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Program at a Glance

Tuesday, June 12

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:15 am - 10:45 am Opening Keynote
Beatrice Ruth Burgess Memorial Lecture
Vital Signs: Quality of Life through Medicine and the Arts - Nicholson
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Workshops
T1 A Lot of Life Left to Live: Innovative and Supportive Housing Models for Older Adults - Benson, Weirich
T2  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - What You Need to Know About the Law (REPEATED Tues at 1:45pm) - Marcum, Crowder
T3 Palliative Care in the Aging Community - Wirts
T4 Dementia: A Multidisciplinary Approach - Hutchings
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
Dessert with the Vendors
1:45 - 3:15 pm Workshops
T5 The Social Implications of Growing Old in Small Towns and Rural Communities - Weirich, Hash, Morrow
T6 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - What You Need to Know About the Law (REPEATED) - Marcum, Crowder
T7 Connecting the DOTS in Dementia Care in West Virginia Communities - Cipoletti, Canini
T8 Drug Therapy and Older Adults - Elliott
3:30 - 5:00 pm Keynote Presentation
Dying Before Their Time: Opioids and Rural Elders - Benson

Wednesday, June 13

8:30 - 10:00 am Workshops
W1 Seniors and Gambling: Often an Adventure Gone Awry (REPEATED Thurs at 1:30pm)- Moran
W2 Are You Still Ethical? Review of the NASW Code of Ethics Revisions (REPEATED Wed at 2:45pm)- Allen
W3 Medicaid for LTC, Myths and Misperceptions - Kerr, Wyatt
W4 Senior Hunger: Awareness, Advocacy and Call to Action - Morrison, Cawthon, Kirkhart
10:15 - 11: 45 am Keynote Presentation
Update on the Law of Financial Exploitation - Taylor
12:00 - 12:45 pm Lunch
Anita S. Harbert Outstanding Achievement Award
1:00 - 2:30 pm Workshops
W5 Medicaid Update: Health Services for 1/3 of West Virginians - Stoll, Tyler, Schenk
W6 Medicare 101: The Basics - Gouty
W7 Grandfamilies: A New Community -  Wamsley, Lee, Dunn
W8 ElderLaw 101 - McConnell, Edgar
2:45 - 4:15 pm Workshops
W9 Medicare: Understanding Your Options and Protecting Your Benefits - Gouty
W10 Stress Less with Mindfulness - Smith FULL
W11 Are You Still Ethical? Review of the NASW Code of Ethics Revisions (REPEAT) - Allen
4:30 - 6:15 pm Evening Keynote
Movie Night: Raging Grannies - Hash

Thursday, June 14

8:30 - 10:00 am Workshops
TH1 Facial Articulation: Professional and Practice Implications - Gejevski
TH2 Using The Five Stages of Grief When Dementia is the Diagnosis - Forzano
TH3 Beyond the Diagnosis: A Holistic Approach at End-of Life (Part One) - Hicks, Boyce
TH4 Elder Abuse: What Is It & What Can I Do? - Mason
10:15 - 11:45 am Workshops
TH5 Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections on Appalachian People (REPEATED Thurs at 1:30pm) - Lilly FULL
TH6 Developing a Sustainable Volunteer Based Nonprofit - Muilenburg, Miller, Wilson
TH7 Beyond the Diagnosis: A Holistic Approach at End-of Life (Part Two) - Hicks, Boyce
TH8 Introduction to T'ai Chi - Gejevski
12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch Presentation
Aging Policy: The DC Landscape - Blancato
1:30 - 3:00 pm Workshops
TH9 The Benefits of Integrated Behavioral Health with Rural Elderly Populations - Tasker FULL
TH10 Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections on Appalachian People (REPEAT) - Lilly
TH11 Seniors and Gambling: Often an Adventure Gone Awry (REPEAT) - Moran
3:15 - 4:15 pm Closing Presentation
Adventures of Active Senior Living - Muilenburg