DEMYSTIFYING SENIOR MEDICAL CONCERNS
The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF) will convene its tenth annual Senior Congress to be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, O’Riley Hall, 5801 Kanan Rd., Westlake Village, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The topic for this year’s Congress is DEMYSTIFYING SENIOR MEDICAL CONCERNS – What Every Senior Should Know. A broad spectrum of medical topics will be discussed by seven different specialists. Admission to the Congress is free, however seating is limited so advance reservations must be obtained by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling CLVFF at 818-880-1054. A complimentary light lunch will be served.
The topics to be presented include: Senior Medical Concerns - A Reality Check, Quarterbacking Your Health Care; What Everybody Wants to Know, but Nobody Wants to Talk About; No Fall is an Accident; How Health Changes Impact Seniors and Families; Is it Becoming Harder to “Do No Harm”?; and Seniors Lead Innovation – The Path to the Future of Healthcare.
The Congress has been organized under the direction of Carolyn Kopp, CLVFF Trustee Emeritus and former president and executive officer. She has an MS degree in Gerontology and also is a consultant for Coast Caregiver Resource Center that provides free support services for caregivers of persons with cognitive impairment.
A number of organizations and businesses that serve the senior community are sponsoring the event and will be present at booths where information and useful mementos will be distributed. The Premier Sponsor is UCLA Health. Major Sponsors are: Atria Senior Living, Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, Silverado Senior Living, Thrivent Financial, AlmaVia of Camarillo, Buena Vista Hospice & Home Health, Home Helpers Caregivers, OakView, and Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary.
This is one of a series of forums that the Future Foundation has presented for the benefit of various segments of the community. It plans to continue such programs in the future.