This day of learning leverages expertise from industry, academia, healthcare, and the social service sector in thinking outside of the box about serving older adults.

07:30 AM
—08:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast
08:30 AM
—09:30 AM

Keynote: Louise Aronson

Author of Elderhood, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

10:00 AM
—11:00 AM

Stress and Coping as we Age: How we study it, What we are Learning, and How we can Apply it to our Lives

Brenda Whitehead, University of Michigan-Dearborn, School of Psychology

Ethical issues in Aging: Challenges of Scope, Norms, and Justice

Janice Firn, University of Michigan, Department of Learning Health Sciences, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine

Financial Exploitation in Older Adults: The Dark Side of Financial Capacity Issues

Peter Lichtenberg, Wayne State University, Director of Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, Director of the Institute of Gerontology, Founding Director of the Wayne State Lifespan Alliance, Professor of Psychology, Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation

11:15 AM
—12:15 PM

Advances in Translating Fall Risk Reduction for Older Adults to the Real world

Neil Alexander, University of Michigan, Ivan Duff M.D. Collegiate Professor of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Professor Internal Medicine Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology Director, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System GRECC

Older Adult Entrepreneurs and ‘Would-be’ Entrepreneurs in the State of Michigan: A comparison with the Great Lakes Region and the United States.

Felichism Kabo, University of Michigan, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Non-Pharmacological Chronic Pain Management in Older Adults: Old Evidence, New Interest

Mary Janevic, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Center for Managing Chronic Disease

 12:15 PM
—01:00 PM
 Lunch
01:00 PM
—02:00 PM

Integrating Health and Social Care for Older Adults: Policies and Practices Bridge Model

Bonnie Ewald, Rush University, Associate Director for the Center for Health and Social Care Integration, Program Manager for Strategic Development and Policy & Social Work and Community Health at Rush Medical Center

Complexities and Opportunities in Hospice-Initiated Discharges

Stephanie Wladkowski, Eastern Michigan University, School of Social Work

How an Optimistic Outlook can Lead to a Happier and Healthier Life

Bill Chopik, Michigan State University, School of Psychology

02:15 PM
—03:15 PM

Frailty in the Older Adult: What’s Nutrition Got to Do with It? 

Heather Hutchins-Wiese, Eastern Michigan University, School of Health Sciences

Brain Aging and What you Can Do About It

Thad Polk, University of Michigan, School of Psychology

Reducing Isolation, Increasing Engagement, Enabling Aging in Community: A Community-Wide Technology Supported Innovation 

Dona Wishart, Executive Director of Otsego County Commission on Aging

Joel Ackerman,  Founder of CommunO2

03:30 PM
—04:30 PM

 

 

 

 

04:30 PM
— 5:30 PM

Take the Pulse of Older Adults: Insights from the National Poll on Healthy Aging University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging 

Dr. Preeti Malani, Director of the National Poll on Healthy Aging

Dr. Erica Solway, Associate Director of the National Poll on Healthy Aging

Dr. Donovan Maust, Department of Psychiatry

Dr. John Piette, School of Public Health

 

 

Reception

 

 

 

Opening Keynote by Louise Aronson, author of Elderhood

In her new book, Elderhood, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that’s neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy—a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage and hope about aging, medicine and humanity itself. Louise will discuss her work, her book and her take on a vital stage of life.

Followed by 12 breakout sessions with leaders, scholars and other experts on Behavior, Ethics, Architecture, Treatments, Brain Health, Technology and More.

Closing panel with researchers from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, led by:

Preeti Malani, M.D., M.S.J.,

Director
Chief Health Officer and Professor, Division of Infections Diseases, University of Michigan

Erica Solway, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H.

Associate Director
Senior Project Manager, University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation

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