United Church Homes is Pleased to Present the Fifth Annual Symposium


Power in Community: Overcoming Loneliness and Isolation

Limited on-site and unlimited virtual participation!

In-person registrations are first come, first serve. Register today to reserve your in-person seat!


In-Person Details

Nationwide Event and Conference Center

October 9, 2020

100 Green Meadows Dr S

Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Objectives:

  • Foster interdisciplinary conversation about the World Health Organization’s campaign to address Loneliness, Isolation and Depression, particularly for older adults
  • Share research how loneliness, isolation and depression affect the health and well-being of older adults
  • Hear from individuals about community initiatives that seek to connect those who are lonely and isolated and ways to improve health outcomes

Join us for conversation about efforts to address loneliness and isolation.

Learn how these factors affect the health and well-being of older adults and see how communities can help to provide solutions to this issue.

Conference Schedule of Events

Power in Community:
Overcoming Loneliness and Isolation
08:30 - 09:30
Registration
09:30 - 09:45
Welcome: Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director, RFPCAA and Rev. John Cramton, Chair, RFPCAA Advisory Committee
Welcome: Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director, RFPCAA and Rev. John Cramton, Chair, RFPCAA Advisory Committee image
Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, MDiv
Welcome: Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director, RFPCAA and Rev. John Cramton, Chair, RFPCAA Advisory Committee image
Rev. John Cramton
09:45 - 10:30
Session #1 Keynote Address with Robyn Golden, MA, LCSW, ACSW, Rush University “Power in Community” (remote with ability to interact with questions and answers)
Session #1 Keynote Address with Robyn Golden, MA, LCSW, ACSW, Rush University “Power in Community” (remote with ability to interact with questions and answers) image
Robyn Golden, MA, LCSW, ACSW
10:30 - 12:00
Session #2 Premier Viewing of Documentary Film “All the Lonely People” Followed by Q & A with reflective discussion moderated by Rev. Beth Long-Higgins
Session #2 Premier Viewing of Documentary Film “All the Lonely People” Followed by Q & A with reflective discussion moderated by Rev. Beth Long-Higgins image
Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, MDiv
Session #2 Premier Viewing of Documentary Film “All the Lonely People” Followed by Q & A with reflective discussion moderated by Rev. Beth Long-Higgins image
Stu Maddux, Writer/Director
Session #2 Premier Viewing of Documentary Film “All the Lonely People” Followed by Q & A with reflective discussion moderated by Rev. Beth Long-Higgins image
Joe Applebaum, Producer
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 13:45
Session #3 Programs with the Power to Overcome
Session #3 Programs with the Power to Overcome image
Village Concept:
Christine Happel, MSW, LSW
Session #3 Programs with the Power to Overcome image
Age-Friendly Communities:
Mary E. McNamara, LISW-S
Session #3 Programs with the Power to Overcome image
The Role of Service Information:
Terry Spitznagel, BSSW, MHA, LSW
Session #3 Programs with the Power to Overcome image
Peer-to-Peer RSVP Programs:
Merideth Wagoner, BS
13:45 - 14:45
Session #4 The Work to Strengthen Community

Panel Discussion with all presenters, led by Rev. Kenneth Daniel and Dr. Cynthia Dougherty, to identify and discuss key factors for building communities which are responsive to the needs of older adults.  Lessons learned, solutions to share and the opportunity to develop new programs with particular attention to repercussions of COVID-19.  Interactive discussion with attendees.

Session #4 The Work to Strengthen Community image
Rev. Kenneth V. Daniel, MPA, FACHCA
Session #4 The Work to Strengthen Community image
Cynthia Valdez Dougherty, MSW, PhD
14:45 - 15:00
Closing Comments and Special Recognition
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Registration & Continuing Education

Limited on-site and unlimited virtual participation!

CONTINUING EDUCATION

4.00 hours will be awarded upon successful completion. Criteria for successful completion: Attendance at entire event and submission of completed evaluation form. Approved by the Board of Executives of Long Term Services and Supports. Core of knowledge subject area: Resident Centered Care and Quality of Life and Leadership and Management. As stated in the Ohio Administrative Code 4723-9-05, education that has been approved by a board or an agency that regulates a health care profession in Ohio or another jurisdiction is an acceptable option to meet nursing continuing education requirements. Please contact Rev. Beth Long-Higgins at blong-higgins@uchinc.org with any questions regarding CEs.

CONTINUING EDUCATION – SOCIAL WORK

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