Council on Aging's 2014 Forum on Aging and Annual Meeting presented by Helping Hands Healthcare


Event Details

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Council on Aging's 2014 Forum on Aging and Annual Meeting presented by Helping Hands Healthcare will take place March 4 & 5.

Forum is attended by hundreds of professionals from Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties, as well as other parts of Ohio.The two-day event provides up to 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for professionals in the field of aging, making it one of the most popular conferences for social workers, nurses, nursing home administrators and activity professionals in our region.   New this year, Kentucky Long-term Care Administrators and Social Workers also are eligible for CEUs!

Date

March 4- 5, 2014

Location

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45246-4002
(513) 771-7744


Conference Schedule

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 
8:00 -- 8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Networking
8:30 -- 8:45 a.m. Welcome
8:45 -- 9:45 a.m. Keynote  
9:45 -- 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 -- 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Workshops
11:30 -- 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Networking and Exhibit Hall
1:00 -- 2:00 p.m. Keynote  
2:00 -- 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 -- 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Workshops

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 
8:00-- 8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Networking
8:30 -- 8:45 a.m. Welcome
8:45 -- 9:45 a.m. Keynote 
9:45 -- 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 --1:30 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Workshops
11:30 -- 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch, COA Annual Meeting and Awards
1:00 -- 2:00 p.m. Keynote 
2:00 -- 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 -- 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Workshops 

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Keynotes

Tuesday, March 4, AM Keynote
Terry M. Foster, RN, MSN, FAEN, CCRN, CPEN, CEN

"How can you laugh at that?” A Closer Look at the Use of Humor in Healthcare This fun and enlightening talk will focus on the unique sense of humor shared by all health care workers. Often used as a coping mechanism, the presentation will focus on the most appropriate, as well as the inappropriate, uses of this type of humor. Our humor invokes a positive attitude and unites us all no matter what your area of practice. Plan to be thoroughly entertained during this session!

Terry Foster
Terry Foster

Terry Foster has been a critical-care clinical nurse specialist for Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, since 1998. He holds an RN diploma from The Christ Hospital School of Nursing and received his master’s degree in Critical-Care and Trauma Nursing from the University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing and Health in 1997. Volunteer, ward clerk, staff nurse, charge nurse, critical-care instructor, clinical director and night supervisor are all positions held by Mr. Foster at Mercy Hospitals of Cincinnati and at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Northern Kentucky. His primary areas of nursing experience have always been in the Emergency Department and Critical-Care Units where he has national certifications in critical-care nursing, emergency nursing, and pediatric emergency nursing.

Terry has authored more than 40 professional publications in various textbooks, nursing, and healthcare journals. He has lectured on a wide variety of clinical topics at nursing seminars and conferences throughout the country.

Tuesday, March 4, PM Keynote
Daniel Sheridan, Ph.D., RN, FNE-A, SANE-A, FAAN

CSI in Aging: Using Forensic Knowledge When Working with Vulnerable Adults Vulnerable adults are at risk for accidental and intentional injury. This session will help participants from multiple disciplines to better identify injuries from intentional versus accidental causes. Using a series of instructive injury slides, correct medical forensic terminology will be reviewed as well as a review of injury terms commonly misused in professional documentation. Documentation of suspected abuse and neglect cases needs to be objective and unbiased. Examples of pejorative (biased) documentation commonly used in professional reports will be highlighted. While written documentation is critical, photographic documentation of injuries is a standard of care in medical settings and can greatly assist in substantiating or un-substantiating suspected abuse or neglect. Techniques for incorporating photographic documentation into clinical practice and investigative procedures will be presented.

Daniel Sheridan
Dr. Daniel Sheridan

Dr. Daniel J. Sheridan is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, where he has developed forensic nursing courses at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree levels. Dr. Sheridan maintains an active forensic nurse examiner practice at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD conducting sexual assault and domestic violence forensic examinations. Dr. Sheridan works as a consultant and expert witness for the Oregon Department of Human Services Office of Adult Abuse Prevention & Investigations which investigates suspected abuse and neglect of the elderly and persons with profound cognitive and physical disabilities.

