Senior and Long Term Care
The 2011 Governor's Conference on Aging
Celebrating the past.
Charting the future.
BILLINGS - October 3 & 4
at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana.
AGENDA - as of Sept 26th, 2011
Monday October 3rd
8 AM Registration Begins
A very special thank you to the volunteers from RSVP of Yellowstone County for their assistance with conference registration and set up! We couldn’t have done it without you.
8:00 to 9:30 Refreshments
9:30 AM Opening Ceremonies: Stillwater/Bitterroot rooms
- Welcome: Gladys Considine, Chair of the Governors Advisory Council. Presentation of Colors.
- Welcome: Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy and Billings Mayor Tom Hanel.
- Pam Makara, RSVP of Yellowstone County introduces the conference as a Healthy By Design event.
10:20 Suzanne Belser, Mt Alzheimer’s Association introduces Dr. Lohkamp speaking on the clinical aspects of Alzheimer’s.
11:50 Lunch - Feature guest speaker and entertainer Joey Traywick.
1:30 – 2:20
“Healthy by Design” The five tenants. - Poolside Room
Laura Holmland, Riverstone Health.
“Balance Training to Prevent the Risk of Falling”. – Bighorn Room
Ruth Omlund and Carol Scovill.
2:30 – 3:20
“Senior Socialization: Why it is Important” - Poolside Room
Charlotta Eaton, MD CMD and Jordan Teller, FNP-C, St. Vincent Healthcare.
“Staying Sharp” Video and other information. – Bighorn Room
Bernie Mason, Yellowstone County Extension Service.
3:20 – 3:45
BREAK - Healthy snacks and drinks and an opportunity to see and participate in Tai Chi.
3:45 – 4:35
“Senior Bullying: - Poolside Room
Recognizing, Responding and Maintaining Thriving Senior Environments” Bullying at work, seniors bullying seniors, and how to intervene. Cheryl Ikeda Billings Clinic.
"Making Your Center Irresistible” – Bighorn Room
Friendly, programs, encouraging people to get involved as volunteers, recruiting new people and recruiting officers. Dolores Terpstra President, South Park Senior Center, Edie Lind Food Service Coordinator, at YCCOA and audience participation.
4:45 - 6:00
National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) listening session – Bighorn Room
Monday October 3rd Evening
Prior registration required, dinner NOT included with conference registration fees.
Alzheimer's Association Montana Dinner.
6:00 to 7:00 No host cocktail hour
Barry Peterson - CBS Correspondent
Dr. Josh Lawrence - University of Montana
Day 2 Governors Conference on Aging
Tuesday October 4th
8:00 Welcome: - Stillwater/Bitterroot rooms
- Gladys Considine Chair of the Governors Advisory Council.
- Presentation of Colors, Introductions and opening comments.
- 8:30 Barry Peterson of CBS News & Jan’s Story speaking on Alzheimer’s. CBS News calls Barry Petersen one of their most experienced correspondents. In a career spanning more than three decades with CBS News, he has reported on everything from wars and natural disasters to Paris fashions and the return of American Jazz to Shanghai, China. His stories have been datelined from virtually every continent. Author Jan’s Story: love lost to the long goodbye of Alzheimer’s.
Healthy snacks and drinks
10:30 The State of Aging - nationally and locally
- Kelly Williams Administrator, DPHHS Senior & Long Term Care
- Cindy Padilla - Principle Deputy of Administration on Aging - invited
- Percy Divine Administration on Aging – Denver - invited
- Max Richtman CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
- Claudia Clifford Associate State Director, Advocacy, AARP Montana
12:00 Luncheon – sponsored by Billings Clinic
Centenarian's and Centenarian businesses recognized
- LT Governor, John Bohlinger
- Secretary of State, Linda McCulloch
Stress and Emergency Preparedness. - Poolside Room
To understand all the complex inner workings of one’s stress, at a professional scientific level, one would have to take advanced courses in a series of fields including, but not limited to, neuroscience, endocrinology, immunology, and molecular biology. But, in order to get a handle on one’s stress, one need not go to all that trouble, or even go to school. However, one must learn—learn a few simple principles, make a plan, and implement it, and stick to the plan. Fred Cowie Ph.D. - Author, Artist, Terrorism and Hazmat trainer.
Consumer Awareness – Bighorn Room
Issues seniors and family members need to know in advance of signing Resident Agreements in Assisted Living facilities. Topics to be covered include: components of a Resident Agreement, Arbitration and Mediation clauses, Minimum standards of licensed Assisted Living Facilities and other consumer issues related to Assisted Living. Presented by Roy Kemp Deputy Director, Quality Assurance Department Division DPHHS and Kelly Moorse, State Ombudsman, Senior & Long Term Care DPHHS.
Healthy snacks and drinks
Elders in Indian Country, Community Advocacy - Poolside Room
Teddy McMakin and Janet Mullin of PBS's Show, Back Roads of Montana: Reaching Goals. Teddy and Janet are known locally as the “Country Mouse and the City Mouse” They will talk about how they have shaped their communities by being elder advocates and how you can too.
Montana Veterans Affairs - Veterans benefits. – Bighorn Room
An overview of his agency’s services to Montana veterans and veteran family members; and specific discussion of a “scam” issue being perpetrated on elderly veterans who live in Montana retirement/assisted living homes. Joe Foster – Administrator, Montana Veterans Affairs Division.