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The Future of Elderhood: Integrative Aging, Better Health
A Helen Daniels Bader Speaker Series Event
Oct 5 | 11 am-12 pm CST | Online
0.1 CEU / 1 CEH | Free


For decades, “old” has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood. Yet, at the very moment humans are living longer than ever before, we’ve made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, disparaged, neglected, and denied. Likewise in health care and medical research, when old people have bad outcomes, a common response is to say, “Well of course, they were old and sick,” — inferring that "old" inevitably leads to "sick."

Drawing from both conventional and complementary medicine, integrative aging helps older adults live well throughout the decades and stages of old age. It begins with the assumption that elderhood should be approached medically in the same ways we approach childhood and adulthood, recognizing that bodies, lives and priorities change as we move through the sub-stages of each major part of life. It also focuses on health and well-being in addition to disease and illness, pays attention to prevention, nutrition, activity, goals, and purpose, and recognizes both the benefits and challenges of growing older.

In this presentation, we explore the way we look at aging, the way we think and feel about medicine, and what it means to be a human being across the lifespan.

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Louise Aronson Louise Aronson, MD MFA

Louise Aronson, MD MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, professor of medicine at UCSF and the author of the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Aronson has received the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine, the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award. At UCSF, Louise has served as director of the Pathways to Discovery program, the Northern California Geriatrics Education Center, the Optimizing Aging Project, and as Chief of Geriatrics Education. Her writing credits include the New York Times, Atlantic, Washington Post, Discover, Vox, JAMA, Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine, and she has been featured on TODAY, CBS This Morning, NPR’s Fresh Air, Morning Edition, Politico, Kaiser Health News, Tech Nation and the New Yorker. Currently, Dr. Aronson divides her time among patient care, community-based aging innovations, teaching, health advocacy in the media, and writing.

Trauma Informed Care and Equity - A Transformative Synergy
Oct 14 and 21 | 9-11 am CST | 0.4 CEU's/4 CEH's | Online

Trauma and Equity are two of the most important and needed topics in 2021. Each has remarkable potential to be a central part of the individual and collective solutions we are longing for. Imagine what transformation can come when the two topics are interwoven!

You will explore the creative mixing of core concepts from both TIC and Equity movements. Some examples include:

  • PTSD (experiences that occurred in the past) vs Continuous Trauma (experiences that never end)
  • State/Unconscious process and Implicit Bias
  • How do we heal?:
    • Individual (help people be resilient) vs Systemic Solutions (stop the oppression)
    • Clinical (therapy) and Task Shifting Solutions (everyone can be “therapeutic”)

This workshop is designed primarily for human services, education, and healthcare professionals with some previous exposure to TIC. The interactive format will allow participants will to gain knowledge and practical skills to approach their work with an integrated TIC and Equity lens.

Tim Grover Headshot Tim Grove, Senior Trainer

Tim has 25 years of professional experience in a variety of direct care and administrative positions including In-Home Services, Foster Care, Treatment Foster Care, Residential Treatment, Child Welfare, Community-Based Services, Quality Improvement, and Staff Development. As the senior leader of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) initiatives across all agency programs, he was responsible for implementing SaintA’s TIC philosophy and practices, including Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). He also created a TIC training curriculum centered around the Seven Essential Ingredients (7ei) of understanding and practicing TIC. He is a Mentor with the ChildTrauma Academy and a Master Trainer in Dr. Rob Anda and Laura Porter’s ACE Interface curriculum. Grove and the SaintA team’s work has been highlighted in various media, including a 2018 60 Minutes segment with special correspondent Oprah Winfrey and a three-year research study on the effectiveness of 7ei in child welfare published by the Journal of Child Custody in 2019.

Dwayne Marks Headshot Dwayne Marks

Dwayne Marks is dedicated to developing and ensuring successful interventions in the lives of children and families that help them thrive in the face of adverse childhood experiences. A passionate advocate and technical leader, he has amassed an expertise in identifying data-driven solutions to challenges that plague the child welfare sector. Dwayne most recently served as Research Analyst—Advanced in the Quality Improvement Section at the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and has previously worked with SaintA in multiple capacities, including as an Ongoing Case Manager, Fiscal Liaison, Co-Chair of the Historical Trauma Committee, and a founding member of the Equity Council.

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