Dr. Sheridan has over 30 years experience working with survivors of domestic violence, family violence, elder and vulnerable abuse/neglect and sexual assault. He has created and managed two hospital-based family violence intervention programs, the first in Chicago, Illinois and the second in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Sheridan has published more than 35 clinical and research articles on nursing’s role in abuse and forensics and has given over 600 invited lectures on these topics nationally and internationally.

Dr. Sheridan is a former board member of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and a former Board President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. He is nationally certified as a sexual assault nurse examiner.


Wednesday, March 5, AM Keynote
Paul David Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP

Brain Health Across the Lifespan There is no greater or more complex system than the human brain. This magical collection of neurons weighing no more than 4 pounds enables all of our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Animal brain research has demonstrated the ability for new brain cell development (neurogenesis) in an area serving learning and memory (hippocampus). While years of science have argued neurogenesis does not occur in humans, recent research indicates otherwise. If the human brain can generate new brain cells, an entire new frontier of discovery and opportunity emerges. This lecture champions brain health across the lifespan as an important and unique model. A five part lifelong and proactive lifestyle is proposed as critical to maximizing brain health and perhaps delaying neurodegenerative disorders late in life.

Paul Nussbaum
Dr. Paul David Nussbaum

Dr. Paul David Nussbaum is a board-certified clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Having earned Phi-Beta Kappa and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona in 1991, Dr. Nussbaum completed his internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an Adjunct Professor in Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

He is the Founder and President of Brain Health Center, Inc. which integrates mind-body-spiritual wellness with clinical approaches for a holistic program to overall balance and brain health. The Center serves to both educate and apply Dr. Nussbaum’s approach to wellness across the lifespan relying on his Brain Health Lifestyle ®. The Center works with individuals and companies, organizations, and schools across the world.

Dr. Nussbaum has 25 years experience in the care of older persons suffering dementia, head injury, and related neuropsychiatric disorders. An expert in neuroanatomy and human behavior, Dr. Nussbaum has published many peer reviewed articles, books, and chapters within the scientific community. He also serves on the editorial boards for several scientific and clinical journals.

Wednesday, March 5, PM Keynote
Verna Benner Carson, Ph.D. 

Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer: A Theory Based Approach to Managing Challenging Behaviors The theory of retrogenesis developed by Dr. Bary Reisberg suggests that the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease deteriorates in the reverse order that the brain developed from birth. Taking this into account, Dr. Carson will walk us through the brain where she links brain damage to specific challenging behaviors. Based on this knowledge, she suggests a new approach or way of thinking about how to respond to the challenging behaviors seen in Alzheimer's disease.

Verna Benner Carson
Dr. Verna Benner Carson

Dr. Verna Benner Carson is a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing. She is the President of C&V Senior Care Services, a consulting firm that provides clinical training combined with operational and marketing support for two programs she developed: “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer” and “Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health.”

She holds a doctorate in human development from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's in nursing and master's in psychiatric nursing. Dr. Carson has been recognized twice by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association for her pioneering work in psychiatric home care and for creating a Best Practices Program in Alzheimer's Care. She has published nine books, which include Parish Nursing: Stories of Service and Care and over 80 articles on behavioral health and the unique program, "Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer." She is a nationally known speaker, frequently serving as keynote speaker, on a variety of topics including the care of the patient with Alzheimer’s disease and psychiatric issues specific to home health care.

