Upcoming aGING aDULT sEMINAR sERIES

December 9th

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Non-Profit Services available for Aging Adults


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm.


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


This Month's Speakers:


Morgan McMillian - Lake Travis Community Library


Morgan McMillian became the Director of the Lake Travis Community Library in June 2009. She graduated from the University of Texas where she earned her Master of Science in Information Studies in May 2009. Additionally, she has a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. McMillian is an active member of the American Library Association and the Texas Library Association. In these organizations, she has served on many committees. She was a task force member for ALA President Loriene Roy and served on the 2011 Caldecott Award Committee to select the most distinguished picture book of the year. Morgan also participated in the 2016 Texas Accelerated Library Leaders Institute.


Lisa Daly - Family Eldercare


Lisa Daly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Master’s Degree in Teaching from Binghamton University. She is a Certified Dementia Specialist and has several years of experience working in the senior service industry in a variety of management, caregiver education and marketing positions. Lisa is a master trainer for the national curriculums: Powerful Tools for Caregivers, A Matter of Balance and Savvy Caregiver. She recently returned to Family Eldercare as Director of In Home Care and is a member of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Senior Services (AGLSS) team at Family Eldercare dedicated to providing quality care for LGBTQ senior adults. 


Tom Seidenstricker, President, Service League of Greater Lakeway


The Service League of Greater Lakeway was organized in the fall of 1988. It was created for the purpose of providing a supportive network of short term services to adults living in the greater Lakeway area. Services provided include transportation, household repairs and home health aids. 


Shannon Johnson-Quaife, Ph.D., Program Director, Alzheimer’s Texas

 

Alzheimer’s Texas is based in Austin and was established in 1982.  We work to advance research while enhancing care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers. 


Jodi Allen, Outreach and Development Manager - Drive a Senior Central Texas


Drive a Senior Central Texas enriches lives and communities by providing transportation and socialization to non-driving seniors, at no cost, helping them to achieve healthy and active aging in place.  






October 7th

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Communicating with Adult Children


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm.


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


This Month's Speakers:


Dr. Norma Perez


Norma J. Perez, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience. She obtained her PhD at the University of Rhode Island and completed her Clinical Fellowship at Brown University. She has a private practice in Lakeway and provides individual and couples psychotherapy. Additionally, she does psychological assessments and neurocognitive assessments to assess for dementia.

Dr. Perez has been working with older adults in their homes and senior living facilities since coming to the Lakeway area. It has been through her work with older adults that has driven her to study the research and identify strategies to healthy aging. 


When working with her clients, she looks at the big picture. She looks at why they sought her out, but then also assesses other aspects of their life, such as their social and family life, their health issues, and their functional abilities. She believes that when one area of a person’s life is off balance, it is most likely affecting the other areas of their life. She strives to help her clients improve their overall quality of life, not just the presenting issues.


Dr. Perez is currently working towards her certification as a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. Through this training she will be able to help her clients identify more evidence-based holistic approaches to alleviating symptoms and supporting their mental health using diet and nutrition. 


On a personal note, she is married to a wonderful husband of thirty-eight years, has two beautiful daughters and two handsome sons-in-law, who combined have given her three handsome grandsons. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time at the beach.


www.MindBodyLifeConnection.com; 512-365-4278


Ariel Goward,  LCSW-S ,C-ASWCM, TxCG Geriatric Case Manager


Ariel knew early on that she enjoyed working with seniors and helping others. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. While working on her degree she also received a Certificate in Gerontology. After graduating Ariel went to The University of Georgia where she earned her Masters of Social Work degree.

After beginning her Social Work career in Atlanta, Georgia, Ariel relocated to Austin. She began working for a hospice and home health company. In 2010, while still working as a hospice social worker, Ariel started Texas Family Services (TFS). TFS was founded to help families find housing options for seniors. Ariel had already toured and worked in many of the communities so it was a natural fit.

