$40 – $85

18th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum

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The Waterfront Hotel

10 Washington Street

Jack London Square

Oakland, California 94607

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Awake to Wellness

Best Practices and Inspiration for Senior Injury Prevention Advocates

Forum Goals

  • To expand the network of senior healthcare and service providers working together to reduce older adult injuries.

  • To provide attendees with valuable information and health updates to share with older adults to assist them in having healthy, engaged, and fulfilling lives.

  • To develop the leadership capacity for advocacy of seniors, their health and their well-being.


Registration/Continental Breakfast: Registration opens at 8:00am. The program begins at 8:30am.

Moderator’s Welcome: Barb Alberson is the Senior Deputy Director of Policy and Planning, San Joaquin County Public Health Services.

Key Note Speaker: Micheal Pope is the CEO and Executor Director of the Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay (ASEB), serving since 1997. Her work background includes marketing, the health insurance industry, and adult day care. From her many years at ASEB and her inspiring life experiences, Micheal will offer her perspectives on aging, injury prevention, and wellness.

Sleep and Seniors: Christine Walsh, PhD., Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF Center for Memory and Aging Center. Dr. Walsh has been studying sleep in both healthy older adults and in individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. At the Forum, she will address signs of unhealthy sleep and cognitive decline, typical contributors to healthy sleep, and the role of circadian rhythms in aging.

Working Injury Prevention Programs: A panel of Alameda County based senior service organizations will share their successes in integrating evidence-based programs and best practices into their menu of services. Check back for more details about this session.

Lunch/ Networking

Special Lunchtime Welcome: Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, District 4 – East Oakland, Castro Valley, and Pleasanton. Supervisor Miley has been a passionate advocate for seniors through his political career. He helped pass the first county ordinance for safe medication disposal and is the founder of the United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County. Supervisor Miley and USOAC sponsor the Healthy Living Festival held annually at the Oakland Zoo.

Stop the Bleed: Erica Peters Blaauw, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, Trauma Nurse Practitioner, Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital. Ms. Peters will lead a training on proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use hands, dressings, and tourniquets on anyone who is bleeding profusely. Attendees will learn these techniques and after demonstrating their new skills, will receive a certificate. This topic is a response to recent disasters and mass casualty events and will address the particular needs of older adults.


Stretch Together - Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance: Joey Tchang and Nicole Albrecht of Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley. Mr. Tchang and Ms. Albrecht will lead us through a series of Tai Chi movements.

Fall Prevention for Community Dwelling Older Adults: An Update on Assessment and Intervention Strategies: Erica Pitsch, PT, MPT, DPT, NCS, Health Science Associate Clinical Professor of UCSF / SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Pitsch will discuss new assessment standards and introduce an “outcome measure decision tree” for clinicians to use to decide which measure will work best for their patients. She will also address the science and practicality of the Dutch fall prevention program recently featured in the New York Times (see link). https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/world/europe/netherlands-falling-elderly.html

Evaluations /Raffles (must be present)

Closing Words (adjourn by 4:00pm)

NOTE: Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for information on parking, vendors, continuing education units, payment options and more. This event has a limited number of tickets being sold. Register early to be sure you don't miss out.


If I drive to the Waterfront Hotel, where will I park?

The nearest parking lot is the Washington St/Embarcadero West Garage at 70 Washington St, Oakland. http://www.jacklondonsquare.com/about-us/parking. The parking fee for the duration of the SIPP Forum will come to $13. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide parking validation or vouchers.

Are there other transportation options? Yes. The Waterfront Hotel is also accessible by bus, BART, and ferry.

Will there be Continuing Education Units available?

Yes. When you register, you will be asked what type of CE's you want (RN, EMT/Paramedic, or LCSW/MFT/LPCC) and to give your license number. More information will become available soon.

If I have special dietary needs, will you be able to accommodate them?

Yes. The Waterfront caterers will try their best within reason. When you register, there is a place for you to describe your needs. Contact the Event Coordinator if you have more questions or concerns. Email address is below.

What are the registration payment options?

Paying by credit card is available and a preferred method. However, if you need to pay by check, there is a way to do it. After you click the green REGISTER button and click the CHECKOUT button, you will be on the Registration Information page. The second item is Payment. Look for Payment Method. Under Payment Method, click on the down arrow and select Pay by Check. All the information you will need to pay by check is noted.

Is there a registration deadline?

Yes. The registration deadline is March 5, 2018. We will be able to take a very few same day registrations but to avoid being turned away, please register early.

What is the refund policy?

If you must cancel your registration, you can receive a refund through your registration link. Refunds are honored up until the registration deadline of March 5, 2018.

How do I become an Exhibitor?

This year, there will be no Exhibitor Room or Exhibitors due to space considerations of the site. Please check back for SIPP Forum 2019 and the return of exhibitors and their much valued resources.

How do I contact the organizer if I have more questions?

Email carol.powers@acgov.org or call Alameda County Emergency Medical Services at 510-618-2050 and ask for the SIPP Program.

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Jack London Square

Oakland, California 94607

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