The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly (CASE) will hold its 28th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference. "How to Answer the Tough Questions" will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. The conference will feature specialists who will discuss how to talk about sensitive issues, how to begin conversations that need to take place before making tough decisions, and where resources can be found to help facilitate conversations.
Keynote speaker is Charles Yates, M.D., who is chief medical officer at Fallon Health Weinberg. Yates is board-certified in family medicine, as well as palliative and hospice care. Following the keynote address will be a discussion with Dawn Chase from Unyts, who is a volunteer and organ donation recipient. Michael Goodlander of Otto Redanz Funeral Home will follow with a discussion in the field of grief, death, funeral planning and pre-planning. Anne Lozzi from Niagara County Protective Services for Adults will then discuss triggers that might suggest a person is in need of adult protective services.
The "How to Answer the Tough Questions" conference is recommended for social workers, community service providers, health and community care professionals, as well as anyone serving the older adult population. Registration for the event includes a continental breakfast, professional resource fair, boxed lunch, basket auction, a door prize and networking opportunities. Community resource information will also be available.
The event will be held at the Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. firehall at 1705 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls. Registration is $20. The event is open to professionals throughout Western New York. For more information or to register, visit www.CaseNiagara.com or contact Dot Swift by email at [email protected] or call 716-874-2600, ext. 6438.
Established in 1989, CASE is a coalition of agencies, organizations and individuals whose mission is to provide community resource education and networking opportunities to enhance services for the aging in Niagara County. For more information about CASE and a conference registration form, visit www.CaseNiagara.com.