9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
On the Streets: the Crisis of Elder Homelessness in Miami-Dade County.
This session will address the nature and growing crisis of elder homelessness nationally and, especially, in Miami-Dade County. It will include discussion of a model program in Boston that specializes in providing permanent supportive housing, as well as developments in Miami to respond to the dramatic increase in the number of elder homeless.
Speakers include Mark Hinderlie, President & CEO, Hearth, Boston, Mass; Ron Book, Chair, Homeless Trust; Symeria Hudson, President & CEO, Chapman Partnership,Francis Afram-Gyening, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of Camillus Health Concern, Inc.
Thriving With Dementia: A New Focus on Strengths.
This session will address a positive new approach to working with people with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. It will focus on novel ways to identify an individual’s strengths and to enhance the quality of life of those with the disease. It will include discussion of new programs to help achieve these goals.
Speakers include Marc Agronin, M.D., Senior Vice-President for Behavioral Health, Miami Jewish Health Systems, Amina Rivero, PsyD, MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health, and Chrystine Kopcsik, LCSW, MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health.