Event Archive

This page contains a history of NMACC events from January, 2012 to the present. The most recent event is listed first.

 

December 7, 2017 (evening event)

Topic

NMACC Holiday Party

Please bring a Gift or Gift Basket for our Raffle
Raffle tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00!

NMACC is providing gifts for our Grand Prize Raffles
Hundreds of Dollars of Prizes will be available
Tickets for the Grand Prize raffles are $10.00 each

Proceeds from Both Raffles will support NMACC's Community Education Fund

Sponsor

Your NMACC Board and Moji Studios

November 16, 2017

Michael Herrick

Speaker

Michael Herrick, HIPAA.host

Michael Herrick founded Matterform in 1992, and HIPAA.host in 2014. Michael is an expert in cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance, as well as development of business applications for small companies. Michael is a staunch believer in helping small businesses achieve their best. In his spare time, he is an avid reader. He lives with his family in downtown Albuquerque.

Topic

Three Easy Ways to Fail a HIPAA Audit

Small healthcare practices have all the same HIPAA obligations as large hospitals, but none of the support or resources. 70% of small medical practices screened by HHS failed their HIPAA audit on the very first question. How would your small medical practice fare?

We’ll look at three common problems for small medical practices, including the number one reason for failing a HIPAA security audit, failure to conduct a thorough risk assessment. Data breaches are on the rise and the Department of Health and Human Services is heating up the enforcement. Join us to make sure your small practice is ready.

October 19, 2017

Topic

Networking Meeting

Twice a year, NMACC offers members and guests the opportunity to connect one-on-one. According to our mission: “NMACC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concept that continuity of care is an essential component of the health care delivery system.” Continuity of care may not depend on interpersonal connections with others in our field, but it can certainly be enhanced and even enriched by those relationships. That’s why we place such importance and have the resulting robust turnout at these particular meetings. Ultimately, it’s what you know and who you know.

Sponsor

HUB International Insurance Services and Loving Transitions

September 21, 2017

Doris Husted, Sally Faubion

Speaker

Doris Husted, The Arc of New Mexico
Sally Faubion, The Arc of New Mexico

Doris Husted is the Public Policy Director for The Arc of New Mexico. She is responsible for directing the development of public policy as it relates to the health and welfare of persons with developmental disabilities and is the agency’s registered lobbyist. She is the parent of an adult daughter with Down Syndrome who is on the Mi Via waiver program.

Sally Faubion is the acting Executive Director for The Arc of New Mexico. She is a Master Guardian certified by the National Guardianship Association and formerly was responsible for the guardianship services of The Arc. The Arc provides court appointed last resort guardianship services for approximately 200 individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.

Topic

End-of-Life Decisions for People with I/DD

Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities pose unique challenges when it comes to making advanced directives. Frequently they have court appointed guardians who must balance "best interests" and what the individual would choose. Discussions with the individual must be held to try to determine what the individual understands and would choose if the decision were left to them. The guardian is put in the unenviable position of needing to make decisions that will satisfy no one. The guardian is occasionally in the position of needing to resort to lawyers to force medical personnel to remove do not resuscitate orders placed without the guardian’s consent.

Sponsor

Retreat Healthcare

August 17, 2017

Speaker

Douglas Meints, DC

Dr. Doug Meints grew up in Florida, Japan and California and finished high school just outside Tacoma, Washington. In 1973, he accepted a nomination to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and graduated four years later with a Bachelor of Science degree in oceanography.

After attending Naval Flight Officer training and qualifying as a jet navigator, he flew hundreds of hours from the decks of the aircraft carriers USS Constellation and USS Ranger with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One.

In 1984, after leaving active military duty, he attended UNM for chemistry and biology prerequisites and attended Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, graduating in December of 1987. He recently returned to Albuquerque to do QEEG brain mapping and neurofeedback to detect and correct brainwave dysregulation in cases of concussion, ADHD, anxiety and other neurological disorders.

Topic

Caring for the Caregiver

In the United States alone there are an estimated 43 million unpaid caregivers. The value of this type of care is about $500 billion annually. These givers, on average, work 25 hours per week. Some (25%) work in excess of 40 hours per week. The financial, physical and mental demands are enormous. This form of stress can be devastating to relationships as well as physical and mental health status. Caregivers are setting themselves up for failure but feel there are few options.

We can combine fund raising, public awareness and high-tech brain entrainment tools to care for the hearts, minds and souls of those who give so much.

Sponsor

LANB & Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe

July 20, 2017

Topic

Summer Casual BBQ

Please join us for an informal summertime dining experience. Come hungry for hot dogs, hamburgers, information and networking. The more the merrier! Regular guest fees apply, but feel free to invite a friend or a business contact.

Sponsor

MedCare Senior Insurance Solutions & Mako Medical Laboratories

June 15, 2017

Speaker

Trish Lopez, Teeniors

Trish has a 13-year professional background in the film industry and has worked with everyone from Hollywood executives to political leaders. After returning to her home state of NM as a new mom, she was inspired to create Teeniors in 2015 while seeing her own mom struggle to adapt to the digital world.

A native New Mexican, global traveler and graduate of UNM, Lopez is deeply involved in social causes, having led and served on the boards of several non profits and working as a mentor to local youth in Albuquerque and Los Angeles. Her primary interest is bringing people together of different worlds to inspire change in our communities.

Topic

Empowering Seniors Through Technology

Teeniors is a startup that connects tech-savvy teens with senior citizens through one-on-one, personalized coaching. Their goal is to empower older adults while providing meaningful, paid work to younger adults. In just over a year since it's inception, Teeniors has evolved into a vibrant platform connecting hundreds of elders and youth across Albuquerque, while earning national press and multiple new business awards.

Sponsor

BeeHive Homes

May 18, 2017

Speaker

Gail Bastian-Montoya, PharmD, PhC, BCACP

Topic

Managing Medications Through Transitions in Care

Sponsor

Center for Ageless Living

April 20, 2017

Myles Copeland

Speaker

Myles Copeland, New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department

Myles Copeland serves as the Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department. He has served as the Deputy Secretary of the department since 2013. Previously, he worked with issues relating to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and he has a passion for helping the elderly and those who care for them. Before serving as deputy secretary at ALTSD, Copeland was the communications and advocacy director for the Alzheimer's Association, where he worked with stakeholders throughout New Mexico to support and enhance care for those affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. He provided leadership to develop and improve caregiver training statewide, and worked with advocates, volunteers, and other stakeholders to keep policy makers informed about the needs of those affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias, helping to give them a stronger voice in the public policy process.