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Workshops

On the Forum on Aging registration page, you will select one AM and one PM workshop for each day you attend.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 AM Workshops 1 -- 4
(On the registration page, you will select one AM workshop from the following)

Workshop 1 -- Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
David Kessler, Investigator, Fairfield County Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Exploiting older adults out of their lifetime savings and property is far worse than stealing material items; it goes deeper. It is the theft of their dignity. Join David Kessler for an understanding of how exploiters locate and victimize older adults. Participants in this session will hear from victims of financial exploitation and learn how these crimes have impacted their lives. How to handle the problem once it is exposed and where to go for assistance are major topics of the training. Mr. Kessler’s training provides awareness and education on this growing problem of exploiting senior citizens financially through deception and undue influence.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify warning signs or red flags that exploiters look for when locating and victimizing older people
  • Understand how the crimes of exploitation have impacted the lives of elderly victims 
  • Understand how to assist elderly victims of financial exploitation

Workshop 2 -- Hiding/Out: LGBT Residents in Extended Care
Scott E. Knox, JD, Attoney at Law

This session will focus on the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents in extended care facilities. Included will be specific legal considerations, actual incidents where residents’ rights were not respected, and recommendations for how to assist LGBT residents in being comfortable living life authentically.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify the challenges that LGBT people face in extended care facilities
  • Examine own feelings and assumptions about LGBT people
  • Identify a safe environment for LGBT residents to discuss their issues and needs 
  • Take action in own workplaces to ensure that LGBT residents' rights are respected


Workshop 3 -- Substance Abuse in Older Adults
Gregory A. Hogg, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Training Specialist, Talbert House

Substance abuse is a growing health problem among older adults. This presentation will describe substances that are abused and how they presently impact this population. Learn about specific psycho-social developmental stages of older adults and issues that create an environment conducive to substance abuse. In addition, there will be discussion on the increased use and abuse of pain medication and the potential for abuse and addiction of prescription medications. Participants will learn how to identify abuse and addiction (and the potential) and how to intervene.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe substances abused by older adults
  • Understand the latest research on the impact of alcohol and opioid medication on older adults
  • Identify ways to help older adults who are abusing or misusing alcohol and opioid medications


Workshop 4 -- Unnecessary Medications: Commonly Practiced and Risky Business
Dr. Lisa O’Hara, Co-owner, Comprehensive Therapy Specialists, LLC

Optimizing drug therapy is an essential part of caring for an older person. The process of prescribing a medication is complex and includes: deciding that a drug is indicated; choosing the best drug; determining a dose and schedule appropriate for the patient's physiologic status; monitoring for effectiveness and toxicity; educating the patient about expected side effects; and indications for seeking consultation. Avoidable adverse drug events are the serious consequences of inappropriate drug prescribing. The possibility of an adverse drug event should always be in mind when evaluating an older adult and any new symptom should be considered drug-related until proven otherwise. During this session, the term “unnecessary medication” will be examined along with its relation to adverse effects such as falls, edema, hypoglycemia and the impact these negative effects have on heart failure and diabetes mellitus.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Summarize recent findings by credible institutions and organizations regarding the inappropriate use of medications 
  • Describe and identify medications that can be deemed “unnecessary”
  • Predict which patients with heart failure and diabetes mellitus are most likely at risk of an adverse drug event or hospitalization
  • Identify medications associated with an elevated risk of falls or drug-drug interactions and how to manage those risks

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 PM Workshops 1 -- 4
(On the registration page, you will select one PM workshop from the following)

Workshop 1 -- When Injuries Speak: Assessing for Elder and Vulnerable Person Abuse and Neglect in Clinical Settings
Daniel Sheridan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Building on information from the keynote presentation, participants will be shown a series of case studies and photographs. Through a facilitated case study discussion format, participants will describe the mechanisms of injury or illness. Participants will accurately describe how one would document injuries and lesions in a format that could be used in official client/patient records. Participants will discuss what professional disciplines would/should be involved in each study and what cases would be abuse/neglect-related versus which would be more medically-related and in need of remediation via aging services.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Use correct medical forensic terminology from the keynote session to accurately describe case study injuries and/or lesions
  • Identify from the case histories which cases are reportable for suspected abuse/neglect and which are medical and need aging services
  • List multi-professionals who could/should be involved in a coordinated community response


