June 2016 SPIN Meeting

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When:
Monday, June 27, 2016 from 3-5:00 pm

Where:
Providence ElderPlace Milwaukie
10330 SE 32nd Ave, Suite 110
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Topic: 
Meal Planning for Diabetes: Why moderate carb intake? What foods affect blood sugar? Are “sugar free foods” all they are cracked up to be? Could you reframe purchasing of “separate” foods for diabetics (often desserts)?  At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify the relationship between carbohydrates and blood sugar; Define carbohydrate counting; Determine the grams of carbohydrate in foods when using the nutritional food label and other carbohydrate-counting tools

Documents for this presentation:
DM Handout
Meal Planning for Diabetes SPIN June 2016 Handout Version

Speaker:
Meredith Kleinhenz graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics. She has been a registered dietitian for 15 years and is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition.  She has been with Providence ElderPlace for over nine years, where she is blessed to be part of an outstanding interdisciplinary care team. She has a passion for sharing practical nutrition information with participants and caregivers alike.

Host:
Providence ElderPlace is a comprehensive care model that provides and coordinates medical and social services for frail seniors. Care and services are provided by a team of geriatric and/or palliative care experts. The patient (and/or their guardian or loved ones) is the central member of the team for a truly customized care program. The team is interdisciplinary in order that a person’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs and desires can be addressed.

Our comprehensive care helps keep older adults be as healthy as possible and living in the community for as long as possible. ElderPlace is a PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) care model, a nationwide and federally recognized program that is widely viewed as enhancing the quality of life for frail seniors.

Ample parking is available in the front of the Building.

May 2016 SPIN Meeting

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When:
Monday, May 23, 2016 from 3-5:00 pm

Where:
Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter
1650 NW Naito Pkwy #190
Portland, OR 97209

Topic: 
Alzheimer’s Disease: Impact & Advancements Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States & is the only one of the top ten causes of death that cannot be cured, prevent, or even slowed down. Currently there are 178,000 Oregonians who are currently caring for over 62,000  family member with Alzheimer’s or another related dementia. The personal and financial impacts are significant for these families & for our state. Learn about the work that is being done to change how Alzheimer’s is treated & how people living with dementia are cared for through the work of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Speaker:
Sarah Holland, MSW, MPH is the Director of Programs with the Alzheimer’s Association, Oregon Chapter. Sarah joined the Association in 2013 after completing her Master of Social of Work and Public Health.  Since that time Sarah has utilized 13 years’ experience implementing community based health inventions to expand the Association’s support service delivery across the state of Oregon. Sarah’s background in mental health, crisis stabilization, and programming informs her work, developing sustainable service models of support for family caregivers. She is an active trainer & has been featured at both state and national conferences.

Sara Kofman, Public Policy Director, comes to the Alzheimer’s Association with more than 10 years combined experience in health policy. Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association, she was the Advocacy Manager at the National Psoriasis Foundation, where she guided state and federal policy development and managed grassroots advocacy volunteers and activities.  Ms. Kofman’s early career was grounded in health care and public policy working as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Ron Wyden.

Host:
The Alzheimer’s Association, Oregon Chapter

April 2016 SPIN Meeeting

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When:
Monday, April 25, 2016 from 3-5:00 pm

Where:
Holladay Park Plaza
1300 NE 16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

Topic: 
Defining Hope: Living with ALS provides an overview of ALS including symptoms, diagnosis, progression, and treatment. We will discuss what quality of life means for those with this life-changing terminal diagnosis, how as helping professionals we can support people with ALS at home or in a community based setting, and what resources are available to help.

Speaker:
Rachelle Preston, MSW CSWA, has always been interested in people and how to help them. She has worked 8+ years in social services. She graduated with her Masters in Social Work degree from Portland State University in 2012 and is a Clinical Social Work Associate actively pursuing her clinical licensure. Rachelle works with families dealing with the terminal diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) as a Regional Services Coordinator at The ALS Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Host:
Holladay Park Plaza is an accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Portland’s centrally located Lloyd District. All of our programs and services are geared toward helping Seniors enjoy life, even if health needs change over time.  We offer our residents many amenities including fine dining, housekeeping and linen service, indoor heated pool and therapy spa, fitness center, art studio, woodworking shop, full service library, hair salon, bank – you name it, we have it!  As a CCRC, our residents enjoy an independent lifestyle with the knowledge of having access to In Home Care, Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Care on site should the need ever arise.  Our accreditation means our residents are assured of excellence in all we provide. Parking is available in the Sears East lot. Please use the crosswalk.

March 28, 2016 SPIN Meeting

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When:
Monday, March 28, 2015 from 3-5:00 pm

Where:
Bonaventure of Tigard
15000 SW Hall Blvd
Tigard, OR 97224

Topic: 
Providing Support to Seniors with Lung Disease – Over 33 million adults are diagnosed with chronic lung disease such as asthma or COPD.  This presentation will enable you to better understand how a healthy respiratory system works, how to help seniors protect their lungs, identify early warning signs of lung disease and self-management resources available to help individuals with existing lung disease. .

