Event Schedule

Wednesday, September 12
11:00 am - 11:00 pm 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 4:00 pm
Registration Counter 2
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 4:00 pm
Tamarind suite
Thursday, September 13
7:00 am - 1:00 pm 7:00 am
7:00 am - 9:30 am 7:00 am
Exhibit Hall
7:00 am - 8:30 am 7:00 am
8:30 am - 10:00 am 8:30 am
Ballroom

If we weigh the kind of health care patients want and would benefit from against the kind of health care we now have, we see how out of balance things are. On one hand, most of us like our own doctors, and we have great respect for the scientific ...

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10:00 am - 10:30 am 10:00 am
10:30 am - 11:45 am 10:30 am
Track A: Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Guava
  • Paul Mross (Speaker) Co-Founder, YAFA: Yoga Accessible for All

Branding and accessible issues are hurdles individuals and community networks often encounter when enlisting the benefits of yoga. Visually impaired, Deaf and hard of hearing, using assistant devices, experiencing Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, being a...

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10:30 am - 11:45 am 10:30 am
Track A: Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Suite 4
  • Jennifer Jako (Speaker) Director, ADRC of Barron, Rusk and Washburn Counties
  • Chris Hagen (Speaker) ADRC of Barron, Rusk & Washburn Co.

Barron County implemented a project to incorporate locally grown foods into their nutrition program. They created partnerships with local producers, enhanced menus, and increased diner satisfaction. Attend this workshop to learn best practices for...

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10:30 am - 11:45 am 10:30 am
Track A: Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Wisteria
  • Rachel Peller (Speaker) Community Engagement Manager, Wisconsin Partners
  • John Kieffer (Speaker) WI State Facilitator for City Reaching, Wisconsin Partners and Stronger Together Fox Valley

Older adults are increasingly isolated and disconnected, exacerbating the risk of negative health outcomes. Through broad-based relationships, individuals and organizations can increase social connectedness, build stronger communities, and improve...

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10:30 am - 11:45 am 10:30 am
Track A: Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Tamarind
  • Jen Walker (Speaker) Department of Medicine / healthTIDE
  • Becky Dahl (Speaker) Co-President, Southwest Partners

Working to make it easier for people to walk, bike and wheel in communities? Wisconsin Active Together is a new initiative lifting up what’s working locally to catalyze change statewide. The workshop mixes lecture, in depth examples featurin...

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10:30 am - 11:45 am 10:30 am
Track A: Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Crown Palm
  • Micki Hill (Speaker) DHS/Bureau on Aging & Disabilty Resources
  • Natalie Friess (Speaker) Transition of Care Project Specialist, Metastar
  • Ross Gatzke (Speaker) Project Specialist, Metastar

Customers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) have unique health care concerns, and helping those with chronic conditions poses challenges to caregivers and families. Learn how to support these customers through best practices, ...

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10:30 am - 11:45 am 10:30 am
Track A: Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Cypress

Learn about creating an inviting space which supports the unique identities and cultures of LGBT-identified youth with disabilities. Understand how to distinguish between sex, gender, sexuality, and relationships for LGBT-identified individuals. I...

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10:30 am - 11:45 am 10:30 am
Track A: Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Suite 5

The goal of the Senior Medicare Patrol is to raise awareness and identify Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse.  The program focuses on educating and empowering Medicare beneficiaries to be good healthcare consumers and to recognize potential mi...

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10:30 am - 11:45 am 10:30 am
Track A: Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Portia
  • Kate Kowalski (Speaker) Education Outreach Manager and Co-Lead, Wisconsin Dementia Resource Network, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute-University of Wisconsin
  • Kathleen Smith (Speaker) Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute

Dementia Friends is a global social action movement started in the United Kingdom that has recently been brought to Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute. Dementia Friends is an innovative program for engaging individual community...

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm 12:00 pm
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm 12:15 pm
Ballroom
  • Mary Lazare (Speaker) Principal Deputy Administrator, Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm 1:15 pm
Track B: Thursday, Sept. 13, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Guava
  • Stacie Scheibe (Speaker) Memory Loss Technology specialist, Options For Independent Living

This is a two-part presentation. In Part 1 we will cover a brief overview of memory loss/dementia and how dementia effects the sensory system. We will explore how we can adapt our homes, environment and caregiving strategies with assistive technol...

