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Dimensions of Well-Being: Creating Healthy Lives as We Age

Wednesday, March 23 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Presented by ASA’s LGBT Aging Issues Network.

The complexities and challenges of healthy and empowered aging require equally complex solutions. Whether from personal connections, the community or professional service providers and practitioners, older people need a system of services and supports that is broad, flexible, affordable and culturally competent. The sessions in this program will explore several key factors of well-being for older people, blending insights from multiple perspectives including healthcare and mental health, financial planning, social and community-based services, faith congregations and more.
Sessions include:
Using the Whole Person Wellness Model to Create Inspiring Programs for Older Adults
Presenters: Catherine Thurston, LCSW, Senior Director for Programs; Tracy Welsh, Deputy Executive Director and CFO; both of Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).
When Personal Beliefs Intersect With Professional Responsibilities
Presenters: Terri Clark, MPH, CHES, Prevention Services Coordinator, ActionAIDS; Deirdre Downes, MSW, LCSW, Corporate Director of Social Work Initiatives, Jewish Home Lifecare; Cecilia Hardacker, RN, Director of Geriatric Education, Howard Brown Health Center; Daniel Maher, MSN, NP, Nurse Practitioner, Rush University Senior Care; Michele Mathes, JD, Development Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of Elderly; Diane Menio, MS, Executive Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of Elderly; Hilary Meyer, JD, Director, National Programs, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders.
How Faith-Based Communities Can Foster Well-Being Among Older LGBT Adults
Presenters: Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD, Director for Research and Evaluation, ACRIA, Center on HIV and Aging; James Ellor, PhD, DMin, DCSW, LCS, Professor, Baylor University; Donald Koepke, MDiv, Director Emeritus, CLH Center for Spirituality and Aging.
Creating Financial Well-Being as We Age: A Framework for Success
Presenters: Holly Deni, MEd, MLS, Director, ElderLife; Lauren Locker, CFP, RFG, CSA, Certified Financial Planner, ElderLife; Constance Stone, President, Stepping Stone Financial, Inc.

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