Topic

Legislative Update

Sponsor

French Funerals & Visiting Angels

March 16, 2017

Topic

Networking Meeting

Twice a year, NMACC offers members and guests the opportunity to connect one-on-one. According to our mission: “NMACC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concept that continuity of care is an essential component of the health care delivery system.” Continuity of care may not depend on interpersonal connections with others in our field, but it can certainly be enhanced and even enriched by those relationships. That’s why we place such importance and have the resulting robust turnout at these particular meetings. Ultimately, it’s what you know and who you know.

Sponsor

Access Solutions & Elan Santa Monica

February 16, 2017

Speaker

Havens Levitt, SAGE Albuquerque

Havens Levitt is a native New Mexican, retired high school math teacher, and life-long LGBT rights advocate. She has served on the Equality New Mexico board and is currently co-chair of GLSEN Albuquerque (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) and the Program Administrator for SAGE Albuquerque (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). She has witnessed the enormous changes that have taken place in attitudes and support for members of the LGBT community from the early 1970s to today. Her current work with SAGE Albuquerque is informed by her own experiences over 6 decades: as a young adult, a teacher, a lesbian activist, a social justice advocate, a daughter taking care of elderly parents, and now as someone having reached “senior” status at age 63 - looking into the future with some trepidation.

Topic

Aging With Pride: Creating Safe and Affirming Spaces for LGBT Elders

As the baby boomers age, they represent a larger and larger number of elders requiring services. Concurrently, the number of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders grows. These older adults are twice as likely to be single, four times less likely to have children, and they report a greater loss of social networks than their non-LGBT peers. This isolation is exacerbated by a learned distrust of institutions and fear of mistreatment, especially at such a vulnerable stage in life. This presentation will provide foundational information about the LGBT community, a historical perspective for understanding LGBT elders, and explore best practices for creating LGBT welcoming services.

Sponsor

Northridge Alzheimer’s Specialty Care Center & Home Care Assistance

January 19, 2017

Speaker

Shannon Cupka

Shannon Cupka is the Interim State Long Term Care Ombudsman. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and more than 18 years’ experience with geriatric and behavioral health populations as a direct care provider, clinician, and consultant. Shannon joined the Aging and Long-Term Services Department in 2007, as the Education and Outreach Coordinator of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. As an Ombudsman, Shannon trains community members, residents and family members and facility personnel in the Ombudsman role and scope of authority, effective advocacy, and rights of long-term care residents.

Topic

Aging Gracefully: Are We Ready?

What does it mean to age well, in a time where the population is rapidly expanding, and long-term care services and resources are not? Recent data shows 70% of people 65 and older will require long term care at some point in their lives. New Mexico’s Long-Term Care Ombudsmen guide participants through resources for making care decisions, factors to consider when selecting care options, and how to effective advocate for oneself or loved ones to promote better outcomes. Factors such as choice and independence, safety versus risk, privacy and rights, and resources for long-term care will be addressed. Learn how elders and individuals with disabilities can maintain their voice, for the care options that they prefer.

Objectives:

  • Understand differences in care options, and how to best advocate for self or loved ones
  • Identify available resources for LTC decision-making and planning
  • Identify the entities involved in protecting long term care residents and how they can help to resolve care concerns
  • Discuss the balance of preserving personal freedom with assuring individual safety

Sponsor

Genesis HealthCare & Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque

December 7, 2016 (evening event)

Topic

NMACC Holiday Party

Sponsor

Hospice of New Mexico & Senior.One

November 17, 2016

Speaker

Janice E. Knoefel, MD, MPH

Janice E. Knoefel MD, MPH is a neurologist and geriatrician with 35 years experience. She has trained in internal medicine, neurology, geriatric neurology and public health. Dr. Knoefel has been on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati, Boston University and University of New Mexico, where she is currently Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Neurology. She participates in clinical care, teaching, and research bu and is keenly interested in neurological diseases of aging, most importantly Alzheimer’s Disease and dementias of all etiologies. Dr. Knoefel is the clinical director of the newly formed UNM Memory and Aging Center.

Topic

Cognitive Disorders in Adults

Cognitive disorders are very common in older adults. This presentation will review the types of disorders which result in cognitive decline and dementia in adults. There are many different types of dementia, with a wide array of complaints, symptoms, treatments and risk factors leading to the development of neurological, psychiatric and medical illnesses. The methods of diagnosis and variety of treatment approaches will be discussed. Information will be provided about the resources of the University of New Mexico’s newly established Memory and Aging Center and its clinical, educational and research missions.

Sponsor

Home Instead Senior Care

October 20, 2016

Topic

Networking Meeting

Twice a year, NMACC offers members and guests the opportunity to connect one-on-one. According to our mission: “NMACC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concept that continuity of care is an essential component of the health care delivery system.” Continuity of care may not depend on interpersonal connections with others in our field, but it can certainly be enhanced and even enriched by those relationships. That’s why we place such importance and have the resulting robust turnout at these particular meetings. Ultimately, it’s what you know and who you know.

Sponsor

La Vida Llena & FRENCH Funerals & Cremations

September 15, 2016

Myles Copeland

Speaker

Myles Copeland, New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department

Myles Copeland serves as the Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department. He has served as the Deputy Secretary of the department since 2013. Previously, he worked with issues relating to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and he has a passion for helping the elderly and those who care for them. Before serving as deputy secretary at ALTSD, Copeland was the communications and advocacy director for the Alzheimer's Association, where he worked with stakeholders throughout New Mexico to support and enhance care for those affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. He provided leadership to develop and improve caregiver training statewide, and worked with advocates, volunteers, and other stakeholders to keep policy makers informed about the needs of those affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias, helping to give them a stronger voice in the public policy process.

Topic

NM State Plan for Family Caregivers

The New Mexico State Plan for Family Caregivers details issues and solutions related to the 419,000 people in our state who provide unpaid care to loved ones each year. This presentation will highlight implications of this plan for NMACC members in their roles as service providers, employers and family caregivers themselves.

Sponsor

Hub International Insurance Services & Retreat Healthcare

August 18, 2016

Dr. Kathy Ligon

Speaker

Kathy Ligon MD

Kathy Ligon MD, is board-certified in both internal medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine, and trained in Eastern medicine. She completed fellowship training at the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice. She is currently a hospice medical director at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a palliative medicine consultant in the hospital and home settings. She is the co-author of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Handbook: A Clinical Guide, published in March 2016, written to assist clinicians in offering expert and compassionate care to those with terminal illness.

