Convention 2012

StateWide Convention 2012 was a great success with many informative workshops, culminating in a energizing Gala celebration.

View a photo montage Convention and Gala photos.
View our Gala Journal and remember to thank our sponsors for their support.

View speakers’ presentations:
°Greg Olsen, Acting Director, NYS Office for the Aging Greg Olsen, Aging Horizons in New York State
°Ron Deutch, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, New York State’s Fiscal Health
ºNora Dowd Eisenhower, Vice President, National Council on Aging, The Affordable Care Act – An Update
ºLouis Falvo, CIMA®, CDFA, Vice President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Plan for the Retirement You Want and Avoiding Pitfalls in Retirement
ºMark Kissinger, Director, Division of Long Term Care, NYS Department of Health Medicaid Redesign and the Implementation of Managed Long Term Care
ºLara Kassel, Coordinator, Medicaid Matters New York, Medicaid Changes & the Need for an Enrollee Ombudsman
ºLeonard Rodberg, PhD, Research Director, NY Metro Chapter, Physicians for a National Health Plan, From ACA to Single Payer: Why Healthcare Reform is Still Needed
ºArt Mason, LMSW, Program Manager, Elder Abuse Prevention Program, Lifespan of Greater Rochester Financial Abuse of Seniors
ºGary Brown, Assistant Attorney General, NYS Department of Law,
The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Initiative
ºMichael Burgess, Public Policy Consultant, NY StateWide Senior Action Council, Medicare Hospitalization Observation Status and The Future of Medicare
ºSuzanne Mattei, Director, New Yorkers for Patient & Family Empowerment, Infection Control/How to Communicate with Doctors
ºRobert Zdenek, Program Manager, National Neighbors Silver Program, Mational Community Reinvestment Coalition, Age Friendly Banking Initiative
ºMisha Marvel, MSW, Nutirition Programs for Seniors Specialist, Hunger Solutions NY, Nutrition Assistance Program
ºMae Carpenter, Commissioner, Westchester County Department of Senior Programs & Services The Westchester Livable Communities Model
ºLinda Petrosino, Coordinator, NYS Office for the Aging Medicare Update
ºRhonda Cooper, Assistant Director, Bureau of Program Implementation & Administration, NYS Department of Health NYS EPIC Program
ºCathy Roberts, Senior Paralegal, Empire Justice Center, Dual Eligible Benefits Update
ºMallory Myers, MS, Brainpower