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Art and Science of Aging Conference
Past Student Posters
Past Conference Programs
2017 Conference Presentations
Margaret Neal, PhD, MUS, BA –
Making the Case for an Age-Friendly Community
Cynthia Beel-Bates, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN; Chris Simon, BS, CTRS –
Become Dementia Friendly
Leara Glinzak, MSAT –
Art Therapy Educates a Community
Liz Keegan, BA –
Fair Housing Rights for Seniors
Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications Support
Guide for Consumers
Susie Marsh, LBSW –
Downsizing, Moving and Clutter Challenges in the Homes of Older Adults
Mark Gleason, PhD, MPRTM, MPA; Michael Scantlebury, PhD, M Phil, BA –
Exploring Water Trails: Outdoor Recreation Accessible to All
Cynthia Beel-Bates, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN –
Reconnecting Veiled Minds through Music
Michael Shafer, PhD –
Brain Health: Aging, Depression, Exercise and Mental Activity
Dave Kampfschulte, MEd, BA –
Looking Up while Life is Pushing You Down
Ruth Kelly, MEd; Helen Lehman, BA –
Staying Put and Getting Around: Grand Rapids Adapting for its Seniors
Facing Senior Issues
Elizabeth Zeldes, BS –
Daily Money Managers: Helping Seniors Stay Independent and Secure
Grace Huizinga, EdD, MSN, RN –
and Caring: Interprofessional LGBT Training for LTC Staff through Nursing and Chaplaincy
Joan Borst, PhD, LMSW; Sally Pelon, PhD, LMSW –
An Intergenerational Alternative to Lonely Living
Chris Dondzila, PhD –
Effective Use of Wearable Activity Trackers to Improve Health
Catherine Jacobs, JD; Beth Mans, BS –
House That? Housing Considerations as We Age
Ian Warnock, NTS –
Scents-ing the Possibilities
Joanne Feutz, BS; Renee Thompson, BS –
There’s No Place Like Home: Stay Safe with Assistive Technology and Home Modifications
Mary Jo Byrne, BA; Carl Gibson, PhD, MA –
Keep Seniors Smiling: Ensuring Seniors’ Oral Health
Jennifer Muñoz, BAA; Suzanne Schultz, AICP –
Let Your Voice Be Heard: A Community Conversation
2016 Conference Presentations
Teresa Castelão-Lawless, PhD & Geling Shang, PhD -
Grace as Resilience: Lessons from Ancient Eastern and Western Philosophers
Marla DeVries, BA & Cheryl Van Bemden, BA, ADN, NHA -
The Green House Project: A Proven Prescription for Success
Chris Dondzila, PhD -
Optimizing Healthy Aging Being Physically Active
Grace Huizinga, EdD, MSN, BSN, RN -
Sunrise & Sunset of the LGBT Aging Community
Jing Chen, PhD & Chris Kurby, PhD -
Changes in memory and thinking with age: What can be done about it?
Jennifer Munoz, BAA -
The Value of the Older Adult Worker
Theresa Lynn, PhD, LMSW, RN, BSN, BA -
Hope and Strength Surround Even the Dying
Elizabeth Harrell, John Farrington & Chad Sutliffe, MHA, MEd, NHA -
The Housing Dilemma: Backup is Here
Beth A. Swagman, JD, MSW, ACSW -
Better Planning for Longer Lives: Preparing Now For a Longer Life Lived Well
Jenny Baweja, CTRS -
Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Travelling with a Disability
Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD -
Helping to Prevent Financial Exploitation: New Assessments in Financial Decision Making among Older Adults
Kelly Purdue, LMSW, ACSW & Amy VanDorp, LMSW -
Emotional Flexibility: Increasing Resiliency in Older Adults
Jane Royer, Mary McLoughlin, Tera Wozniak Qualls, MPA & Tom Rademacher -
It’s My Party And I’ll Fly If I Want To!
Tracy Ryks, BES -
The Resilience Myth: Ways to Boost Resilience
Heather M. Wallace, PhD -
Exploring the Potential of Intergenerational Mentorship in Health and Resilience
Lisa Ellens (moderator) -
What Will It Take to Become a Dementia Friendly Community?
2015 Conference Presentations
This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps our View of Long Life
Sok Kean Khoo & Barbara Pickut-
Parkinson's Disease: Early Detection and Mindfulness Treatment New Approaches
Kara Hansen, Lisa Spangler, Jill Banka-
Building a Better Balance Program is as Easy as 1,2..or 3
Mark Gleason, Robert Robins, Paul Stansbie-
Boomers & Tourism: You Don't Have to Stay Home
Mary Mathieu, Suzann Ogland-Hand-
Finding Balance in the Early Stages of a Dementia Disorder: Strength-Based Interventions
Marenta Klinger & Lisa Ellens-
The Short Lesson on Living Long
Linda J. Keilman-
The Spiritual Dimension in Aging
Chris Kurby and Jing Chen-
Aging is a Mindset: How We Think about Age May Influence How We Age
Kristine M. Todd and Steven E. Brodnicki-
Maintaining Functional Capacity During and Following Hospitalization to Improve Mobility
Nancy Mason & Julie Lake-
Preventing Falls Through Better Balance
Brain Boost or Bust
Well-being through Person-Directed Care for Persons Living with Dementia
2014 Conference Presentations
Leslie R. Martin-
"Throw Your Heart into it, and the Rest Will Follow!"
"Throw Your Heart into... What?"