Topic

Compassionate Care in Patients with Terminal Illness

Serving patients with advanced or life-limiting illness through the fields of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) is often poorly understood by patients, their families, and even members of the healthcare system. In this talk, we will explore the importance and relevance of these medical specialties for those with life-limiting illness. HPM specialists guide patients and families in defining goals of care that honor the patient’s wishes throughout their medical journey, direct care that prioritizes comfort in the setting of advanced illness. HPM specialists are experts in palliating complex and challenging symptoms, offering general and disease-specific prognostication, guiding communication between patients, family member, & physicians, and addressing relevant ethical issues that may arise.

Sponsor

Presbyterian Home Healthcare & Visiting Angels

July 21, 2016

Topic

Senior Care Resource Fair

NMACC is sponsoring our first Senior Care Resource Fair this month. Along with an informal summertime dining experience, this meeting will include representatives from:

  • Senior Citizens’ Law Office
  • NM Crisis and Access Line
  • Albuquerque Housing Authority: Senior Housing Options
  • Silver Horizons: Senior Hunger

Come hungry for hot dogs, hamburgers, and information. Regular guest fees apply, but feel free to invite a friend or a business contact.

Sponsor

FootPrints Home Care & It's All About Satellites

June 16, 2016

Janet Popp

Speaker

Janet Popp, MA, Brookdale Home Health

Janet Popp is a physical therapist employed by Brookdale Home Health and holds a master’s degree in gerontology. She is an adjunct lecturer at UNM Health Sciences Center Division of Physical Therapy and Chair of the NM Adult Falls Prevention Coalition. In addition, she is a fall risk assessment trainer under a contract with the NM Department of Health.

Topic

Balance, Age, and Fall Prevention Strategies

Older adult falls are a serious public health problem. Often the public perception is that nothing can be done to prevent these falls as we get older. This is far from the truth. Falls are not a normal part of aging and many can be prevented with effective intervention. This presentation will review how the body controls balance, possible age and health-related changes that affect balance, and strategies to reduce the chances of falling.

Sponsor

The Neighborhood at Rio Rancho Supportive Care & Heritage Helping Hands

May 19 2016

Keri Stewart

Speaker

Keri Stewart, Results for Business

Keri Stewart, owner of Results4Business, is an engaging, interactive facilitator and presenter. She weaves life stories, includes hands-on lessons, and includes a variety of take-away points to make the class materials relevant, fun and memorable. An expert in Strategic Planning, UPFRONT presentations, leadership, and communication, Keri is regularly requested as a keynote speaker, and hired by companies to train, coach and develop employee skills in these vital areas. Expect to enjoy yourself. We are fortunate to have her!

Topic

The Power of NO!
NO is a very powerful word! In fact, most of us don’t say it frequently enough, and/or with enough conviction. We are YES machines and relinquish our personal power by not respecting our OWN boundaries. What’s the evidence? WE set boundaries, WE compromise them and WE wonder why we aren’t as productive as we should have been, can’t get it all done and are tired. In this presentation, we explore areas of our life that might prove more fruitful and fulfilling if we only gave ourselves permission to say NO. WIIFM (What’s in it For Me?): Discovering what part of the problem WE are; when we are overbooked, exhausted and spread too thin - who is to blame?

Sponsor

Alzheimer's Association, NM Chapter & Center for Ageless Living

April 21, 2016

Speaker

Linda Daninger, RN, MSN, PHCNS-BC is the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manager and Transformation Coach at the New Mexico VA Health Care System. She has been at the VA for 30 years starting at the Minneapolis VAMC and transferring to the Albuquerque VA in 2012. She manages the VA's public health programs including MOVE (weight loss), tobacco cessation, immunizations (influenza vaccinations), stress management, exercise, diabetes management, screenings (cancer) and more.

Mary Ann Kreski, MSW, ACSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of post Masters Degree experience in clinical social work & consultation and program development. Mary Ann has experience in inpatient, ambulatory care, and home health care settings in private and university health care systems, receiving the Employee of the Year Award from Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2004. Mary Ann has worked at the VA Illiana Health Care and the New Mexico VA Health Care Systems. Mary Ann has served as Caregiver Support Coordinator at the New Mexico VA, developing the Caregiver Support Program which provides counseling, support and education to caregivers of Veterans of all eras, and currently has enrolled over 700 caregivers.

Jennie Taylor, BA is the MyHealtheVet Coordinator and Transformational Coach at the New Mexico VA Health Care System. She manages all aspects of the MyHealtheVet program including registration of over 50,000 Veterans who participate and have access to all the MyHealtheVet features including their personal health record, secure messaging to the Veterans health care team and much more.

Topic

It's Not Your Old VA
The VA is transforming into a health care system that is patient centered at every aspect of care. The VA partners with Veterans to make sure they receive whole-person care personalized to meet individual healthcare goals, with an emphasis on prevention and health promotion. The VA offers many ways to access health care including personal visits, group clinics, telehealth and MyHealtheVet (internet access to the health care team and health information).

The VA achieves coordinated care through collaboration with all services networks within the VA and also outside community resources. A team approach to patient care centers around the Veteran, family members, caregivers and the health care professionals. Our VA panel will include a conversation about, and description of, many of these VA resources, programs, services and the transformation that is taking place in the VA, in order to deliver excellence in every aspect of patient care.

Sponsor

Ravenna Assisted Living and Vida Pharmacy

March 17, 2016

Vern Peterschmidt

Speaker

Vern Peterschmidt, Peterschmidt Health Care Financing

Topic

A Better Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid are mysteries. With over 50 years of experience in the financial side of healthcare, Vern Peterschmidt will help us understand more about these confusing programs. The discussion will cover many topics from both the patient and provider viewpoints including acute care, long term care and home care.

Sponsor

Brookdale Senior Living Solutions & Home Care Assistance

February 18, 2016

Topic

Happy Valentine's Day, and get ready for another great NMACC NETWORKING EVENT! This month's meeting has a (post) Valentine's Day theme, so wear your bright red shirt or give that pink sweater with the big heart on it one last shot before putting it away for the year!

NMACC networking is a great way for members to jump-start 2016. There is not another venue in the state with NMACC's concentration of eldercare professionals. Membership pays, so RSVP right away!

And speaking of membership, make sure that yours is renewed for 2016. Your Association dues pay Tanoan for lunch, of course, so unless your 2016 membership is paid you must register as a guest and pay the $25 online or $30 at-the-door guest fee. If you pay your membership fee at the door, your prepaid guest fee will be credited towards it.

Bring an industry-related friend. Active members only pay $15 for guests at this networking event. Remember to bring a raffle prize and get a little post-Valentine luvin' for your company!

