Disability & Aging Summit

 
8th Annual
Disability & Aging Summit
 
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 8:00am - 4:00pm
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 8:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Virtual on Zoom or in-person at the Special Olympics Alaska Jim Balamaci Training Center, Anchorage
 

 

The goal of the Aging and Disability Summit is to further discuss the national and state trends regarding the aging population to include individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and how it relates to Alaska.

Topics include:

  • A keynote from Ronnie Reynolds, LPC, on mental health and dementia with the IDD population, mental health vs. mental illness, and how the challenges the IDD population face as they age have increased with the impact of COVID-19
  • Positive Approach to Care
  • Building Resilience
  • Hospice Care
  • Elder Abuse
  • Elder Panel
  • Legislative Panel
  • and more!

Food trucks will be available on site for in-person attendees.

 
Registration is now open!
 
 
 
Schedule
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
8:00 - 8:25 am Coffee / Registration / Check-in  
8:30 am Welcome / VIP video Disability & Aging Coalition
8:45 - 10:00 am Keynote: Mental Health and I/DD Ronnie Reynolds
10:15 - 10:30 am Break  
10:30 am - 12:00 pm GEMS and Positive Approach to Care Riki Chapman and Debbie Chulick
12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch (on your own)  
1:15 - 2:15 pm Elder Abuse in Alaska Sandra Jenkins, Adult Protective Services
2:15 - 3:00 pm ACOA and Senior State Plan Update Jon Haghayeghi, ACOA
3:00 - 4:00 pm Building Resilience Annie Thomas, RN, UAA

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
8:00 - 8:15 am Coffee / Registration / Check-in  
8:15 - 8:25 am Welcome / VIP video Disability & Aging Coalition
8:30 - 9:00 am Assistive Technologies Update Tori Gingras, ATLA
9:00 - 10:30 am Elder Panel  
10:30 - 10:40 am Break  
10:40 am Intersection with I/DD and Mental Health Lucy Cordwell, UAA
11:30 am Collaborative Lunch  
1:00 - 2:30 pm Legislative panel on Aging and Disabilities Facilitator: Michele Girault
2:30 - 3:00 pm The Aging Process Dr. Deborah
3:00 pm Closing Remarks and Evaluations Disability & Aging Coalition