Speaker:
Bev Stewart, Vice President of Health Initiatives for the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific, has been with the Lung Association for 11 years.  Bev has a BS in Community Health Education and has spent the past decade teaching asthma and lung health management, tobacco prevention and cessation and air quality education across the Pacific Northwest.

Host:
Bonaventure of Tigard is a gorgeous community with independent, assisted living, and secured memory care, all under one roof.  Our vivacious activity program includes 16 activities each day, 7 days a week. The great location is near King City, Summerfield, Lake Oswego, and Tualatin.

February 22, 2015 SPIN Meeting

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When:
Monday, February 22, 2015 from 3-5:00 pm

Where:
Providence Portland Medical Center
Social Room, first floor
4805 NE Glisan St.
Portland , OR 97213

Topic: 
A 2013 study published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association by Boockvar, K, et al concluded that “delirium occurred frequently as a complication of acute illness in the nursing home and was a risk factor for cognitive function decline. In this presentation, Dr Ames will review the symptoms of delirium, potential contributing factors and treatment planning.

Speaker:
Kempe Jacobowitz Ames, MD is Hospice and Palliative Care board certified, and a hospice team physician for Providence Hospice. Dr Ames graduated from Duke University School of Medicine, and holds additional Bachelor degrees in History, Micro and Molecular Biology and a Master’s degree in Public Policy. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at OHSU and her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Hospice of Lancaster County/Lancaster General Hospital. Her professional interests include Palliative Care, Geriatrics, Nutritional and Lifestyle Medicine.

Host:
Providence Hospice  provides experienced, compassionate care for people nearing the end of life. Our doctors, registered nurses, chaplains, social workers and other team members provide everything from pain control and comfort care to emotional, social and spiritual support, including support for family members and caregivers. While we care for people facing terminal illness, we emphasize quality of life. Our primary goal is to provide the support that people need to allow them to spend their time living as fully and completely as they wish, in their own familiar surroundings, and in the company of family and friends. Once families experience the comfort and support of hospice, they often wish they had called sooner. We encourage you to contact us as soon as you begin thinking about end-of-life issues.

January 25, 2016 SPIN Meeting

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When:
Monday, January 25, 2015 from 3-5:00 pm

Where:
Tuality Healthcare
Education Center
334 SE 8th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Topic:
Let’s Make Them Worth Our While – There is overwhelming evidence that staying intellectually active in later life has protective effects on brain health and mental acuity.  A host of cognitive/brain training programs, often referred to as brain games, have been developed to help older adults boost their memory, attention, and focus. Such programs include computer games and phone apps, and are currently estimated to generate between $2 and $8 billion in revenue. But are they worth the expense and effort? Do they produce meaningful improvements?

Speaker:
Claudia Jacova, PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University. Her research interests are in aging, cognitive impairment and dementia; early cognitive and functional MRI-based recognition of cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative disease (e.g., Lacunar infarct, Alzheimer Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia); interventions to promote quality of life in dementia; cognitive and clinical instrument development for disease recognition and monitoring; cross-cultural considerations and human-computer interactions in the context of cognitive impairment and dementia.

Host:
Tuality Healthcare provides comprehensive healthcare services to Hillsboro and surrounding communities.

 

December Special Holiday SPIN Meeting

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When:
Monday, December 14, 2015 from 3-5:00 pm

Where:
Gladstone Senior Center
1050 Portland Avenue
Gladstone Oregon

Sponsor:
MetroWest Ambulance

Annual Holiday Giving In 2013, the SPIN board was presented with an excess of blankets and other items collected for seniors. The board decided in light of this unexpected windfall, we would put the education portion of our December meeting on hiatus and instead select seniors with limited resources as recipients. This decision was met with enthusiasm from SPIN members and a request to establish a tradition. The selection process matches the SPIN goal to serve both sides of the Willamette River. Senior Centers with limited support from governmental agencies are considered. For 2015 we selected the Centers of Estacada, Gladstone and Molalla as recipients.

The Gladstone Senior Center would appreciate donation of the following items:

  • Hot Water Pot for tea drinkers.
  • 4 Mai Jong tile games
  • Medium size plastic tool box
  • Commercial silver hot mitts not long at Cash & Carry
  • Large long handed rubber scrappers Cash & Carry
  • Gift cards to give away at Santa Lunch and for volunteer meals drivers.

The Estacada Senior Center would appreciate donations of the following items:

  • Wet wipes
  • Toiletries, soaps, toilet paper
  • Gloves, hats, scarves
  • DVD movies
  • Music CDs
  • Non-slip socks and regular socks
  • Arthritis magazines
  • Diabetes magazines
  • Prevention magazines
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Hearing Aid Batteries
  • Soap (bars/liquid)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Tissue (i.e. Kleenex)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/Bath gel/soap
  • Tablets/Notebooks
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Lotion (hand/body)
  • Deodorant
  • BandAids
  • Socks
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Calendars
  • Pill organizers
  • Post ‘em notes
  • Puzzles
  • Puzzle/Sudoku books
  • Sewing kit
  • Magnifying glass

The Molalla Senior Center would appreciate donations of the following items:

  • Shampoo
  • Shower Gel
  • Socks/slipper socks (Male/Female)
  • Large Print Books
  • Flashlights
  • Candy (regular/sugar free)
  • Lotions
  • Cocoa (regular/sugar free)

Please join us at the Gladstone Senior Center (1050 Portland Avenue, Gladstone Oregon) December 14th at 3:00 where we will present these gifts to the directors of each center.

