RANGER RECOVERY

AGENDA

7:00-8:00 am

REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS, AND EXHIBITOR VISITS

8:00-8:15 am

WELCOME

8:15-9:15 am

KEYNOTE

While many of the efforts of the housing and homelessness community have been around addressing literal homelessness, the Housing Bureau for Seniors’ (HBS) efforts are focused primarily on prevention and the hidden factors that can lead to homelessness. Through the lens of Social Determinants of Health, the organization focuses on factors such as hidden homelessness, housing instability, and unaffordable housing. This keynote will address how HBS significantly reduces the likelihood that the older adults whom they serve will face literal homelessness through interventions and case management services.


Janet Hunko HeadshotJanet M. Hunko, LMSW
Director of the Housing Bureau for Seniors, a program of the University of Michigan at Michigan Medicine


Janet 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
 

Learn more about recent gains in Alzheimer’s and dementia science, including risk factors for Alzheimer’s and other dementia, and the latest advancements in clinical trials, treatments, and lifestyle interventions.


Tim Harrington headshotTim Harrington; Community Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association, WI Chapter   

Tim’s primary role is as a Community Outreach Coordinator covering a large territory in Southeast Wisconsin. In this role Tim partners with many agencies to help assure that any family affected by Alzheimer’s or a related dementia has education support and resources they may need to navigate their journey. Another of Tim’s roles is as a Research Champion for Region 5 of the Alzheimer’s Association. In this role he gives up to date presentations around the state of Alzheimer’s research and the Alzheimer’s Association’s role in it. Prior to his hiring in 2014, Tim helped care for his father, who succumbed to Alzheimer’s in 2009. 

Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder (MOM) is a researched and proven program designed to give women the tools they need to take control of bladder and bowel leakage. Come learn about the workshop and the strategies used in the program such as preventing or lessening symptoms including information-sharing, group activities, simple exercises, and dietary changes. 


Shannon-Myers_headshotShannon Myers, CWP; Director of Program Implementation, WI Institute for Healthy Aging  

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, along with serving as the national Program Lead for Stepping On and Mind Over Matter. In these roles, Shannon works with researchers and the Wisconsin Aging Network to identify and develop high level evidence-based programs and future programs entering their dissemination phase. 

Accessing printed materials can be difficult when living with vision loss. Explore what options are available to make this task easier, and experience demonstrations of both visual and non-visual devices designed to provide access to those who are blind or visually impaired.


Cory-Ballard_headshotCory Ballard, CATIS; Director of Technology, Vision Forward Association 

Cory Ballard has worked in the assistive technology field for over ten years. He graduated from UW-Whitewater and completed the assistive technology applications certificate program from California State University, Northridge and in 2016, 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. As a presenter and trainer, Cory always presents information in a way that makes sense. 


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Luke Scriven, CATIS; Assistive Technology Specialist, Vision Forward Association 

Luke Scriven began his career as an optician in England, before moving to Chicago in 2011 and transitioning into the assistive technology field. He completed a graduate degree in Assistive Technology and Human Services from California State University, Northridge in 2018, during which he took over management of the assistive technology program at The Chicago Lighthouse. In 2019, Luke transitioned to a position at Vision Forward, where he achieved his CATIS certification and continues to serve people with vision loss, helping them to meet all their technology goals. 

Join us to learn how to define and respond to crisis in aging populations. This session will provide strategies and resources for dealing with crises during the pandemic, in particular, and will share how to minimize the risk for a crisis to occur.


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Lisa Ladewig, MSW; Adult Protective Services Supervisor, Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability & Behavioral Health Services 

Lisa Ladewig is the Adult Protective Services Supervisor with Kenosha County and has occupied this role since 2020. In this capacity, she works to eliminate abuse, neglect, and exploitation for aging adults and adults with disabilities. She also assists with crisis response for these populations. Previously, she served as the Adult Protective Supervisor in Lake County, IL. In total, Lisa has almost 10 years’ experience of working with the aging population and adults with disabilities. Before becoming involved with Adult Protective Services, she worked in Illinois with the Community Care Program and completed internships with Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, The Salvation Army, and Catholic Care in Sydney, Australia. Lisa has also many years of experience of volunteer work in the US, Mexico, and South Africa.  Lisa has a passion for advocacy and a desire to be a voice for those whose voices aren't often heard. 

Set to your favorite top hits, this full-body workout combines low impact/high intensity, dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching. Movement modifications will be demonstrated throughout the session to accommodate all fitness levels and abilities.


