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2020 Speakers

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (Pacifica Forest Trace)
LGBTQ Community

Presented by: Lisa Peters

Lisa Peters started her career in Child Welfare. After working with children and their families for over 25 years, Lisa began working with the elderly. She has been with SunServe as the Director of Senior Services since January of 2015 and also serves as the Director of the Noble A McArtor Adult Day Center, the first LGBT Adult Day Care in the world. She is a certified SAGE trainer in LGBT Proficiency.

Lisa Peters
Director of Senior Services
SunServe - Noble A McArtor Senior Day Care Center

1480 SW 9 Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (Pacifica Forest Trace)
Veteran's Benefits

Attorney Heidi Friedman will educate about the available resources for veterans and their families.

Presented by: Heidi Friedman

Heidi F Friedman, Esq
Friedman Elder Law Department

11555 Heron Bay Blvd #200
Coral Springs, FL 33076

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (Pacifica Forest Trace)
Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Elizabeth Cole from Broward's LTCOP will discuss this program that advocates for seniors who are living in long-term care facilities.

Presented by: Elizabeth Cole

Elizabeth Cole
Broward Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

NOTE:  The March 2020 ESRN Meeting was cancelled due to COVID-19

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (via Zoom)

Presented by:
 Michael Dill

Michael Dill
Certified Business Coach


Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (via Zoom)
COVID-19 & Assisted Living Facilities

Campbell Eps will explained how ALF's are regulated by both the state and county health department and the restriction of social interaction among residents, staff and guests during the pandemic.  The presentation was followed by a discussion on how senior living communities will fare in the future.

Presented by: Campbell Epps

Campbell Eps
Executive Director
Pacifica Forest Trace

5500 NW 59 Avenue
Lauderhill, FL 33319

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (via Zoom)
ADRC Resource for COVID-19 

Charlotte Mather-Taylor will discuss ADRC resources for COVID-19 and projections of services going forward.  ADRC provides information, community referrals, food assistance, telephone reassurance service, SHINE counseling for Medicare & LTC and Emergency Home Energy Assistance (EHEAP) for qualified low-income senior households. 
View Powerpoint Slides

Presented by: Charlotte Mather-Taylor

A gra
duate of the University of Florida, Ms. Mather-Taylor earned a BA in Political Science and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, graduating as a 2008 National Association of Public Hospitals Fellow.
Previous work experience includes CEO of the Ann Storck Center, and over 26 years serving as an experienced lobbyist, including VP Government Relations, Community and Public Affairs for one of the top 5 largest public hospital systems in the nation. Her expertise lies in nonprofit, hospital, health care, crisis management, public affairs, nonprofit, lobbying and issues related to individuals with disabilities and seniors.

Charlotte Mather-Taylor
Executive Director
Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward County (ADRC)

5300 Hiatus Road
Sunrise, FL 33351
954-745-9779 Helpline

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 (via Zoom)
Telehealth During COVID-19 

Telemedicine is the interactive electronic exchange of information for the purpose of diagnosis, intervention, or ongoing care management between a patient and/or health care providers remotely.  Kelly will discuss indications for telehealth, and the types of care and conditions that can be addressed in a virtual appointment.  View Powerpoint Slides

Presented by: Kelly Kernan

Kelly Kernan
Director of Marketing Insight

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (via Zoom)
Team Building Event

Small groups will meet in breakout rooms to debate chocolate vs vanilla ice cream or the best way to live in retirement--at home or in an independent/assistive living facility and then reconvene to discuss the choices that each team favored. 

Facilitated by: ESRN Board Members

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (via Zoom)
Rebuilding Together

Since its inception Rebuilding Together has made immediate, long-term and significant health and safety repairs to nearly 850 homes, changing the lives of more than 2,200 individuals.  Robin will discuss the program and provide resources for you and your clients to access services.  View Powerpoint Slides

Presented by: Robin Martin

Born and raised in South Florida, Mr. Martin has a deep passion for the community and those who call South Florida home. He served in the United States Army and overseas in Operation Joint Guard, a part of NATO's Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Mr. Martin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Trinity Western Seminary in Vancouver.  Mr. Martin has over fifteen years of experience providing services for the homeless in Broward County, including serving as a former Director of Programs for the Broward County Homeless Hotline and as the Executive Director of HOPE South Florida.

Robin Martin
Executive Director
Rebuilding Together Broward County

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (via Zoom)
2020 Election Update

Kelly will explain the five different ways that the Florida Constitution can be amended.  In a non-partisan origination she will explain each of the proposed amendments currently on the ballot.

Presented by: Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson
Director of Senior Solutions, CDP, ALF Administrator
FirstLantic HealthCare, Inc

2605 W Atlantic Avenue #A202
Delray Beach, FL 33445 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (via Zoom) Note:  Date change due to Thanksgiving Holiday
How Do I Identify Mental Health
and Addiction Symptoms with Seniors?

View Powerpoint Slides

Presented by:
 Jeffrey Huttman, PhD

Jeffrey Huttman
Chief Clinical Officer & Vice President
IRecovery, LLC

Wednesday, December 15, 2020 (via Zoom)  Note:  Date change due to Christmas Holiday
Legacies of the Heart and Soul: 
Writing, Reading and Sharing an Ethical Will

An ethical will is no a legal document, but instead, it is a legacy letter including your guiding principles, your non-material wishes and your values which can be written at any time in your life.  Jana will explain how to compose an ethical will including how to define your audience, express your intent, discuss your values, provide a focus or theme, organize your thoughts, and finally, craft a letter.  View Powerpoint Slides

Presented by: Jana Panarites

Jana Panarites
Author, Producer, Visual Journalist


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