Senior Summit 2020

Senior Summit 2020 Conference and Expo
St. George’s Fellowship Centre and Woodridge Elementary School

Online sponsorship and booth information are available.


May 8, 2020 Senior Summit Conference:  St. George’s Fellowship Centre
Targeting social workers, attorneys, policy makers, guardians, caretakers and seniors

May 9 Senior Summit Expo:  Woodridge Elementary School 
A FREE event for seniors and those who love them.

Conference Details:  Admission is $90 and includes breakfast, lunch and CEU/CLE sessions. (Pending)  Registration opens soon.

Conference Agenda
May 8, 2020
St. George’s Fellowship Centre
3204 Ridgewood Rd., Fairlawn, OH  44333

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Check in and breakfast

8:30 to 9:15 a.m.Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer – Welcome and “introduce the day”.
Emcee:  Bob Tayak

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.: Age Friendly Akron – Social Welfare and Policy – Susan, Harvey, Doug

  • What is age friendly? Introduce concept, domains and what’s and whys it is important to all.
  • Why Age Friendly city and Age Friendly County?
  • Needs assessment data for Akron. What does that mean we need for seniors in Akron?

10:15 to 10:30 a.m. – Break – and move to breakout sessions (Chosen ahead of time)

10:30 to Noon:  Breakout sessions Domains: Social Welfare and Policy

Age Friendly Art, Entertainment and Leisure:

Moderator: Lisa King – Executive Director of Summit Metro Parks
Teresa Bonner – Executive Director of Aroha Philanthropies
Kathy Romito – Community Relations Manager, Western Reserve Hospital
Kamelia Fisher – Executive Director, Summit Art Space
Demetrius Lambert-Falconer – Chief of Community Engagement, Summit Metro Parks
Gailmarie Forte – Vice President of Outreach & Communications, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Age Friendly Respect and Social Inclusion:  Ageism, dementia inclusion.  How to keep people socially engaged.  Focus on resources to pass on to clients.  An experience of how benefits clients/older adults.  Accessibility.  Volunteering

Andrew DeFratis – Communications Director, Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area
Karen Hrdlicka – Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Aging

Age Friendly Civic Participation and Employment:  Why does work need to be an all or nothing experience?  An age-friendly community provides ways older people can (if they choose) continue to work for pay, volunteer their skills and be actively engaged in community life.

Susan Hazlett – Summa Health Systems – Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
Dawn Moeglin – Senior Director of Community Engagement, VANTAGE Aging
Ann Manby – Chief Financial Officer, VANTAGE Aging

Age Friendly Transportation and Walkability:  Discussing accessibility.  Social and physical benefits.

Jason Segedy – City of Akron, Director of Planning and Urban Development City of Akron
Valerie Shea – Director of Planning METRO RTA
Curtis Baker – Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS)

Noon to 1 PM – lunch
Recognition of sponsors – Bob Tayak
Lunch transition video:  AARP

1 – 2 p.m. – Keynote Ken Florian – President Coregencies, BA, MTS, Certified Thanatologist

2 – 3 p.m. – Cultural Intelligence:  Increase your capability to relate and work effectively across cultures.   Be aware, understand and apply cultural competence into everyday interaction with clients and co-workers.

Julia Ellefritt, Education Director, Cornerstone of Hope Bereavement Center
Cindy Christman, retired Akron Police Officer and Vice Chair of the Akron Pride Festival.

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Facilitated wrap-up:  Table activity with action steps.

Sarah Bongiorno – Senior Project Manager, Planning NEXT



Senior Summit Expo details:

May 9, 2020
Woodridge Elementary School
4351 Quick Rd, 44264
9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Doors Open:   9:00 a.m.

Parking – Special parking for mobility challenged seniors

Check-In:  Guests receive program with list of activities, map of venue and any other pertinent instructions as well as tickets for breakfast and lunch to the first 500 registrants.

All must register to receive breakfast or lunch.  Pre-registration will be available soon.

Booths:  Many booths will be available offering services on the spot for seniors to sign up for or experience on that day!


Breakfast – 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Boxed lunch provided by

MOST events are available for all to walk in.  In some cases, information is necessary so you can bring materials with you OR so we are prepared with enough staff.  All will take walk up appointments.  Having your medications or paperwork will make your experience more complete.

These include:

Med- check or “brown bag event:  You should gather all prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, herbal or natural products and vitamins or minerals you use, place them in a bag and bring them to the event. Or, bring a list. They will be screened for potential duplication of therapies, side effects or interactions.

Community Legal Aid:  Community Legal Aid advocates will be on-site to answer questions about and assist in processing estate planning documents, including advanced directives, powers of attorney, wills, and more. Attorneys will also be available to answer general legal questions and offer some limited counsel and advice on legal matters.

WAKR:  Will broadcast live from the event with their Saturday morning programming.

Join us as a sponsor or with a booth.  For questions regarding sponsorship or PDF versions of these documents please email Lisa Mansfield at: