8th Annual Housing Conference
"A Home for All Ages"
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
presented by Avenidas and the City of Palo Alto
|9:30am to 10:00am||Registration. Coffee & orange juice served.
Thank you Peet's Coffee and Home Care Assistance!
|10:00am to 10:45am||Keynote Address|
|11:00am to 12:00pm||Session One|
|12:00pm to 12:45pm||Lunch|
|12:45pm to 1:45pm||Session Two|
|1:45pm to 2:00pm||Break|
|2:00pm to 3:00pm||Session Three|
|3:00pm to 4:00pm||Cafe Conversations with the speakers! Enjoy the Espresso Cart Courtesy of Nancy Goldcamp of Coldwell Banker|
Registration: 9:30am - 10:00am
Keynote: 10:00am - 10:45am
"A Home for all Ages." Susanne Stadler, architect and co-founder of the interdisciplinary learning forum and network "At Home with Growing Old," looks at our homes as the base for our emotional and physical well being. She is passionate about educating developers, planners, architects and social workers about what 'age friendly' design really means.
Session 1: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The following three workshops (1-3) are scheduled for Session 1. You can attend one of these three workshops during this session.
|1||1-1: On your Mark, Get Set, STAY!
Panel includes a Seniors Realtor, a remodeling contractor, a professional organizer and guests
Fast paced, multi-disciplined overview includes planning, costs, benefits, tips, checklists and fundamentals for taking your current residence from Now to WOW and make your current home meet your future needs.
|2||1-2: Financing Options
Alan Russell, Private Mortgage Banker at Wells Fargo & Judy Schwartz of Reverse Mortgages Only
This is your chance to learn more about enhancing your mortgage options as part of your overall portfolio. You'll also hear about various financing possibilities from these two industry experts, including info about reverse mortgages, separating fact from fiction
|3||1-3: How Technology Can Help You Live Independently
Richard Adler, Distinguished Fellow, The Institute of the Future & Dr. Richard G. Caro, Co-founder, Tech-enhanced Life
Discover the evolving role of technology and how it is allowing people to live independently for much longer than in the past. Learn about new products and apps for remote monitoring, caregiver support and more!
Lunch: 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Session 2: 12:45pm - 1:45pm
The following three workshops (4-6) are scheduled for Session 2. You can attend one of these three workshops during this session.
|4||2-4: Sharing Space: Second Units
Kate Vershow Downing, Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commissioner
Have you ever wondered about adding a secondary dwelling unit or separating your existing property into smaller units to either rent out, or have a family member or caregiver live there? Find out the opportunities and challenges seniors face in converting their properties for different uses as they age.
|5||2-5: Premier Resources for Aging in Place
Steve Hardy, Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center, Vickie Epstein, Avenidas Village and Paula Wolfson, Avenidas Care Partners
This panel will offer options to help you age at home while obtaining various levels of support through adult day health care at Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center, socialization and support from Avenidas Village, and care coordination, plus home care resources from Avenidas Care Partners.
|6||2-6: Universal Design-Living Better in Our Homes As We Age: Small Changes Make a Difference
Donna Schempp, LCSW and Geriatric Care Manager and Susanne Stadler, architect
It is not just about installing grab bars in a shower that support "aging in place," it is about what makes you happy, what is important to you, how you go about your day, what medical challenges you face, and how your home can support you in being "at home with growing old."
Break: 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Session 3: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The following three workshops (7-9) are scheduled for Session 3. You can attend one of these three workshops during this session.
|7||3-7: Making Your Home Work for You
Genie Nowicki, Designer at Harrell Remodeling
You are in your home and you want to stay. Let's talk about the obstacles and solutions to make your home work for you, from simple changes to a full remodel.
|8|| 3-8: Why Not Stay at Home?
Kaye Sharbrough, Senior Seasons
Learn how to conduct a discussion about moving, whether you are having the conversation with yourself, a spouse, parent or friend. What points should you consider? What benefits or objections should be weighed? Get the scoop from this expert.
|9||3-9: Downsizing, Decluttering and Moving
Julie Feldmann and Helen Ingwersen, Top Move Management
Maybe you are thinking about downsizing or moving from a home you have lived in for 25+ years and you want to have some peace of mind when dealing with decades of possessions. Join these experts who will share The "Top 10 Do's and Don'ts When Downsizing."
Cafe Conversations: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration includes morning coffee, keynote address, conference materials and giveaways, fresh lunch box, choice of three workshops, and "Cafe Conversations" with the speakers, enjor the espresso cart.
Registration is $40 per person early registration and $45 after March 13, 2015. Registration is $50 at the door.
Note: No refunds will be issued for cancellations after March 16.
Please fill out a separate registration form for each person attending.
Cancellation Policy: No refund for cancellations made after March 16.