Extending Health Span
Michelle is an entrepreneur with a passion for social impact. She built and runs an international organization transforming health and the economy through the science of Nutrigenomics. Her passion is helping people biohack the aging code, extend health span and live this one incredible life we have been given to make a difference in the world and live your greatness.
How to Die Living and Not Live Dying
Fred Bartlit is a trial lawyer considered by Chambers USA Legal Rankings 2017 as, "arguably the best trial lawyer in the United States."
He is also the only trial attorney to have been selected by two U.S. Presidents from two different parties for representation on cases. Fred co-founded StrongPath.com and co-authored Choosing the Strongpath--both created to educate adults on how strength training can help combat disease.
Life Insurance You Don’t Have to Die to Use
Christopher Sarantopulos has been in the insurance industry since 2004 and well versed in all lines of insurance, auto, home, commercial lines, employee benefits, life and disability. In recent years, Chris has been specializing in life and disability insurance, offering life insurance with chronic, critical and terminal illness riders.
Future Trends in Senior Living
Steve Moran is a celebrated publisher, writer and speaker who is known for his passion and commitment to the field of senior living. Through Senior Housing Forum, an extremely popular blog in our field, he takes on the tough topics that most others won't. More importantly, he elevates our field by talking about the positive contributions individuals and organizations are making to improve the lives of elders and team members.
Reinventing Retirement for Boomer Men
Dr. Thelma Reese, author of The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life, and also wrote The New Senior Man to satisfy the numerous requests from men who wanted their own book. She is the creator of the blog, www.ElderChicks.com, and is a retired professor of English and Education.
Minimizing the Stress of a Move for Seniors
Pete Shrock is Co-Founder & Chief People Officer at Legacy Navigator and for the past 15 years, Pete has served as an emotional first responder in situations of grief, trauma, and crisis both locally and on a national level. His early contributions in social work led to a 10-year career as the Chief Program Officer for Comfort Zone Camp, a bereavement camp for children. Most recently, Pete partnered with Craig Shealy and Matt Paxton to create Legacy Navigator, a full-service estate management company. Pete brings a deep understanding of the grief that accompanies death or other difficult transitions like downsizing or divorce. In 2017 Pete was named one of Richmond’s Top 40 Under 40.
Alzheimer’s Silver Lining
Eliezer Sobel is the author of one of the first series of books designed for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients: Blue Sky, White Clouds: A Book for Memory-Challenged Adults and is also the author of numerous other books, blogs for PsychologyToday.com
Eliezer is first and foremost a son: his mother is 94 and currently in her 18th year of Alzheimer’s, and his late father passed away at 93 following a Traumatic Brain Injury and subsequent dementia after falling down a stairwell. Eliezer and his wife Shari Cordon moved in with his parents that same night and have managed their care ever since.
Dementia with Agitation...Now What?
Elizabeth A. Landsverk, M.D. is a triple board-certified Geriatrician, Internist and Palliative care physician, with extensive experience in addressing complex medical and psychosocial issues in the older individual. Her expertise is addressing complicated medical and psychological conditions, with particular emphasis in dementia and agitation, helping her to improve systems of care for the most challenging patients.
Regenerations and Repair of Human Organs and Tissues
Ira Pastor is the Chief Executive Officer of Bioquark Inc., a life sciences company, a company involved in the regeneration and repair of human organs and tissues. Ira has over 30 years of experience across multiple sectors of the pharmaceutical industry including pharmaceutical commercialization, biotech drug development, managed care. He also sits on the Board of various companies focused on regenerative healthcare interventions and is a member of the Executive Council of the World Academy of Medical Science.
Growing Older Without Growing Old
For the past 9 years, Lee Mowatt has been watching, studying, and writing about how we age as a culture and as individuals. His is the producer of a podcast titled "The Inner Game Of Aging," which was initially started as a research tool for his upcoming book - "Mastering Your Aging Process." Lee's passion and energy for changing the perception of aging inspires a fresh approach as we watch ourselves get older.
Dealing With the Challenges of a Family Illness
Carolyn Hobbs, LMFT, nationwide private practice based in Durango, Colorado for 35 years, International Author, Workshop Leader, Therapist & former College Professor. Carolyn has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 1986.
