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BENJAMIN ROSE INSTITUTE ON AGING PRESENTATIONS AT 2016 AGING IN AMERICA CONFERENCE

Contact: Jeanne Hoban, 216.373.1686, jhoban@benrose.org

February 29, 2016

Experts from the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging will share their knowledge in 11 presentations and programs during the 2016 Aging in America Conference, March 20-24 in Washington, DC.

On Monday, March 21, Richard Browdie, President and CEO of Benjamin Rose, will participate in a Panel of Pundits with other leaders in the field of aging. Later that day, Browdie will participate in the Chair's Lecture, Provocateurs and Predictions: A Brave New World for Aging.

Other highlights include presentations on using research to inform public policy, discussion of evidence-based programs developed by Benjamin Rose researchers, interventions to stem elder abuse, and development of a Heart Health Program for underserved older adults.

Complete schedule of presentations by Benjamin Rose researchers and advocates appears below.

For the full conference schedule, visit http://asaging.org/schedule-glance

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016

Transforming Research into Policy in Aging
4:00pm-6pm, Tyler, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

BRIA Presenter: Heather Menne, PhD, Senior Research Scientist
Other Presenters: Jennifer Wolff, PhD, Johns Hopkins University; Kara Zivin, University of Michigan

In this session, Health and Aging Policy Fellows will give an inside view of the challenges of federal policy for health and aging, including how researchers can translate their training and findings in the policy sphere.

Research Peer Group
6:45pm-7:45pm, Truman, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

BRIA Presenter: Farida Ejaz, PhD, LISW-S, Senior Research Scientist II
Other Presenter: Joann Reinhardt, PhD, The New Jewish Home

A forum for researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss issues related to applied research and its application to policy and practice.

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016

SHARE: An Evidence-Based Program to Support Persons with Early Stage Dementia and Their Care Partners

BRIA Presenters: Carol Whitlatch, PhD, Assistant Director, Center for Research and Education; Silvia Orsulic-Jeras, MA, Senior Research Analyst
BRIA Author: Sarah Szabo, MSSA, Research Analyst
Other Presenters: Elia Fermia, PhD, FIT Interactive, LLC; Allison Heid, PhD, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Individuals in the early stages of dementia face unique challenges, including a lack of services to help them and their families plan for future changes. This session will describe the benefits of SHARE (Support, Health, Activities, Resources, and Education), an evidence-based, individualized program designed to support and empower families to talk about dementia and make decisions together.

Panel of Pundits
9:00am-10:30am, Thurgood Marshall South, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

BRIA Presenter: Rich Browdie, MBA, President and CEO
Other Presenters: Howard Bedlin, JD, MPS, National Council on Aging; Bob Blancato, MPA, Matz, Blancato & Associates; Yanira Cruz, DrPH, National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA); Brooke Hollister, PhD, University of California, San Francisco; Max Richtman, JD, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation; John Rother, JD, National Coalition on Health Care

The 2016 election season is in full swing. Politicians will again compete for the senior vote. Will the Republicans hold on or will the Democrats win them back? How much of an issue will entitlements be? Can the Affordable Care Act and its reform of Medicare work to help the Democrats? Does the Older Americans even register as an issue? Did the 2015 White House Conference on Aging move the needle on aging policy for the future? These and other topics will be discussed.

Caregiving 2.0: Innovative Directions in Data and Service Delivery
1:30pm - 2:30pm, Thurgood Marshall South, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

BRIA Presenter: Carol Whitlatch, PhD, Assistant Director, Center for Research and Education
Other Presenters: Kathleen Kelly, MPA, Family Caregiver Alliance; Rajiv Mehta, Bhageera Consulting

Learn how the Atlas of Caregiving and Caregiver 2.0 Online Portal and Learning Communities are breaking new ground in understanding the lived caregiving experience and scaling on-demand, personalized services for unpaid caregivers.

Provocateurs and Predictions: A Brave New World for Aging (ASA Chairs' Lecture)
3:00pm - 4:00pm, Maryland A, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

BRIA Presenter: Rich Browdie, MBA, President and CEO
Other Presenters: John Feather, PhD, Grantmakers in Aging; Robyn Golden, MA, LCSW, Rush University Medical Center; Joanne Handy, RN, MS, LeadingAge California

Noted leaders in the field of aging discuss the latest research on the image of aging, reasons why advocacy has not delivered more results, new players and disrupters in aging services, and the future of the aging network.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016

Statewide Implementation of BRI Care Consultation by Six Ohio Alzheimer's Association Chapters
9:00am - 10:30am, Coolidge, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

BRIA Presenters: David Bass, PhD, Senior Vice President, Research and Education; Branka Primetica, MSW, Senior Research Analyst II
Other Presenters: Salli Bollin, MSW, Alzheimer 's Association NW Ohio; Cheryl Kanetsky, LSW, Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter; Jennifer Miller, Canton, Alzheimer's Association

The Ohio Council of the Alzheimer's Association, and its six member chapters, sought to advance the quality of their programs and services by uniformly offering an evidence-based program throughout the state of Ohio using "BRI Care Consultation." The presentation will discuss the strategic decision to move chapters toward evidence-based programs; provide an overview and demonstration of BRI Care Consultation; discuss operational and feasibility issues; and conclude with evaluation results.

Expanding the Reach of APS: Screening for Abuse in Primary Care
9:00am - 10:30am, Wilson C, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

BRIA Presenter: Farida Ejaz, PhD, LISW-S, Senior Research Scientist II
Other Presenters: Deborah Billa, BA, WellMed Charitable Foundation; Bob Blancato, MPA, Matz, Blancato & Associates; Carol Zernial, MA, WellMed Charitable Foundation

The reach of Adult Protective Services can be expanded exponentially if primary care physicians around the country would routinely screen for abuse. Hear how one health care organization has embedded APS workers into their system and is screening seniors for the risk of elder abuse.

Online Training for Case Managers on Abuse and Its Reporting
2:00pm - 3:00pm, Diplomat Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel

BRIA Presenter: Farida Ejaz, PhD, LISW-S, Senior Research Scientist II
Other Presenter: Georgia Anetzberger, PhD, ACSW, Case Western Reserve University

This session will describe the development of three online training modules for case managers on abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults and adults with disabilities in Ohio.

Hop on the Heart Train: A Participant-Driven Heart Health Program for Older Adults
3:30pm - 4:30pm, Washington 3, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
BRIA Presenters: David Bass, PhD, Senior Vice President, Research and Education
Heather Menne, PhD, Senior Research Scientist

This workshop will focus on the pilot implementation of the Heart Health Program, a six-session program based on a participant-driven approach and tailored to fit the needs of a low-income, minority population.

Service Providers to Asian American and Asian Immigrant Communities Peer Group
6:00pm - 7:00pm, Jefferson, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

BRIA Presenter: Farida Ejaz, PhD, LISW-S, Senior Research Scientist II
Other Presenter: Amy Phillips, MPA, Little Tokyo Service Center

Service providers working in Asian American and Asian immigrant communities in the United States are invited to share their experiences and discuss future needs in their respective communities.

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The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (www.benrose.org) is a national leader pursuing innovation in practice and policy to address the important issues of aging. Since its beginnings more than 100 years ago, Benjamin Rose has built a Cleveland-based nonprofit into a nationally recognized research organization, a highly regarded service provider known for caring for people with complex, long-term needs, and a policy-driven advocate bringing information from around the country to the larger network of agencies serving older adults in the Greater Cleveland community. Through the Rose Centers for Aging Well, Benjamin Rose provides meals to homebound seniors and in neighborhood centers and offers social and educational programs to seniors in the community.