Digital representation throughout the conference
  • Event exhibitor table

Gold Sponsorship

$750 investment with the following benefits:

  • Three conference entries
  • Logo in direct mail brochure
  • Logo links to your website
  • Full page ad in program
  • Digital representation throughout the conference
  • Event exhibitor table in prime location

Bronze Sponsorship

$375 investment with the following benefits:

  • One conference entry
  • Mention in direct mail brochure
  • Mention on event page
  • Quarter page ad in program
  • Digital representation throughout conference
  • Event exhibitor table

Exhibitor Level Sponsorship

$275 corporate investment/$225 nonprofit investment with the following benefits:

  • One conference entry
  • Event exhibitor table
PROGRAM INFORMATION
Continuing Education  |  262-595-3340 |  continuing.ed@uwp.edu

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or email continuing.ed@uwp.edu.
 

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