Don’t Leave a Mess Behind After You Die
Jon Braddock is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and the founder and CEO of My Life and Wishes, an education and digital planning platform with a mission to help at least one million families become “thoughtfully prepared” for the inevitable, their own death.
Jon was featured on MSNBC and is also a regular contributor to Success.com, Inc.com, and Business Insider. He is the author of “Advisor or Vendor”, “RetireEase” and the “My Life and Wishes Organizer” and his most recent release, “Click Here When I Die” is an Amazon Best Seller.
Positive Changes in Senior Living
Lisa Cini is an award-winning, internationally-recognized senior living designer with more than 25 years’ experience.
Lisa is also the Founder of www.BestLivingTech.com, think Sharper Image meets AARP! She searches the world for the best products to Embrace Living as we age. Her design company, Mosaic Design Studio, is the nation’s leading provider of design services for senior living.
Understanding Parkinson’s and Resources
Rebecca Hahessy graduated Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations and a concentration in Gerontology and Psychology. Rebecca has been working in the not for profit field for 15 years and in the medical arena more than 10 years. Currently, she is the Program Director at the American Parkinson Disease Association, South Florida Chapter. She manages all their support groups and health and wellness activities and is responsible for providing education, assistance and resources to the community.
Benefits of a Senior Placement/Referral Agency
Steve Villa started a niche company in the senior market, referred to as senior placement or referral. The model is now growing nationwide. Steve talks about senior placement and why his service is benefiting so many families.
Aging is in!
Sheila Malkind has worked in the field of Aging for 50 years and started Legacy Film Series, a company distributing and renting short films on aging. She discusses aging, how elders are looked at and the mindset of seniors.
Parkinson's Challenges and Advancements
Mike Miles is the Executive Director with Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society where he works with very dedicated professionals, a strong and caring Board of Directors, and to lead a phenomenal group of volunteers to make a significance difference in the lives of others. Mike discusses both the challenges and advancements with Parkinson's Disease.
It's Happening to You...Now What?
Denette Mann is a licensed professional counselor based in Dallas who integrates mindfulness into her counseling practice. This is reflected in the name of her website: LivingBetterWithMindfulness.com. Her belief is that mindfulness can help baby boomers with stage of life issues which Denette will tell us more about.
Hospitalists and the Practice of Medicine
Dr. Michael Weisberg has been a practicing gastroenterologist for over 23 years in Plano, Texas. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Weisberg also serves as a board member of Digestive Health Associates of Texas.
THE AGING BOOMERS - Slowing the Aging Process
S. Jay Olshansky received his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago in 1984. He is currently a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Chief Scientist at Lapetus Solutions.
THE AGING BOOMERS - Difficult Conversations With Aging Parents
Rob Novick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with adults and seniors, specifically in the mental health industry in Dallas, TX. Rob started Full Circle Advisors, which is dedicated to assisting individuals and families with mental illness, as well as planning and preparing for the care of aging loved ones.
THE AGING BOOMERS - Dangers in the Pharmacy Marketplace
Amy Panza has her Doctor of Pharmacy and has held many positions within the profession that has fueled her entrepreneurial spirit. She saw the growing need for patients to have an informed and complete knowledge of their medications and created MedFormation. Throughout her career, Amy has seen firsthand the dangers that exist in the pharmacy marketplace. Amy has always risen to the top in her industry because being a pharmacist is not only her career, but her passion.
THE AGING BOOMERS - Managing Your Medications More Effectively
Marypat Habermas is a Doctor of Pharmacy and a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Certified MTM pharmacist. She has 20 year history of older adult medication expertise and specializes with older adults, diabetes, fall risk reduction, hospital admission risk reduction and nursing home admission risk reduction.
Marypat is a clinical pharmacist who works with older adults to ensure medications are safe, effective, and optimal for individual health.
THE AGING BOOMERS - When to Consider In-home Care
Sherry Picker, MSW is has been working in Elder Care Services for 15 years. Her background includes counseling, support group facilitating, Geriatric Care Management and she currently works in Home Care at Paradise Home Health Care and All the Best (Medicare Agency). She is also a volunteer with the South Palm Beach County Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation.
