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2022 Speakers

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (Via Zoom)
Quick Movement Assessments and When to Seek Help

Do friends, clients and family note weakness, unsteadiness, pain, posture, fatigue, and/or poor decision-making that limit their ability to safely function in their home and have a good quality of life?  Learn a few easy tricks to determine this, and when to seek help.

Presented by Dyan Chaney, DPT, MPT, ATC

Dyan Chaney has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Florida, a Master’s in Physical Therapy from NSU, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee.  Dyan’s interest in movement began at age 2 when she started ballet and instructing and competing in aerobic dance at 13.   Dyan has worked as a physical therapist in Broward County for over 25 years, including at Cleveland Clinic, and founding an outpatient practice that treated dancers from travelling Broadway Shows.  She currently owns Home Health Boutique, a concierge home health practice that provides quality comprehensive aged-care services using non-traditional treatments including yoga, Pilates, dance, aquatics, and pain music therapy.

Dyan Chaney DPT, MPT, ATC
Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022 (Via Zoom)
Sexual Expression of Intimate Relationships 
Among Older Adults

In the United States, very little consideration is given to sexual expression of intimate relationships among older adults.  Understanding and accommodating these issues is confounded by a pervasive fear and lack of understanding of different forms of dementia and whether such individuals have the capacity to consent to sexual activity. 

A shift is necessary in how we evaluate capacity and consent among those with dementia and how these changes can be accommodated in elder care communities, from independent living to ALFs, nursing homes and memory-care facilities. 

Presented by Lawrence A. Siegel, MA, CSE, CSES
Clinical Sexologist, Certified Sexuality Educator & Supervisor
Director of Education & Training, Sage Institute for Family Development
Professor of Psychology, Development, Human Sexuality, Ethics and Pharmacology
Faculty, Modern Institute for Sex Therapy Training

Co-Host, Sex Talk With the Siegel Brothers (Live on You Tube)

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Lawrence Siegel

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 (Via Zoom)
The Challenges of "Solo Agers"

Solo Agers are older adults who are living in the community and lack partners and/or family, caregivers or surrogates to advocate for them.  The panelists will discuss why solo agers are uniquely different from other older adults and what problems arise for them.  Special solutions and resources will also be provided by the panelists.

Presented by Panelists: Melissa Rapkin & Mindy Staum & Nicole Loughlin


Melissa Rapkin is the Community & Care Management Specialist at MonarchCare which supports vulnerable individuals who need help with life management due to age, disability or family circumstance.  Melissa is a successful professional with experience in business ownership and management, community outreach, business development, event planning and implementation, computer programming, real estate and customer service. She has strong technical and business experience with an impressive track record of taking businesses to the next level through fostering positive relationships with customers, vendors and the community. 

Mindy Staum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Counselor at Therapy by Mindy.  She has been providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families for 10 years.  Mindy believes in starting where the client is at and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as insight-oriented therapy when working with clients who present with anxiety, depression, weight issues, infertility, relationship issues, stress, grief, loss, parenting struggles, and adjustment issues.  Her particular specialty provides relaxation tools to children and adults with stress and anxiety.

Nicole Loughlin is the attorney/owner of Loughlin Law and practices estate planning, probate administration, and personal injury.  She helps people navigate difficult times in their lives, whether they’ve been injured in an accident, lost a loved one, or wish to plan for the unexpected.  Offering peace of mind while helping protect what matters most (family, health, wealth), Loughlin Law provides extraordinary, compassionate legal services -- treating every person with respect and giving the client the friendly and personal treatment they deserve.  Nicole’s non-traditional approach to estate planning and probate administration provides support to beneficiaries in Florida, as well as those out of state who have lost a loved one that resided or owned property in Florida.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 (HYBRID:  In Person & Virtual Options)

Board of Directors Installation
& Current Topics in Elder Law

The meeting will include the Election for the ESRN Board of Directors who will be sworn in by Judge Allison Gilman who will also present on current topics in elder law.

Presented by Judge Allison Gilman

Allison Gillman is a Judge in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Judge Allison Gilman
17th Judicial Circuit of Florida 
201 SE 6 Street
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 


Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (HYBRID:  In Person & Virtual Options)

How Paramedics Address the Medical 
& Social Needs of Older Adults

Learn about the Community Paramedic Program which 
places specially trained and experienced paramedics on 8-hour daily shifts, five days per week, tasked to conduct house visits to patients who have used the emergency 911 system as a primary source for healthcare.

Presented by Susan Toolan

Susan Toolan, the Community Paramedic with the Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Department, has worked for the department for 23 years and in her specialty position for almost seven years.  

The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department Community Paramedic Program (CP) is a healthcare innovation designed and committed to provide quality care, improve residential health, and lower costs for patients ensuring high patient satisfaction.  The program places a specially trained and experienced paramedic on 8-hour daily shifts for five days per week tasked to conduct house visits to patients who have used the emergency 911 system as a primary source for healthcare.

Patients are selected from high system utilizers, special medical needs patients, frequent fall patients and post-hospital discharge patients.  The care of those enrolled in the program is coordinated by the Coral Springs Fire Department Community Paramedic, the patient’s primary care physician and the Fire Department’s Medical Director.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 (Via Zoom)

Wisdom Warrior Challenge

The Wisdom Warrior Challenge is a non-profit event founded by Linda Borgmeyer and her daughter to encourage seniors to actively engage in organized events including strength, power and flexibility. It started locally in Palm Beach County and will be going national in 2023.

Presented by Linda Borgmeyer, OTR/L, MSK, MCSC