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Maplewood Senior Living Presents The Person Comes First Caregiving Symposium

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Friday, October 26, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Maplewood Senior Living in collaboration with AARP CT, Alzheimer’s Association, Aging 2.0 New Haven & SilverSource presents The Person Comes First - A Brain Health, Optimal Aging & Caregiving Symposium. Attendees will gain an in-depth look into caregiving, dementia and community resources. Keynote presentation by renounded aging expert, Mark Lachs MD MPH.


Event Schedule

8:30 AM Registration

9:15 AM Welcome

9:20 AM Keynote Address, Dr. Mark Lachs, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine

10:20 AM Break

10:30 AM Breakout Session 1

Medications for Dementia: Hope, Hype & Hazards Presented by Alan P. Siegal, MD, Geriatric & Adult Psychiatry and Diane Corba RPh, Clinical Pharmacist, Connecticut Pharmacy

Is Concierge Medicine the Future of Healthcare? Presented by Joshua Herbert, MD, Stamford Health Group

Living Your Way Conversation Presented by Michael LaMagna, Parter, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP and Florisa Zinghini, LMSW, Geriatric Care Manager, Reddi-Care Connections, LLC

11:45 AM Breakout Session 2

Ask Alexa: Can technology make life safer, healthier and happier for older adults? Presented by Brian Geyser, MSL; Steven Katz, JD, MBA, LLM, MPH, CPA, CMC, CDP, Ambassador for Aging2.0 Greenwich, Founder of Sterling Care, and Vice Chairman of Greenwich Commission on Aging; Mario D’Quila, MBA, Vice President at Assisted Living Technologies, and Neil Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, Connected Living

Managing Caregiver Stress Presented by Sheila O’Brien, Sheila O’Brien RN, BSN, CMC, Director of Care Management, O’Brien Care Management Services

AARP Fraud Watch Network: The Con Artist Playbook Presented by Mike Hugyo and Betty Bajek of the AARP Fraud Watch Network team

12:45 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Breakout Session 3

Medical Marijuana and Older Adults: A Panel Discussion with Local Experts Presented by Brian Geyser, MSL; Raj Patel, RPh, Pharmacist, Founder, Pharmacy Manager; Uzma Zakir, RPh, Pharmacist, Founder, Dispensary Manager; and Kebra Smith-Bolden, RN, Founder & CEO, CannaHealth

Sexuality and Seniors Presented by Anne B. Pagano, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, C-ASWCM and Susan Cohn, LCSW, MPH of Aging Remix

Geriatric Mental Health Presented by Genevieve Henry, MD, Medical Director, Bristol Hospital Geriatric Psychiatric Unit

3:00 PM Closing Remarks


 About the Keynote Speaker:

Mark Lachs, MD MPH
Both a practicing internist-geriatrician and an internationally recognized physician-scientist in the field of aging, Dr. Lachs is Director of Geriatrics for the New York Presbyterian Health Care System and The Irene and Roy Psaty Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.  Dr. Lachs’ research interests include care of the frail older adult, chronic disease management, and the organization and financing of health care.  His many honors include a National Institutes of Aging Academic Leadership Award, an American College of Physicians Teaching and Research Scholarship, and the Carter Burden Humanitarian Award in Aging.  He has testified before the US Senate Committee on Aging, was a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging in 2006, and has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization.  Dr. Lachs received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, his MD from New York University, and his MPH in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.  He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  Dr. Lachs has appeared on many national news media outlets including The Today Show, Good Morning America, and NPR's Morning Edition.  He is also the author of the popular book Treat Me, Not My Age, published bu Viking Penguin in 2010.

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Delamar Southport
275 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06890

Friday, October 26, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Maplewood Senior Living

Maplewood Senior Living is known for its upscale senior living residences, offering a broad range of premier services, amenities and care to its
residents.  Maplewood Senior Living, based in Westport, CT, owns and
operates 15 senior living communities in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Ohio.
Future residences in Princeton, NJ is under development.  An Upper East
Side, Manhattan, NYC project falls within the company’s newest brand, Inspīr.
This new, international lifestyle brand was launched to offer a luxurious
option for seniors looking to join a residential community in major
metropolitan areas. For more information, please call 203-557-4777 or visit  

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