THE AGING BOOMERS - Preventing Financial Elder Abuse
Paul Hynes is a Certified Financial Planner, and after 22 years at a large Wall Street investment firm, Paul left to form HearthStone, a Private Wealth Management firm.
Paul is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and the Estate Planning Councils of San Diego and North County. Paul has set up a website and blog called Senior Safe & Sound. The goals are to educate and protect seniors while helping prevent the incidence of elder financial abuse.
Phased Retirement Strategy
Gloria Dunn-Violin spent 25 years in the workplace providing services in training, coaching, and consulting in the field of Organizational Development and Behavior, and was a professional speaker through her own business: Wiser Ways to Work. She also authored a book, From Making a Living to Having a Life. Her book on the other side of that journey is, Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living.
THE AGING BOOMERS: Prostate Cancer – A New Approach
Dr. Emilia A. Ripoll, M.D. has practiced urology and urologic oncology in the Denver metro area for more than 25 years. As an American Urological Association Foundation Scholar, Dr. Ripoll researched genetic predisposition and the role of proto-oncogenes in the development of prostate cancer.
Mark B. Saunders is a writer, editor, publisher, public speaker, and 11-year prostate cancer survivor. As an “active surveillance” patient, instead of receiving traditional treatments like surgery or radiation, Mark dramatically overhauled his lifestyle, and the cancer became undetectable — and hasn’t returned since.
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THE AGING BOOMERS--The Caregiver’s Recipe For Resilience
Nadine Roberts Cornish founded The Caregiver’s Guardian, LLC in 2009. She has an extensive background in public health education and served as an independent consultant for 15 years with California’s Department of Health Services where she provided expertise on some of the state’s most innovative social marketing campaigns. Nadine’s most important role was as a 15 year caregiver to her mother. Those experiences were the catalyst for her inaugural book, “Tears In My Gumbo…The Caregiver’s Recipe for Resilience.”
THE AGING BOOMERS: Self-Help Wellness
Deborah Myers is the Founder and Director of Health at Your Fingertips and works with people who want to feel healthier, be stronger and increase their vitality. She is passionate about empowering others to live in a balanced and healthy way. In her private practice, she assists individual clients in their search for stress reduction, pain relief and healing. Deborah is a Certified Acupressurist and Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and has been seeing clients for over 20 years.
What You Need To Know About Estate Planning
Kimberly McGhee is an elder law attorney who focuses her practice on advocating and protecting her clients’ best interests. She possesses a broad range of experience in the areas of estate planning, elder law, long-term care planning, asset protection, retirement planning, banking, real estate and legal ethics. She is a member of the State Bars of California and Nevada and a Board member of the Southern California National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
THE AGING BOOMERS--Should We Be Parenting Our Parents?
Jane Wolf Waterman is an attorney that practices psychotherapy. For decades she’s counseled individuals and families to successfully resolve their biggest challenges – be they emotional loss, practical, relational or stage of life. She discusses parenting your parent and many of the issues and challenges related to this stage in life.
Ten Things To Be Aware of Before Placement in a Nursing Home
Bridget Mackay has been practicing law for over 20 years. She spent 10 years as a Deputy District Attorney and then began her own practice in Estate Planning and Medi-Cal (Medicaid) Benefits Planning. She is a member of the American Association of Estate Planning Attorneys, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, California Association for Nursing Home Reform.
THE AGING BOOMERS—Bucket List Goal: Writing A Book
Author Clay G. Small, a former Senior Vice President and Managing Attorney for PepsiCo Inc.
He is a professor at SMU (Southern Methodist University) located in Dallas, Texas. He teaches classes within the Cox School of Business and is also a member of the Law School Executive Committee. Clay has also carved out time to write his first novel, "Heels Over Head."
THE AGING BOOMERS--Seniors Don’t Have to Travel Alone
Carol Giuliani is the founder of Senior Travel Companion Services, LLC, a business providing customized trip planning and travel escort for individual seniors or couples. She is a former attorney with 34 years of experience as a caregiver and 23 years as a professional fiduciary and guardian for the elderly.
