Conference Attendees will enjoy:
- Morning coffee & orange juice
- Inspiring Keynote speech
- Delicious lunch provided by BridgePoint at Los Altos
- Choice of 9 info-packed workshops
- Afternoon dessert and beverages
- Access to sponsors who are expert service providers
- Special group sessions
- Door prizes
Coffee courtesy of Peets at Town & Country Palo Alto. Tea and orange juice also served. Visit sponsor booths to win prizes!
“The Challenges of Caregiving and Aging in America!” Dr. Mehrdad Ayati, MD.
Dr. Ayati will highlight his testimony before the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging concerning the essential role of the family caregiver: public efforts to enhance healthy aging, access to resources and Medicare coverage for custodial care.
***Prize drawing is at 1:20pm—you must be present to win!***
Come join us at the Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center for cookies and lemonade and to meet with like-minded individuals and share stories.
Session 1 (1, 2, or 3): 9:45-11:00am
1: Because You Are Worth It: Self-Care!
Alex Morris, Gerontologist, Alzheimer’s Association
This interactive session helps you create a sustainable self-care plan with strategies for energy renewal, cognitive fitness, brain and body wellness.
2: Service with a Smile: The Avenidas All Star Team!
Meet our Avenidas staff and hear how we support caregivers and their loved ones including Adult Day Health, Case Management, Elder Care Consults, Caregiver Support Groups, Avenidas Village and community connections.
3: Sensory Awareness Training: Dementia Inside Out!
Care Indeed Staff
Increase your sensory awareness of dementia to promote enhanced caregiver coping with loved one’s challenges by viewing a Virtual Reality (VR) training on screen. Several VR headsets will also be available to try out.
Session 2 (Choose from 4, 5, or 6): 11:15-12:30pm
4: Taking Control: Family Role Reversals
Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Caregiver Alliance
Learn successful strategies for working cooperatively with loved ones, such as holding productive team meetings, delegating tasks and sharing responsibilities.
5: When Do You Need A Second Opinion?
Dr. Ayati, Director of the Geriatric Center
Do you have questions about medications, depression, dementia, sleep, diet, or caregiver health? This is your chance to get your questions answered by an expert.
6: Being in the Moment! Dementia Care Re-Imagined
Emily Nagaonkar, Director Social Work, RKC
Discover techniques for effective dementia care communications and fun activities you can do at home.
Session 3 (Choose from 7, 8, or 9): 1:30-2:45pm
7: Mind Over Mood: Managing Caregiver Trigger Points
Paula Wolfson, LCSW, Manager Avenidas Care Partners
Change how you feel by changing how you think! Learn techniques for minimizing emotional reactivity and maximizing resilience.
8: Compassionate Conversations: Your Voice, Your Vision!
Mary Matthiesen, Community Engagement and Education Director, Mission Hospice
Purposeful session to explore multiple creative resources for navigating end of life care plans. Discussion will center on Death Cafes, Go Wish Cards, Advanced Directives, and hospice care.
9: Is it Safe to go Home? Navigating the Hospital Discharge Process
Milena Matzinger, PT, DPT at Stanford Hospital
JoAnn Wong, RN, BSN, ACM, Case Manager , Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Pam Conlon-Sandhu RN, BSN, CRRN, Director Client Services, Agility Health
Review critical components of the hospital discharge evaluation process, referrals for skilled services, placement, non-skilled custodial care and the importance of the caregiver role.
Online registration is now closed, but you can register on-site tomorrow, Sept. 28, between 8-8:30 am at the Mountain View Senior Center. Registration at the door is $50.