2009 Events

Thursday June 18, 2009
Making Elder Visible: Policy and Advocacy

SERESC Conference Center
29 Commerce Drive
Bedford NH 03110





10:30 am - Noon:
Share & Learn Workshop
Special session for task force members of the newly formed Nashua and Portsmouth Seniors Count initiatives and Manchester Collaborating Council members Council members only.


10:30 am - Noon:
“Confused About Confusion” Workshop
Service providers/clinicians who work with older adults, e.g. social workers, nurses, case managers, protective service workers, mental health workers, PT/OT, home care providers & program planners. Social work applied for 1.5 CEUs.

Presenter: Justin Montgomery, RN-BC Associate Project Director, Competency for Geriatric Nursing in Rural New England Project Dartmouth Centers for Healthy Aging

Focus: Identifying the differences between those diseases falling under the umbrella of dementia. Key differences in diagnostic criteria, symptom manifestation, and assessment principles will be covered. Use of case studies will pull together materials covered and reinforce key concepts. Workshop co-sponsored by the Northern New England Geriatric
Education Center at Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging.


Featured Speakers:
Governor John Lynch (invited)
Mayor Frank Guinta, City of Manchester
Commissioner Nicholas A. Toumpas, NH DHHS
Kathleen Otte, Chief, BEAS
Larry Gammon, CEO, Easter Seals
Elise Bolda, National Program Director, CPFOA
Ned Helms, Director, NH Institute for Health Policy & Practice
Paul Boynton, Chair, Seniors Count Collaborating Council
Justin Montgomery, RN-BC
Arlene Kershaw, Director, Seniors Count