September 15, 2017
Killington Grand Hotel Resort
& Conference Center
Killington, Vermont

Organizers of Conference  (in alphabetical order):
  • Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging
  • Senior Solutions
  • Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging
  • Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Vermont Association of Senior Center and Meal Providers

AGENDA
(Tentative)

​8:00 - 9:00 AM – Registration and Coffee & Light Breakfast

8:45 - Welcome

9:00– 10:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Storybook Tour: Stories From A Solo 11,491-Mile Drive Across America

Katherine Freund, Social Entrepreneur for Senior Mobility and Founder of Independent Transportation Network of America

10:00– 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:15 BREAKOUT SESSIONS *
Participants choose one session in the morning and one in the afternoon. See list of five choices at end of agenda

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:30 PLENARY SESSION
Self-Neglect: Understanding and Community Response
  • Hon. Mike Mrowicki, Moderator, Host of Montpelier Connection (Brattleboro Community TV) and Vermont State Representative (Putney)
  • Professor Kelly Melekis (Skidmore College)
  • Joshua Rosenblum (Associate EMS Medical Director for Vermont EMS District 11, Physician’s Assistant, Paramedic and Police Officer)
  • Gary Hilliard (Case Management Supervisor, Senior Solutions)

12:30-2:00 Lunch and Optional Facilitated “Table Talks” (Please note: Not included in CME/CNE)    
Participants may choose two 40 minute topics which may include:

  • Local volunteer programs (including Cares and Aging in Place)
  • Dementia Programs Including Memory Cafe's
  • Hoarding / Hoarder Task Force
  • Self-neglect, Addictions, and Mental Health
  • Advocacy and Reframing Aging
  • Adult Protective Services 
  • A2B Mobility Project (Interactive Transportation Map) and other transportation innovations
  • Innovative Senior Center Programs

2:00 – 3:00 BREAKOUT SESSIONS *
Participants choose one session in the morning and one in the afternoon. See list of five choices at end of agenda

3:00-3:15 Surveys

3:30 End

BONUS: Exhibits and Information Booths

 * BREAKOUT SESSION CHOICES

BREAKOUT #1: Understanding the Needs of Caregivers and Available Resources and Support
  • Bernie Seifert, LCSW, NAMI-NH and Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging
  • Sue Parmenter, Caregiver

BREAKOUT #2: Self-Care for Professional Service Providers and Volunteers: Maintaining Healthy Boundaries and Preventing Burnout
  • Cinda Donton, Elder Care Clinician, Southeastern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA)
  • Jeanne Childs, MA. Board-Certified Chaplain, Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging (tentative)

BREAKOUT #3: Transportation
  • Katherine Freund, ITNAmerica
  • Barbara Donovan, Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTRANS)

BREAKOUT #4: How to Start and Manage a Volunteer Program
  • Lora Gerard, Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging 
  • Renee Pepin,Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging  
  • Lori Fortini, Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging 
  • Bill Schmidt, Dummerston Cares Board President

BREAKOUT #5: Innovations in Nutrition and Meals Programs
  • Jaya Davis, SVCOA Registered Dietician, active meal site volunteer
  • Marc Scott, Lindley Food Service
  • Chris Moldovan, Director of Nutrition Services, AgeWell
  • Moderator: Anna Townsend, Nutrition Assistant at Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging

Registration
Exhibit/Sponsor
Scholarships
Keynote Speakers
Hotel