How to Join the Webinar:
Zoom is the platform we will use each week. The following link is good for each Monday's webinar. Note: you must now pre-register for the webinars:
Webinar ID: 896-8544-5268
In addition, you will need to create a free Zoom account. You will need this username and password to log in to the Webinars each Monday. After pre-registering using the link above, you will receive an email with confirmation and a new link to join the webinar on Monday. You will need the user name and password from your free Zoom account to log in. To create your free Zoom account, visit https://zoom.us/signup.
HELPFUL INFO ON USING ZOOM AND JOINING WEBINARS: HERE
**If you have any trouble joining the webinar or with pre-registration, please email Coordinator@LTSeniorServices.org for help!
This week's webinar's topic is "Services Available for Free and Pay".
Scott Gidley from Charitable Financial Partners will speak on "Medicare and the Coronavirus".
Scott Gidley, Founder and President, Charitable Financial Partners
A long-term resident of Lakeway, Scott Gidley has actively supported our community by serving on boards and task force committees; by fundraising for scholarships, teacher grants, LTISD organizations, and youth sports; by volunteering with several local non-profit organizations; and by coaching, refereeing, and umpiring LTYA sports.
Scott’s wife, Beth, is a banker with Independent Bank in Lakeway. His two daughters attended and graduated from LTHS, and both are now teachers in LTISD. Scott enjoys the diverse lifestyle opportunities of our Lakeway / Lake Travis communities, and he enjoys walking his grand dogs in our beautiful parks.
With over 30 years of experience in financial services, Scott Gidley is the founder and President of Charitable Financial Partners, a local financial firm that provides objective and independent Medicare insurance planning advice as well as comprehensive wealth management services. Annually, Scott supports several local charitable organizations.
Dr. David Murdy, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, from Baylor Scott & White Health speak on "COVID-19!"
Dr. Murdy enjoys helping his patients solve complex diagnostic and medical management problems and working with them to get the most out of life. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, flying, reading and spending time with his wife and four sons.
- Brown University – Alpert School of Medicine Providence, Rhode Island
- University of Chicago – Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, Illinois
Internship & Residency
- Internal Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Fellow of the American College of Physicians Senior Aeromedical Examiner for the FAA
- American Medical Association
- American College of Physicians
- Texas Medical Association
- The Obesity Society
- Civil AeroMedical Association
Dr. Mark Carlson from Be Well MD will speak to us on "The Intersection of Senior Health and Telemedicine".
Dr. Carlson is a fellowship-trained, board- certified geriatrician, internist and oncologist with 25 years of healthcare experience. He received his medical doctorate from Loma Linda University in California and completed his geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Prior to his move into geriatrics, Dr. Carlson spent nearly 20 years of practice in medical oncology, where serious illness had to be managed with the latest in medical technology, compassion and a trusting patient-doctor relationship. Dr. Carlson combined this experience with his strong desire to help seniors in the aging process to create Be Well MD. Be Well MD is a medical practice designed specifically for aging adults, providing the highest quality medical care to individuals living in private residences and in senior living communities. Be Well MD also provides transitional care for seniors discharged from hospital and rehab back to home. Dr. Carlson’s personal mission is to help seniors live healthier and happier lives.
Carol Jones will speak on "Avoiding Scams", including new scams related to COVID-19.
Carol Jones, A Jones for Organizing
Carol Jones of A Jones For Organizing began her business in 2009. She helps people with making decluttering decisions, reducing their paperwork, cleaning out their garages, and managing their belongings throughout their homes. Carol keeps her clients strictly confidential. Her creative solutions and systems are personalized to each client's unique situation. She is proud to be a member of NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, and is included in Expertise.com's list of Best Home Organizers in Austin for 2020.
Dayna Culwell from Yoga by Dayna will speak on "Chair Yoga Therapy with Dayna".
Wear comfortable clothes and come ready to participate if you'd like!
Yoga therapy can effectively address a wide range of structural, physiological and psychological challenges in a comprehensive and in-depth manner. Due to the holistic nature of its evaluation methods and of the remedies offered, yoga therapy excels at addressing multiple health concerns at the same time. Dayna is a Certified Yoga Therapist with over 1,000 hours of training. She has earned an additional certification as a Certified Postural Neurologist and is currently studying with Chuck Myers, of Coaching the Body, Treating Severe Shoulder Pain. She teaches Virtual Privates and Groups and will soon include personal visits to client's homes again (once it is safe and prudent to do). Dayna takes a full assessment of her client before creating a custom program for which the client can follow at home. Each Virtual or Live meeting takes the client on an ever evolving path towards a better, stronger, pain-free version of themself. Dayna and her husband Bill reside in the Hudson Bend area. Her sessions and online courses are all posted at www.yogabydayna.com.