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1:15 pm - 2:30 pm 1:15 pm
Track B: Thursday, Sept. 13, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Suite 4

Older adult malnutrition is a growing crisis in America, affecting up to 1 in 2 older adults living in the community. Malnutrition is exacerbated by a myriad of complications and can increase healthcare costs by 300%. In this interactive session, ...

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1:15 pm - 2:30 pm 1:15 pm
Track B: Thursday, Sept. 13, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Wisteria

Utilizing the foundational aspects of the Building Dementia Friendly Communities Tool Kit, Waukesha County created a model supporting communities in becoming dementia friendly through collaboration, community engagement and promotion of inclusion....

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1:15 pm - 2:30 pm 1:15 pm
Track B: Thursday, Sept. 13, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Tamarind

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are the three most important programs for older people and persons with disabilities in the United States. Over the last several years, however, there have been numerous proposals to cut funding and/or make s...

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1:15 pm - 2:30 pm 1:15 pm
Track B: Thursday, Sept. 13, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Crown Palm
  • Robert Best (Speaker) Executive Director, Oak Hill Terrace

Learn how to include mental stimulation in your daily routine and hear about evidence-based techniques to maintain and enhance cognitive health. Practice exercises to stimulate multiple areas of the brain and boost memory, and learn how the brain ...

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1:15 pm - 2:30 pm 1:15 pm
Track B: Thursday, Sept. 13, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Cypress

Learn how to expand your program capacity by developing partners. Using the lens of Health Promotion in this hands-on interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to identify potential partners, develop a value proposition, and build successful pa...

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1:15 pm - 2:30 pm 1:15 pm
Track B: Thursday, Sept. 13, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Suite 5
  • Gov. Martin J. Schreiber (Speaker) Author, My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver, Former Wisconsin Governor

Because Alzheimer’s caregivers may experience guilt, depression, anxiety and anticipatory grief, their own health is put at risk. Learn how you and your organization can have a positive impact on caregiver health through interventions such a...

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1:15 pm - 2:30 pm 1:15 pm
Track B: Thursday, Sept. 13, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Portia

Older homes, small lots, tight budgets, rental units, and individual needs all present challenges to home modifications. Accurate information is vital to making good decisions. Learn about our favorite devices, get tips for improving your assessme...

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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm 3:00 pm
Track C: Thursday, Sept. 13, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Guava
  • Stacie Scheibe (Speaker) Memory Loss Technology specialist, Options For Independent Living

In Part 2 of this presentation hear case studies about assistive technology use in everyday situations and learn about assistive technology available to help individuals maintain independence and safety in the home. Participants will be given time...

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm 3:00 pm
Track C: Thursday, Sept. 13, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Suite 4

It’s natural to assume that a processed, premade and frozen food in an institutional food service operation will save time and money. Is that true? Take in-depth look at how retirement homes, schools and hospitals have transformed from heat ...

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm 3:00 pm
Track C: Thursday, Sept. 13, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Wisteria
  • Janet Zander (Speaker) Advocacy & Public Policy Coordinator, Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources,
  • Mitchell Hagopian (Speaker) Attorney, Disability Rights Wisconsin

This workshop focuses on Wisconsin’s new framework of supported decision-making (SDM). SDM provides adults of all ages with disabilities an opportunity to designate who they want as their “supporters.” The workshop addresses what...

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm 3:00 pm
Track C: Thursday, Sept. 13, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Tamarind

Learn about the prevalence and impact of bladder and bowel incontinence in older women and a new evidence-based educational program: Mind Over Matter. Provide candid feedback about whether this program would be of interest to communities you serve...

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm 3:00 pm
Track C: Thursday, Sept. 13, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Crown Palm
  • Diane Farsetta (Speaker) Center for Aging Research and Education, UW-Madison School of Nursing
  • Lisa Bratzke (Speaker) Assistant Professor, UW Madison School of Nursing

This workshop provides the opportunity to role-play two dementia-friendly simulations designed to provide a greater understanding of the challenges faced by people with dementia. Discuss strategies to communicate clearly and support the person wit...

