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The Alaska Aging & Disability Coalition hosts 3rd Annual Disability and Aging Summit

Featuring Keynote Speaker Karrie A. Shogren, Ph.D.


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska- The aging process brings significant changes to all individuals. These changes are often intensified by the presence of an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD). The Alaska Disability and Aging Coalition is excited to host the 3rd Annual Disability and Aging Summit to take place October 13-14 at the Special Olympics Alaska Sports, Health, and Wellness Center (3200 Mountain View Dr).

“The goal of the Aging Summit is to further discuss the national and state trends regarding the aging population to include individuals with intellectual disabilities and how it relates to Alaska,” said Special Olympics Alaska President &CEO, Jim Balamaci.

The two-day summit will include presentations on advanced directives, supported decision-making, healthy aging, and self-determination. This year the coalition welcomes keynote speaker Karrie A. Shogren, Ph.D. Dr. Shogren is a professor and senior scientist at the University of Kansas and the Director of the Kansas University Center for Developmental Disabilities. She has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the author or co-author of 10 books on self-determination and systems of support.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Nicolle Egan at 907-222-7625 ext. 629 or nicolle@specialolympicsalaska.org.

 

AGENDA

3nd Annual Disability & Aging Summit Provided by the Alaska Disability and Aging Coalition

October 12, 13 & 14, 2017

Special Olympics Alaska Sports, Health & Wellness Center 3200 Mountain View Dr. Anchorage, Alaska

Thursday, October 12    

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Special Olympics Alaska Family Forum

Anne Applegate

 

Supported decision-making frameworks in Alaska

 

Friday, October 13

 

 

8:00 a.m.

Registration/Check-In

 

8:30 a.m.

Welcome

Jim Balamaci

8:45 a.m.

Keynote: Supported decision-making

Dr. Karrie Shogren

10:00 a.m.

Break

 

10:15 a.m.

IDD and hospice care: Person-centered planning

Bianca Rauch &

 

at the end of life

Teresa Holt

11:15 a.m.

Special Olympics Alaska inclusive senior program

Jim Balamaci

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

on site

1:00 p.m.

Legal perspectives on alternatives to

Anne Applegate

 

guardianship: What’s next for Alaska?

 

2:00 p.m.

Medicare 101

Nila Morgan

3:00 p.m.

The good, the bad, the necessary: Legal

Ilona Bessenyey

 

documents for your peace of mind

 

3:45 p.m.

Closing remarks

Lanny Mommsen

Saturday, October 14

 

 

8:00 a.m.

Registration/Check-In

 

8:15 a.m.

Welcome

LynnAnn Tew

8:30 a.m.

Keynote: Self-determination

Dr. Karrie Shogren

9:30 a.m.

Influences on exercise & nutrition in Anchorage

Dr. Britteny Howell

10:00 a.m.

Break

 

10:15 a.m.

Indigenous aging and wellbeing among Alaska Natives

Mellisa Heflin

11:00 a.m.

Supporting older adults with declining cognitive capabilities

Pam Kelley

11:45-noon

Closing remarks

Jim Balamaci

 

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 8.75 CEs will be offered. There is no fee to attend and no fee for CEs. There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter. Criteria for successful completion: Each participant will complete/submit an evaluation form prior to receiving CE certificate. Participant will miss no more than 10 minutes of each individual educational presentation.

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