Workshop 2 -- The Changing Faces of Women’s Health
Dr. Andrea Melton, Geriatric Fellow, The Christ Hospital
Dr. Soumya Nadella, Geriatric Fellow, University of Cincinnati


Join Dr. Melton and Dr. Nadella for a presentation on the latest advance screening, diagnosis and treatment of common female disorders. Specific topics to be covered include: changes in preventative guidelines; treatment of menopausal symptoms; osteoporosis management; changes in female sexuality and common sexual disorders; and a review of healthy lifestyle habits and their impact on aging. This workshop is for nurses, social workers, pharmacists, therapy specialists, physicians, and other health professionals who care for older women.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Recall preventative healthcare guidelines that pertain to females
  • Comprehend the options available for treatment of menopausal symptoms
  • Discuss evaluation and management of osteoporosis
  • Explain changes in female sexuality and be aware of common disorders
  • Identify ways to motivate patients to lead healthy lifestyles


Workshop 3 -- Bed Bugs: A Heavy Burden on the Elderly
Dr. Susan C. Jones, Professor, Entomology Department, The Ohio State University

Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that preferentially feed on humans and they are an important public health issue affecting all socioeconomic classes. Bed bugs have become one of the major pests in households throughout the United States. In order to enhance bed bug prevention efforts, information will be provided on how to recognize bed bugs and signs of an infestation, how these bugs are spread, and how to avoid becoming infested with bed bugs in hotels and from used items. Integrated pest management strategies for combating bed bugs will also be discussed.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Recognize three or more of the physical or behavioral characteristics of bed bugs
  • Recognize characteristic signs of bed bug bites
  • Recognize locations in the home where bed bugs commonly occur
  • Discuss bed bug prevention measures
  • Describe two or more components of an integrated pest management strategy for bed bugs

Workshop 4 -- Beyond Driving with Dignity: Solving the Older Driver Dilemma
Matt Gurwell, Founder, Keeping Us Safe
Lesa Saunders, Occupational Therapist, TriHealth
Nancy Schuster, Executive Director, ITNGreaterCincinnati

This program will provide you with the ability to identify areas of concern involving older drivers, and will assist in the development of attainable lifestyle changes for older drivers that will help keep them safe and independent. You will be presented with early-intervention tools to assist you in identifying signs of decline in the senior driver as well as methods to intercede or to provide direction to concerned family members, all with minimal deterioration to the individual’s dignity and independence. In addition, two different local resources will be identified and discussed during this workshop: 1) TriHealth Driver Ability Screening & Evaluation of the Disabled Driver and 2) Beyond Driving with Dignity Enhanced Self-Assessment Program.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify areas of concern involving older drivers with diminished skills 
  • Help develop attainable lifestyle changes for the older driver that will help keep him or her safe and independent
  • Provide appropriate direction to concerned family members, all with minimal deterioration to the individual’s dignity and independence
  • Identify assessment tools/services for older drivers that are available within the community 
  • Inform clients of community resources available to assist with the driving retirement decision-making process
  • Identify appropriate clients for driver screening program

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 AM Workshop 1 -- 4
(On the registration page, you will select one AM workshop from the following)

Workshop 1 -- Understanding the DSM-5 For Non-Diagnosticians
Jim Heisel, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Owner, Heisel and Associates

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, abbreviated as DSM-5, is the 2013 update to the American Psychiatric Association's classification and diagnostic tool. The DSM serves as a universal authority for psychiatric diagnosis. Treatment recommendations, as well as payment by health care providers, are often determined by DSM classifications, so the appearance of a new version has significant practical importance. This session will provide an understanding and how to make use of DSM- 5 for Non-Diagnosticians.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe how major diagnoses have changed in the DSM-5 from the DSM-IV_TR
  • Describe five ways to understand human behavior and how the DSM-5 emphasizes the biological way
  • Describe how to access and make use of the ICD-10 coding system