55+ Senior Living Options
About The Topic:
More and more retirees of all ages are relocating to active adult and senior living communities all around the country. You may be considering such a move yourself, but just aren’t sure what the fuss is all about!
During this 90-minute panel discussion, you will learn the facts about local 55+ living options from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the industry. We will cover locations, amenities, and costs for both purchase and lease options for those 55 and older.
John Brown, Oasis Senior Advisors
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.
Lori Elder, The Auberge at Bee Cave
Lori Elder is a marketing director at the Auberge at Bee Cave, an assisted living/ memory care community.
She has lived in the Austin area for most of her life, and has a background in pharmaceutical sales, home health and hospice sales.
Lori is very passionate about helping families in need, and will always go the extra mile to help ensure a smooth transition into memory care.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to movies, cooking, and listening to music.
Landria Page, Belmont Village Lakeway
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.
Christi Jo Antilley
My name is Christi Jo Antilley and I am a Senior Care Counselor at Arbor Terrace Lakeway Assisted Living and Memory Care Community.
My passion for geriatrics can be traced back to my child hood. I can remember watching my Mom lovingly put smiles on residents faces as she styled hair and manicured their nails. She wasn't just a hair stylist, she was an Angel in their eyes. She had the ability to create laughter and make each resident feel as if they were the most important person in the world.
Being able to serve the geriatric population is an honor and there is no other career I would rather be in. My goal is to make sure our seniors have a voice. I take pride in advocating for individuals when they find themselves in a situation they are unsure of and need guidance.
My background includes providing care in senior living communities such as Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory care communities. I have trained in Woundcare and Hyperbaric Medicine, acute care rehab, home health, hospice, skilled nursing, and in home care. I have a BA in Business Management from Texas Tech University...Go Red Raiders.
I know that no single approach or plan is right for every senior, and so I have taken my own experiences in a range of modalities and trades to help improve continuity and continuum of care. My goal is to make sure every senior I come in contact with understands that I support them and will make sure they get the best care possible.
Holistic Wellness and CBD
Debbie Beatty is the founder of Professional Nurse Partners and My Nurse Wellness Coach. She is a registered nurse, certified care manager, and clinical nutrition consultant. Debbie is a clinical nurse educator and has spent over 19 years in clinical practice. Over the course of her career, Debbie has had the privilege of serving in a corporate regional role as clinical nurse educator for several pharmaceutical companies, home health and palliative care. Debbie is passionate about community health promotion and volunteers with Alzheimer’s Association, Coalition for Compassionate Care and other community organizations. Debbie’s combination of clinical education and experience provides a strong foundation for the kind of holistic approach to her clients that Debbie feels is critical to good patient care – holistic care that considers not only the physical and nutritional aspects of her client’s illness, but the emotional and spiritual aspects as well. She believes that healing and wholeness are matters of body, mind, and spirit.
Debbie believes in building a long lasting and trusting relationship with her clients. She seeks to acquire a comprehensive evaluation of every patient by taking time to listen and understand their needs. Her true desire is to enhance a positive healing experience and confidence to those in need.
Debbie is working towards her board certification in Holistic Nursing. She is a member of The American Holistic Nursing Association, National Association of Nutrition Professionals, Cannabis Nurse Network and Aging Life Care Association.
My main interest has always been how as a healthcare professional, I could better educate people on preventative measures they can take to living a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. With a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Nutrition, I was able to explore the important relationship between nutrition and traditional medicine and learn how these complement each other. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to improve lives of those in need, share my knowledge of health and wellness with the community, and never stop learning.
MEMORIAL DAY - NO WEBINAR!
Stop Stalling and Get Your Estate Planning in Order!
Kay Lively, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Kay Lively practices law, enjoying her fourth career. Besides teaching elementary school (100 years ago), she taught international cooking at an Arizona college, and she owned and operated a bed and breakfast near Sedona. But it was her role as birth mother to one child and adoptive mother to four others that motivated her to become an attorney. Lively specializes in Estate Planning, including Wills, Trusts, and Probate. She finds that her clients appreciate an attorney with so much life experience. "I got a chance to turn into a human being before becoming a lawyer," she says. Her tagline, “Wills Written At Your Kitchen Table”, reflects an extra service she offers.
