Conference Schedule

The 23rd Florence Cellar Conference on Aging Schedule

Theme: "Aging and Public Policy: Advocacy and Practice Implications"

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019

Where: Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Time Session Room
7:30-8:15 a.m.

Registration/Exhibits Open

Atrium
8:15-8:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Morning Chair

Evelyn Duffy, DNP, AGPCNP, FAAN
Associate Professor, Director of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Associate Director, University Center on Aging and Health, Case Western Reserve University

Diana Morris, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Florence Cellar Associate Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Executive Director, University Center on Aging and Health, Case Western Reserve University

West Ballroom
8:30-9:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Introduction:

Aloen Townsend, PhD
Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University

Keynote:

Emily Muttillo
 

West Ballroom
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Plenary Speaker

"Advocacy for Older Adults Health and Well Being"

C. Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN
AARP National Volunteer President
Professor and Chair, Department of Nursing, Lehman Collage and Graduate Center, CUNY

West Ballroom
10:30-11:00 a.m. Break/Exhibits Open Atrium
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Plenary Speaker

"Policy to Improve the Lives of Ohio's Older Adults"

Ursel McElroy,MPA
Director of the Ohio Department of Aging

West Ballroom
12:00-1:15 p.m.

Lunch/Exhibits Open

Moderator:
Diana Morris, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Florence Cellar Associate Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Executive Director, University Center on Aging and Health, Case Western Reserve University

Greeting:
Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Dean, and the Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University

Luncheon Speaker

"Federal Policy and Older Adults: More Than Just Medicare and Social Security"

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Senator Brown was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 and is currently serving his third term. He is a ranking member of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Sen. Brown also serves as a member of the Veteran's Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. The Finance Committee shares jurisdiction over health care, Medicare, Medicaid and oversees Social Security.

West Ballroom
1:15-2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Breakout #1

Panel A - Age Friendly Environments of Care: Policy Priorities

Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Tangi McCoy, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
McGregor PACE

Continuous Care Communities/Affordable Housing
Bill Weaver
Director of Independent Living
Jennings Center for Older Adults

Becoming an Age-Friendly City
Susan Sigmon
Senior VP, Long Term Services & Supports
Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities

Moderator: Georgia Anetzberger, PhD, ACSW, LISW

Panel B - Community Support for Special Older Adult Populations

Addressing the Need for Short Term Housing
Jeanna Davis, MSSA
Director of Senior Outreach & Adult Day Services
Eliza Bryant Village

Policy Initiatives to Care for Older Adults with Dementia
Sarah Sobel, MNO
Public Policy and Outreach Manager
Alzheimer's Association

Addressing the Needs of the Aging Veteran
Vamsee Potluri, MHA/MBA, CLSSBB
Chief, Business Office/Patient Care Administration Services
VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System

Moderator: Phyllis Gasper, PhD, RN, FGSA

Panel C - Advocacy 201: Making the Case for Your Policy

William Tarter Jr., BS, MPA
Associate, Public Policy and External Affairs
The Center for Community Solutions

The Honorable Stephanie Howse, BS, MS
State Representative, District 11
Ohio House of Representatives

Cyndi A. Rossi
Legislative Liaison
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Moderator: Semanthie B. Brooks, ACSW, LISW

Panel A: Cabaret Room

Panel B: Lander A & B

Panel C: Lander C & D

2:15-2:35 p.m. Break/Exhibits Open Atrium
2:35-3:35 p.m.

Afternoon Breakout #2

Repeat Panels A, B and C

Panel A: Cabaret Room

Panel B: Lander A & B

Panel C: Lander C & D

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Closing Session

"In Conclusion: Taking the Step to Advance Age-Friendly Policy"

Merle "Terry" Hokenstad Jr., PhD
Distinguished University Professor
Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor Emeritus
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University

West Ballroom
4:45-5 p.m. Evaluations/CE  

About the University Center on Aging and Health

Since 1978, the University Center on Aging and Health (UCAH) has served as an interdisciplinary point at Case Western Reserve University for building and maintaining excellence in gerontological and geriatric research, education, and practice. UCAH’s mission is to foster collaboration among its community of scholars, learners, and practitioners, in order to encourage and coordinate innovative interdisciplinary research, education, and service programs relevant to the health and well being of older adults.

About Florence Cellar

An alumna of Case Western Reserve’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Florence Cellar enjoyed a 40-year career at University Hospitals. She established the Florence Cellar Associate Professorship in Gerontological Nursing—the country’s first chair in gerontological nursing and the first fully endowed professorship at the nursing school.