Workshop 2 -- Social Security Hot Topics
Sue Denny, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration

Join Sue Denny, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, for an update on Social Security. This session will provide useful information about the benefits of Social Security, with emphasis on the new My Social Security account. Ms. Denny will also provide education on the services available online at Social Security’s website, including the Social Security Statement and an instant benefit verification letter. Sue will also discuss other issues routinely addressed by professionals in the aging/adult advocacy sector, such as retirement and survivors benefits, SSI for the Aged, and improvements in Medicare due to the Affordable Care Act. She will also talk about revised office hours, direct deposit options for benefit checks, and tightened rules regarding selection of representative payees. 

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand the benefits and updates in Social Security and Medicare 
  • Understand the improvements in Medicare brought about by the Affordable Care Act
  • Understand Retirement, Survivor and SSI for the Aged benefits

Workshop 3 -- MyCare Ohio Program Information and Panel Discussion 

Theresa Bracher, Manager, Aging and Disability Resource Network, Council on Aging; Kierin Fleming, Specialist,  Aging and Disability Resource Network, Council on Aging; William C. Hambley, Staff Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc.; Ian Picciano, Benefits Coordinator, The Center for Independent Living Options

Do you work with individuals who will be impacted by MyCare Ohio?  Do you want to learn more about MyCare Ohio? This workshop is for you! A panel of representatives from Council on Aging, ProSeniors and The Center for Independent Living Options (CILO) will share details and answer questions about this new system. Our experts will cover how the implementation of the program is progressing, program enrollment, consumer concerns, and the latest developments about MyCare Ohio.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand how to enroll clients in MyCare Ohio
  • Identify the managed care plans in southwest Ohio
  • Better understanding of consumers concerns about enrolling in program

Workshop 4 -- Ethics of Social Media and New Technologies Part 1 of 2
Danielle Smith, Executive Director,Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers

Use of social media and new technologies has exploded. More people than ever before are using the Internet to connect to one another, which poses benefits and challenges to the profession of social work. In this presentation, you will learn about the ethical implications of social media and new technologies in the practice of social work and in other helping professions. Participants will learn the website-specific risks, benefits, and strategies to avoid ethical violations. You will also learn about social media in an organizational context and how to discuss social media use with your clients. Additionally, other technology risks will be discussed including the benefits and issues associated with providing therapy and supervision through technology and how to use proper methods to ensure confidentiality and data security in your work.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Increased understanding of social media and networking sites 
  • Broader knowledge of the benefits of social media and new technologies
  • Better decision-making capacity via understanding of the ethical risks professionals take on through their use of social media
  • Increased understanding of the legal and safety issues affecting practitioners
  • Increased knowledge of the benefits and risks of social media to nonprofits and other health and human services organizations 
  • Better understanding of how to talk to clients about their use of social media and new technologies

This workshop continues in the afternoon.  New material will be covered and social workers will earn three ethics CEUs for attending BOTH sessions. Please also register to attend PM Workshop 4. 


Wednesday, March 5, 2014 PM Workshops 1 -- 4
(On the registration page, you will select one PM workshop from the following)

Workshop 1 -- Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer: A Loving and Gentle Approach to Challenging Behaviors
Verna Benner Carson, PhD, President, C&V Senior Care Services

In this follow-up to her keynote address, Dr. Verna Carson will discuss the most common challenging behaviors exhibited by those with Alzheimer's disease and demonstrate how the application of the Theory of Retrogenesis allows the caregiver to arrive at interventions that are not only loving and kind, but also cognitively and functionally appropriate.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Discuss a full range of challenging behaviors in light of the Theory of Retrogenesis
  • Discuss creative strategies to respond to the most challenging behaviors such as: repetition, resistance to bathing, management of pain, and wandering 

Workshop 2 -- Aging, Gender and Communication
Leslie Brody, Director of UPLIFT and Quality Improvement, Community Behavioral Health

