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In 2002, Albany Guardian Society partnered with the University at Albany’s Center for Excellence in Aging Services to produce a series of community forums on a variety of aging related topics. Little did we realize that these early efforts with Professor Philip McCallion at the Center would be the beginning of Albany Guardian Society’s role as a public convener. Since then Albany Guardian Society has partnered with dozens of organizations to produce community forums on an extensive array of topics. Our forums have been described as “user-friendly” and praised for their content and timeliness. Interested in learning about our forums? Contact Albany Guardian Society and ask to be placed on our mailing list.

SUMMARY OF FORUMS 2007-2018
 
2018 Project Partner
RPI Medication Adherence Project RPI Design Lab
Community Foundation Capacity Building Programs The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Capital Region Villages Collaborative Community Caregivers, Center for Aging in Place Collaboration, NYSOFA, Senior Services of Albany, Schenendehowa Neighbors Connecting, & Village to Village Network
Victim Service Providers Training Senior Services of Albany
"Tools for Caregivers": Resources You Can Use When a Senior Relies on You Capital Region Caregiver Coalition & Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Senior Services of Albany
"Happiness Is A Choice" Forum - John Leland NYS Writers Institute
Active Aging Fair Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc.
Why Do They Do That? Understanding the Different Types and Symptoms of Dementia & Positive Approaches to Dementia Care Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center, LeadingAge New York & Foundation for Long Term Care, Inc. & The Conklin Center
Understanding Medicare & the EPIC Program Forum - Eric Hausman Capital District Senior Issues Forum
NYS Lifespan Respite Sustainability Summit NYS Caregiver & Respite Coalition
Siena College Digital Legacy Conference Siena College & Digital Legacy Association
   
2017 Project Partner
RPI Medication Management Project RPI Design Lab
Tool Box Aging in Place Display Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc.
The Village Movement Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region & Rhinebeck at Home
Abuse in Later Life Community Training (2) Senior Services of Albany
Tools for Caregivers: Resources You Can Use When a Senior Relies on You Capital Region Caregiver Coalition & Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc.
Innovative Approaches to Senior Care Manangement   
LGBT Individuals Across a Lifetime: Enhancing Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Seniors Senior & Long Term Care Services - Schenectady County, & Pride Center of the Capital Region
Age-ing to Sage-ing: Cycles of Life Being an Elder Capital Region Senior Issues Forum

Aging in Community Forum: Villages 
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Village to Village Network
Dr. Gawande Village Webinar Beacon Hill Village
Understanding & Effectively Engaging Caregivers Conference NYS Caregiving & Respite Coalition
Understanding Medicare & the EPIC Program - Eric Hausman Capital District Senior Issues Forum
World Food Day Schenectady County Dept. for Aging 
Senior Services of Albany Capital Region Senior Expo Senior Services of Albany
Caregiver Teleseminars (4) Senior Services of Albany
Greater Capital Region Capacity Building Program  Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
   
2016 Project Partner
RPI Balance Project RPI Design Lab
RPI Medication Management Project RPI Design Lab
Tool Box Project Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc.
Transporation Project Siena College NEXT Program
Village Movement Age in Place Glens Falls, Bethlehem Neighbors, Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc., Staying Put in New Canaan Village,  Rhinebeck at Home
Clinical Ethics for Practitioners Series CME - Albany Medical College
Tools for Caregivers: Resources You Can Uses When a Senior Relies on You Capital Region Caregiver Coalition, Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services, ShopRite, & Anne B. and Leon J. Goldberg Resource Center at Albany Medical Center
Aging and the Meaning of Life Capital District Senior Issues Forum
Elder Abuse Kickoff Event Senior Services of Albany
Greater Capital Region Capacity Building Program Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Understanding Medicare & the EPIC Program - Eric Hausman Capital District Senior Issues Forum
World Food Day Schenectady County Dept. for Aging 
Senior Services of Albany Capital Region Senior Expo Senior Services of Albany

Hoarding Behavior: The Problem with Too Much Stuff & Forgiveness and Gratitude
Hoarding Behavior: The Problem with Too Much Stuff 

Forgiveness and Gratitude

LeadingAge New York & Foundation for Long Term Care, Inc.
Building Networks of Volunteer Respite Care: It Takes a Community NYS Caregiving & Respite Coalition
Why Do They Do That? Understanding the Different Types and Symptoms of Dementia & Positive Approaches to Dementia Care Capital District Senior Issues Forum, LeadingAge New York & Foundations for Long Term Care, Inc.
 
2015 Program Partner
Tools for Caregivers Capital Region Caregiver Coalition; Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center of the Capital Region; ShopRite
The Village Movement: Current Efforts in the Capital Region  
Engaging With Seniors Wherever They Call Home Capital District Senior Issues Forum; Capital District Senior Housing Options Providers
Faith Communities Keeping Seniors Connected and Engaged Capital District Senior Issues Forum
Advance Care Planning: What Are the Available Options?  

