November 2, 2018
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Sponsored by the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program, University of Maryland, Baltimore &
The Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Location: Keswick Multicare Center
700 West 40th Street, Baltimore, Md. 21211
Stigma as a Barrier to Recovery
Jennifer Brown, On Our Own of Maryland, Inc.
The session will examine the issue of stigma ---what it is, where it comes from, what it looks like (including the double stigma facing older adults), and its consequences, which are often devastating. Participants will learn how stigmatizing attitudes and behaviors impact all stakeholders in the behavioral health system, and hear about some ways to reduce it, including an introduction to the work of the Anti-Stigma Project and the Distorted Perceptions campaign.
Having the Conversation on Personal Finance and Well-Being: Protecting You and Your Family
Susan Francis, Esq., Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Family financial planning is a lifetime process for all! The program will discuss how estate planning can keep families in their homes and stabilize communities. The session will also explain the vulnerability of older adults to financial exploitation and how guardianship may be fraught with abuse and how utilizing legal tools can protect families across generations.
The panel will address the many different issues identified and interventions employed in working with community dwelling frail older adults.
• Monte Ephraim, LCSW-C, LGBT Health Resource Center & Older Adult Program, Chase Brexton Health Services
• Stephanie Archer-Smith, MS, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
• Kimberly Street, MSW, LPN, CCM, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Enoch Pratt Library Social Work Initiative
• Panel Facilitator: Janet Kurland, LCSW-C, C-ASWCM, Jewish Community Services
Registration and Continental Breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.
Program Welcome: 8:30 am
Conference Case Discussion and Presentations will begin at 8:40 a.m.
There is no charge to attend the conference. Registration is required. Please rsvp to Reba Cornman, firstname.lastname@example.org by October 19, 2018 with your name, degree, agency or organizational affiliation.
Free Parking (for four hours) is available in the Rotunda Garage, which is directly across the street from Keswick. The garage is reached by taking onto the Rotunda complex at the traffic light on 40th Street. Following the road directly to the back of the property. Spaces are reserved for the conference on the upper levels of the Rotunda Garage.