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Business Members and prospective members are invited to attend the general meetings once quarterly. Meetings begin at 9:00am and may run until 10:30am.
Upcoming 2017 General Meeting Dates
October 13, 2017– Location, Miramont Pointe (11520 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015)
General Meeting Topic– We will be discussing:
Agenda: Legislation update, Conference planning
Biannual Conferences 2017
As part of our mission of providing education to the general public, healthcare partners, and our member’s own continuing education, we host two educational conferences per year and additional fundraisers for community non-profits. Our next scheduled conference details are below:
RSVP for Fall Conference 2017: Click Here
Date: November 2, 2017
Speakers: See below
Location: Rose Schnitzer Manor (6140 SW Boundary St, Portland, OR 97221)
*New this year- Vendor Fair
Members First 2 members free, $30 additional person – Includes Linch
Non Members $60 full day – Includes Lunch
Vendors $50 Vendor Table – Includes Lunch
Business Partner Members $30– Includes lunch
Can’t make the full day? $40 half day- Includes Lunch
Make checks out to “OSRAA”
Send payment to:
c/o Jennifer Cook-Buman
P.O. Box 534
West Linn, Oregon 97068
To RSVP: Click Here
Speaking Schedule Fall 2017 Conference
The educational conferences hosted by OSRAA offer educational, relevant and up-to-date information for senior housing referral and placement advisors. The following speakers will present at the Fall 2017 OSRAA conference.
Schedule and Topics: CEU credit application is in process
9:00 am – 9:50 am
Synopsis: Fall Prevention Strategies-Don’t Get Tripped Up—Staying Healthy and On Your Feet: As we age, the risk of falling becomes more serious. Falls can often result in a broken hip or other bones; any injury can lead to lifelong disability. Even if someone is not hurt by a fall, the fear of falling again can limit a person’s activities. Join us as we discuss ways you or the people you care for can reduce the risk of falling.
Speaker: Colleen Casey Providence Health and Services: Dr. Casey is the Associate Clinical Director for the Oregon region at Providence Health & Services, an integrated health care organization with 8 hospitals and more than 90 clinics in Oregon. She maintains a clinical practice in outpatient geriatrics and as a geriatric consultant. Dr. Casey’s role at Providence includes identifying ways to streamline and improve care of older adults through clinical and population-based integration, with a particular focus on the region’s effort to reduce fall risk using a multi-pronged approach across multiple settings. She helps advance initiatives to support systematic efforts to disseminate geriatric evidence-based practices, helping to equip providers and interdisciplinary teams with the clinical tools, education, and supports they need to best care for older patients, including practical uses of Epic.
Dr. Casey graduated with her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate in nursing from OHSU and completed postgraduate work at the University of Washington in geriatrics. She was a cardiac-surgical ICU nurse for 7 years during her graduate studies. She was a Hartford Senior Nursing Student Scholar as well as a John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Predoctoral Scholar, 2005-2007. Her graduate work was also supported by an institutional traineeship through the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) as well as an individual predoctoral fellowship award (F31) through NINR. She is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and also licensed as a geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist.
9:50 am – 10:20 am
Synopsis: Providence Optimal Aging Program: Learn about Providence’s new program Optimal Aging which provides non-medical, advisory and support services to assist older adults who strive to live independently in their home and communities– aging safely in place. Primary support services include: Personal Care, Transportation, Meals, Home help, and Advisory Services. Providence Optimal Aging is different that the current “agency” model by using collaborative partners and technology to deliver services.
Speaker: Debbie Davis, Outreach Manager, Providence Optimal Aging: Debbie has over 25 years in the Senior Marketing industry, first as Community Sales, Regional Sales and Divisional Sales with Brookdale Senior Living. After Brookdale, Debbie was the Senior Community Referral Specialist for Providence ElderPlace. Most recently, Debbie joined the new non-medical program, Providence Optimal Aging. Prior to Debbie’s senior marketing focus, she was engaged in the newspaper advertising industry in Montana, Astoria, and Portland
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Synopsis: The Greenhouse Project: The senior industry has been moving towards a person-centered model of care for the past few decades and there are many innovative ideas and concepts popping up throughout the country. In this talk, Patty will give a brief history of the Green House ® Project and where the idea and concept came from. She will talk about the traditional institutional model of care vs the Green House model and the program that was put together to successfully bring this model into communities across the nation.