The Village Movement: Getting Started in the Capital Region 

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Developing Your Village presented by Natalie Galucia

Building Aging Friendly Communities Together presented by Lois Steinberg

Gramatan Village Lessons Learned presented by Julie Dalton

 
NYSCRC Caregiving and Respite Conference NYS Caregiving and Respite Coalition
Hospitality Excellence: Handling Complaints for Positive Outcomes Foundation for Long Term Care; Capital District Senior Housing Operators and Providers; NYS Association of Resident Service Coordinators
 
2014 Program Partner
Tools for Caregivers Capital Region Caregiver Coalition

The Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care Services: The Challenges and Opportunities Under Managed Long-Term Care

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Albany Guardian Society Long Term Care Update
Balancing Incentive Program
Capital District Senior Issues Forum
How Faith Communities Can Organize to Meet the Spiritual Needs of Seniors Capital District Senior Issues Forum
NYS Legal Services Initiative NYS Office for the Aging; NYS Office of Court Administration; NYS Bar Association; NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
NYS Caregiving and Respite Conference NYS Caregiving and Respite Coalition
Elder Abuse: Things You Know; Things You Need to Know Capital District Senior Issues Forum
Overcoming the Challenges of Dementia The Foundation for Long Term Care
 
2013 Program Partner

Implementing Managed Long Term Care in NYS: What You Need to Know

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The Rochester Experience-Journey
The Transformation of New York’s Long Term Services and Supports-Implications for the Aging Services Network
Capital District Senior Issues Forum
Tools for Caregivers Capital Region Caregiver Coalition; Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady County Agencies on Aging
End of Life Issues: Organ Donation and Anatomical Gift Giving Capital District Senior Issues Forum; Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany Office of Pastoral Care
 
2012 Program Partner
Supporting Older Adults During Disasters: Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied NYS Office for the Aging; University at Albany Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Community Wellness; Federal Emergency Management Agency
Tools for Caregivers Capital Region Caregiver Coalition; Eddy Daybreak
Summit: Chronic Disease Self-Management University at Albany Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Community Wellness
Faith Communities Respond to End of Life:  Issues and Traditions Capital District Senior Issues Forum
Medicare Rights in These Challenging Times: What You Need to Know  
Downsizing or Clearing-out a Home: What to do With a Houseful of Things  
The Village Movement: Supporting Seniors at Home  
 
2011 Program Partner
Tools for Caregivers Capital Region Caregiver Coalition; Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady County Agencies on Aging
Global Aging: Preparing for the Future: Policies for Today's and Tomorrow's Seniors  
The Ethics of Health Care Decision Making in a Future with Fiscal Constraints Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College; The College of St. Rose
Faith Communities Respond to Seniors Aging in Place Capital District Senior Issues Forum
Meeting of NYSOFA Caregivers Council NYS Office for the Aging; Lifespan
A Message for Our NYS Representatives: Don't Leave Seniors in the Cold Capital District Senior Issues Forum
Meeting of Caregiver Council NYS Office for the Aging; Lifespan
   
2010 Program Partner
Tools for Caregivers Capital Regional Caregiver Coalition; Eddy Daybreak
Aging Friendly Community; Livability for All Capital District Senior Issues Forum

Empowering Communities for Successful Aging - Albany

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NYS Office for the Aging; NY Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

Empowering Communities for Successful Aging - Batavia

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NYS Office for the Aging; NY Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Adult Day Services Programs: Information for Caregivers, Professionals and Friends Capital District Senior Issues Forum; Albany County Department for Aging
Legislative Update: Messages for a New Governor Capital District Senior Issues Forum
   
2009 Program Partner
Building Knowledge, Making Connections Albany County Long Term Care Insurance Resource Center
Senior Cohousing:  The ElderSpirit Experience ElderSpirit Cohousing Project
2nd Annual Caregiver Resource Day—Tools for Caregivers Capital Region Caregiver Coalition; Atria Shaker; Eddy Daybreak
Summit: Statewide Caregiving and Respite Coalition of NY NYS Coalition for the Aging
Fall Prevention Awareness: Practical Tools for Your Community Capital District Senior Issues Forum; Albany County Department for Aging; UAlbany Center for Excellence in Aging Services
Don’t Move, Stay Where You Are: Solutions for Aging in Place Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc.; Community Caregivers; Umbrella of the Capital District; Sunset Neighborhood
   
2008 Program Partner
Assessment of Health and Mental Health Issues with Older Adults: Unlocking the Puzzle through Case Examples University at Albany School of Social Welfare, Center for Mental Health and Aging
Caregiving: Ethnic and Cultural Considerations Capital District Senior Issues Forum
Tools for Caregivers: Resources You Can Use When a Senior Relies on You Capital Region Caregivers Coalition; WMHT; Atria Shaker; MVP Gold
Volunteers in Caregiver Programs: Strategies and Best Practices for Recruitment, Selection, Motivation/ Incentives, Training and Retention NENY Caregiver Consortium; Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Faith in Action
Planning and Zoning Initiative NYS Office for the Aging; NYS Department of State
The Changing Face of Senior Ministries Capital District Senior Issues Forum

Empowering Communities for Successful Aging...Housing, Neighborhood Supports, and Services

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NYS Office for the Aging; AARP; NY Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Cohousing and Senior Cohousing: Communities that Create Environmentally and Socially Vibrant Sustainable Neighborhoods NYS Office for the Aging
A Dialogue with Legislative and State Agency Staff Capital District Senior Issues Forum
Achieving the Good Life Senior Services of Albany
   
2007 Program Partner
Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Project in Albany, NY Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York
Caregiving in Our Communities: Innovative Approaches CareGivers Consortium of Northeastern New York
Aging and the Environment Environmental Protection Agency
Where Do Seniors Want to Live? How Do They Want to Live? What New Supports Do Seniors Want or Need to Age in Place? Capital District Senior Issues Forum
   
 

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