Before we dive into a review of some of the events coming up this week, I want all of you to take a moment to step back and give yourselves a big hug!
Anyone who has been, still is or, is about to move into the world of family or professional caregiving knows it is not easy. It can be downright overwhelming.
So with that, please accept a huge THANK YOU and an offering of these gorgeous California poppies brightening up my backyard.
Now, let’s take a look at what is going on this week.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific
Ageism and Technology: A Future Proof Live Event
Hosted by: American Society on Aging
Event description: Ageism and technology influence one another, in terms of how technologies are designed, marketed, and adopted. In this Future Proof Live, our panelists will explore how ageism and technology are connected by showcasing innovative ways to address ageism in the technology workforce, how health technologies are employed to improve the care of older adults, and the very real concern of how to prevent unintended age bias in emerging technologies powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and automation.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific
Webinar Wednesday- Reimagining Nursing Homes: Emerging Federal and State Opportunities
Hosted by: The California Department of Aging - Master Plan for Aging
Event description: This ten-part monthly webinar series will highlight key strategies of the Master Plan for Aging (MPA) and inform the next phases of the MPA. These webinars are an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to provide valuable input into MPA implementation, as well as share best practices, key considerations, challenges, and opportunities. You are invited to join and learn more about the MPA and discover opportunities to align across sectors and programs to develop person-centered programs, services, and policies.
Did you know falls are the leading cause of injury (some deadly) for those over age 65?
If you are a caregiver or are adding up the years yourself, it is important to learn how to prevent falls and what could happen if we don't!
Sometimes having those conversations with a loved one or elder can be tough. But, there is a handy resource through the National Council on Aging which has useful information and guidance for tackling a tough topic.
It walks us through the reasons why falls are so dangerous, steps to take for prevention, and gives a roadmap for how to initiate and have the conversations.
North Carolina Black Disabilities Network Inaugural Conference
When: Apr 29, 3:00 PM Eastern – Apr 30, 5:00 PM Eastern
Where: NCSU Hunt Library,
1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA
In this case, the focus is not specifically on elders, but rather those facing disability.
KIRC wanted to share this item as there are often cross-over points for elders who encounter situations of also being disabled or facing limited mobility.
If you are in the Raleigh, NC region or know someone who could benefit, please share this information.
Event description: The conference aims to amplify the voices and experiences of Black disabled communities living in North Carolina. Therefore, it will serve two purposes. First, it will bring three seemingly disparate groups – academics, service providers, and practitioners – together with Black disabled communities.
There are changes to laws impacting staffing for New York State nursing homes, specifically laws which set minimum staffing ratios for nurse to patient care.
KIRC is hopeful other states will follow the lead of New York and make it mandatory to have more care staff in place to adequately serve the needs of clients.
Coming up… if you missed the April 3, 2022 edition of the Sunday Coffee Chat & Support Hour: Coping with loss and bereavement - not to worry.
I’ll share the recorded version with you Monday, April 4, 2022 - and you can catch us online!
Until next time~