Sponsor

J & J Technical Services and Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque

January 21, 2016

Arti Prasad, MD, FACP

Speaker

Arti Prasad, MD, FACP

Arti Prasad MD, FACP, the Division Chief of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Integrative Medicine, is also the UNM Center for Life's founding Executive Director and a Professor of Internal Medicine. Since January 2015, Dr. Prasad has also been leading the Division of Geriatrics, which has now merged with General Internal Medicine.

Topic

Integrative Health Care for the Aging Nation

This talk will focus on the issues with aging such as memory and cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, chronic digestive and joint problems, and how integrative health approaches can lead to healthy aging!

Everyone ages by slowly adapting to changes over time. Aging is a multidimensional process embracing all aspects of one’s life: physical, spiritual, social, psychological, and mental. Some dimensions of aging grow and expand over time, while others decline. Reaction time often slows down in aging people, while knowledge and wisdom expand. Research shows that even late in life, potential exists for physical, mental, and social growth and development.

While the western medical model has excelled in managing many aging complications such as acute fractures, chronic age-related conditions are often managed poorly. Integrative medicine and health concepts suggest that regardless of the nature of one’s aging-related illnesses, there is always room for improvement of health and wellbeing.

Sponsor

PhRMA and Meals On Wheels of Albuquerque

December 3, 2015 (evening event)

Topic

NMACC Holiday Party

Sponsor

Gentiva Health Services

November 19, 2015

Carole A. Mazurowski

Speaker

Carole A. Mazurowski, PhD

Carole A. Mazurowski, PhD, is a health psychologist and neuropsychologist in private practice. Her studies and training focused heavily on geropsychology - psychology dealing with aging and the mental health of older adults, and with neuropsychology, which seeks to discover how the brain correlates with the mind as both age. Ms. Mazurowski provides neuropsychological evaluations of Parkinson's patients considering deep brain stimulation surgery. She also volunteers with the New Mexico Parkinson's Disease Coalition, leading a support group for caregivers.

Topic

The Neuropsychological Aspects of Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease affects much more than physical movements. The cognitive and emotional aspects of this disorder make caregiving more difficult, but cognitive decline from Parkinson's differs from Alzheimer's disease. This presentation will help our members and guests better understand and appreciate those differences.

Sponsor

Retreat Healthcare

October 15, 2015

Topic

Networking Meeting

Twice a year, NMACC offers members and guests the opportunity to connect one-on-one. According to our mission: “NMACC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concept that continuity of care is an essential component of the health care delivery system.” Continuity of care may not depend on interpersonal connections with others in our field, but it can certainly be enhanced and even enriched by those relationships. That’s why we place such importance and have the resulting robust turnout at these particular meetings. Ultimately, it’s what you know and who you know.

Sponsors

Heritage Home Healthcare Helping Hands and Millennium Health

September 17, 2015

Speaker

Gap Silva, Metro Regional Manager, Adult Protective Services

Gap Silva is the Metro Regional Manager of APS under the Aging and Long Term Care Department of the State of New Mexico.

Topic

The Adult Protective Process

Topics will include:

  • How are reports to APS processed?
  • What does the social worker look for?
  • What recommendations do they make?
  • When does law enforcement get involved?
  • How long will it take to make a determination of what is happening with an individual?

and other areas of interest to NMACC members

Sponsor

Addus Healthcare and Access Solutions

August 20, 2015

CentennialCare

Speaker

Participating Organizations: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Molina, Presbyterian and United Healthcare

Panel Members (subject to change):

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Quinn Glenzinski, Dan Moraga
  • Molina - Leeann Kaminski
  • Presbyterian - Terry Trujillo, Jentry Hinton
  • United Healthcare - Buffie Ann Saavedra, Annette M. Lopez, MSN, RN

Topic

MCO Expert Panel
MCO is the airport “code” for Orlando International Airport - it’s also the acronym for “Managed Care Organizations”. Next month, we’ll have 4 of New Mexico’s MCOs - Blue Cross Blue Shield, Molina, Presbyterian and United Healthcare. Submit questions for the panel in advance to the panel to

Sponsor

Hub International Insurance Services and Visiting Angels

July 16, 2015

Master Phillip Blackman and Master Kristine Blackman

Speaker

Master Phillip Blackman and Master Kristine Blackman

Born and raised in Southern California, Phillip Blackman began dreaming of owning his own martial arts school. He relocated to Albuquerque with his wife Kristine in 1993 and they opened Blackman TaeKwonDo / Martial Arts Academy. They are dedicated to making the Martial Arts experience enjoyable and satisfying - their goal is raising the quality of life for all in every way possible in acquiring effective self-defense skills.

Topic

Keep On Moving... TaeKwonDo Movement & Philosophy Great for Seniors

Blackman TaeKwonDoTaeKwonDo is action philosophy. It is the Korean art of self defense. Literally translated, TAE means kick or to strike with the foot, KWON means fist or to strike with the hand, and DO means a nonviolent art and system of complete body exercises as well as being a way of life - including physical techniques, mental discipline, and deep philosophy.

Sponsor

Hospice of the Sandias and Homewatch CareGivers

June 18, 2015

Rick Vinnay

Speaker

Rick Vinnay, LISW, CEAP

Rick Vinnay has worked in the behavioral health field since 1996, receiving his Masters degree in Social Work in 1995 from the University of Illinois. He is trained as a qualified professional counselor in EMDR Trauma Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Certified Employee Assistance Profession (CEAP) and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP). His realistic and empathic approach to problem solving is very effective in any situation.

Topic

Understanding Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue refers to the profound emotional and physical exhaustion that helping professionals and caregivers can develop over the course of their career. It is a gradual erosion of all the things that keep us connected to others: our empathy, our hope, and of course our compassion - not only for others but also for ourselves. Compassion fatigue has also been described as the “cost of caring" for others in emotional pain. In this course we will look at what is compassion fatigue, how to identify our level of fatigue, and how to prevent or overcome the symptoms, build-ing on our strengths.

Sponsor

Alzheimer's Association, NM Chapter and FootPrints Home Care

May 21, 2015

Retta Ward

Speaker

Retta Ward, MPH, Cabinet Secretary, NM Department of Health

Topic

Aging & End of Life Issues in the 21st Century

What are the important questions that should guide us in the 21st century? How do we avoid “medicalizing” aging? How do we ensure that autonomy, dignity and purpose are maintained at all stages of life? I’m passionate about our seniors in New Mexico, and look forward to your input on their care!