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm 3:00 pm
Track C: Thursday, Sept. 13, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Cypress
  • Robert Monroe (Speaker) Securities Examiner, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
  • Leslie Van Buskirk (Speaker) Wisconsin DFI Securities Division
  • Chad MacHolz (Speaker) Advanced Securities Examiner, State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Securities
  • Robin Jacobs (Speaker) Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Securities

Financial abuse and investment fraud often target older adults. As a professional working with our elderly and vulnerable population, you will learn about red flags for spotting financial elder abuse and tools available to easily check out potenti...

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm 3:00 pm
Track C: Thursday, Sept. 13, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Suite 5

Twenty-first century organizations need to learn about highly diverse cultural values to work together successfully across age, gender, race and ethnicities. With nontraditional and interactive training techniques to increase transference of skill...

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm 3:00 pm
Track C: Thursday, Sept. 13, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Portia

Join Jonathan Riehl, Transportation Systems Engineer from the UW-Madison Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) lab, and USDOT designated Proving Ground in a discussion about autonomous vehicles: what they are, what is happening nationwide, and...

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Friday, September 14
7:00 am - 8:30 am 7:00 am
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
Ironwood

Calling all members of the Aging & Disability Professional Association of Wisconsin (ADPAW) …and those who want to become members!

Please join us for a pre-conference breakfast on Friday, September 14th, 2018, from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. It...

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8:00 am - 9:15 am 8:00 am
Track D: Friday, Sept. 14, 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Guava
  • Sean Inderbitzen (Speaker) Industrial/Organizational Consultant, Inderbitzen Consulting Services LLC
  • Donald Mowry (Speaker) University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Peggy Schmidt (Speaker) Caregiver/Health Promotion Specialist, Aging & Disability Resource Center Barron, Rusk & Washburn Counties

Learn how the challenges of developing a sustainable solution to the shortage of direct care support workers were addressed with Caregiver Challenge Barron and Washburn County 2017-2018. The approach was wide-ranging, from needs assessment to a Ca...

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8:00 am - 9:15 am 8:00 am
Track D: Friday, Sept. 14, 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Suite 4

Do you need to create and produce marketing materials without expensive software and confusing tutorials? Learn to successfully create more effective marketing materials with benefit statements and clear messages. Get tips for using common Microso...

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8:00 am - 9:15 am 8:00 am
Track D: Friday, Sept. 14, 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Wisteria
  • Sky Van Rossum (Speaker) Business Development Coordinator, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc.

A sharing of practices, process, and tools to improve sustainability.    Hear success stories, and learn about available resources.  Participate in a Q & A and take away process steps that can help to manage economic uncertainty.

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8:00 am - 9:15 am 8:00 am
Track D: Friday, Sept. 14, 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Tamarind
  • Hayoung Kye (Speaker) Program Specialist, Evaluation and Project Management Aging Mastery Program®, National Council on Aging
  • Harvey Padek (Speaker) GWAAR
  • Catherine Kiener (Speaker) Director Adult Community Senior Center, City of Port Washington

The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) is a comprehensive, aspirational, and fun program developed by the National Council on Aging. This workshop will describe the program, review new research and promising outcomes, highlight a new self-directed v...

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8:00 am - 9:15 am 8:00 am
Track D: Friday, Sept. 14, 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Crown Palm
  • Michelle Comeau (Speaker) Director of Leader Development, Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging
  • Jonette N. Arms (Speaker) Executive Director, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin
  • Mary Wolf (Speaker) Tribal Technical Assistance Center Program Director, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC), Inc.

Learn about delivering evidence-based health promotion programs to rural, urban, Native American, African American, and Latino. Language is only part of the “translation” necessary for programs to really resonate and be accepted and ef...

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8:00 am - 9:15 am 8:00 am
Track D: Friday, Sept. 14, 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Cypress

Women are at an increased risk for stroke and their stroke symptoms differ from men’s; nearly one in five women has a stroke. The Coverdell Program has partnered with members of Wisconsin’s medical community to manage several projects ...

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8:00 am - 9:15 am 8:00 am
Track D: Friday, Sept. 14, 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Suite 5
  • Tyler Wilcox (Speaker) Independent Living Coordinator / Work Incentive Benefits Specialist, Society's Assets, Inc.