November 16, 2015 SPIN Meeting (early due to Thanksgiving)

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When:
Monday, November 16, 2015 from 3-5:00 pm

Where:
Springs at Tanasbourne
1950 NW 192nd Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97006

Topic:
LGBT Seniors: Aging with Dignity LGBT seniors are as diverse a group as the general population, and their numbers are growing.  How are these seniors like all others?  How are they different?  What are their special concerns as they grow older?  This presentation will enable you to better understand, communicate with and assess the needs of your LGBT clients

Speaker:
Ruth Szilagyi is a volunteer with SAGE Metro Portland’s Housing Committee and Elder Panel. She is currently retired. During her work life she held a variety of positions including: crisis counselor, senior center manager, free-lance trainer, community college instructor, business analyst and supervisor for programmers on a billing system replacement project.  She and her wife Bev have been together since 1978 – they were legally married in January on their 37th anniversary.  They have lived in Phoenix, San Francisco and retired to Portland in 2006.  They enjoy local parks, local music and will never be able to get to all the restaurants on their list!

Host:
The Springs at Tanasbourne is more than a place to reside for our residents, it’s their home. Our residents are looking for more than just a place, they are looking for a place to live well; to enjoy social activities, to make new friends and to entertain old friends and family.We believe in choices that fit the needs and desires of our residents. Our community is individually crafted with the needs of our residents in mind.

Please note, this meeting is a week earlier than usual to avoid Thanksgiving Holiday conflicts.

December 14, 2015 Special Holiday SPIN Meeting (early due to Holidays)

This year’s SPIN holiday giving project will focus on the needs of the clients of Gladstone, Molalla & Estacada Senior Centers. Gladstone Senior Center will host the December SPIN meeting on December 14th.
The Gladstone center would appreciate donation of the following items:
  • Hot Water Pot for tea drinkers.
  • 4 Mai Jong tile games
  • Medium size plastic tool box
  • Commercial silver hot mitts not long at Cash & Carry
  • Large long handed rubber scrappers Cash & Carry
  • Gift cards to give away at Santa Lunch and for volunteer meals drivers.

The Estacada Senior Center would appreciate donations of the following items:

  • Wet wipes
  • Toiletries, soaps, toilet paper
  • Gloves, hats, scarves
  • DVD movies
  • Music CDs
  • Non-slip socks and regular socks
  • Arthritis magazines
  • Diabetes magazines
  • Prevention magazines
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Hearing Aid Batteries
  • Soap (bars/liquid)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Tissue (i.e. Kleenex)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/Bath gel/soap
  • Tablets/Notebooks
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Lotion (hand/body)
  • Deodorant
  • BandAids
  • Socks
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Calendars
  • Pill organizers
  • Post ‘em notes
  • Puzzles
  • Puzzle/Sudoku books
  • Sewing kit
  • Magnifying glass

The Molalla Senior Center would appreciate donations of the following items:

  • Shampoo
  • Shower Gel
  • Socks/slipper socks (Male/Female)
  • Large Print Books
  • Flashlights
  • Candy (regular/sugar free)
  • Lotions
  • Cocoa (regular/sugar free)

 

 

October 26, 2015 SPIN Meeting

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When:
Monday, October 26, 2015 from 3-5:00 pm

Where:
Powell Valley
4001 SE 182nd Ave
Gresham, OR 97030

Topic:
Turn Your Biggest Headache into Your Biggest Asset – The family members of your residents who have dementia can be a challenging part of your job, in fact senior care providers often say that dealing with family members of residents with dementia is the hardest part of their job! At this presentation, you will learn about the dynamics in a family when a family member has dementia; how and when to communicate best with the family members of your residents who have dementia, as well as what to do when a family member is very angry; and how to help all the family members of your residents with dementia coalesce into a group that can be an asset to your residence.

Speaker:
Anne P. Hill, JD is co-author with Marian O. Hodges, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Geriatric Program at Providence, of Help is Here: When someone you love has dementia. They recently co-authored Help is Here: When a Resident has Dementia, available fall, 2015. Anne is also the author of Unforgettable Journey: Tips to Survive Your Parent’s Alzheimer’s Disease. Anne was a member of the State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease in Oregon (SPADO) Task Force and now is a member of the SPADO-IT (SPADO Implementing Team) Leadership Team and two working committees, one focusing on creating a dementia-capable workforce in Oregon and another studying the alternatives for those with dementia who have significant behavior issues.

Host:
Powell Valley Assisted Living & Memory Care Community isn’t just a list of services…it’s a guiding philosophy. Our philosophy of assisted living & memory care assures you that you can enjoy a comfortable, caring home at Powell Valley. There has never been anyone like you before, we value your individuality and dignity and provide an array of services and amenities to help you live the way you want.

Parking is plentiful at Clear Creek Church. Crosswalk is at 182nd and Powell.