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Jesse Avery; Owner and Instructor, Jazzercise Kenosha Fitness Center 

A professional dancer and choreographer, in 2002, Jesse walked into a Jazzercise class and never looked back. In 2003 she became certified as a Jazzercise Instructor and has continued for 18 years. In 2020, she took over ownership of Jazzercise Kenosha Fitness Center and continues to motivate a diverse clientele of different ages and abilities with the help of her amazing team of Fit Pros. 

10:45-11:00 am

BREAK AND EXHIBITOR VISITS

11:00 am-12:00 pm

KEYNOTE

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals were increasingly held accountable by payers and communities to coordinate the care of patients outside of their walls. As the pandemic continues to evolve, we are learning how COVID-19 has increased the demand on our health system and is presenting new challenges. Nowhere 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 while working through the complexities of a pandemic and planning for possible innovations and interventions in the future.


Cathy Jacobson HeadshotCatherine Jacobson
President and CEO of Froedtert Health
Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Cathering 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. 

12:00-1:15 pm

LUNCH AND EXHIBITOR VISITS
 

1:15-2:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

Take a deeper dive into the topics of housing and homelessness with our keynote presenter. Learn more about the Housing Bureau for Seniors’ homelessness prevention efforts and the hidden factors that can lead to homelessness.


Janet Hunko HeadshotJanet M. Hunko, LMSW
Director of the Housing Bureau for Seniors, a program of the University of Michigan at Michigan Medicine


Janet 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.

Whether you are accompanying someone in their grief or going through it yourself, the goal of this workshop is to help you understand grief and how to make meaning from it. Everyone’s grief is unique, and understanding what one’s spirit needs along the journey can be helpful in navigating the effects of loss.


Jana Troutman Miller HeadshotRev. Jana Troutman-Miller; Chaplain, St. John’s On the Lake

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. 

Aging LGBTQ+ persons face complex and challenging issues related to health, abuse, social isolation, financial stability, and discrimination. With our panel, explore the unique experiences of our LGBTQ+ community and learn constructive strategies to provide meaningful care and services for our elders.


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Barb Farrar; Executive Director, LGBT Center of SE WI  

Barb Farrar has been the Executive Director of the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin since 2018. She has a passion for equity and social justice and finds the work at the Center a place to have a positive impact in those areas. She also enjoys the constant juggle of providing programs and services, building community partnerships, and ensuring financial stability for the organization. Her background is in Nonprofit Management and Human Resources, working in higher education, nonprofit, and technology sectors. She has a Master's Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco. 

Explore how drumming, music, and movement can infuse fun into fitness. Cardio drumming is an activity that participants of all abilities can enjoy.


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Denise Jacob; Program Director, Kenosha Senior Center 

Denise Jacob is the Program Director for the Kenosha Senior Center. She has been in her position for 13 years and has over 30 years of fitness teaching experience. Her certifications include group fitness, personal training, group cycling, yoga, and Pilates. She had her own children’s fitness company for over 15 years, bringing fitness to children in daycares, preschools, and after school programs. In her role at the Kenosha Senior Center, she continues her efforts to bring wellness to people of all ages.  

Denise believes in creating a class atmosphere that makes participants of all levels feel comfortable and welcome and encourages each individual to work to their personal potential.  

Favorite Quote: The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~Lao-tzu 

Learn to identify financial scams and fraud your clients may be experiencing, and determine what resources are available in your agency’s arsenal to help you respond to and prevent future financial exploitation for your clients.


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April DeValkenaere, SBWCP, CFCI; Owner, Financial Fortress Education, LLC 

April DeValkenaere is the owner of Fortress Financial Education LLC, skilled in white collar criminal analysis, investigations, trainings, keynote speeches, and consulting. She is also an experienced Certified Paralegal with the State Bar of Wisconsin, with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry with a focus on White Collar Crime Investigations. She is certified as a Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI) by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI), where she is the Wisconsin chapter President. She is also a member of the Waukesha County Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) and the Attorney General’s (AG’s) State Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Team.  April enjoys her role as an adjunct professor teaching law enforcement how to investigate white collar and elder financial exploitation crimes.  

2:30-2:45 pm

BREAK

2:45-3:45 pm

KEYNOTE

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


Jana Troutman Miller HeadshotRev. Jana Troutman-Miller; Chaplain, St. John’s On the Lake

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. 

3:45 pm-4:00 pm

CLOSING ADDRESS

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