Speaker: Patty Glines – is the Community Outreach Manager Cedar Sinai Park’s, Rose Schnitzer Manor, Robison Jewish Health Center, The Harold Schnitzer Center for Living and Adult Day Services. She was drawn to the senior services industry after advocating and caring for her own parents. After a successful career in retail leadership, Patty made the decision to return to school and pursue a new career path. She recently returned to Portland State University and completed a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. She is passionate about advocating for quality care and services for seniors and has been a part of bring the Green House® model to Cedar Sinai Park.
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Vendor Fair
Synopsis: Vendors will each speak in front of the audience to explain how their services are resources for seniors and their families.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Synopsis: Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide in Older Adults: This training reviews types of stigma, presents an overview of facts, causes, signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, teaches how to use depression and anxiety screening tools, reviews preventative actions older adults can take, and wraps up with a review of resources
Speaker Melanie Rixford – Multnomah County Older Adult Behavioral Health: Melanie is a Clinical Services Specialist for Multnomah County Mental Health and Addictions Services Division, with the Older Adult Behavioral Health Investment. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (holding a Masters in Social Work) and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. Melanie has worked extensively in the mental health field in myriad settings including an adolescent day treatment program for teenagers labeled Severely Emotionally Disturbed; a program serving people experiencing chronic homelessness with mental health and substance use disorders; a program serving female and transgender veterans experiencing homelessness, and as a Psychiatric Social Worker at the Oregon State Hospital with male patients deemed not fit to stand trial. In 2015, Melanie began working for Multnomah County as part of the Older Adult Behavioral Health Investment team. In this position, she gives trainings on a variety of behavioral health topics regarding older adults and acts as a consultant for those working with older adults who need assistance understanding how to best work interact and assist their clients in understanding how to transition and/or navigate the mental health systems. Melanie is dedicated to serving those experiencing homelessness and especially those diagnosed with Severe Mental Illness (SMI). She believes one can be in recovery from mental illness and that those with mental illness can live fulfilling, productive and healthy live
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Synopsis: Friendly House Sage Program for Older Adults regarding issues facing LGBTQ seniors: LGBT older adults face challenges that their heterosexual counterparts do not. For example, the effect of historical and present-day social stigma and prejudice often cause LGBT older adults to not seek care or services when needed. This stigma can also leave LGBT older adults and seniors isolated or having to face the impossible decision to go back into the closet to seek care, services, or housing. Whereas many older adults and seniors turn to families for care or support, LGBT older adults are more likely to live alone or have inadequate family support networks. Lastly, LGBT older adults and seniors face unequal treatment under laws, programs and services. All together these challenges make it more difficult for LGBT older adults to achieve three key aspects of successful aging; financial security, good health and health care, and community support and engagement. This session will focus on challenges LGBT seniors face and how to best help them.
Speaker: Max Micozzi is originally from Washington, DC where they were entrenched in political activism from being in the first contingent of people arrested during the civil disobedience on the Supreme Court steps at the National Gay and Lesbian March on Washington in 1988. Max then moved to the San Francisco Bay area where they served as the Program Director for the Fruitvale Senior Center and manager of service coordinators at 3- Section 202 senior housing buildings serving elders from the Cambodian, Vietnamese, African American and Latino community. Max was a volunteer Long Term Care Ombudsman in CA and sat on the board of directors for the United Seniors of Oakland. Max and their wife moved to Portland Oregon where they studied Community Development at Portland State University. Max volunteered for Portland’s Elders in Action and then became their Advocacy Manager, staffing the Portland Commission on Aging. Max accepted a position at Providence Health and Services Elder Place, a Program for All–Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), provider as their first Volunteer Coordinator representing 7 day care and residential community sites to place volunteers. Max sat on the board of directors for Senior Housing and Retirement Enterprises (SHARE), to support and meet specific goals through volunteering, the growing need and desire for LGBT older adult senior housing. Max chaired Portland’s Gay & Grey Expo as a volunteer as well as devoted time working to secure the SAGE Metro Portland affiliation established in 2013. Today Max is the Program Coordinator for SAGE Metro Portland overseeing program development, volunteer management and outreach for the growing community of LGBT older adults.