In 2013 Ariel expanded TFS to include Senior Services of Austin which specializes in Geriatric Case Management services. In 2013 Ariel’s grandfather’s illness found her helping to navigate the complexities of his care. The guidance she provided in managing long-term care insurance, private caregivers, and the medical professionals helped to alleviate family stress. Throughout this personal experience, Ariel recognized how important case management services are to seniors and their families.


Julie Latson


Julie Latson, MHA has spent the last 16 years working with seniors and their families navigate the healthcare system. Julie graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and completed her Master of Healthcare Administration at Texas State University. A Texas Native, Julie’s introduction to healthcare came when she served as Patient Advocate at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  With the desire to return to Austin, the bulk of Julie’s experience has been in Austin’s senior living market. She has worked in independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing both in operations and sales roles. 


Julie’s passion for helping families connect with resources stems from her own family’s need for such help. Her grandmother battled Alzheimer’s disease for 10+ years which highlighted the necessity for coordination of care from a wholistic perspective. When not working, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, and two young, rambunctious boys.  




August 12th

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 Avoiding Homeowner Scams


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


This Month's Speakers:


Mark Webb


I spent three years in the private insurance industry as a sales agent and adjuster before joining the Texas Department of Insurance in 2013 as a consumer protection specialist. I’ve worked with just about every line of property coverage while at TDI. Our Mission is to regulate the insurance industry fairly and diligently while providing consumer protection and insurance education to Texans. 


Angela Herron

 

Angela Herron is an Information and Outreach Specialist at the Texas Department of Insurance.  She conducts outreach events to help Texas consumers learn more about insurance and make informed decisions about their insurance coverage.


She holds a Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and two Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) designations from the Independent Insurance Agents of America.  She is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Medicare.

Angela worked in the private insurance sector for 10 years as an underwriting auditor.


She has worked at TDI since 2002.  During her time at TDI, she has worked in Information Assistance, Complaints Resolution, Enforcement, Fraud, Advertising, and currently in Public Education.


Paul Guerrero


Paul Guerrero moved to Lakeway, TX and started Legacy Independent Agency in 2016. A former resident of Midland, he saw that there was a need for a really honest, helpful insurance agency to provide commercial and residential insurance to this wonderful area.


With almost 3 decades of experience Paul knows exactly how large insurance providers work. He knows exactly who to call and what to say to get the coverage you need at the price your family or business can afford.


Scott Gidley


A long-term resident of Lakeway, Scott Gidley has actively supported our community by serving on numerous boards and task force committees; by fundraising for scholarships, teacher grants, LTHS organizations, and youth sports; by volunteering with several local non-profit organizations; and by coaching, refereeing, and umpiring for LTYA sports.  


Scott's wife, Beth, is a banking executive with Independent Bank in Lakeway.  His two daughters, Jennifer and Melissa, both graduated from LTHS, and both are now teachers in LTISD.  Scott appreciates the diverse recreation and lifestyle opportunities of our Lakeway/Lake Travis communities, and he enjoys walking his grand dogs in our beautiful parks.


With over 30 years experience in financial services, Scott Gidley is the founder and President of Charitable Financial Partners, a local firm that provides Medicare insurance planning advice as well as retirement and investment planning services to individuals, families, and business owners.  Annually, based on fees and commissions earned from his insurance and securities business, Scott makes donations to several local charitable organizations.


Chantell Gonzales


As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time in understanding what's important to you. It's also important to understand the level of risk you're comfortable accepting when investing so we can balance it with the steps necessary to reach your long-term goals.  


I began my career in the financial industry interning for Norwest Financial, now Wells Fargo, while in college. I proceeded to work as a broker for Hibernia Bank in Louisiana after graduation. I left the financial industry in 2003 to work for Johnson and Johnson. I spent the next 10 years in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry before returning to my financial roots. 

  

I have been with Edward Jones since 2016, and recently earned the AAMS®, Accredited Asset Management Specialist, professional designation from the College for Financial Planning. The College for Financial Planning awards the AAMS® designation to individuals who successfully complete a 12-module professional education program, pass a final examination, commit to its code of ethics and agree to pursue continuing education.  