This training will introduce you to basic gender and communication concepts with specific emphasis on communication and older adults. We will focus on the practical application of these theories in helping older adults communicate more effectively as well as understanding the communication styles of older men and women to better engage with them. If you have an interest in understanding why people communicate the way they do, this workshop is for you.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define gender, masculinity, and femininity and differentiate between three different theories on gender
  • Identify examples of gendered verbal communication and examples of gendered non-verbal communication
  • Identify examples of how aging can impact communication 
  • Differentiate between helpful and harmful ways to intersect communication, gender, and aging in working with older adults

Workshop 3 -- Assessment and Management of Falls and Balance Disorder in the Elderly: Falls Prevention
Arvind Modawal, MD, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, UC-COM Consultant in Geriatrics and Palliative Care, West Chester Hospital Medical Director, IPC The Hospitalist Company, Cincinnati region Medical Director, Evercare Optum Hospice & Palliative Care (UnitedHealth Group), Cincinnati

This workshop will address case studies on falls and balance disorders including other conditions such as dizziness and syncope, which will be discussed with audience participation. Dr. Modawal will introduce an evidence-based approach to the assessments of a patient with falls, identify various diagnoses, aging-related changes and other risk factors. He will discuss individualized management and prevention approaches.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of falls and balance disorders in the elderly and impact of aging
  • Understand multiple risk factors for falls in the elderly
  • Develop a plan for assessment of a patient with recurrent falls
  • Manage and prevent falls and fractures using an evidence-based approach

Workshop 4 -- Ethics of Social Media and New Technologies, Part 2 of 2
Danielle Smith, Executive Director, Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers

This workshop is a continuation of the AM session.  It is not a repeat of the AM session - new material is covered.  See AM Workshop 4 above for description. Social Workers who attend both the AM and PM sessions of this workshop will fullfill the three-hour ethics CEU requirement for Social Workers. 



Sponsorship Opportunities

Map for Sponsors attending conference 

Are you looking for a unique and effective way to increase your organization's visibility among leaders and decision-makers in the field of aging?  

Each year, Council on Aging's Forum on Aging is attended by more than 500 nurses, social workers, home health professionals, nursing home administrators, activity professionals, and others who work for or on behalf of older adults. Attendees hail from Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties, as well as other parts of Ohio. It is an opportunity for professionals in the field of aging to learn, network and earn up to 10 CEUs.

There are several exciting sponsorship opportunities available for the 2014 conference, including a Presenting Sponsorship which will set your company apart from other sponsors, offering unmatched coverage and exposure at the conference.  

$6,000 Presenting Sponsor (Sold)

  • Name recognition in title of Conference: 2014 Forum on Aging and Annual Meeting & Awards presented by "Your organization name here"
  • Representative from your organization welcomes the attendees on second day of Forum on Aging and introduces morning keynote speaker (10 minutes)
  • Logo/Advertisement placed on wall of registration area
  • Company Logo on one side of conference attendee bag (750 bags purchased by Council on Aging)
  • Your company banner hung in registration area 
  • Your company name and logo on promotional materials including:
    • Printed conference program
    • Email communications
    • Press releases
    • Onsite electronic signage
    • Conference website (with link to your company)
  •  A 10 x 10 Exhibit in the common area
  •  Four complimentary full-conference registrations

$2,500 Conference Sponsor (unlimited available)

  • Logo/Advertisement placed on wall of registration area
  • Your company name and logo on promotional materials including:
    • Printed conference program
    • Onsite electronic signage
    • Conference website (with link to your company)
  •  One 6-foot display table located in exhibit hall
  •  Three complimentary full-conference registrations

 $1,000 Display Table Sponsor (unlimited available)

  • One 6-foot display table located in exhibit hall
  • One complimentary full-conference registration

$500 Display Table Sponsor for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations only (unlimited available)

  • One 6-foot display table located in exhibit hall

We look forward to you having you join us and increasing your visibility among leaders and decision-makers in the field of aging.