View the PowerPoint presentation in your choice of formats:

Sponsor

Presbyterian Healthcare at Home and Haven Behavioral Hospital

April 16, 2015

Speaker

Joie Glenn, NMAHHC

Joie Glenn, RN, MBA, CAE is executive director of the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care and a widely recognized leader in the health care system in New Mexico. Glenn has served on numerous boards and committees including the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence Board, Human Services Department Medicaid Advisory Committee, Aging and Long Term Services Department Policy Advisory Committee, New Mexico Telehealth Alliance Board, and the New Mexico Society of Association Executives Board. A long-time registered nurse, Glenn earned her master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and achieved the certified association executive (CAE) credential in 2001.

Topic

Report from the 2015 New Mexico Legislative Session

Sponsor

Beehive Homes and Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque

March 26, 2015

Topic

Networking Meeting

Twice a year, NMACC offers members and guests the opportunity to connect one-on-one. According to our mission: “NMACC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concept that continuity of care is an essential component of the health care delivery system.” Continuity of care may not depend on interpersonal connections with others in our field, but it can certainly be enhanced and even enriched by those relationships. That’s why we place such importance and have the resulting robust turnout at these particular meetings. Ultimately, it’s what you know and who you know.

Sponsors

J and J Technical Services and New Mexico Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development

February 19, 2015

David Mascarenas

Speaker

David Mascarenas

David Mascarenas, an Amerivets Advocate, helps wartime veterans and their surviving spouses that are transitioning into Long Term Care environments, whether Home Healthcare, Assisted Living, Memory Care or Skilled Nursing Care.

Topic

Serving Those Who Served Us by Seeking Forgotten Income or Forgotten People

Sponsors

Klarus Home Care and Albuquerque Legal & Fiduciary

January 15, 2015

Speaker

City of Albuquerque – Department of Senior Affairs

Topic

Department of Senior Affairs Update & Services Rendered

Sponsors

Ambercare & Preferred Assisted Living

December 4, 2014

Topic

NMACC Holiday Party

November 20, 2014

Andy Riddle

Speaker

Anderson (Andy) Riddle

Andy Riddle grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from Albuquerque Academy High School. He holds a degree in Biochemistry from Biola University in La Mirada, California, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He has worked alongside Dr. Glenn Michael Dempsey as a Research Coordinator at Albuquerque Neuroscience Inc. since 2002, participating in over 60 clinical trials, including major depression, bi-polar, anxiety, insomnia, and fibromyalgia. Andy has helped conduct 12 Alzheimer’s trials, including three ongoing and has extensive knowledge of the disease. He has earned the designation of Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRS).

Topic

Alzheimer's Disease: What Research is Telling Us

Sponsors

Hospice of the Sandias & Retreat Healthcare

October 16, 2014

Deane Waldman, MD

Speaker

Deane Waldman, MD

Deane Waldman, MD, is Chief of Cardiology (Pediatrics) at the University of New Mexico Hospital and a member of the NM Health Insurance Exchange.

Topic

Healthcare Is A Critical Patient – ACA Is Malpractice, Not Good Rx

Sure to be controversial, Dr. Deane starts by explaining that Healthcare is a critically ill patient, not a broken machine. He then lists patient Healthcare’s signs and symptoms. ACA is the treatment that Washington doctors have chosen. We examine what their therapy (ACA) IS and what is DOES to our patients. Dr. Deane ends by identifying what is really wrong with patient Healthcare: cancer.

Sponsors

BeeHive Homes & Ravenna Assisted Living

September 18, 2014

Camille Adair

Speaker

Camille Adair, RN

Camille Adair, RN is the President and CEO of Sacredigm and the Executive Director of the non-profit Living Bridges. Camille is the producer & director of the award-winning documentary, SOLACE: Wisdom of the Dying, the Solace Teachings, a health care thought leader and author. She is the founder of the progressive, sustainable health care models, FairCare and EQ|Health.

Topic

The Solace Teachings: Humanizing Health Care

The Solace Teachings program & curriculum for health care is designed to provide education, training and tools to enhance skillful, humanitarian end-of-life care for health care professionals and caregivers.

Increasing demands and pressures faced by health care organizations have resulted in an emphasis on clinical skills training.

The Solace Teachings core curriculum fills the gap for psychosocial education, critical to all disciplines working in hospice and palliative care. The demographic impact of the aging population and shrinking health care workforce brings an increasing focus and demand on end-of-life care.

This program supports organizational and business development to meet these needs.

Sponsors

Hub International Insurance Services & FootPrints Home Care

August 21, 2014

Topic

Networking Meeting

Twice a year, NMACC offers members and guests the opportunity to connect one-on-one. According to our mission: “NMACC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concept that continuity of care is an essential component of the health care delivery system.” Continuity of care may not depend on interpersonal connections with others in our field, but it can certainly be enhanced and even enriched by those relationships. That’s why we place such importance and have the resulting robust turnout at these particular meetings. Ultimately, it’s what you know and who you know.

Sponsor

Alzheimer's Association, New Mexico Chapter & InnovAge Greater New Mexico PACE

June 19, 2014

Anne Timmins

Speaker

Anne Timmins, BChd, MPH

Anne Timmins is a Project Manager at HealthInsight New Mexico, the State Quality Improvement Organization which provides education, training and support for health care facilities in improving the quality of health care for patients and residents. Anne has been at HealthInsight since 2007 and brings experience in assessment and clinical analysis from her public health and clinical background having worked for the New Mexico Department of Health and the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.

She works primarily with hospitals and also with nursing homes in the state, concentrating currently on reducing health care associated infections, and has successfully managed three collaboratives of hospitals which worked together to learn how to effectively prevent MRSA, central line associated blood stream infections and Clostridium difficile infections.

Topic

Infection Control in the Long-Term Care Facility: What You Need to Know

Over 3 million Americans receive care in US nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities and nearly one million people reside in assisted living facilities. Although data about infections in these facilities is limited, it is estimated that over a million serious infections occur per year with infections being a main cause of hospitalization and death. While improvements have been made in preventing those infections that occur while a patient is receiving health care (health care associated infections or HAIs) there is still a great deal of work to be done.

Challenges presented in the long term care environment are many and varied and hospital guidelines cannot be easily applied. This presentation will provide a basic understanding of some of the common pathogens seen in the long term care setting such as Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and Norovirus along with recommendations to prevent transmission and outbreaks. Best practices gleaned from working with facilities in New Mexico will be shared.

