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ACUU 2018

Join us in Albany for the

22nd annual Aging Concerns Unite Us Conference

June 5 & 6, 2018 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany

Get Inspired...by exceptional presenters and keynote sessions.

Network...with over 500 colleagues and exhibitors.

Learn...30 concurrent workshops on a variety of subjects that affect the Aging community.



CLICK HERE to see the preliminary schedule!

Download Workshop Schedule PDF >
schedule updated April 12, 2018
  

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!


 *early registration rates are in effect until the close of business on May 21st; on May 22nd the registration for the full conference will be $225/person, Tuesday only will be $125/person and Wednesday only will be $125/person.

Click here to Download and Print this form to fax/mail your registration ONLY if you are unable to register online.

Package
Early Bird
Cost**
After
May 21
Pkg. A*
Includes all workshops Tues/Wed; lunch and Wed. breakfast 
$195 $225
Pkg. B
Tuesday, June 5th only; includes Tuesday workshops & lunch 
$100 $125
Pkg. C
Wednesday, June 6th only; includes Wed. workshops as well as breakfast & lunch 
$100 $125

*Please note there is no Dinner package available at ACUU 2018. Dinner is "on-your-own" due to popular demand.
** Reduced Early Bird Rates available until the end of business on May 21, 2018.

Who attends the ACUU Conference?

Special Arrangement Requests: We request you inform us of any special arrangements necessary to accommodate you that would fall under the American Disabilities Act.  Please email registration@agingny.org two (2) weeks before the start of the program or call (518) 449-7080 regarding your needs.

If you have a special dietary need, please coordinate directly with Desmond serving staff and they will make the accommodation.

   



2018 ACUU Pre-Conference:
Monday, June 4th




The pre-conference training program has been developed for AAA Directors only. Please note that there are two fiscal workshops during the conference that all fiscal personnel can attend.

The pre-conference is free;
Preregistration is required.


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Schedule at a Glance

*Preliminary Schedule (Subject to Change) - Updated 4/27/18

Schedule at a Glance - includes handouts where available
TUESDAY • JUNE 5, 2018


*updated 4/19/2018 – Preliminary Schedule (Subject to Change)
                         8:00 am -5:00 pm
Fort Orange Courtyard
                    Conference Registration Desk Opens                                                                                                     
     Exhibit Area Opens
 8:30 am – 5:00 pm         Exhibit Area Open
                                     King Street Courtyard

9:15 am – 10:15 am       OPENING GENERAL SESSIONKing St. Ballroom            Keynote Speaker: Greg Allen, DirectorDivision of Program Development and Management, Office of Health Insurance Programs, NYS Department of Health (BIO)
                                     

10:35 am – 11:45 am     CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS 
A-1      "Diversified Partnerships in Telehealth"
             Dr. Irina Gelman & Andrea Fettinger
A-2      "Making the Case for Age-Friendly Communities"
             Donna Beal, Greg Olsen, & Becky Preve
A-3      "REST in Action"
             Sharon Cackett, Sharon Leary, & Shellie Spinelli
A-4      "Best Practices for Getting the Most out of Managed Long Term Care Plans"
              Muriel Miller
A-5      "Volunteer Transportation Program for the Older Adult Community"
              Susan Davidson
A-6      "Using Home Equity to Pay for Aging in Place Services"
              Marty Bell
A-7       "Unraveling the Secrets to Aging in Place: Tools and Tips to Keep Older Adults at Home Safely With Caregiver Support and Education"
              Jane Ginsburg & Lynda Shrager

12 noon - 1:00 pm       LUNCH      King St. Ballroom
12:30 pm – 1:25 pm        GENERAL SESSION      King St. Ballroom            Keynote Speaker: Sandy Markwood, CEO, n4a (BIO)