We are all capable of learning how to teach our consumers how to use technology. It isn’t necessarily easy, but it is certainly possible. If we have a coherent strategy, some curiosity and a little wherewithal, we can open new worlds for our...

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8:00 am - 9:15 am 8:00 am
Track D: Friday, Sept. 14, 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Portia
  • Janet Zander (Speaker) Advocacy & Public Policy Coordinator, Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources,
  • Helen Marks Dicks (Speaker) State Issues Advocacy Director, AARP WI

Come and learn how constituents can and must play an important role in shaping public policy through personal testimony. Learn how to educate and inform legislators about the impact policies have on you and/or people you care about and identify op...

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9:30 am - 10:45 am 9:30 am
Ballroom
  • Sharon Lewis (Speaker) Principal, Health Management Associates

Across the country, states are grappling with the challenges of a growing aging population, increased demand for home and community-based services, workforce shortages, budget pressures and the need to develop sustainable long-term service and sup...

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm 11:00 am
Track E: Friday, Sept. 14, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Guava
  • Tricia Lewis (Speaker) Independent Living Coordinator/Benefits Specialist, Society's Assets
  • Jennifer Huff (Speaker)
  • Chelsey Myhre Foster (Speaker) Independent Living and Peer Support Specialist, Independent Living Resources

Your voice doesn’t have to come from your vocal cords. Recognizing someone’s desire and ability to make choices in their life is one of our most important services. Learn about three kinds of advocacy (systems, individual, self) and ho...

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm 11:00 am
Track E: Friday, Sept. 14, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Suite 4
  • Bob Power (Speaker) President, Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers
  • Catherine Kiener (Speaker) Director Adult Community Senior Center, City of Port Washington
  • Donna Calhoun (Speaker) ADRC of Portage County

The mission of Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers (WASC) is to provide directors and staff ongoing support and encourage the senior center development. WASC has helped facilitate a wide range of unique partnerships. Learn key partnership less...

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm 11:00 am
Track E: Friday, Sept. 14, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Wisteria
  • Sharon Lewis (Speaker) Principal, Health Management Associates

Increasingly, states (including Wisconsin) are thinking about how to encourage managed care organizations, providers and publicly-funded programs to focus on meaningful outcomes for people being served and ultimately tying payment to outcomes. Thi...

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm 11:00 am
Track E: Friday, Sept. 14, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Tamarind
  • Tyler Wilcox (Speaker) Independent Living Coordinator / Work Incentive Benefits Specialist, Society's Assets, Inc.

WIBSA is Wisconsin’s Work Incentives Benefit Specialist (WIBS) professional organization. WIBS have a narrower than scope than either a Disability Benefit Specialist or Elder Benefit Specialist, and can focus in on work-related benefit detai...

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm 11:00 am
Track E: Friday, Sept. 14, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Crown Palm

Planning for future health care needs is much more than filling out a health care power of attorney form. Important consideration should be given to selection of an agent and the authority that agent will have. This workshop will also cover activa...

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm 11:00 am
Track E: Friday, Sept. 14, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Cypress
  • Betsy Abramson (Speaker) Executive Director, Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging
  • Margie Hackbarth (Speaker) Director of Business Development, WIsconsin Institute for Healthy Aging

Join WIHA in its year-long prevention campaign. Learn about how to evaluate your prevention programs and how your work impacts the Social Determinants of Health.

Learn about the resources available from WIHA to help you make the case for preventio...

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm 11:00 am
Track E: Friday, Sept. 14, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Suite 5

The number of people with Alzheimer's dementia will escalate rapidly in coming years. Learn about promoting brain health, implementation of Brown County’s Brain Enrichment curriculum and the Breakfast for the Brain curriculum in Barron, Rusk...

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm 11:00 am
Track E: Friday, Sept. 14, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Portia
  • Jessica Smith (Speaker) Elder Benefit Specialist, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County
  • Connie Kees (Speaker) Owner, Consult an Organizer

Hoarding is a mental health issue that disrupts healthy living and communities. Without an organized effort, many are left scrambling for solutions. This workshop will help you understand hoarding disorder, learn how to improve client and communit...

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12:15 pm - 1:00 pm 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm 12:15 pm
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