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Sponsors

Addus Healthcare & New Life Assisted Living

May 15, 2014

Dr. Li Xu

Speaker

Li Xu, Ph.D. (Acupuncture), D.O.M., Dipl. OM

Dr. Li Xu (Pronounced “Shoe”) is a native of China who has been a professor of Acupuncture and Herbs at the Southwest Acupuncture College since 2004. Dr. Xu received her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and Ph.D. in Acupuncture in China and has been practicing, and learning, since 1995. A Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Xu is a National Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist practitioner (NCCAOM) specializing in OB/GYN, Hormone Balancing, TMJ, Bell’s Palsy, Stress Management, Emotion Balancing, Pain Management, Fertility, Thyroid Disorders, Smoking/Drinking Cessation, Cancer Recovery, Internal Medicine and more.

Topic

How Oriental Medicine Can Help Seniors

Sponsors

Retreat Gardens & Retreat at Home

April 17, 2014

Speaker

Joie Glenn, NMAHHC

Joie Glenn, RN, MBA, CAE is executive director of the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care and a widely recognized leader in the health care system in New Mexico. Glenn has served on numerous boards and committees including the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence Board, Human Services Department Medicaid Advisory Committee, Aging and Long Term Services Department Policy Advisory Committee, New Mexico Telehealth Alliance Board, and the New Mexico Society of Association Executives Board. A long-time registered nurse, Glenn earned her master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and achieved the certified association executive (CAE) credential in 2001.

Topic

Report from the 2014 New Mexico Legislative Session

Joie’s discussion will also include Centennial Care. Representatives from the State’s approved MCOs (Manage Care Organizations), Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Mexico, Molina, Presbyterian and United Healthcare will join her and be available for specific questions regarding our state’s new Medicaid program from the insurance provider perspective.

Sponsor

Preferred Assisted Living & Swaim, Finlayson and Puma, PC

March 20, 2014

Topic

Networking Meeting

Sponsor

TBD

February 20, 2014

David Downey

Speaker

Chief David Downey, Albuquerque Fire Department

Mayor Richard J. Berry appointed Deputy Chief David Downey as the City's new Interim Fire Chief beginning January 1, 2014. Downey is a career public servant who has been with AFD for 20 years. While serving as AFD's Deputy Chief, he was in charge of all fire department operations, the emergency response division, and health and safety programs. During his time as Deputy Chief, Downey also completed the prestigious National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program.

Topic

"The Evolving Role of Emergency Medicine"

"Para-" as a prefix comes from the Greek word "para," which means "beside" or "beyond." Thus a paramedic is someone who works "beside" those in the medical profession - i.e. doctors and other healthcare professionals. Paramedicine provides advanced levels of care for medical emergencies and trauma situations. Most paramedics obtain a wide-range of skill sets, including ACLS, spinal injury and fracture management, medication administration, obstetrics, management of burns, advanced airway management, wound management, triage of patients in mass casualty incidents and much, much more. These often-times first responders provide invaluable support to our community's health and well-being. With all the changes in the healthcare landscape, this program will quickly get you on the inside of what's happening in Paramedicine now and in the future. Bring a guest and meet ABQ's new Interim Fire Chief!

Sponsor

A Nurse in the Family & U.S. Bank

January 16, 2014

Martha Rice

Speaker

Martha "Marty" Rice, LISW, Haven Behavioral Senior Care

Martha “Marty” Rice, LISW, is Director of Social Services at Haven Behavioral Senior Care of Albuquerque. Marty specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She graduated in 2000 with Honors from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

Marty moved to NM in 2006 and started working first as a private practice therapist then moving to the IP adult/geriatric unit at Lovelace for 4 years total. Prior to her current position with Haven Behavioral, she worked at NM Solutions as a therapist doing individual sessions and co-leading the Intensive Outpatient Program for substance recovery.

Topic

Stress Management After The Holidays

Sponsor

Haven Behavioral Senior Care & Klarus Home Care

December 5, 2013

Topic

NMACC Holiday Party

Please bring a Gift or Gift Basket for our Raffle
Raffle tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
You can use your credit card to buy tickets if you spend a minimum of $10!!!

NMACC is providing gifts for our Grand Prize Raffles
Hundreds of Dollars of Prizes will be available
Tickets for the Grand Prize raffles are $10.00 each

Proceeds from Both Raffles will support NMACC's Community Education Fund

November 21, 2013

Juanita M. Venable

Speaker

Juanita M. Venable, RN, BSN, Presbyterian Hospital

Juanita M. Venable, RN, BSN is the Director of Case Management at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, NM. She received her B.A in Psychology at Marshall University and eventually earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Eastern Mennonite University.

Juanita has spent most of her nursing career in her home community working at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Ms. Venable has been part of the Care Coordination Team at Presbyterian Healthcare Services since March of 2010. She became Director of Case Management in December, 2012. Her position includes responsibility for the over-all day-to-day operations of the Inpatient Case Management department, utilization management and supervision of the more than fifty professional clinical staff, including RNs and LISWs.

Topic

Play-Callers of Care: Case Management in the Hospital

Sponsor

HUB International & Home Instead Senior Care

October 17, 2013

Michael C. Parks

Speaker

Michael C. Parks, Attorney

Michael C. Parks is an attorney in Albuquerque who focuses on community education and advocacy. He has worked extensively on issues arising under Medicare, Medicaid, and other health program issues for over 40 years.

Mr. Parks is a graduate of the Rutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ and was a staff attorney in the Los Angeles office of the National Health Law Program, where he specialized in Medicare and Medicaid. During that time Michael also co-founded the Los Angeles area Medicare Advocacy Project, now known as The Center for Health Care Rights.

From 1993 to 2006 Michael was a staff attorney with the Senior Citizens' Law Office (SCLO) in Albuquerque, with a brief interlude as an attorney at the New Mexico Protection & Advocacy System (now re-named "Disability Rights New Mexico"). Michael was recognized for his work with awards from the New Mexico State Conference on Aging, and the National Aging and Law Conference. Michael continues to volunteer for SCLO.

Topic

The End of the Improvement Standard: Expanding the Scope of Medicare Coverage for Skilled Therapy, Nursing and Other Related Services
NMACC members serve elderly and/or disabled Medicare beneficiaries. For those on Medicare, coverage of skilled therapy or skilled nursing services is extremely important for "outpatient" care and indispensable for Skilled Nursing Facility and Home Health services coverage. Many have learned or heard over the years that beneficiaries can get coverage for those services only if their condition is continually improving. That so-called "Improvement Standard" has been particularly harsh for the many Medicare beneficiaries with severe chronic conditions which, left untreated, are likely to deteriorate. As the result of a nationwide lawsuit, the federal Medicare agency has recently acknowledged that the "Improvement Standard" is unlawfully restrictive, and that these services can also be covered when necessary to maintain or slow the deterioration of a beneficiary's condition.

