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2018 Events Calendar

Updated: OCTOBER 19, 2018


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OCT 25 | CAADS WEBINAR: New History & Physical Form Training

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | CAADS MEMBERS: No Charge, please register on Members Only page
Non-member Webinar Details: $99 before OCT 19; $149 after OCT 19
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The Intersection of Health, Housing & Services:
Developing Cross-Sector Solutions for Older Adults in the LA Region

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Pacific) | HOST: Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition (LAAAC)
FEE: $25.00 + $2.28 Ticket Fee
LOCATION: California Endowment, 100 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for this one day conference to explore the intersection of health, housing & services for older adults in the LA Region. Hear from experts on the economic challenges facing seniors locally, and gain an understanding into the complexities of housing a vulnerable at-risk and homeless population. Hear about promising innovations and partnerships that are redefining housing solutions for older adults along the housing continuum.

An exciting cross-sector breakout session will identify collaborative solutions and work to expand networks and systems collaboration. Learn what you can do as an individual or an agency to participate in creating cross sector solutions to meet the needs of older adults in the LA region.

Ben Winter - Director of Housing & Community Development Policy, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
Alan Greenlee - Executive Director, Southern CA Association of Nonprofit Housing
Jeannee Parker Martin - President and CEO, LeadingAge California
Ruth Schwart - Co-Founder and Executive Director, Shelter Partnership
Steven P. Wallace, PhD - Professor, UCLA School of Public Health; Associate Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Jerry Jones - Director of Public Policy, Inner City Law
KeAndra Cylear Dodds - Manager of Preservation, Community Development Commission of the County of LA
Marc Tousignant - Senior Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners
Mark Burns - Executive Director, Homebridge
John Maceri - Executive Director, The People Concern
Sharon Richardson - CSH Advocate, Speak Up!
Additional Speakers to be added

Social Security Benefits You’ve Never Heard of, and Who is Eligible for Them

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific) | HOST: Justice in Aging

When most people hear about "Social Security benefits," the first thought that comes to mind is income for older people who have retired from work. It's true that the Social Security system provides a foundation of retirement income that permits seniors to live in dignity, with over 43 million retired workers receiving benefits each month. However, the Social Security system is also the foundation of economic security for millions of family members of retired, disabled or deceased workers. In addition to retirement benefits, Social Security offers disability insurance protection to workers and their spouse and children, as well as life insurance that pays monthly benefits to dependents if the worker dies.

Join this webinar to learn more about the eligibility requirements for benefits for spouses and ex-spouses, children, and parents. About one American family in four receives income from Social Security benefits, and many more could receive this income if they knew they were eligible.

This webinar is designed for those who are new to Social Security benefits and others who want to learn more about the lesser-known aspects of the program.

Tracey Gronniger, Justice in Aging
Kate Lang, Justice in Aging

Integrating Substance Use, Mental Health, and Primary Care Services:
Disruptive Innovations and Sustaining Change

Hilton Universal City Hotel
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608

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Featuring presentations on:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Opiods
  • Veterans
  • Clinical Skills
  • Homelessness
  • Children/TAY
  • Primary Care
  • Trending Issues

Please email/call Shannon Bertea at or 310-267-5398 with any questions.

New History & Physical Form Training

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific) | HOST: CAADS
CAADS MEMBER: No Charge, please register on Members Only page
NON-MEMBER Webinar Info | Fee: $99 before OCT 19; $149 after OCT 19
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Advance registration is required by 12:00 PM OCT 24. We CANNOT process registrations after this deadline.

The revised and improved ADHC/CBAS History and Physical Form (H&P) and instructions will be shared for the first time to registrants of this CAADS webinar. Be the first to learn what changes have been made to the H&P form and how to use it as a best practice.

The CA Department of Aging (CDA) delegated the task of revising the standardized H&P Form to a work group headed up by CAADS leaders and comprised of CAADS Members; CDA staff; Managed Care personnel and CAADS and ALE staff. The H&P is a component of the CDA Quality Assurance and Improvement Strategy and closely aligns with the new Individual Plan of Care (IPC) that will be implemented early in 2019.

