Convention 2011

There were many informative panels at our 2011 Convention.  If you wish to see the material included in the registrants packets, please click on the links below.

Panel I – Health System & Care Transitions

Sara Buttefield, RN, BSN, CPHQ spoke  about Strategies to Improve Healthcare Transitions: Patient & Caregiver Engagement and Activation.  To review her powerpoint click Healthcare Transitions Powerpoint by Sara Butterfield convention-2011-panel-i-room

Richard Mollot, Executive Director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition, spoke on The Affordable Care Act: What Seniors Need to Know About Long Term Care and Elder Justice. To review his powerpoint click Nursing Home and other Quality Initiatives in the Affordable Care Act powerpoint by Richard Mollot

Panel II – Consumer Issues and Protections

Judith Kozlowski, staff member in the US Office of Consumer Education and Engagement spoke about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new Office for Older Americans.  Information for seniors can be found on their new web page  http://www.consumerfinance.gov/older-americans/

Panel IV – Benefits Update

Cathy Roberts, Senior Paralegal, Empire Justice Center, spoke about What’s New in Medicare & Policy Impact on Dual Eligibles. To review her powerpoint click Benefits Update

Rhonda Cooper, Assistant Director, Bureau of Program Development & Review, NYS Department of Health, spoke about 2012 EPIC Program Changes. To review her powerpoint click EPIC Changes Powerpoint by Rhonda Cooper

Panel V: State Legislative Update & Aging Policy Issues

Lara Kasel, Advocacy Coordinator, Medicaid Matters Coalition, spoke on the NYS Medicaid Redesign Efforts. To review her powerpoint click the State’s Medicaid Redesign Efforts Powerpoint by Lara Kassel

Panel VI: Livable Communities to Promote Aging with Dignity

Donna Beal, Executive Director, Mercy Care of the Adirondacks, spoke on engaging volunteers and surveying community needs. To review her powerpoint, click The MercyCare Experience Powerpoint by Donna Beal

October 11th Dinner Speaker – Ron Deutsch, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness – NY’s Budget Picture. To review his presentation click State revenue and trends in personal income tax policy

October 12th Luncheon Speaker – Assistant Attorney General Gary Brown.  To see the NYS Attorney General’s publication for senior citizens click http://www.ag.ny.gov/publications/2011/Publications/Smart_Seniors_2011.pdf