Click here to read detailed background information related to this presentation (Adobe PDF)

Sponsor

Granfors Realty LLC & InnovAge-Greater New Mexico PACE

September 19, 2013

Speaker

J.R. Damron, MD, FACR, UNM Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine

Dr. Damron is an attending radiologist at UNM, Health Science Center, School of Medicine and teaches in the specialty of Clinical Mammography, overseeing radiology residents and providing lectures to medical students on state and federal healthcare policy issues. He received his Medical Degree from Indiana University, his Radiology training at the University of Kentucky and his Nuclear Medicine Fellowship at the University of New Mexico. He is Board Certified in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and is a Fellow in the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Damron has been associated with numerous state and national professional organizations and boards and is the author of several peer-reviewed articles. He has received national awards from the American Cancer Society and the National Republican Congressional Committee and has served on numerous community boards, state committees and task forces . He currently serves as Chairman of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange Board and also serves on the Boards of the NM Coalition for Literacy and the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation.

Dr. Damron has been intimately involved in the state legislative process for many years. He was the Republican Nominee for Governor in 2006 and a candidate for Lt. Governor in 2010. Dr. Damron is married to Dr. Barbara Damron, who is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Cancer Researcher at UNM Cancer Center.

Topic

Introduction to the NM Health Insurance Exchange
Dr. Damron will speak on the NM Health Insurance Exchange, a subject that by law is now near and dear to all small business owners and managers. As the various deadlines associated with the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act draw closer, or change, knowing how the Exchange will work will save employers and managers a lot of time on the telephone or online.

Sponsor

The Retreat

August 15, 2013

Topic

Networking Meeting

Twice a year, NMACC offers members and guests the opportunity to connect one-on-one; August 15 is your next opportunity. According to our mission: “NMACC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concept that continuity of care is an essential component of the health care delivery system.” Continuity of care may not depend on interpersonal connections with others in our field, but it can certainly be enhanced and even enriched by those relationships. That’s why we place such importance and have the resulting robust turnout at these particular meetings. Ultimately, it’s what you know and who you know.

Sponsor

Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico & French Funerals-Cremations

June 20, 2013

David P. Zander

Speaker

David P. Zander, UBS Financial Services

David P. Zander is a Certified Financial Planner with over 35 years of financial industry experience. He assists clients and prospects in understanding not only Social Security Maximization Strategies, but integrating those benefits with their other assets with the goal of maximizing spendable income while reducing overall risk.

Dave has spoken at a number of industry conferences, has written a number of articles for financial publications and trained thousands of advisors on retirement and income planning. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a BBA with a major in marketing and a minor in accounting.

Topic

Get Savvy About Social Security
This month’s speaker comes to us with a special twist - his presentation will benefit our members personally, and not just our members’ companies. Mr. Zander is a Certified Financial Planner, and while his title is not synonymous with keeping an audience awake his topic for us certainly will.

Like it or not, Social Security is the foundation for most of our retirement savings plans. But most of us do not know that when the Time Comes we have choices to make that will result in huge differences in income for our spouses and for ourselves!

Knowledge is power. If you are fifty or older Mr. Zander’s presentation is a must-see that can put thousands of dollars in your pocket. And even if you are not you will leave both smarter and with a leg up on your friends when that cocktail party conversation turns to Social Security Survivor Benefits, as it always does. This is an excellent presentation to share with others-parents, friends, and family-so don’t hesitate to invite your middle-aged business contacts (and family members) to attend!

Topics covered will include:

  • When to start taking Social Security
  • How much you can expect to receive, based on individual and joint life expectancy
  • How COLAs (Cost of Living Adjustments) affect your benefits
  • The ramifications of a spouse's death on benefits
  • How do former marriages affect benefits
  • What strategies are allowed to maximize benefits
  • How Social Security can be aligned with retirement plans

Sponsor

A Good Goodbye & Elmcroft Senior Living

May 16, 2013

Speaker

Dr. Callie Beauchamp, Worth Hearing Center

Dr. Callie Beauchamp is an Audiologist at Worth Hearing Center, a local audiology center with offices in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. She is a Texas native and earned her Doctor of Audiology degree at the University of Florida. Dr. Beauchamp has many years of Audiology experience in a variety of settings. She has practiced Audiology in a large Ear, Nose and Throat clinic and at Texas Children’s Hospital, both in Houston, Texas.

Topic

Tinnitus and the Elderly
Dr. Beauchamp specializes in patient education and counseling and will supplement her standard presentation on tinnitus with information our members can really use, specifically addressing its affects on the elderly and the relationship of tinnitus and hearing loss with vertigo and dementia in the elderly.

Sponsor

FootPrints Home Care

April 18, 2013

Speaker

Joie Glenn, NMAHHC

Joie Glenn, RN, MBA, CAE is executive director of the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care and a widely recognized leader in the health care system in New Mexico. Glenn has served on numerous boards and committees including the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence Board, Human Services Department Medicaid Advisory Committee, Aging and Long Term Services Department Policy Advisory Committee, New Mexico Telehealth Alliance Board, and the New Mexico Society of Association Executives Board. A long-time registered nurse, Glenn earned her master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and achieved the certified association executive (CAE) credential in 2001.

Topic

It’s springtime! Like the swallows at Capistrano Joie Glenn, Executive Director of the New Mexico Association for Home Care and Hospice, returns to share this year’s very important New Mexico Legislative updates with NMACC.

Sponsor

Swaim, Finlayson and Puma, PC

March 21, 2013

Dr. Nancy Guinn

Speaker

Dr. Nancy Guinn, Medical Director of Home Healthcare/Hospice for Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Dr. Guinn will be joined by PHS Executive Director Karrie Decker and Advance Care Planning Program Manager Lorrie Griego.

Nancy Guinn, M.D. is the Medical Director of Presbyterian Home Healthcare in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This group has created innovative programs in Home Care, Palliative Care, Hospice and Hospital at Home. She is board certified in Family Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Care. She also has completed a fellowship in Palliative and Hospice Medicine at Stanford Medical Center. She has worked as a primary care doctor in a community health center and as a solo practitioner. That solo practice was used in a pilot study that demonstrated improved outcomes, based on high-quality access and continuity, published in the Journal of Ambulatory Care in 2008. She is a founding member of Ideal Medical Practices, national non-profit group focused on quality care. She is also a past President of the New Mexico chapter, American Academy of Family Physicians.