Aging in Place and Staying Put
Ray J. Daniel - Fairway Independent Mortgage
Ray “Reverse Ray J” Daniel is a native Texan with 40+ years of Mortgage Banking experience. He has been focused on Reverse Mortgage Loans for the past 5 years. Ray enjoys helping Seniors to realize their dreams in Retirement. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA and got his Law Degree from the University at Houston Bates College of Law. He is the former President of the Texas Mortgage Banker’s Association.
Cyndi Cummings -
REALTOR®, Broker Associate
Cyndi Cummings of The Cummings Home Team 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.
Cyndi has undergone a rigorous course of training and continuing education to achieve the exclusive designation of Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) and Certified Senior Downsizing Coach, from The Seniors Real Estate Institute and Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) from the National Association of Realtors. Her passion for serving this unique demographic has lead Cyndi to serve as a master trainer, conducting classes for other real estate agents interested in earning these designations.
Additionally, Cyndi is a community leader, having brought together businesses and non-profits to form the Austin Senior Resource Alliance, LT Senior Services, and Turnkey Transitions, which all serve the needs of seniors in the area. In addition, Cyndi sits on the Board of Directors for AustinUP and Drive A Senior.
The Cummings Home Team brings all of this expertise together to provide specialized, compassionate service to their Real Estate clients.
Julie Latson - Care Manager, Accountable Aging
Julie Latson, MHA has spent the last 16 years working with seniors and their families, helping them navigate the healthcare system. She 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 holistic perspective. When not working, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young, rambunctious boys.
Communicating with Your Adult Children
Ariel Goward - Texas Family Services
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 2013 Ariel founded Senior Services of Austin which specializes in Geriatric Care 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.
Carlye Levine, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Carlye Levine is the Clinical Director at Austin Vitality Counseling. She received her BSW from The University of Texas at Austin and her MSSW from Columbia University in the city of New York. She is a member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers), Vice President of GASW (Greater Austin Social Workers), and is VP of Parent Reps and Volunteers at Balcones Youth Sports.
Following graduate school, I began my career supporting families during end of life in Hospice and Palliative Care. I focused on grief and loss for seven years. I often heard from families, "if only you knew Mom/Dad when...." and decided that I wanted to work with older adults to help them with the process of aging. I began working as a Geriatric Care Manager, and earned my clinical license while focusing on providing psychotherapy to older adults. I was fascinated by the stories of simpler times and the amazing adventures that people had. I have always focused on aging in place and recognize that the transition into retirement is not always a smooth one. It is my goal to provide support during difficult transitions and to shift the focus on maintaining a vibrant and vital life, no matter what age.
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Activities to Keep You Young
About the Topic:
Activities To Keep You Young: Mentally, Creatively, Physically.
RECORD YOUR LIFE STORY using any smartphone. By Seniors Historian Brian Hill. Do it yourself, or have someone record it for you, making a video phone call to your home.
Brian’s 3 popular types of video.
1. LIFE STORY VIDEO. Your favorite stories, recorded for future generations. 2. TRIBUTE VIDEO. About a loved one who has passed.
3. THANK YOU VIDEO. For a caregiver or caregivers.
SENIORS PAINTING. Ed Lynch
1. How to start.
2. What paints to buy.
3. Where to go to get advice.
SENIORS HIKING/CYCLING. Dennis Lanning. Former biking tour guide in Europe. Leader of meetup Sierra club hiking.
1. Gear to buy.
2. Where to start.
3. Austin’s best cycling hiking.
Seniors Historian. He discusses the 3 tops seniors gifts for others.
1. YOUR LIFE STORY VIDEO, your favorite stories captured for future generations.
2. TRIBUTE VIDEO remembrances about a loved one who has passed.
3. THANK YOU VIDEO for caregiver or caregivers.
Brian records all interviews remotely, without coming to you. He uses a video phone all call over a seniors smartphone. Brian then asks a list of questions, chosen by the seniors in advance.
A great tool for alzheimer’s patients like a picture book on video.
See examples at www.BrianHillOnline.com
Brian supports the Oral History Institute at Baylor University.
Member Lakeway Painters. Advice on how to start and what paints, brushes and materials to buy. Where to get advice.
See Lakeway Painters article in the Austin Statesman....
Sierra club and meetup hike leader and avid senior cyclist, leader of cycling trips to Europe.
See Lecture on hiking across England Austin Statesman...