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9 AMJFCS Information & Referral Chat Room Open*
Virtual Resource Fair**
9:30 AMWelcome
9:45 AMKeynote Presentation: Jackie Wiechman
10:45 AMTransition Time/Break
11 AMBreakout Session One
NoonTransition Time/Break/Lunch
12:20 PMBreakout Session Two
1:20 PMTransition Time/Break
1:35 PMBreakout Session Three
2:35 PMClosing Ceremony

*This room will be open throughout the conference. 
**Open during and after event

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JFCS video

SESSION ONE: 11am – 12pm, WORKSHOPS #1-4

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1. Powerful Tools for Caregivers (not available for viewing)

Presented by Annette Sandler, MA, Education and Outreach Consultant at JFCS. Annette has a master’s degree in gerontology from the University of Minnesota, is certified in CARES basic and advanced dementia care through Health Care Interactive and is a Certified Dementia Caregiver Coach through REACH. Lindsay Kant, LGSW, JFCS Memory Café Coordinator. Lindsay is a licensed social worker and has worked with older adults and caregivers throughout her career, including five years as a geriatric care manager.

2. The Doctor Is In: Q&A

Presented by Dr. Terry Barclay, a neuropsychologist with research and clinical expertise in aging and dementia, the Clinical Director of Neuropsychology at HealthPartners and Regions Hospital and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Michael. H. Rosenbloom, a behavioral neurologist based at HealthPartners Center for Memory and Aging where he serves as the clinical director and chair for the Department of Neurology. 

3. What to Expect from Care Coordination and Coaching 

Presented by Laine Bermansohn, Program Supervisor for Senior Services and Mental Health Support Services for JFCS. Laine is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who works with a multidisciplinary team of professionals who provide support to aging adults, caregivers, and community members who live with mental illness. Jill Grover, MSW, LISW, Director of Aging & Disability Services JFS. Jill has been with JFS for just over 5 years serving in a variety of roles within the department, mainly with the contracted care coordination and case management teams serving older adults and people with disabilities. Jill is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and has worked in the field of aging and disability services for 13 years. Bermansohn and Grover will be joined in this presentation by Senior Services professionals from JFCS and JFS.

4. Making Peace with Change and Uncertainty

Presented by Angela Lunde, M.A., an Associate in Neurology who serves as Co-Director for the Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Core in the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic.

SESSION TWO: 12:20 – 1:20pm, WORKSHOPS #5-8

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5. Dementia Friends – An Introduction to Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Presented by Lindsay Kant, LGSW, JFCS Memory Café Coordinator, and Amy Lieberman, President and Founder of Estate Matters LLC, a company that helps individuals and families navigate the complex administrative and personal issues associated with successful aging and life transitions. 

6. Planning for End-of-Life Conversations

Presented by Victor Sandler, M.D. Dr. Sandler is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, hospice and palliative care. He is employed by Fairview Home Care and Hospice, serves on the University of Minnesota Medical Center Ethics Committee, and is President of the Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physicians group. Barry K. Baines, MD, board-certified in Family Practice and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, has been actively involved in end-of-life care practice, teaching, and research for more than 25 years.

7. Communication and Dementia: Beyond the Voice 

Presented by Deborah E Richman, BS, Executive Manager for Becketwood Cooperative, with more than 25 years working in health and human services with older adults.

8. Assisting with Legal Matters: What the Caregiver Should Know About Estate Planning, Disability Planning, and Government Benefits. 

Presented by Stuart Bear, Attorney, partner, shareholder, and the President of Chestnut Cambronne.

JFS Pearls Program

SESSION THREE: 1:35 – 2:35pm, WORKSHOPS #9-12

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9. Driving as We Age: From Staying in the Driver Seat to Handing over the Keys 

Presented by Kathy Woods, OTR/L, CDRS, LDI, Manager of CKRI’s Driver Assessment and Training and a Minnesota state licensed driver instructor.

10. Exploring Living/Housing Options Panel 

Presented by Susie Held, Leasing & Admissions Specialist for Knollwood Place Apartments, located on the Ackerberg Family Sholom West Campus. Deb Nelson, a member of Homewatch CareGivers Franchise Advisory Council, and founding member of Allies, the diversity and inclusion steering committee for Homewatch CareGivers. Cory Wiskow, Vice President of Wealshire, with extensive experience working in the senior care industry. 

11. Caregiving During a Pandemic 

Presented by Robyn Birkeland, Ph.D., University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

12. Comfort and Support at End of Life: Understanding the Benefits of End-of-Life Doulas and Spiritual Care Through Chaplaincy 

Presented by Judi Levin Marshall, End of Life Doula working with Sholom Hospice trained through INELDA (The International End of Life Doula Association). For more than 12 years, Judi led Mount Zion Temple’s Caring Community program and walked the path to death with many congregants. Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, JFS Community Chaplain and staff chaplain for Accent Care Fairview Hospice.

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