Click on a course name to see the course descriptions. On the day of the Summit, you can attend one class in each time slot. Locations of classes will be available day of Summit.

Time Event
All day Visit exhibitors
8:00-9:00 Check-in and visit exhibitors
9:00-10:00 Caregiver Stories
9:00-10:00 Virtual Dementia Tour
9:00-10:00 TBD
9:00-10:00 Peace Within Chaos: Guided Meditation for Caregivers
9:00-10:00 TBD
 9:00-10:00 TBD
10:00-10:30 Break – visit exhibitors
10:30-11:30 Caregiver Stories
10:30-11:30 Virtual Dementia Tour
10:30-11:30 TBD
10:30-11:30 Peace Within Chaos: Guided Meditation for Caregiver
10:30-11:30 TBD
10:30-11:30 TBD
11:30-1:00 Lunch – visit exhibitors
1:00-2:00 Technology and Caregiving
1:00-2:00 TBD
1:00-2:00 Virtual Dementia Tour
 1:00-2:00 TBD
 1:00-2:00 Communication Strategies
 1:00-2:00 2018: A Year of Changes in Medicare
2:00-2:30 Break – visit exhibitors
2:30-3:30 Technology and Caregiving
2:30-3:30 TBD
2:30-3:30 Virtual Dementia Tour
2:30-3:30 TBD
2:30-3:30 Communication Strategies
2:30-3:30 2018: A Year of Changes in Medicare

Course Descriptions

Caregiver Stories

Rich Gwaltney, Community Engagement Representative, Transitions LifeCare
Join a panel of caregivers to hear their personal stories and how they have navigated caregiving. The session will include audience participation and networking with other caregivers.

Virtual Dementia Tour

HH Hunt/ Spring Arbor
The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) is designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia. The VDT is a dementia simulation creating understanding of the physical and mental challenges faced by those with dementia. VDT is offered in full session format this year. Each session is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be offered during all four time periods.

Peace Within Chaos: Guided Meditation for Caregivers

Tricia McPherson, Relief Massage and Bodywork
To Begin – Set a Time for 5 minutes. Turn everything off. Sit quietly and breathe. Sound like a vacation? It can be and it can be for YOU! Join this session to learn how to calm the chaos in your mind.You will focus on breathe and learn that you are successful, even if you only meditate for one minute at a time, This class will involve meditation and we ask that you arrive on time.

Technology and Caregiving

January Brown, Eastern Carolina Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging

Communication Strategies

Gretchen Napier, MSHA, CMC, Owner and CEO, LifeLinks and Meike Weist, MSW, Triangle Area President, LifeLinks

2018: A Year of Changes in Medicare

Stephanie Bias North Carolina Senior Medicare Patrol (NCSMP) Program Coordinator, Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), North Carolina Department of Insurance
Have you received your new Medicare card? What are the steps to ensure your providers are aware of your new Medicare number? How will the Annual Election Period for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans this fall coordinate with the new cards versus the old ones? HELP! Join us for a conversation about these topics. You’ll be glad you did!