1:40pm – 2:50 pm             CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS 
B-1        "Whoa! What Now? Leading through Times of Change"
               Kat Koppett
B-2        "Steps for Conducting and Outcomes of the NYC Informal Caregiver Survey"
               Mebane Powell & Carolina Hoyos
B-3        "Hot Topics: Adult Day Services"
               Erin Purcell, Eileen Griffin, Marianne Nicolosi, Amy Davis, & Anne Hill
B-4        "NYSCRC: Who We Are and Why You Need to be Involved"
               Doris Green, Deana Prest, & Sharon Cackett
B-5        "Transforming Elder Care One Home at a Time: A Progress Report"
               Patty Baroody and Linda Tetor
B-6        "Community Engagement: Collaboration between Area Agencies on Aging, Healthcare, and Community Members to Improve Population Health"
               Rebecca Preve, Crystal Carter, & Jessica Chanese


2:50 – 3:10 pm       Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors

3:10pm – 4:20pm         CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS 
C-1        "Listen Up!"
               Kat Koppett
C-2        "Generations Together: A Mentoring and Training Program for Students Interacting with Older Adults"
               Nancy Cummings
C-3        "NYSOFA Fiscal Open Forum"
               Kevin Haggerty & William Karabin
C-4        "Livable NY: Increasing Inclusiveness in Rural Communities"
               Kate Ebersole & Cathy Mackay
C-5        "Film Screening and Discussion: The Age of Love"
               Erin Purcell, Ann Marie Cook, & Julie Allen Aldrich
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C-6        "Responding to Individuals with Dementia and Memory Related Disorders in Emergencies and Crisis Situations"
                Erica Salamida




Schedule at a Glance
WEDNESDAY • JUNE 6, 2018


7:30 am – 8:45 am        Continental Breakfast (ends promptly at 8:45 am) 
Ft. Orange Courtyard

8:00 am – 3:00 pm        Conference Registration Desk Open 
King Street Courtyard

8:00 am – 2:00 pm        Exhibits Open

9:00 am – 10:00 am      GENERAL SESSIONKing St. Ballroom           Kathleen Otte, Administration for Community Living (ACL)

10:15 am - 11:25 am    CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS 
D-1        "Senior Scams"
               Jenna Gladfelter & Gary Brown
D-2        "Client Data System: Where do the Numbers Come From?"
               Carrie Frey & Carol Rini
D-3        "Providing Culturally Competent Services and Supports to LGBT Older Adults"
               Aaron Tax & Sherrill Wayland
D-4        "NYSOFA Fiscal Open Forum"
               Kevin Haggerty & William Karabin
D-5        "Aging by Design: Person-Centered Program Planning and Evaluation for Aging in Diverse Communities"
               Ryan Gadzo & Molly Ranahan
D-6        "Powering Elder Justice Through Legal Health Check-up Partnerships"
               Melissa Woods, Liz Keith, & Mary Jo Wasch
D-7        "Money Follows the Person in NYS: The Open Doors Program"
                Andrea Juris, Stacey Agnello and Karen Smith

11:25 am – 11:45 am   Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
King Street Courtyard

11:45 am – 12:55 pm     CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS 
E-1        "Olmstead Housing Subsidy: Providing a Housing Subsidy to Participants Wishing to Transition from a Skilled Nursing Facility to Community Living"
               Valerie Brennan & Lindsay Miller
E-2        "Collaboration is Key for Program Sustainability!"
               Nikki Kmicinski & Tim Hogues
E-3        "The Pooled Trust Notification Bill, Medicaid Managed Long Term Care, and the Impacts on Those Aging in the Community"
               Heidi Flatt, Kelly Barrett, & Ben Baskin
E-4        "NY Connects Quality Assurance and Innovation: A Highlight of Successes and Standards"
              Theresa Munford, Amy Hegener, & Jess Perk
E-5        "Live from DC: A Federal Aging Policy Update"
              Amy Gotwals
E-6        "Elder Abuse Interventions and E-MDT Initiative"
              Jennifer Rosenbaum, Paul Caccamise, & Risa Breckman
E-7        "What's New in the World of Consumer Directed In-Home Services?"
              Cheryl Udell, Eileen Griffin, & Deana Prest

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm       CLOSING LUNCHEON  King Ballroom

Workshops Descriptions  CLICK HERE
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