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St George Fellowship Centre

3204 Ridgewood Road

Fairlawn, OH 44333

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Friday May 18, 2018, a professional conference providing CEU/CLE-level sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St George Fellowship Centre. This conference is geared toward professionals working with seniors and their care as well as service providers and city planners working on the current and future needs of seniors in Summit County and beyond. This would include but is not limited to social workers, guardians, lawyers, and nursing home administrators.

5.5 CEUs – LSWs/LISWs, SWAs and RNs (by reciprocity)

5.5 CEUs – LNHAs (nursing Home Administrators approved by BELTSS).

6.25 CLEs – Attorneys

Note: All sessions have been approved by Summit County Probate Court for all attorney and non-attorney guardian training as required under the Supreme Court of Ohio Rules of Superintendence 66.01 through 66.09.

Full day tickets include breakfast and lunch as well as CEU/CLE credit.

A special Akron Bar Association Sponsorship is available for $250 which includes TWO Full Day tickets to the conference, including CLE or CEU's as well as listing in the Friday Conference Program/Saturday Expo booklet.

A special ticket is available for decision makers in our community who want to attend the breakfast AND the Direction Home Needs Assessment Report-out to the community funded by the Akron Community Foundation and morning sessions.

A special ticket is available for decision makers in our community who want to attend the luncheon AND luncheon speaker Jean Accius, on “Disrupting the Status Quo: Creating Vibrant Communities for All Ages,” and afternoon sessions.

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Check-in and Breakfast Buffett

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Executive welcome

Judge Stormer - Welcome & Introduction of Senior Summit Steering Partners and opening sessions

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. - Community Coordinated Needs Assessment Symposium

Presented by:

John Garofalo - Akron Community Foundation, Vice President, Community Investment, Akron Community Foundation

Gary Cook - President & CEO, Direction Home Akron Canton

Panel --

Emily Mutillo, Applied Research Fellow – The Center for Community Solutions

Abigail Morgan, Senior Vice President, Business Strategy & Performance - Direction Home Akron Canton

Susan Sigmon, Senior Vice President, Long Term Services & Supports - Direction Home Akron Canton

Karen Hrdlicka, President & CEO – Vantage/Formerly Mature Services

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. - Patient Advocacy throughout the Continuum of Care: The Ohio Caregiving Act

Presented by:

Maria Schimer, General Counsel, NEOMED

Francine Chuchanis, Director of Entitlement Rights – Direction Home Akron Canton

Semanthie Brooks, ACSW, LISW

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch/Networking

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Summit County Probate Court, Introduction of Speaker

Topic: Disrupting the Status Quo: Creating Vibrant Communities for All Ages

Presented by:

Jean Accius, PHD, Vice President for AARP on Independent Living/Long-Term Services and Supports within the AARP Public Policy Institute

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. - Caregiving Symposium

Presented by:

Introduction - Monica Robins, WKYC Health Reporter –

Panel –

Susan Sigmon, Senior Vice President of Long Term Services & Supports, Direction Home

Kelly Morelock, Social Program Manager, Summit County Job & Family Services

Matt Gurwell, Founder of Keeping Us Save, LLC

Kyla Williger, Esq., Williger Legal Group, LLC

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. -

Neurological Diseases – Parkinson’s Disease –What Patients Go Through, What It Feels Like & What’s Being Accomplished Through Research and Collaboration and the Critical Role Social Workers Play in Support and Resource Education Throughout the Disease

Presented by:

Glenn Leppo, CEO, Leppo Rents

Michael Wolff, J.D., Senior Development Officer, NEOMED

Julie Burnett, LSW

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Age Friendly Cities: A Symposium on Planning, Policy and Practice

Presented by:

Chaz Villwock, BSN, Director, 221B Consultants - Introduction and Moderator

Jean Accius, PhD, Vice President, Independent Living/Long-Term and Supports and Livable Communities Group within the AARP Public Policy Institute

Harvey Sterns, Ph.D.-- Professor and Director of the Institute for Life- Span Development and Gerontology The University of Akron

Katie White, Director, Age-Friendly Columbus, The Ohio State University College of Social Work

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