Topic

Advance Care Planning

Sponsor

Decades & New Mexico Bank & Trust

February 21, 2013

Topic

Networking Meeting

Sponsor

Solamor Hospice & Preferred Assisted Living

January 17, 2013

Speaker

Nell Graham Sale, Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman & Sale, PC

Nell Graham Sale is a partner of the law firm of Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman & Sale in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is admitted to practice law in New Mexico, Delaware, Pennsylvania, U. S. Tax Court and the U. S. Supreme Court. Nell has an AV Preeminent rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America for several years. She is a Certified Elder Lawyer as designated by the National Foundation for Elder Law. She is a member and former board member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national network of disability trust lawyers. She is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She received the 2012 award from the Albuquerque Community Foundation for Excellence in Charitable Gift Planning. She also received the 2012 CLE Pinnacle award from the New Mexico Bar Association, receiving the highest ratings for speaking at CLE programs. Her law practice concentrates on taxation, estate planning, estate administration, business succession, disability planning and elder law.

Topic

How the Affordable Care Act Affects the Elderly and People with Disabilities in New Mexico

Sponsor

Zia Trust & Haven Behavioral Senior Care

December 6, 2012

Topic

Annual Holiday Party - 6:00 - 10:00 pm
We would appreciate it if all attendees would bring a raffle item for the holiday party to benefit our community education fund.

We also ask everyone to bring a $5-10 gift card that will be donated to the Department of Senior Affairs.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you there.

Sponsor

Your NMACC Board of Directors

November 15, 2012

Speaker

Leslie Arimoto, Department of Senior Affairs

Leslie Arimoto has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and has worked with the senior population in a number of community settings. Prior to moving to New Mexico, she developed and directed a social service division for a private property management company in the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She has worked for the City of Albuquerque, Department of Senior Affairs since May, 2011 as a Program Supervisor in the Social Services Division.

Topic

Department of Senior Affairs Update

Sponsor

French's Mortuary & Necessity Case Management

October 18, 2012

Speaker

Steve Nuanez, MSW, LISW - Chief Executive Officer, Outcomes Inc.

Topic

Making Time for Self-Care
Join us to learn how to incorporate physical and emotional wellness into our busy routines. With all the different hats Elder Care professionals wear how do we make time for self-care? Taking care of yourself (and your staff) isn't something that should wait. Steve Nuanez, LISW, CEO of Outcomes, Inc., joins us on October 18, 2012, to help us learn how to incorporate physical and emotional wellness into our busy routines. Invest in yourself as Steve shares cognitive behavioral techniques and education tips that you can use at work and at home.

Missed this presentation (or just want to see it again)? Click here for a PDF version.

Sponsor

Wells Fargo Bank & La Vida Llena

September 20, 2012

Speaker

Frank Mulholland

Frank Mulholland currently works with F. A. Mulholland & Associates, a management consulting, training and data services company with clients in state government plus computer-communications technology firms. He conducts investment and financial fraud investigation training and awareness presentations to law enforcement, government agencies and the private sector. He is a decorated United States Army Officer. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Northeastern University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. He is a frequent speaker and presenter to Senior Centers, churches, civic groups and other audiences around New Mexico regarding prevention and investigation of senior fraud.

Topic

Preventing Senior Fraud and Exploitation

Sponsor

Alzheimer's Association & PACE

June 21, 2012

Speaker

Nancy Oriola and Ellen Novak

Topic

Still Out and Still Aging

Sponsor

Home Instead Senior Care & Elmcroft Senior Living

May 17, 2012

Speaker

Terry Wyatt, M.S., R.D., L.D., and Paul Catasca, R.Ph.

Topic

Factors Affecting Response to Medications: Side Effects or Failed Treatment
An overview of the most commonly prescribed medications for our seniors, with an emphasis on the side effects of drug nutrient interactions (pharmacokinetics) and nutrient drug interactions (nutrient kinetics) resulting in failed treatment or side effects.

Sponsor

FootPrints Home Care & New Mexico Bank & Trust - Wealth Management Group

April 19, 2012

Speaker

Joie Glenn, NMAHHC

Topic

2012 Legislative Update

Sponsor

Investment Solutions Group & The Woodmark at Uptown

March 15, 2012

Keri Stewart

Speaker

Keri Stewart, Results for Business

In July 2008, Keri Stewart founded Results 4 Business, fueling her passion to impact companies’ bottom line by developing leaders, increasing sales and employee productivity via assessments, training and coaching for individuals and teams. She is a Results Coach. She invests in the success of your business by developing leaders that are easier to follow & sales professionals who are more productive.

Keri’s background includes employment with Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper of Albuquerque, Northwestern Mutual Financial Services, DeLaPorte and Associates, Prudential Overall Supply, SignArt of New Mexico and Norrell Temporary Services.

Topic

It is NOT about 'the WHAT'
When it comes to presenting how we make our living, most of us are wired wrong. We are so sure everyone wants what we offer we can’t wait to tell everyone and anyone that will listen all about it. Some politely listen and engage in conversation, others excuse themselves as quickly as possible and we move on to our next conversation. Chances are we repeat exactly what we just said for the same exact reaction and no boost in our business.

Sponsor

Village at Alameda & Advantage

February 16, 2012

Speaker

Karen Sopko, MD, NM Heart Institute

A native New Mexican, Dr. Sopko received her undergraduate degree in biology from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, and her medical degree from University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Before joining NMHI, Dr. Sopko practiced with Albuquerque Health Partners, serving for a time as interim Cardiology Department Chair.

Fluent in Conversational Navajo, two of Dr. Sopko’s long term goals are to raise awareness of heart disease and prevention among Native Americans and to encourage Native youth to achieve their goals in the healthcare field. She is also active with American Heart Association’s ”Go Red For Women” campaign.

Topic

Heart Awareness

Sponsor

FootPrints Home Care & New Mexico Bank & Trust - Wealth Management Group

January 19, 2012

Speaker

Kim O'Roark, Recreation Through the Ages

Kim O'Roark has been a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist for 20 years. She received her Therapeutic Recreation degree, with a minor in Psychology, from the University of New Mexico. She has worked in psychiatric and educational settings as well as many different types of senior communities. Kim is also the founder and owner of Recreation Through the Ages, which helps educate and train people in various health related topics including helping to increase self esteem, team building and patient advocacy.

Kim has been certified through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) as a Certified Alzheimer's and Dementia Instructor and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is also a long standing member of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA).

Topic

Recreational Therapy and Activities for the Elderly and Older Adults

Sponsor

Home Care Assistance & NorthRidge