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.

Gerontechnology and How We Think About Aging

Wendi Burkardt is the CEO and co-founder for Silvernest (www.silvernest.com), an online home sharing service for the 50+ crowd that is redefining the meaning of “roommates.” Silvernest uses the power of technology to tap into the sharing economy and offer an “aging in place” alternative – so older homeowners can stay in the home they love longer and renters can more easily find a home to love as they age. Wendy is going to be talking to us about a term called Gerontechnology.

My Alzheimer’s Story

Susan Macaulay lived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for 18 years. She had a successful business as a public speaking coach and trainer. Like many people who care for loved ones with dementia, Susan Macaulay was drafted into a role she never imagined she would be doing. She left what she loved behind to care for her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Four years later, Susan is still getting on with it…

Reduce the Risk of Falls

Nicole Rennie is regarded as an expert in the realm of older adult fitness and has over 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist and is a Geriatric Certified Specialist in physical therapy.