Thursday • September 5, 2019

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

 

Muhlenberg Middle School

801 E. Bellevue Avenue | Reading, PA

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Aging Parent Conference 2019

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Sessions are subject to change. Note the length of each session while planning your visit to ensure you can attend the sessions you want.

5:30 p.m. Doors Open
   
6 p.m. Keynote Panel, Auditorium, Room 147: Sen. Judy Schwank; LuAnn Oatman, President -Berks Encore; Jessica Jones, Deputy Director – Berks County Area Agency on Aging
   
6:30 p.m. Ask the Experts: Advice in Legal, Financial and Health Issues, Auditorium, Room 147: Bob Kreitz, Attorney – Roland Stock; Jayne Schaeffer, CPA and Founder – J. Schaeffer & Company LLC; Dr. Vinti Shah, Chief, Section of Palliative Medicine, Reading Hospital – Tower Health; Tom Gombar, District Office Director – State Senator Judy Schwank’s Office – Moderator *Session Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Dementia Live, Room 146: Martha Sitler, V.P. of Education – Berks Encore; Kathy Roberts, Health & Wellness Educator – Berks Encore *Session Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Comprehensive Veteran Benefits Presentation, Room 148: Robert Melson, County of Berks Department of Veterans Affairs *Session Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Alzheimer’s 101: What You Need to Know, Room 145: Kellie Butsack, Associate Director of Programs – Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association *Session Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Medicare Overview, Room 142: Maria Speicher, adult educator – Berks Encore *Session Runs 30 minutes.

What are Wills and Medical Directives, Room 136: Gene Orlando, President – Orlando Law Offices, P.C.; Dr. Jessica Schwartz, Chief, Section of Internal Medicine, Reading Hospital – Tower Health   *Session Runs 30 minutes.

Elder Abuse Awareness, Room 144: Jessica Jones, Deputy Director – Berks County Area Agency on Aging *Session Runs 30 minutes.

Medicine Management, Room 135: Christopher Walsh, RPh, PharmD, FISMP – Penn State Health St. Joseph *Session Runs 30 minutes.

   
7:10 p.m. Applying for Pharmaceutical, Rent and Tax Assistance, 136: Anne Marie Ferguson, Legislative Assistance – State Senator Schwank’s Office *Session Runs 30 minutes.

The Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care, Room 142: Reverend Anne Huey, Spiritual Services Manager – Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network *Session Runs 30 minutes.

Applying for State Aid: Medicaid and Waivers Explained, Room 144: Alicia Reid – Berks County Assistance Office *Session Runs 30 minutes.

   
7:50 p.m. Medicare Overview, Room 142: Maria Speicher, adult educator – Berks Encore *Session Runs 30 minutes.

Choosing the Right Level of Care, Room 145: LuAnn Oatman, President – Berks Encore; Dr. Jessica Schwartz, Chief, Section of Internal Medicine, Reading Hospital – Tower Health; Reverend Anne Huey, Spiritual Services Manager – Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network; Sen. Judy Schwank – Moderator *Session Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Dementia Live, Room 146: Martha Sitler, V.P. of Education – Berks Encore; Kathy Roberts, Health & Wellness Educator – Berks Encore *Session Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Ask the Experts: Advice in Legal, Financial and Health Issues, Auditorium, Room 147: Bob Kreitz, Attorney – Roland Stock; Jayne Schaeffer, CPA and Founder – J. Schaeffer & Company LLC; Dr. Vinti Shah, Chief, Section of Palliative Medicine, Reading Hospital – Tower Health; Tom Gombar, District Office Director – State Senator Judy Schwank’s Office – Moderator*Session Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Community Health Choices Overview, Room 148: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ Office of Long-Term Living *Session Runs 30 minutes.

Elder Abuse Awareness, Room 144: Jessica Jones, Deputy Director – Berks County Area Agency on Aging *Session Runs 30 minutes.

What the Berks Area Agency on Aging Can do for You, Room 136: Berks County Area Agency on Aging *Session Runs 30 minutes.

   
8:30 p.m. Applying for Pharmaceutical, Rent and Tax Assistance, 142: Anne Marie Ferguson, Legislative Assistance – State Senator Schwank’s Office *Session Runs 30 minutes.

What are Wills and Medical Directives?, Room 136: Gene Orlando, President – Orlando Law Offices, P.C. *Session Runs 30 minutes.

Applying for State Aid: Medicaid and Waivers Explained, Room 144: Alicia Reid – Berks County Assistance Office *Session Runs 30 minutes.

Veteran Benefits Q&A Session, Room 148: Robert Melson, County of Berks Department of Veterans Affairs *Session Runs 30 minutes.

Medicine Management, Room 135: Christopher Walsh, RPh, PharmD, FISMP – Penn State Health St. Joseph *Session Runs 30 minutes.

Sample Schedules

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Planning for My Future

6 p.m., Keynote Panel, Room 147

6:30 p.m., Ask the Experts: Advice in Legal, Financial and Health Issues, Room 147

7:50 p.m., Medicare Overview, Room 142

8:30 p.m., What are Wills and Medical Directives?, Room 136

 

Finding and Paying for Care for My Loved Ones

6 p.m., Keynote Panel, Room 147

6:30 p.m., Medicare Overview, Room 142

7:10 p.m., Applying for State Aid: Medicaid and Waivers Explained, Room 144

7:50 p.m., Choosing the Right Level of Care, Room 145

End of Life Preparation

6 p.m., Keynote Panel, Room 147

6:30 p.m., What are Wills and Medical Directives?, Room 136

7:10 p.m., What is the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?, Room 142

7:50 p.m., Ask the Experts: Advice in Legal, Financial and Health Issues, Room 147

 

 Health Choices for People with Dementia

6 p.m., Keynote Panel, Room 147

6:30 p.m., Dementia Live, Room 146

7:50 p.m., Community Health Choices Overview, Room 148

8:30 p.m., Applying for State Aid: Medicaid and Waivers Explained, Room 144

What Benefits are Available for My Veteran

6 p.m., Keynote Panel, Room 147

6:30 p.m., Comprehensive Veteran Benefits Presentation, Room 148

7:50 p.m., Ask the Experts: Advice in Legal, Financial and Health Issues, Room 147