THE FUTURE OF AGING: Rethink · Reimagine · Redesign
Friday, April 12. 2019 Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center, MN
Registration will open in mid-November
7:00 – 8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall Opens
8:00 – 8:30 am Welcome, MGS Gerontologist of the Year Award
8:30 – 9:30 am Robert L. Kane Memorial Lecture
– VIncent Mor, PhD, Researcher, Professor of Health Sciences, Brown University
– “Quality Long-Term Care: How Research and Innovation
– Lead to Better Outcomes (or Not)”
9:30 – 10:00 am Exhibit Hall; Healing/Relaxation Sessions; Networking
10:00 – 11:15 am Concurrent Sessions (A: 1-6)
11:15 – 11:30 am Break
11:30 – 12:15 pm Luncheon: MGS Scholarship Awards; Raffles
12:15 – 1:30 pm Luncheon Panel – “Future Visions for Minnesota Aging Services”
– Joe Gaugler, PhD, UMN Kane Endowed Chair in Long Term Care & Aging
– Roberta Meyers, MD, President – MN Association of Geriatric Inspired Clinicians
– Pahoua Yang Hoffman, MBA, Executive Director, Citizens League
Gayle Kvenvold, MSW, President/CEO, LeadingAge Minnesota
1:30 – 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall; Healing/Relaxation Sessions; Networking
2:00 – 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions (B: 1-6)
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm Concurrent Sessions (C: 1-6)
4:30 – 5:00 pm Raffles
MGS Member Conference Discount: A new or renewing membership with conference registration saves up to $100 off the non-member rate. You can join or renew on the conference registration form. Membership must be active on April 12, 2019.
(Annual Memberships: Professional- $75; Retired- $40; Student- $30)
Conference Registration Rates
Lunch Program only $40
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8:30 – 9:30 am: Robert L. Kane Memorial Lecture:
“Quality Long-Term Care: How Research and Innovation Lead to Better Outcomes (or Not)”
VIncent Mor, PhD, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University
This is the first annual Robert L. Kane Memorial Lecture sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in LTC and Aging. This prestigious lectureship features national and international scholars who excel in researching quality long term care and strive to improve our nation’s health care delivery systems. Dr. Mor has been Principal Investigator of over 30 NIH funded grants focusing on the organizational and health care delivery system factors to improve the experiences and outcomes for frail and chronically ill persons. He holds the Merit Award from NIA for his research.
Joe Gaugler, PhD, UMN Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care & Aging
Roberta Meyers, MD, President – MN Association of Geriatric Inspired Clinicians
Pahoua Yang Hoffman, MBA, Executive Director, Citizens League
Gayle Kvenvold, MSW, President/CEO, LeadingAge Minnesota
Concurrent Sessions A: 10:00 – 11:15 am; B: 2:00 – 3:15 pm; C: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
A: 10:00 – 11:15 am (You must select a session from A, B and C when registering)
1A – Gay and Gray: Ethics in Serving LGBT Older Adults
Jane Danner, MA, LSW, Director, Resident Engagement and Development, Volunteers of America
Rajean Paul Moone, PhD, Executive Director, Training to Serve
Robert F. Rode, Esq., Partner, Voigt, Rode`, and Boxeth
An overview of issues regarding the LGBT aging community. This session will increase service provider awareness about the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity among senior clients and the ethical dilemmas providers may encounter. Information will be shared to help organizations become more LGBT culturally competent and welcoming.
- Increase awareness of potential ethical issues related to caring for LGBT older adults.
- Increase knowledge of options for resolution for ethical dilemmas.
- Increase awareness of needs of LGBT older adults and how to be an inclusive provider.
2A – Smart Home Technology: Enhancing Independent Living
Karen M Sames, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor, Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University
Kimberly Barrett, Assured Living Project Manager, Best Buy Corp.
Pennie Viggiano, VP Home and Community Based Services Benedictine Health Services
Jennifer Hutson, MA, OT/L, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University
Skye Thompson, BS, OTS, Research Assistant: St. Catherine University
A team of researchers partnered to study the impact of using smart home technologies by seniors living independently. This presentation will include a brief review of the literature around smart home technology as well as a summary of the research methodology, results, and implications for the future. Participants will see and try out the technology and interact with the research team.
3A – Careers in Aging: Gerontologists Wanted NOW
Phyllis Greenberg, PhD, MPA, Coordinator, Graduate Studies in Gerontology, St. Cloud State University
Sue Humphers-Ginther, PhD, Chair, Social & Criminal Justice Dept., Gerontology Program Coordinator, Minnesota State University Moorhead
This interactive panel will share insights on steps that students, new professionals in aging and those looking to make as career shift can take to market themselves or further their careers in the aging network. Topics include: current gerontology programs, types and range of possible careers, ideas on how and where to network, and how students who have successfully obtained jobs overcame barriers.
- Describe the multiplicity of careers that would either benefit from gerontological expertise or directly address the needs and preferences of older adults
- Describe the scope of educational opportunities in gerontology available in Minnesota
- Describe strategies to bridge gerontology education and practice
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