The Patterson Foundation to Present at the 2011 Aging in America Conference

Posted on April 20, 2011 by Michael Corley, consultant with The Patterson Foundation

Next week, several of The Patterson Foundation initiatives - including this one - will be making presentations at the 2011 Aging in America Conference - organized by the American Society on Aging.  This is going to be a wonderful opportunity for TPF to connect and learn from “the best and brightest”.

Near and dear to my heart is presenting the "Transforming the Management of the Dementia Continuum of Care" session with Debra Jacobs, The Patterson Foundation President and CEO and Kathleen Houseweart, Manager of Geriatrics Services at the Sarasota Memorial HealthCare System Memory Disorder Clinic Manager on Friday, April 29 at 1:00pm pdt.

During this session, we are going to share our findings with the audience, but more importantly to us, we are going to ask the attendees for input on our direction and focus. We hope that tapping into great minds will give us a better perspective. If you are going to be in San Francisco, please come by and give us your thoughts.

On Wednesday, April 27 at 8 am, I have the honor of joining David Lindeman, PhD of the Center for Technology and Aging, Rene Seidel of The SCAN Foundation and Cecili Thompson Williams from Campaign for Better Care to present a session, "Convergence of Technology, Policy and Social communities to Extend the Independence of Seniors." I have peeked at the slides and attendees are in for an interesting presentation.

At 10 am on Thursday, Debra Jacobs, (President and CEO of TPF), Tim Dutton, Executive Director of SCOPE and Roxanne Joffe, President of CAP Brand Marketing will discuss the latest with The Institute for the Ages: A Center of Innovation and Creative Problem Solution being created in Sarasota, FL.

Later on Thursday at 1pm, Debra and Tim will be joined by Suzanne Gregory of SCOPE, to lead a presentation, "How the Oldest County in America Generated Energy."  The Sarasota County in Florida is the oldest county in the U.S. There has been a considerable amount of effort around learning how the rest of America will look in 20 years by studying dignity and independence in Sarasota today.

Finally, on Friday at 10am, Debra, Tim, and Suzanne will be joined by Kathy Black, PhD, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Debra Dobbs, PhD of University of South Florida to discuss New Realities: Engaging Communities to Enhance Dignity and Independence.

Our goals for attending this conference are to share what we have learned, engage the best and brightest to help guide us, and to identify future collaborative partners to that we can leverage our efforts.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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