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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   2002 – 2015
Year Topic Partners

2015
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
 
2014
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
 
2006
Ministering to Persons with Chronic Illness and Their Families
Capital District Senior Issues Forum
 
Project 2015 National Collaborators Meeting
NYS Office for the Aging
 
Regional Demographics and Aging: The True Story of How Our Communities Are Changing
Capital District Regional Planning Commission;  Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research at Cornell University
 
Taking the Pulse of the Community: Healthcare Workforce Inventory
Community Foundation for the Capital Region
 
Addictive Behavior and Seniors: Are Alcohol, Gambling or Hoarding Impacting the Life of Someone You Know?
Senior Hope Counseling, Inc.; New York Council on Problem Gambling; Center for Excellence in Aging Services at University at Albany
 
Should Pandemic Flu Strike: Epidemiology, Public Health and Ethics
Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical College; Albany County Department of Health;  NYS Department of Health
 
Innovative Approaches to Community Engagement and Reinventing Retirement
Senior Services of Albany
 
Keeping Up with Public Policy Changes Affecting Seniors
Capital District Senior Issues Forum; Elder Network of the Capital Region
 
Taking the Pulse of the Community: Healthcare Workforce Inventory -- Part II
Community Foundation for the Capital Region
 
Messages for a New Governor: What Needs to Change to Improve the Lives of Seniors
Capital District Senior Issues Forum
 
Creativity and Aging
Grantmakers Forum of New York EngAGEment Initiative funded by Grantmakers in Aging and Atlantic Philanthropies
 
Lifelong Access
Americans for Libraries Council; New York State Library
 
2005
Community Based Services
NYS Coalition for the Aging
 
Impact of Aging in Higher Education: Future Long Term Care Work Force Needs
NYS Office for the Aging;  SUNY Buffalo State College
 
40th Anniversary of Medicare/Medicaid
Health Policy Consortium of the Capital Area
 
Initiatives to Improve Information and Assistance
Elder Network of the Capital Region
 
Preventable Causes of Hospitalization and Institutionalization Among the Elderly
Elder Network of the Capital Region
 
Life Long Learning at the Library: Preparing for the Baby Boomer Generation
New York Library Association
 
Assisted Living Legislation
Capital District Senior Issues Forum
 
A Dialogue about Health Care, Senior Services, and Housing Issues
Capital District Senior Issues Forum
 
New Faces…New Forces:  Take Action Now for Strong Communities in the 21st Century
Grantmakers Alliance of Northeastern New York; NYS Office for the Aging
 
The Ethics of Dealing with Limited Resources
Albany Medical College Center for Medical Ethics, Education and Research
 
2004
Life Options Centers
Grantmakers Alliance of NENY
 
Home is Where You Hang Your Hat: Housing for a Lifetime
Capital District Senior Issues Forum
 
Issues Regarding Aging and Disability
NYS Coalition for the Aging
 
Robin Stone: Workforce Issues
Institute for the Future of Aging Services
 
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