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Prior WAVE Meetings

Presentations at Prior WAVE Meetings

October 7, 2013 -- A panel of county representatives from Virginia, Maryland and D.C. discussed current programs for seniors in their areas. It was followed by discussion circles for an exchange of tips and concerns by village planners and leaders and staffers.
July 15, 2013 -- Alzheimer's and Other Memory Disorders - Guest Speaker Carolyn Ward the program coordinator at the Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program.
April 29, 2013 -- Respectful and effective ways to help and be helped by village members who are blind or have low vision. Guest speaker Jocelyn Hunter, a volunteers trainer who is Director of Communications for Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  -- www.clb.org
February 2013 -  How villages can help their members prepare for and cope with the time when they need more care.
Recommended readings from the presentation -
  • Alone and Invisible No More: How Grassroots Community Action and 21st Century Technologies Can Empower Elders to Stay in Their Homes and Lead Healthier, Happier Lives  - by Allan Teel MD - Describes how to overhaul our eldercare system. Based on his own efforts to create humane, affordable alternatives in Maine, Teel's program harnesses both staff and volunteers to help people remain in their homes and communities. It offers assistance with everyday challenges, uses technology to keep older people connected to each other and their families, and stay safe. 
  •  Five Wishes  - An easy to use legal document written in everyday language that lets adults of all ages plan how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill. (www.agingwithdignity.org)
October 2012 - Risk Management:  Village Liability Issues – David Godfrey, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
July 2012 -  Panel of village representatives discussing their most successful fund raising methods.
April 2012 - Presentation on VtV Network - Judy Willett, National Director, Village to Village Network and Candace Baldwin, Director of Strategy for Aging in Community, NCB Capital Impact
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