I am a member of the National Charity League; a member of the Women's Ambassador Council at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center; a member of the United States Tennis Association; and a member of Emmaus Catholic Parish.  


I received my first bachelor's degree in 1995 and my second bachelor's degree in 2010. My husband, Brent, and I have been married for 22 years and are blessed with two wonderful children, Eric, 21, and Leigh, 17. Eric attends Ole Miss and Leigh attends Lake Travis High School. My favorite activity is to travel and spend time with family. We've been in Texas for six years, and we love it!  


Whether you're planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, we will work together to develop a complete, tailored strategy to help you achieve your financial goals.




June 10th

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 Housing Options As We Age


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm.


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


This Month's Speakers:


Landria Page


Landria Page received her Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) and Graduate Certificate as a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator (LNFA) from Texas State University in 2014 and her Bachelors in Biomedical Science (BBS) from Grand Valley State University in 2011. Landria is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional with over 14 years’ experience in geriatric communities. Landria joined Belmont Village Lakeway as a Community Relations Associate in November of 2017. 


John Brown


I began my career in 1979, when I went to work in the pharmacy retail drugstore business. I spent 36 years with one company, and had the opportunity to learn and grow as the Central Texas and Austin area continued to expand. My wife and I have always been committed to staying in the Austin area to raise our children; it truly is a special place to raise a family. One of the goals I have for the next chapter in my life is to help people by continuing to give back to local non-profits serving the aging population. As a community leader and local volunteer, serving people has always been a passion. As a caregiver for my mother as she progresses through the later stages of dementia with added complex medical conditions, I’ve learned first-hand the challenges facing families during these difficult transitions. I’m also reminded of the responsibilities we have to honor and provide for our seniors, as I volunteer and work with local non-profit boards focused on the aging population. I have committed myself to helping seniors through transitions and their daily living needs, offering dignity and passion to do what’s best for them.


Cyndi Cummings


While she works with people of all ages, Cyndi specializes in helping older adults (those 55+), senior citizens, and their caregiver families navigate the unique challenges that face boomers and seniors when they contemplate a late-in-life move. The financial, emotional, and logistical issues faced by older adults are unique and demand a specially-trained real estate agent who understands the complexities of such a move.


Cummings holds the designation designation of Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) from The Seniors Real Estate Institute,  Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) from the National Association of Realtors and is an approved trainer for SRES courses in Texas.



April 8th

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 Aging Well Expert Panel 


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm.


Seminar Location: 


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd.

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.  


Location and Topic Subject to Change  


This Month's Speakers:


Dr. Norma Perez 


Norma J. Perez, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience. She obtained her PhD at the University of Rhode Island and completed her Clinical Fellowship at Brown University. She has a private practice in Lakeway and provides individual and couples psychotherapy. Additionally, she does psychological assessments and neurocognitive assessments to assess for dementia. 

Dr. Perez has been working with older adults in their homes and senior living facilities since coming to the Lakeway area. It has been through her work with older adults that has driven her to study the research and identify strategies to healthy aging. 


When working with her clients, she looks at the big picture. She looks at why they sought her out, but then also assesses other aspects of their life, such as their social and family life, their health issues, and their functional abilities. She believes that when one area of a person’s life is off balance, it is most likely affecting the other areas of their life. She strives to help her clients improve their overall quality of life, not just the presenting issues.  


Dr. Perez is currently working towards her certification as a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. Through this training she will be able to help her clients identify more evidence-based holistic approaches to alleviating symptoms and supporting their mental health using diet and nutrition. 

On a personal note, she is married to a wonderful husband of thirty-eight years, has two beautiful daughters and two handsome sons-in-law, who combined have given her three handsome grandsons. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time at the beach.  


www.MindBodyLifeConnection.com; 512-365-4278


Dr. Gayle Hubatch, OMD


Dr. Gayl Hubatch, OMD is the author of: Fabric of the Soul: Eight Extraordinary Vessels. Capturing essence from her practice of energy medicine for over 25 years. Dr. Hubatch brings a wealth of knowledge to her courses. She has taught at many colleges, universities and privately, since 1983, including Omega, Esalen and Kripalu.   

