2017 January: Elizabeth Colvin with Foundation Communities "The Affordable Care Act" February: Cossy Hough with the University of Texas "Medicaid: Now and Later" March: Rev. Remington Johnson with the Heart Hospital of Austin "The Curious Case of Caring Too Much: Burnout Resilience & Empathic Overload" April: Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham "Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking and Medical Aid and Dying" May: Mamadou Balde, Caritas of Austin, "The Refugee Journey" June: Wendy Byrd, MA, LPC, LMFT, "EMDR: How the Brain Heals from Adversity" July: Michelle Akers, Julian Huerta, Nicola Alleyne, Shontell Gauthier "Affordable Housing in Central Texas" August: Christopher J. Johnson, PhD, "Institutional Abuse: Public Policy Issues concerning the Commodification of Memory Care in Texas" September:Bill Hopkins, "Legal and Ethical Aspects of Social Work: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You!!" October: November:
2016 January: Elizabeth Colvin with Foundation Communities "Obamacare" (See Flyers- Open Enrollment and Year Round Services) February: Dede Sparks with UT "Medicare 101" March: Bill Witt with Senior Resource Center "Changes in Medicaid, Star Plus, and VA Benefit" April: Angela Howard Nguyen with Seton "Mental Health Services in Central Texas Part I: Pediatrics and Adolescents" May: Angela Howard Nquyen and Megan Hubert "Mental Health Services in Central Texas Part II: Adults" June: Clint Alexander, Attorney "Guardianship and Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Psychiatric Care" (DADS website regarding the Supported Decision Making Act that was discussing at this meeting: Click HERE) July: Lisa Daly "LGBT Issues in Aging" August: Sarah Jones and Vanessa Flores, certified Daring Way Facilitators "Vulnerability: The Power of Being Seen" September: Sarah Swords with UT Austin "Following Your Compass: Social Work Ethics in the New Technology Environment" October: Dr. Robert Friedman with Hospice Austin and Central Texas Palliative Care Associates "Is It Palliative Care or Hospice Care?" November: Matt Bacon with UFCU "Retirement Planning"
2015 January: Juli Engel with Brookdale "Caregiving and the Male Perspective" February: Leah Cohen (on behalf of Mike Gianatti) "Guardianship" March: Janet Allen, Christi Buerger, Rob Faubion, Amelia Frank, and Rene Oldstein "Necessary Resources for an Aging Population" April: Michelle Magid, M.D. "ECT 101" (View Presentation) (View ECT Handbook) May: Penny Kruger with Seton Behavioral Health "Borderline Personalities/DBT" June: Martha Adkins "More to Dying than Meets the Eye" July: Emily Habermehl with Family Eldercare "Addiction and Substance Use Disorder in the Elderly" August: Mitzi Chafetz, funeral director at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home "Dying Well: Logistical Basics, Cultural Considerations" September: Miriam Nisenbaum with NASW Texas "Ethics in Social Work Licensure" October: Monica Munoz Andry with UFCU "Understanding Your Credit Score" November: Erica Garcia-Pittman, M.D. "Updates in Gero-Psych" (View Presentation)
2014 January: Lynda Hermes with TX Dept of Insurance "Medicare in 2014: What you need to know for your clients" February: David Gibbs "The ABCs of Disability" March: Nancy Walker with AMBIS "Final Arrangements: A-Z" April: Jessica Poor with Nurses Unlimited "Happy at Work, Happy at Home" May: Lillian Phillips with Emeritus at Parmer Woods "Understanding Transitions in Senior Lifestyles" June: Bill Hopkins with Husch Blackwell, LLP "Healthcare Liabilities" July: Seton "Heart Transplant Process" August: Elizabeth Colvin with Foundation Communities "Affordable Care Act" September: Beth Pomeroy with UT "DSM V" October: Dr. Garcia Pittman "Updates in Geropsyche" November: H. Clyde Farrell with Farrell & Pak PLLC "VA Pensions for Veterans and their Widow(er)s: Who Qualifies and How to Apply"