InControl Wisconsin Aging Empowerment 2018

Madison, Wisconsin
Thursday, June 14, 2018
InControl Wisconsin Aging Empowerment 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Friday, June 15, 2018

Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
4402 East Washington Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
United States

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8:30 - 9:45 am: Opening Session/Keynote Address

9:45 - 10:15 am: Visit Exhibits/Comfort Break

10:15-11:30 am: Breakout A (4 options)

11:30 - 12:30 pm: Lunch/Introduce Sponsors/Exhibitors/Empowerment Awards 

12:30 - 1:45 pm: Breakout B (4 options)

1:45 - 2:15 pm: Ice Cream Social

2:15 - 3:30 pm: Breakout C (4 options)

3:30 - 4:15 pm: Reflections on the Day

4:!5 - 6:00 pm: Networking Reception

BUILDING STRONG MOMENTS FOR CHANGE, Advocacy Summit, Friday, June 15

8:30 am: Welcome, Focus and Format of Summit

8:45 am: Briefing: 5 Key Strategies for Strengthening Citizenship and Empowerment of Older Adults

9:15 am: Reactor Panel: Focusing the Key Strategies on Wisconsin

10:00 am: Comfort Break

10:15 am: Facilitated Small Group Work: Choosing an Issue

11:25 am: Reporting Out to Large Group

12:10 pm: Summary - and Looking Forward

12:30 pm: Adjourn



Keynote Address: Are Older People Still Citizens?

Simon John Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform (@CforWR), Secretary for Citizen Network

A test of any decent society is how it respects the older generation. Are older people at the center of family and community life, or are they isolated or institutionalized? Can people set their own path, even when they need extra help, or are they forced to do what others think is best for them? While people with disabilities have demanded equal rights and self-determination, older people are often forced to accept lower standards. Dr Simon Duffy is both a philosopher and practitioner, who has worked for 30 years to develop ideas and systems to advance equal citizenship for all. Simon will explain what is happening around the world to enable people to be true citizens at
any age, and whatever their needs. Simon will also explore how the idea of citizenship - which connects ancient Greece to the civil rights movement - must be central to solving the problems - and seizing the opportunities - ahead of us.

Technology: Wisdom and Warnings Chris Patterson,  Night Owl Support Systems; Cindi Pichler, Senior Assistive Technology Specialist, IndependenceFirst.

Taking Charge: Navigating Health Care Transitions

Kate Schilling, Attorney, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resource

Intergenerational Housing: A Promising Strategy to Address the Workforce Challenge
Joe Gallagher, Architectural Associate, JLA Architects

Advance Care Planning: Empowering Older Adults by Making their Health Care Wishes Known

Adrienne Allen, Organizational Development Specialist; Amy Allen, Quality Improvement Manager; Care Wisconsin

Supported Decision Making: Preserving Empowerment

Mitchell Hagopian, Attorney, Disability Rights Wisconsin

The Opioid Crisis and Wisconsin's Elderly

Skye Tikkanen, MS, CSAC, LPC, CS-IT, Drug Poisoning Prevention Program Manager, Safe Communities Madison-Dane County

Honoring Choices: Balancing Rights, Self-Determination and Risk 
Kim Marheine, Ombudsmen Services Supervisor, State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care

Dementia Capable Wisconsin: Department of Health Services 5-Year Dementia Plan
Carrie Molke, Director, Bureau for Aging and Disability Services, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Empowering Caregivers Across Cultures

Tasha Orr-Holmes, Community Partnership Specialist; Dave Verban, Senior Learning and Development Specialist; TMG

Keeping a Balanced Life and "Stepping On"

Ruth Meyer Physical Therapist; Jennifer Wallskog, Physical Therapist; Safe Communities Coalition of Madison - Dane County

Before the After
Sara Wrobel, Before the After Facilitator

Ensuring IRIS Advocacy for Persons Aged 60 and Over: The Long-Term Ombudsman Program
Kim Marheine, Ombudsmen Services Supervisor, State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care

8:30 (Patti) Welcome; Focus and Format for today’s Summit  
8:30 (Patti) Welcome; Focus and Format for today’s Summit  

Contact Information

  • For questions about the conference, please contact Conference Planner Peggy Rynearson at: (608) 446-4206 or

Payment Instructions

  • Credit Card Payments can be processed online. 

    Checks should be made out to:
    InControl Wisconsin

    Payments can be mailed to:
    InControl WI
    2935 S. Fish Hatchery Rd, #233
    Madison, WI 53711
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