Gayl specializes in acupuncture, herbology, and bodymind therapies, while integrating Qigong/Tai Chi and HeartMath bodymind meditation, in Lakeway, TX.


Dr. Hubatch is a licensed acupuncturist and diplomat through NCCAOM.

  

Email: gayl@blueheroncenter.com

www.blueheroncenter.com

(512) 266-2059


Dr. Nancy Zegarra


Dr. Zegarra was intrigued with many specialties during her residency, but ultimately chose internal medicine because it encompassed all organ systems. To that end, she enjoys helping her patients stay healthy and improve their quality of life. She improves her quality of life with tasty food, culture, traveling and an active lifestyle that includes unconventional sports like stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, and rock climbing.


Dr. Jesse Cooper


Dr. Cooper has an expertise in chronic pain, functional rehabilitation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. He helped establish the Department of Chiropractic Medicine within Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Cooper has spent his entire career working alongside hospital-based teams of health care professionals within skilled nursing facilities, physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics, inpatient rehabilitation centers, and orthopedic clinics. He has a passion for research and continues to publish studies aimed at improving spine care and modernizing chiropractic education. He enjoys volunteering at Georgetown High School athletic events and the Wounded Warrior Project.



February 11th

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 Aging in Place and Staying Put


Seminars are from 10:30am-12:00pm. 


Seminar Location:


Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd

Lakeway, TX 78734


You can register via the button below or by calling 512-766-3658.


Location and Topic Subject to Change


This Month's Speakers: 


Ann Maloley


Ann's Bio:  Ann is the Chief Strategy Officer for Be Well MD. Be Well MD provides medical care exclusively to seniors. All Be Well MD clinicians are specially trained in geriatrics. They deliver customized care through medical clinics located in senior living communities and through an in-home concierge service. Be Well MD also provides wound care services and conducts clinical trials on dementia. 


Prior to Be Well MD, Ann was a consultant to healthcare organizations across the country in the areas of practice development, physician communications and physician-hospital relationships. She did this for more than a decade. Ann has nationally-published articles and conducted national presentations on innovative medical marketing and physician relations strategies.


Amy Temperley


For over 25 years, Amy Temperley has been working with older adults in some form or fashion. From her time as a social worker in nursing homes and home health care, to her Executive roles in senior focused nonprofit agencies, Amy has committed her career to serving older adults.


Amy has been called upon time and again to develop relationships and create change in communities and organizations. She is an innovative thinker with a commitment to authentic leadership, problem solving and working within systems to implement change. Amy has a Master’s Degree in Human Services from St. Edward’s University.


Amy and her husband, Damien founded Aging is Cool in 2016 with the dream to create smart, engaging, fun activities for older adults and to address ageism in the world around them. They live just south of Austin, Texas and look forward to replicating Aging is Cool and their signature summer camp, Camp Meraki, on a national level.


Ariel Rosenbaum


Ariel knew early on that she enjoyed working with seniors and helping others. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. While working on her degree she also received a Certificate in Gerontology. After graduating Ariel went to The University of Georgia where she earned her Masters of Social Work degree.


After beginning her Social Work career in Atlanta, Georgia, Ariel relocated to Austin. She began working for a hospice and home health company. In 2010, while still working as a hospice social worker, Ariel started Texas Family Services (TFS). TFS was founded to help families find housing options for seniors. Ariel had already toured and worked in many of the communities so it was a natural fit.


In 2013 Ariel expanded TFS to include Senior Services of Austin which specializes in Geriatric Case Management services. In 2013 Ariel’s grandfather’s illness found her helping to navigate the complexities of his care. The guidance she provided in managing long-term care insurance, private caregivers, and the medical professionals helped to alleviate family stress. Throughout this personal experience, Ariel recognized how important case management services are to seniors and their families.