Preventing Injuries AFTER a Fall

David Cronin has been involved in elder care institutional services for 47 years. He was born into the health care industry since both his parents were Registered Nurses, and they opened a highly regarded skilled nursing facility in Orinda, CA in 1967. David received his Hospital Administrator’s license and worked in that capacity until the facility was sold in 2014. Since that time he has been involved with Indeelift, a human floor lift, designed to pick people up off the floor and avoid injury after a fall.

Surviving and Thriving After the Grieving Process

Cheryl Jones is the host of the radio show Good Grief. She is also a grief counselor, cancer educator and is Manager of Professional Education at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center (Oakland, CA), where she developed, manages and teaches in their Continuing Education program.

Walkers Reinvented

Jennifer Harris and Jeremy Knopow each have over 20 years of design and consumer product experience. Inspired by the mobility needs of their parents to design and engineer a new device that would enhance the end user’s lifestyle, they are the founders of Motivo. motivolife.com

Understanding End of Life Option

Karin Kidd RN, BS, Co-leader for the greater northern bay area for the organization "Compassion & Choices.” Karin has been a registered nurse for 45 years with a focus Oncology, Reconstructive surgery, Medical Ethics and Palliative care. Dennis Pocekay, MD, MPH practiced at Kaiser Permanente in the Bay Area for 28 years, is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine, and Occupational Medicine. For more information contact: Stefanie Elkin selkin@compassionandchoices.org

The Future of Our Health Care System

Dr. Benjamin A. Bensadon is a licensed clinical geropsychologist, Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program’s Geriatrics & Palliative Care rotation, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science in the Department of Integrated Medical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

When a Loved One Says, "I Have Cancer"

Stan Goldberg, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Communicative Disorders at San Francisco State University, and author of the new book, Loving, Supporting, and Caring for the Cancer Patient (Roman & Littlefield, October 2016). He is a prolific award-winning writer, editorial consultant and recognized expert in the area of cancer support, end-of-life issues, caregiving, chronic illnesses, aging and change.

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