Conference Schedule & Program

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 9 am to 4 pm

9:00 am to 9:30 am - Registration

9:00 am to 2:00 pm - Exhibitor hall open

9:30 am - Keynote Address - Elder Abuse: Sue Vantine, NovaCares LLC

Elder abuse and neglect come in many forms – physical, financial, emotional. You should know the warning signs, the risk factors, and how you can prevent and report the problem when caregiving goes wrong.

10:00 am - Making the Most of your Medicare BenefitsMaria Simonsen, Westminster at Lake Ridge

Getting the Medicare benefits you deserve is frequently very complicated and can be a frustrating process. This session will be packed with valuable information and tips that are essential to ensure you get the most from this benefit.

11:00 am - Legal NeedsAbigail Wolf, The Elder and Disability Law Center

12:00 pm - Lunch will be available on the lower level. The exhibitor hall will remain open during the lunch break.

1:00 pm - Fraud Protection and PreventionTimothy Camus, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations for TIGTA (retired) and Jon Guest, Akamai Technologies

This session will focus on frauds impacting seniors.  Learn how to recognize these scams and fraudulent activities, what you should do to protect yourself and your loved one, and what action to take should you become a victim.

2:00 pm - How to Care for Your Loved One's MoneyPat Manalio and Abra Hogarth, Strategic Management Partners

This session will focus on practical aspects of managing the finances for a loved one. Learn when and how to step in, what obstacles you may encounter, what may be required of you, and how to navigate the system when you are responsible for handling someone else’s financial affairs.

3:00 pm - Community ResourcesHeidi Garvis, Caring Considerations

Building your caregiving team is an important part of caregiving.  It will improve the quality of life for your loved one and for yourself.  Learn about the full spectrum of services available in the community.


Presenters were very well qualified and experts in their fields.
— C.S.