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Registration

Registration is closed.

No web or phone registrations will be accepted after Feb. 25. Walk-in registrations will be accepted on March 4 and 5 at the conference, but workshop selection may be limited and fees will increase.

Walk-in Registration Fees

$100 one day (March 4 OR 5)
$150 both days (March 4 AND 5)
$30 annual meeting only (Luncheon on March 5 ONLY)

Corporate Payments

Organizations that wish to make one payment for multiple representatives/employees should click here for instructions.


Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sharonville Convention Center
11255 Chester Road
Cincinnati, OH 45246

COA's Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon will include a buffet lunch, a brief overview of COA's 2013 Annual Report, an awards ceremony, and a special keynote presentation from nationally respected speaker, Verna Benner Carson

The awards ceremony will recognize caregivers, volunteers and professionals in the field of aging who work to make life better for older adults. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Outstanding Professional in Aging; Outstanding Direct Service Provider, Outstanding Caregiver.

Registration is closed.

Agenda
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony
1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Verna Benner Carson


Workshop Handouts


Unless otherwise noted below, handouts will NOT be provided at each workshop. Participants are required to print the handouts for the workshop(s) they registered for prior to the conference.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 AM Workshops 1 -- 4

Workshop 1 -- Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
Click here to print handouts for this session

Workshop 2 -- Hiding/Out: LGBT Residents in Extended Care
Click here to print handouts for this session

Workshop 3 -- Substance Abuse in Older Adults
Click here to print handouts for this session

Workshop 4 -- Unnecessary Medications: Commonly Practiced and Risky Business
Click here to print handouts for this session

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 PM Workshops 1 -- 4

Workshop 1 -- When Injuries Speak: Assessing for Elder and Vulnerable Person Abuse and Neglect in Clinical Settings
Presenter will bring handouts to workshop -- nothing to print for this session

Workshop 2 -- The Changing Faces of Women’s Health
Click here to print handouts for this session

Workshop 3 -- Bed Bugs: A Heavy Burden on the Elderly
Presenter will bring handouts to workshop -- nothing to print for this session

Workshop 4 -- Beyond Driving with Dignity: Solving the Older Driver Dilemma
Click here to print handouts for this session


Wednesday, March 5, 2014 AM Workshop 1 -- 4

Workshop 1 -- Understanding the DSM-5 For Non-Diagnosticians
Click here to print handouts for this session

Workshop 2 -- Social Security Hot Topics
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Workshop 3 -- MyCare Ohio Program Information and Panel Discussion
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Workshop 4 -- Ethics of Social Media and New Technologies Part 1 and 2
Click here to print handouts for this session


Wednesday, March 5, 2014 PM Workshops 1 -- 4

Workshop 1 -- Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer: A Loving and Gentle Approach to Challenging Behaviors

Workshop 2 -- Aging, Gender and Communication
Click here to print handouts for this session

Workshop 3 -- Assessment and Management of Falls and Balance Disorder in the Elderly: Falls Prevention
Click here to print handouts for this session

Workshop 4 -- Ethics of Social Media and New Technologies, Part 1 and 2
Click here to print handouts for this session (Same handout as above in AM Workshop)


 

 

Continuing Education Units

Ten clock hours will be available to the following professions:

Ohio Social Workers 
Kentucky Social Workers
Ohio Nursing Home Administrators
Kentucky Long-term Care Administrators 
Ohio Nurses*
Activity Professionals


When completing the online registration form please check box for each discipline you wish to receive a CEU certificate.

Continuing Education Units Certificates will be mailed to attendees of the Forum on Aging. Please allow for 4 weeks to process.

*Any continuing education activity that has been approved by Ohio Board of Social Workers is accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing for all nurses in the State of Ohio. 

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Registration

  • Registration is Closed.

 

  • Walk-in Fees:
  • $100 one day
  • $150 both days
  • $30annual meeting only

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