Senior Summit 2019


May 17, 2019 Senior Summit Conference

The Senior Summit 2019 conference agenda will feature an in-depth look at area services to seniors and the subject of Advance Directives and End-of-Life care. Session will provide tools for attendees to take into the community in better support of clients, patients, communities as well as self-care for caregivers.

Admission is $90 and includes breakfast, lunch and CEU/CLE sessions. (Pending)

To register for the conference please click on REGISTER


May 17, 2019
St. George’s Fellowship Centre
3204 Ridgewood Rd., Fairlawn, OH  44333
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Check-in and Breakfast Buffet


Conference Agenda:


Welcome and Introductions: Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Summit County Probate Court

Emcee: Sam McCoy, Senior Vice President of Elder Rights for Direction Home Akron Area Agency on Aging.


The Coordinated Needs project – The Gap Analysis

Identify the needs/data: (including the areas in the county where there are high needs/deficits through mapping)
Presented by: Abigail Morgan, Senior Vice President, Business Strategy & Performance – Direction Home Akron Canton

Identify the “how to” – find services/get started
Presented by: Rick Marountas, Chief Epidemiologist, Summit County Health Department


10:00 – 10:30 a.m.:     Break and opportunity to view a “hands-on” demonstration of the Coordinated Needs Assessment.


Medicare/SSI/Medicaid/Long Term Care

Dispelling myths and legends
Presented by: Medicare – Francine Chuchanis, Director of Entitlement Rights – Direction Home Akron Canton   SSI – Robert Fenn, Social Security Administration   Medicaid –Amy Rohling-McGee, Health Policy Institute of Ohio

Long-term care: The issues, policies affecting solutions and creative ways that work to provide long-term care.
Presented by: AARP Policy Institute Speaker: TBA


Noon – 12:45 p.m.:     Lunch


End-of-life Care

No Roadmap: Caregiver Journeys focusing on the impact of end of life care and decision making on caregivers and the challenges they face.
Presented by: Dr Steven, “Skip,” Radwany, MD, Specializing in Geriatric and Internal Medicine

A Family Story: Being an advocate, seeking resources in your community.
Presented by: Jeanine Marks, Executive Director of Stewart’s Caring Place Cancer Wellness Center

Minnie, Rosie, and Grace advanced care planning, Living Wills, Health Care POA
Presented by: Dr Steven, “Skip,” Radwany, MD, Specializing in Geriatric and Internal Medicine


2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.:     BREAK


Facilitated Writing

Providing care and communication for both patient and caregivers
Presented by: David Hassler, Director, The Wick Poetry Center, Kent State University


Closing 4 p.m.