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Webinar: Healthy Brain, Healthy Decisions: Empowering Older Adults to be Smart Decision-Makers

Event Date: 
09.05.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Presented by MindAlert

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In partnership with the MetLife Mature Market Institute, researchers from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of California at San Francisco will present findings from a collaborative study on decision-making. Counter to the pervasively negative view of the aging brain, this seminar will present new evidence showing age does not significantly predict better decision-making, and cognitive control was a better predictor than age on ability to make good decisions. The aging mind, as implicated by this study, may retain strategic decision-making capacity from the fifties to the eighties, given cognitive brain health. This study demonstrates the ability of an older, healthy brain not only to make good decisions, but also to retain robust cognitive performance. Ultimately, efforts to elucidate the potential of the aging mind to maintain and improve sound decision-making capacity will have broad public health benefits to mitigate disadvantageous financial decisions and abuse. By empowering older adults to engage in healthy practices to keep their cognitive skills robust, our growing population of adults in later life will have the confidence to continue to make sound decisions and keep their minds engaged throughout their lifetime.

Webinar: Mental Fitness Training Programs for Leaders Using Dynamic Video and Other Tested Training Tools

Event Date: 
08.29.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Presented by MindAlert

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Mental Fitness Programs are proliferating at a rapid rate, but are they effective? The 5 R’s of whole brain fitness programming must be in place in order to achieve whole brain fitness for older adults, and those elements are: Right staff; Right programs; Right older adult group; Right training; and Right evaluation of the other four elements.  This seminar will touch on the 5 R’s with specific emphasis on how to create a successful training program for staff.

Webinar: Improving Mobility: Web-Based and I & R Technology for Consumers with Limited Transportation Options

Event Date: 
08.08.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Presented by the Network on Environments, Services, and Technologies for Maximizing Independence (NEST)

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Awareness is the first step in ensuring that consumers have access to the resources they need in the aging and disabilities services network.  Many communities use an information and referral system to foster awareness. In this webinar, learn how the Atlanta Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging is going a step further. Using the latest technology, focused consumer research and strong community collaboration, they are creating a “one click” service that will directly link consumers to a broad array of transportation and mobility resources in their region. Join us on August 8th to learn why and how.

Web Seminar: From Paper and Pencil to iPads: Cutting Edge Ideas for Activities and Cognitive Stimulation

Event Date: 
07.18.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the MetLife MindAlert Series. Free for everyone.

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In this webinar, numerous cognitive stimulation programs designed to improve memory and cognition in older adults will be detailed. You will learn about what part of the brain and the cognitive abilities each activity exercises, as well tips on resources to start or reinvigorate your own brain exercise program. Simple pen and paper activities will be covered, along with tips and instructions on how to employ iPads and other tablet devices to maximize cognitive stimulation and quality of life.

Web Seminar: Making Better Brain Fitness Programming Decisions

Event Date: 
07.25.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the MetLife MindAlert Series. Free for everyone.

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Unfortunately, most organizations are forced to select brain fitness activities and products without any real data about the specific needs of their client population. This session will present a practical framework for better understanding the full range of your population’s potential needs. We will also present novel benchmarking data about the relative importance of various brain fitness interventions across different population types. Taken together, these new tools will provide practical, data-driven guidance for those seeking to improve the impact of their brain fitness programming.

Crossing the Rubicon: Finding New Roles and Purpose for the Aging Network in the Age of Managed Long Term Care Services and Supports

Event Date: 
07.09.2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the “Conversations with GIA,” Series, sponsored by Grantmakers in Aging.

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Across the country, the pillars of the traditional aging and disabilities service network – Area Agencies on Aging and Centers for Independent Living – find themselves in the midst of a struggle to define a role for themselves in the world of home- & community-based services in the aftermath of states’ decisions to transition their long-term care systems to managed and integrated care.  Responsibility for eligibility determination, functional assessments, service planning and care management will pass to managed care organizations or other vendors in this model. This extraordinarily rapid shift seems to have caught most of these agencies by surprise and the potential threat to their continued existence comes not just from the loss of funding, but also from the realization that they will no longer serve as the gateway and center-of-gravity for the aging and disability delivery systems.  This webinar will help define new roles, purpose and new markets for these vital links in the nation’s aging and disability delivery systems, a pathway that can help these community-based agencies inhabit new roles in the emerging system and serve new audiences, and the expectations that these agencies will need to satisfy in order to perform these functions appropriately and sustainably.

Webinar- Developing Retired Leaders for Civic Engagement

Event Date: 
08.22.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Presented by MindAlert, funded by MetLife Foundation

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Retirees have experiences, energy, education, skills and talents to share with the communities in which they live.  This webinar outlines a process which may be replicated to develop retired individuals to serve as volunteer civic leaders and improve their communities’ quality of life and growth opportunities.

Webinar- Understanding the Scams Seniors Face

Event Date: 
08.14.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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The annual financial loss by victims of elder financial abuse is estimated to be at least $2.9 billion dollars. If you are worried an older adult you know will become a victim of a senior scam, this webinar will offer plenty of advice on how to protect a senior loved one. The “how’s” and “why’s” of senior scams will be examined, as well as the top scams to watch out for. Real-world advice on preventing and reporting scams against older adults will also be offered.  

Webinar- Understanding the Scams Seniors Face

Event Date: 
08.21.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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The annual financial loss by victims of elder financial abuse is estimated to be at least $2.9 billion dollars. If you are worried an older adult you know will become a victim of a senior scam, this webinar will offer plenty of advice on how to protect a senior loved one. The “how’s” and “why’s” of senior scams will be examined, as well as the top scams to watch out for. Real-world advice on preventing and reporting scams against older adults will also be offered.  

Webinar- Understanding Alzheimer's and Types of Dementia

Event Date: 
07.10.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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Do you suspect that your parent may have Alzheimer’s or another dementia? This webinar will detail the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, as well as the diagnostic process to confirm the presence of the disease. Tips on preventing Alzheimer’s and other dementias, as well as ways to manage some of the challenging behaviors that often accompany the disease, will also be included.

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