Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC)

FLGEC 2nd Conference on Healthy Aging in Rural New York

2nd Conference on Healthy Aging in Rural New York: Emerging Strategies for Local Communities

- April 18, 2018,
- 9am-4:30pm. 
Registration & continental breakfast opens at 8:30am.
- Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen, NY
- FREE of charge
(Continental breakfast and lunch included.)

Professionals click here to register
• Family Caregivers please call (800) 272-3900 to register.

The day is designed for our combined audiences -- caregivers, family members, aging/health support and health professionals, educators, and more.   Join us for a day of strategies in palliative care, trauma-informed care, and health literacy relating to rural communities.

AGENDA  (Sessions Descriptions and Speaker Bios)
8:00 – 8:55 AM
Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:55 – 9:00 AM

Barbara Ganzel, PhD, LMSW, Director of Ithaca College Gerontology Institute

9:00 – 10:00 AM         
Keynote Address:  Palliative Care: Community, Health System, and an Aging Population
Thomas Caprio, MD, MPH, MS, CMD, HMDC, FACP, AGSF, FAAHPM Associate Professor of Medicine/Geriatrics, Dentistry, Clinical Nursing, and Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester.  He is the Chief Medical Officer of UR Medicine Home Care and the Medical Director for the Visiting Nurse Hospice & Palliative Care. 

10:00 – 10:45 AM
Session 1: Dementia Care Best Practices: Non-pharmacological Approaches in Palliative Care
Elizabeth Marsh, Rochester / Finger Lakes Region Alzheimer’s Association

10:45 – 11:00 AM

11:00 - 11: 45 PM        
Session 2: Symptom Management in Palliative Care: Thinking Beyond Conventional Measures.

Suzanne Anderson, MD, Medical Director of Hospicare
Jane Schantz, FNP, Clinical Lecturer at Binghamton University

11:45 AM -12:30 PM    
Session 3: Cultural Competency in Health Literacy

Ednita Wright, PhD, LCSW, CASAC Professor of Human Services & Teacher Education, Program Coordinator of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling Program at Onondaga Community College

12:30 – 1:00 PM

1:00 – 1:30 PM        
Session 4: Making Peace with the Past: The Impact of Trauma on Well-Being and the Importance of Trauma-Informed Palliative Care

Lisa Kendall, LCSW-R, CSW-G Ithaca College Gerontology Institute;  Lisa Kendall Counseling & Consulting

1:30 – 2:15 PM
Session 5: BUILDING HOPEFUL HEALING AROUND MOST CHALLENGING TIMES: Trauma Informed Care/Palliative Care Panel discussion around growing awareness and skill-sets to support our regional community.

Barbara Ganzel, PhD, LMSW Moderator / Introduction
Misty Boldt, LMSW, Social Worker at Lifepsan of Greater Rochester, Inc
Tony Cotraccia, LCSW-R, Syncopation Psychotherapy & Consulting
Kim Evanoski, CMC, MPA,LMSW,CDP, Owner of Care Manage For All LLC
Melissa Oakley, LMSW, CareFirst NY, Inc

2:15 – 2:20 PM        

2:20 – 2:45 PM        
Conference Activity

2:45– 3:30 PM
Session 6: Trauma-Informed ELDER Care

Barbara Ganzel, PhD, LMSW, Director of Ithaca College Gerontology Institute

3:30 – 4:15 PM         
Session 7:  Health Literacy in today’s Healthcare System: Creating a Better Outlook with Effective Communication

Karen Brown, MA, Program Coordinator of FLGEC at Ithaca College Gerontology Institute

4:15– 4:30 PM        
Closing and Evaluations

This event is co-sponsored by the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute FLGEC, Lifespan of Greater Rochester and the Rochester and Finger Lakes Region Alzheimer's Association.

This training is made possible through grant funding by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Grant #U1QHP28738

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Department of Health, in partnership with Lifespan of Greater Rochester.


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