Start using the new H&P Form now in plenty of time to incorporate the new IPC into your initial enrollment process for 2019. CDA strongly encourages the use of this H&P as a best practice and Department surveyors will be looking for its implementation when they conduct on-site surveys. There is no firm deadline for adoption, but CAADS and CDA advise Centers adopt it in advance of the expected launch of the new IPC, which will be no earlier than March 1, 2019.


H&P CO-CHAIR: Daisy Absalon, RN, Executive Director/Program Director, Eskaton Adult Day Health Center
Daisy has been with Eskaton Adult Day Health Center in Carmichael since 2002 and is currently the executive director/program director. Ms. Absalon has both a RN and CPA license in the Philippines and has her RN license in California.

H&P CO-CHAIR: Dawn Myers Purkey, MSW, Program Director, Yolo Adult Day Health Center
As a Peace Corps volunteer, Dawn spent two years in Mali West Africa teaching high school math which eventually led her to completing the Master of Social Work-Gerontology and Policy program at UC Berkeley in 1989. She has been in the field of aging for over 30 years. Dawn has served as Director of Yolo Adult Day Health Center for the past 20 years and is extremely dedicated to the adult day services model.

Jill Sparrow, Chief, CBAS Branch, California Department of Aging
Jill has a varied background in local and state programs serving older adults and people with disabilities. Her experience includes: establishing the social work department at LIFE Pittsburgh [a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)]; Medical Social Worker with Great Lakes Home Health & Hospice; and Project Coordinator for various grant-funded projects at Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging in Duluth, MN, including federal Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration and Nursing Home Diversion grants. Jill joined the California Department of Aging in 2011, working first as an Aging Program Analyst II in the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program. Prior to her current position, she was a field team manager in the CBAS Branch.

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Supports and Best Practices

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Pacific) | HOST: National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)

Join us for a dynamic, information-packed webinar series focused on key Alzheimer’s disease-related issues. This four-part webinar series is brought to you by NADSA in collaboration with Easterseals and with support from Eli Lilly. The webinar series will run October 2018-January 2019 featuring esteemed content experts in the field.

This webinar, the first in the series, will focus on Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving. Highly respected presenters Salli Bollin, MSW, LSW, Holly Dabelko-Shoeny PhD, and Keith Anderson, PhD, MSW, are experts in both adult day services and Alzheimer’s caregiver interventions. They will begin with a basic overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related caregiving issues and discuss best practices, care techniques and self-care for caregivers. Attendees will also learn about other interventions, supports and resources for caregivers.

Salli Bollin, MSW, LSW, is the Executive Director at MemoryLane Care Services (Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Services of Northwestern Ohio).
Holly Dabelko-Schoeny, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the College of Social Work at The Ohio University.
Keith A. Anderson, PhD, MSW, is the Director, Montana Geriatric Education Center (MTGEC) in the School of Social Work at the University of Montana.

Health, Hope and Healing: The Promise of Adult Day Services

Sheraton at the Park, Anaheim, CA
Hotel Reservations (CAADS Rate: $129 Single/Double Occupancy)
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This three day conference is an information-filled opportunity to pursue cutting edge learning and sharing among Adult Day Services colleagues, managed care partners, California state regulators and others who make our work possible. The agenda includes ample networking opportunities with vendors, colleagues, and managed care partners. Whether you are new to the field or an experienced provider, there is something for you.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 features the Members Only CAADS and ALE Annual Membership Meeting, including an exclusive chance to hear from Tina Sadarangani, PhD about her exciting research on ALE's Community Based Health Home Project. Network with vendors throughout the day and in the afternoon, others are welcome to attend one of four concurrent education courses.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 7, 2018 CDA's CBAS Branch Chief, Jill Sparrow, will open the General Session by offering highlights of their current work, including the status of the new IPC. Back by popular demand, Keynote Speaker Rob Winnigham, PhD from Western Oregon University will engage and entertain you with Optimal Brain Health Strategies. Sign up in advance to network with managed care partners at lunch, and afterward, attend your choice of concurrent afternoon education courses. End your day at the Networking Reception mingling with our vendors, networking with colleagues and trying for a chance to win one of the many creative gift baskets and raffle items donated by members and friends.

