Session Option 1
|Session Option 2|
Session Option 3
|9:40–10:20 am |
|Advanced Care Planning|
|Wellness Vision and Toolbox|
|11:15 am–12:00 pm||Growing Old Together |
Financing Long-Term Care
Keynote: Caregiving–We All Have a Story
Gerry Anderson Arango, School of Education
Gerry Anderson Arango is the author of the memoir, What Would Nola Do? What My Mother Taught Me about Showing Up, Being Present and the Art of Caregiving. A professor of special education at Holy Family University, Gerry will share her story and offer insights into the many facets – physical, emotional and spiritual – of caregiving as parent, daughter and friend.
Critical Conversations about Financing Long-Term Care
J. Barry Dickinson, School of Business Administration and Extended Learning
Barry Dickinson's presentation will focus on long-term care from a financial perspective. 70% of individuals, over the age of 65, will require some form of long term care for at least three years in their lives. But how many of us plan for this almost inevitable reality? How much does long term care cost? Who does, and does not, pay for it? What is the best way to financially plan for your future care? When should you start planning?
Growing Old Together: Assisting Our Aging Parents with Respect
James R. Huber, PhD, LMFT, School of Arts and Sciences
In this upbeat, interactive one-hour program, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Jim Huber will affirm the challenge of assisting aging parents and offer ten practical tips for managing this important relationship with both respect and results.
Taking Care of Yourself: The Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection
Jessica Stover, MS, ATP – Networks for Training and Development, Inc.
can we more fully connect to life, events, and people around us when
everything seems to be in constant motion? Join Jill and Jessica as we
explore ways everyone can take a breath (literally!), become more
grounded and centered, and be more present and engaged in activities and
relationships that are the heart and soul of our well-being.
Linda Thompson, PhD, LPC
Caregivers often feel they need a voice in advocating for their rights
and in understanding how to navigate complex systems of care and
options. This session will discuss how caregivers can access advocates,
find information on caregiver supports, and become active voices for
change and support for each other.
Christopher Walcott, DC, Advanced Wellness Center of PA
This fun and informative presentation will outline some of the primary
stresses experienced by caregivers, with immediate take home techniques
for stress management. Dr. Walcott will go over the primary stressors,
broken into the categories of emotional, chemical, and physical. With
each category, he will give real and effective techniques to manage the
issues, including take home tools.
Creating Your Wellness Vision & Wellness Toolbox: Self Care for the 21st Century
Linda L Weihbrecht, BSN, RN, LMT, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist
training provides information on Stress Management with special
emphasis on the stress response. The participant will gain knowledge
about types of stressors, symptoms and effects of stress, positive and
negative stress, and coping strategies and tips to reduce stress.
Wellness: Balance Your Mind, Body & Soul Using Chair Yoga and Meditation
Mary Wombwell EdD, RN, CNE | Boas Yu, EdD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE, GCNS
School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Both yoga and meditation, when used consistently, have proven health benefits. Especially when practicing
yoga and meditation together, the mind-body connection can be
strengthened, improving overall fitness and well-being. They are both
very portable and easy to learn. Chair yoga will be presented in the
first half of the session; and meditation will be practiced in the
second half. If you prefer to bring your mat, cushion, or blanket,
please feel free.
Advanced Care Planning: A Guide to Caring For Your Loved One and Yourself
Melissa Wombwell-Twersky, LSW, CMC, Geriatric Care Manager, Geriatric Care Consulting
presentation will provide a guide to caring for the elderly population
and will cover several areas, including an explanation of long term care
options (retirement community, home care, adult day care). Discussion
will also include how this care is financed. The next area covered will
be community resources that are available to seniors and how to access
them. The third area will include information on advance directives
including Living wills, Power of Attorney documents, Do Not Resuscitate
orders, and what kind of assistance elder care lawyers can provide. The
last area covered will include information on end of life care including
hospice and palliative care. Funeral planning, support group
information, and caregiver resources for self-care will also be provided.