THE AGING BOOMERS--The Financial Burden of Medical Transportation Costs
Neal Mallam is a Regional Manager for the Medical Air Services Association (MASA), a pre-paid medical transportation solutions provider. He has been an EMT Firefighter and airline pilot prior to joining the MASA team.
Janet Bryant is the Director of Operations for MASA Medical Transport Solutions, a division of MASA Global. Janet has been influential in spreading the word to baby boomers across the country concerning
the potential gaps in their insurance coverage, whether through private insurance or Medicare, in regards to Emergency Medical Transportation.
Sponsor: Senior Care Authority www.SeniorCareAuthority.com
Loving What We Do - A Reflection
Frank Samson and Marcy Baskin reflect on the past year of work done for seniors, their families and others. They discuss the love of what they do and appreciation to those in the senior care industry.
What Skilled Nursing Facilities Don't Always Tell You
Phil P. Lindsley is a widely recognized elder and special needs law attorney. His practice is limited to Medi-Cal and public benefits planning, special needs planning, "Life Care" planning, asset protection, probate and trust administration, and conservatorships and their alternatives.
Franchise Business Review Interviews Senior Care Authority Founder
Emma Pearson, Editorial Director at Franchise Business Review interviews Frank Samson, Founder of Senior Care Authority. He discusses the growth of the senior placement services sector as well as how gratifying, both on a professional and personal level, it is to help seniors and their families. The site can be viewed at www.SeniorCareAuthority.com/franchise
The Aging Boomers--Growth of Residential Care Homes
Marlena Hemenway is the Director of three residential care homes in the Twin Cities of Minnesota by the name of Geneva Suites’, which provides assisted living in small, family settings for seniors. Marlena has been an influential person at The Geneva Suites due to her strong customer service coupled with her creativity and strong empathy for seniors.
THE AGING BOOMERS™--Keeping your Brain Nimble
Dr. Alexander Peralta is a pharmacist and a physician as well as the Chief Operating Officer for Peralta Enterprises. He is also President of Palliative Medicine Consulting Services and Chief Medical Officer and Director of Palliative Care Services for Compass Hospice in Dallas and Director of Palliative Care for Prestonwood and Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Centers.
THE AGING BOOMERS--Training for Aging
After 12 years of successfully treating neurological and other disorders as a Physical Therapist and an Occupational Therapist, Ed Gray and his wife, Jodi, opened a clinic in Boynton Beach, FL, then a second clinic in Boca Raton and branded both clinics as Florida Movement Therapy Centers for Excellence. Ed has become a nationally recognized lecturer and noted expert in the field of movement disorders.
Preventing Injuries AFTER a Fall
David Cronin has been involved in elder care institutional services for 47 years. He was born into the health care industry since both his parents were Registered Nurses, and they opened a highly regarded skilled nursing facility in Orinda, CA in 1967. David received his Hospital Administrator’s license and worked in that capacity until the facility was sold in 2014. Since that time he has been involved with Indeelift, a human floor lift, designed to pick people up off the floor and avoid injury after a fall.
Surviving and Thriving After the Grieving Process
Cheryl Jones is the host of the radio show Good Grief. She is also a grief counselor, cancer educator and is Manager of Professional Education at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center (Oakland, CA), where she developed, manages and teaches in their Continuing Education program.
Jennifer Harris and Jeremy Knopow each have over 20 years of design and consumer product experience. Inspired by the mobility needs of their parents to design and engineer a new device that would enhance the end user’s lifestyle, they are the founders of Motivo.
Maximizing Health Through Neuropsychological Exams
Dr. Sonia Mosch is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist (by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology) working in the Twin Cities for the past 15 years doing diagnosis and treatment of dementia. In addition to dementia, her specialties include MS, Parkinson’s disease, Concussion, and Sports/Performance Psychology.
Former Hospital CEO Tells All
Dr. Josh Luke is a best-selling author, healthcare futurist, thought-leader and international motivational speaker. He is an experienced hospital CEO, health system Vice President and nursing home administrator. He is regarded as a “futurist” on the Affordable Care Act and how it will shape the continuum of care.
Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness
Deborah Richman is the Vice President, Education and Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota. She is certified as an Activity Consultant/Educator with the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals (NCCAP) and is certified by the Alzheimer’s Association to offer Foundations of Dementia Care.