Join us for the 19th Annual Conference in the beautiful city of Saratoga Springs, New York on June 6th and 7th, 2019.

This year’s theme is : “Working with people: Our purpose and passion.” There will be several sessions with highly regarded speakers on topics Service Coordinators encounter every single day. We are pleased to present our Agenda below (subject to change).

Your attendance may qualify you for up to 6 CEU credits! Please see agenda for CEU sessions. For details, please look at the information below the agenda.

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration Hotel Lobby
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast Grand Ballroom
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Meet Exhibitors Grand Ballroom Lobby
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome Address Grand Ballroom
9:15 AM – 10:15AM Joint Session A1 Grand Ballroom
Innovative Community Resources – Panel Presentations
     Project Lifesaver
Deputy Jason Lang, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office
     Health Care Bureau Helpline
Jennifer Lonegran, Office of the Attorney General of New York State
    Honor Flight
Greg Furlong, Honor Flight Capital District
     The Opioid Crisis/Narcan Training
Capt. Dan Morely, Prog. Director, Opioid Overdose Prevention Program, Saratoga County Sherriff’s Office
Deputy Bill Kitts, Saratoga County Sherriff’s Office
10:30 AM – 11:20 AM Concurrent Session B1 Congress Room
How to Survive an Active Shooter
Deputy Kenneth D Cooper Jr, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office
Concurrent Session B2 State Seal Room
Mental Health & Aging: Reframing Clinical Practice & Mental Health for Elders in the Community
Jamie DiMarco, LCSW, American Elder Care Co-ordination CEU SESSION
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session C1  Congress Room
Hidden VA Benefits
Anissa Graboka LCSW, Mary Kate Monroe LMSW, Veterans Administration
Concurrent Session C2 State Seal Room
State and Federal Issues that Impact Older Residents
Gail Myers, Deputy Director, New York Statewide Senior Action Council CEU SESSION
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch
Meet Exhibitors Grand Ballroom Lobby
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Concurrent Session D1 Congress Room
Virtual ER Services – How they can assist you at home
Michael Bibighaus, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine
Keith Algozzine, PA, CEO, United Concierge Medicine
Concurrent Session D2 State Seal Room
Overview, Prevention Methods, and Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementias, other
Memory Loss in Underserved Communities
Molly McCann, MHA, Assoc. Director, Alzheimer’s Association of NE New York CEU SESSION
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Session E1 Congress Room
Creating an Inclusive Environment
Kesha Carter, Chief Diversity Officer, Coordinated Care Services, Inc
Concurrent Session E2 State Seal Room
Relationships & Boundary Issues with Residents
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Meet Exhibitors Grand Ballroom Lobby
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Cocktail Hour Skidmore Room
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner Grand Ballroom
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast Grand Ballroom
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM Meet Exhibitors Grand Ballroom Lobby
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Association Business Grand Ballroom
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Working with Challenging and Difficult Clients
M Queen Bailey Brooks, LCSW, Founder: A Wholisitc Approach, LLC CEU SESSION
Grand Ballroom
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Meet Exhibitors Grand Ballroom Lobby
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Break Grand Ballroom Lobby
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Session F1 Congress Room
Finding a “Way of Being and Doing” within Motivational Interviewing
Cheryl Martin, MA, RN, Master CASAC, Coordinated Care Services, Inc. CEU SESSION
Concurrent Session F2 State Seal Room
Senior Driving Safety
Donna Stressel, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital
12:45 PM Adjournment

Social Work Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with University at Albany School of Social Welfare. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0011.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education hours are available through a partnership with UAlbany School of Social Welfare and School of Education. University at Albany, School of Social Welfare & School of Education, Continuing Education Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0039.