Day 3 - Thursday, November 8, 2018 wrapping up the conference, we are excited to have Easterseals of Southern California sponsor our second keynote presenter. Randall Bell, PhD is a socio-economist and the CEO of Landmark Research Group, LLC. He will lead us to understand how The Four Cornerstones of Success: Me We Do Be can help you to achieve individual success in work and life. Following Dr. Bell's keynote, we will enjoy a networking lunch and finish the day with our last set of education courses, which will conclude at 2:15pm.

Changes to the "Public Charge" Rule and the Impact on Older Adults

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific) | HOST: Justice in Aging

The Trump Administration has proposed a rule that would hurt millions of older adults in immigrant families. Proposed changes to the "public charge" rule put immigration status at risk if an immigrant accesses or is likely to access programs that support health, nutrition, and economic stability. Confusion about the changes may lead to older adults forgoing services out of fear of potential immigration consequences.

This webinar will provide an overview of the existing public charge rule and key proposed changes, including the addition of certain government benefits older adults rely on, and details on how immigration officials make the public charge determination. We will also discuss the possible impacts on the lives of older adult immigrants and their families. The webinar will include tips on how advocates should be counseling their older adult clients and conclude with a summary of the regulatory timeline and what advocates can do to fight back against this harmful proposal.

Justice in Aging will be releasing additional materials on the public charge proposal and its impact on older adults soon.

Aging and legal advocates, community-based providers, health plan leaders, and others wanting to learn more about changes to public charge and the impact on older adults.

Elizabeth Lower-Basch, Director of Income and Work Supports, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Natalie Kean, Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

Denny Chan, Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

From Regulations to Application, Strategies for a Successful Adult Day Program Start

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific) | HOST: National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)

Are you interested in opening an ADS center, but don’t know where to start, stumped by the application process, wondering if your center will be a success and how it could be funded? This webinar is the place to start. In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of demographics and how to check them, as well as the type of client you choose to serve, based on demographics and community need.

We will discuss who to contact to complete the application, the difference between licensing and certification, and which one(s) you may need to build the center of your dreams. We will discuss a basic day at an Adult Day Center, both a health and a social model. We will discuss regulations, where to find them and how to ensure your center is compliant from the very start. We’ll discuss marketing opportunities and the need to diversify your funding sources. There will be a question and answer period provided.

Amanda Graham Sillars, MSW, LCSW, has over twenty-five years’ experience in the geriatric medical field and has worked exclusively for the last twenty years in Adult Day Services as an advocate, consultant and writer. Her books and consulting services have helped over 500 centers, nationally and internationally open and run more efficiently and successfully. She is the founder of the largest Adult Day Services consulting firm and product line company in the country, Total ADHC Solutions. She is passionate about Adult Day Services and the benefits it provides to those it serves, as well as the center owners and the community in which it exists.

CONFERENCE | Los Angeles, CA
Aging into the Future

Los Angeles Convention Center

In 2019, AITF is pivoting to bring a conference & expo experience that gives Southern California's 50+ an opportunity to:

  • LEARN. Hear from expert speakers, attend workshops and learn something new.
  • EXPLORE. Experience the latest tech products and solutions at our Tech Expo.
  • CONNECT. Meet the organizations, resources and people that will help you get connected to tech.
  • INFLUENCE. Test up-and-coming new products and influence tech startups to develop better solutions.



NADSA CONFERENCE 2019 | Minneapolis, MN

Save the dates and watch for details to come for the 2019 National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) Conference at the Minneapolis Marriott Hotel!


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