Annual Meeting – 1 MONTH AWAY


We are gearing up for the Annual Meeting and look forward to seeing you all in Long Beach on April 10, 2015! Don’t forget to renew your membership and register for the conference as soon as possible!

We look forward to our Keynote Presentation on “Stories from the Field…Lessons Learned”, from Fernando Torres-Gil, MSW, PhD and from our concurrent session presenters listed below.

Health and Wellbeing

  • The Therapeutic Use of Music in Older Adults and Dementia – Maria Teresa Kelley, CSU Fullerton; Karen Wong, MSG, CSU Fullerton
  • Secrets to Wellness, One Healing Touch at a Time for Aging Veterans – Debra McCoy, CNA, Veterans Affairs-Greater LA Health System
  • Therapeutic Storytelling Workshop for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia – Ya-Ling Hsu, CSU Fullerton; Karen Wong, MSG, CSU Fullerton
  • Doing the hula: Second generation older Asian American Pacific Islander women and the meaning of culture – Anne Soon Choi, PhD, MSW, MPH, CSU Dominguez Hills

Education and Training Models

  • Geriatric Focused Faculty Development Program in a Medical and Academic Setting – Jacey Cooper, Kern Medical Center; Travis Eckard, PT, MPT, DPT, Kern Medical Center
  • Mentoring in Distributed Education: Expanding California’s Social Service Workforce – Donna Jensen, PhD, LCSW, MSW, CSU Sacramento
  • Team-Based Interprofessional Competency (TIC) Training in Dementia Screening and Management – Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Division of Geriatrics

Linking Education Into Practice

  • California Employer Perspectives on Older Working Adults Specific to the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Mandate – John Fay, MSG, CSULB Alumnus
  • Job Preparation and Career Transition with Higher Learning in California – Nathan Levoit, Silverado; Susan Conti, Vintage Senior Living; Matthew Ting, PhD, CSU Dominguez Hills; Jan Trifiro, California Assisted Living Association

Elder Abuse and Exploitation

  • Financial Exploitation of Older Adults and Fraud Preventions – Rigoberto Reyes, Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs; Michelle Mercury, MSG, CSU Fullerton
  • Elder Abuse and Legislation: Public Awareness – Elena Ionescu, MSG, CSU Long Beach; Wendy Lozano, MSG, CSU Long Beach

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