Michael Shoemaker; John Stevenson-
"Exercise and Successful Aging: Maintaining Function and Quality of Life"
Sarah Van Eerden-
"Making Healthy Eating Fun"
Cynthia S Pimm-
"How to Stay in the Driver's Seat of Life"
"Adult Orphans: when parents die"
"Mindfulness and Pain Management"
"Mindful Self-Care for Caregivers"
"Introducing Older Adults to Mindfulness Practices"
Steve Glass; Lindsey DesArmo-
"The More You Move...The More You Live"
"Aging in Place: AARP HomeFit Program"
"Discuss. Decide. Document: Advance Care Planning with Making Choices Michigan"
"Research on Mindfulness"
"Purposeful and Meaningful Leisure and Recreation for Senior Adults"
"Health Care Reform"
2013 Conference Presentations
Suzanne Filby-Clark; Laura Dobrzelewski; Julie Alicki; Martha Anderson -
"Exploring Community Options TO Age In Place"
Tom Appel -
"Making Your Voice Heard"
Bryan Reeder -
"Fraud Target: Senior Citizens"
Suzann Ogland-Hand, PhD; Cathy Brady, LMSW; Christine Simons, CTRS; Joy Spahn, MPA -
"Empowered for the Dementia Caregiver Journey"
Elaine Schott -
"Vintage Status: Powered And Empowering"
Chuck Jaquith; Linda Likely; Jan Amato; Douglas Hale -
Jolene Moore -
"Walk for Life: Speed Up Your Stride, Improve Your Health"
Julie Lake -
"Senior Odyssey=Serious Play: Exercise The Brain, Challenge Your Limits, Gain Mastery, And Build Friendships"
Priscilla Kimboko, PhD -
"Food Matters: Healthy Choices For The Body And Brain"
Sister Sue Tracy -
"Laff Jest For The Health Of IT!"
Douglas Chung -
"Buddhist Empowerment And Life Transformation"
Linda Kirpes, Lihua Huang, Alisha Cowell -
"The Joys of Sex in Later Life"
2012 Conference Presentations
Molly Mettler, MSW -
"Mom, I Think We Should Talk: Preparing For the Final Transition"
Susan Jensen, PhD, MSN -
"Impacts of the New Health Law on Seniors"
Cray Mulder, LMSW, PhD; Muthoni Imungi, PhD, LMSW; Amanda Taylor, MSW Candidate; Tim Buteyn, MSW Student and GA - "
Consequences for Caregivers: Dealing With Ambiguous Loss"
Cynthia Beel-Bates, PhD, MSN, & Heather Wallace, PhD, MPH Candidate -
"Take Charge: Become Your Own Health Advocate"
Gayle Ruhl, MSW - "
Cultural Perspective: Working With Native American Elders"
Linda Kirpes, MSW -
"Suspecting Elder Abuse: Now What?"
Joan Borst, PhD, LMSW - "
Lost & Found: Grief and Loss Associated with Chronic Illness"
Jing Chen, PhD, & Christopher Kurby, PhD - "
Improving the Mind With a Hop, Skip, and a Jump"
Part 1 (Kurby)
Part 2 (Chen)
Cathy Weisbeck, PhD, MSW -
"Transitioning to Honor the Older Population in America
Additional Notes and References
Paul Reitemeier, PhD -
"Planning Your Exit Strategy: Making the Most of Your Advanced Directive"
Kim Crawford, LMSW - "
Learning to Live as One: The Journey of Widowhood"
Iris Boettcher, MD, CMD -
"Dementia: What's Up?"
Dianne Green-Smith, PhD, LMSW, ACSW -
"Spiritual Connectedness: A Mother's and Daughter's Journey"
David L. Carrier, PC - "
Late Life Legal Scenarios: How to Preserve What You Own to Protect What You Value"
2011 Conference Presentations
Dr. Larry Lawhorne -
"The Modern Fountain of Youth: An Ecology of Optimal Aging"
Betsy Brown -
"Using Plant-Based Therapies to Promote Health & Well-being"
Suzan Couzens -
"Spirituality & Health"
Muthoni Imungi - "
Immigrants and Refugees: Aging Issues and Challenges"
Chris Kurby - "
Age Difference in the Understanding & Memory of Everyday Activity"
Amanda Baushke - Masterpiece Living: Promoting Successful Aging in Senior Living Facilities Paul Bennett - "
Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: Great Places to Grow Old?"
Tracy Booth - "
Eating for Health: Adapting Culture Food Choices to Healthy Food"
Substitution Charts Handout
Recipe 1: Hot Mexican Bean Sauce
Recipe 2: Okra & Tomato
Rita LaReau -
"Project NICHE (Nurses Improving Care of Health Systems Elders): The SPICES TOOL"
Michael Faber -
"Successful Aging: Overcoming Ageism and Rediscovering Life Purpose"
Sue Brooks & Amanda Himes -
"Do You Feel What I Feel? Understanding Sensory Changes in the Aging Population"
Steven Smith -
"Canadian Prescription Purchasing Practices and Health Care Attitudes Among Michigan Senior Center Participants"
2010 Conference Presentations
"Engaging Experienced Adults in Systems Change
"Use It or Lose It - Aging Brain and It's Plasticity"
"Older Adults and Intergenerational Social Support: Lessons from International Experience"
"Elder Law and Late Life Financial Preparation"
"Housing Bureau for Seniors"
"Brain Health: A Subject That Matters to Everyone"
"The More The Merrier: Friends and Family Enhance Well being
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