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CSA Leaders Network

Our mission is to create a strategic network for Certified Senior Advisors (CSAs) that increases professional and public awareness of CSAs, provides resources and education, and promotes the value of the CSA dually accredited credential.

Colorado – Denver

Welcome to the Denver, Colorado CSA Leaders Network. Our meetings are typically held the 4th Wednesday of each month. See below for details on our next meeting.

In addition, please check out the Denver Senior Coalitions website for a list of upcoming events for Professionals serving seniors.

Upcoming Event

Meeting Date: March 23, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Program: More Than Memory- Is It Normal Aging or Dementia? What you Need to Know to Help.
Presenter: Kay Adams, LCSW

This workshop is appropriate for anyone who is interested in learning more about the difference between normal changes in our brains as we get older, versus the red flags to watch out for when the brain changes may instead be related to dementia. It addresses:

• What dementia is and isn’t
• How dementia impacts the brain
• Supportive communication skills for working with people with dementia
• How your approach MATTERS, and hands-on skills
• How to support care partners and people living with dementia in your community

Speaker Bio: Kay’s extensive background in geriatrics, hospice, palliative care and mental health allows her to address the diverse and complex experiences of her clients and audiences in a very relatable way. Known for bringing passion, integrity, humor, and a unique authenticity to her work, Kay can make often uncomfortable topics safe to explore for family and professional caregivers alike.

**No need to RSVP- just show up!**

CSAs can receive 1 CE hour for attending the meeting/presentation. You must submit a certificate of attendance if you wish to receive CE credit. To get a certificate, email Amanda Varga at Amanda@caretreks.com

Virtual Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86873919093?pwd=ajVhRHh4NXd3di9lSjE1YUNueTQ2dz09
Virtual Meeting ID: 868 7391 9093
Virtual Meeting Password: 906383

Group Contact
Sarah Stowell
Sarah@ThirdActInsurance.com
719-360-2285

Meeting Chair
Sarah Stowell
Sarah@ThirdActInsurance.com
719-360-2285

Program & Venue Chair
Audrey Krebs
AgingServicesConsultants@gmail.com
720-328-1375

Membership Chair
Amanda Varga
amanda@caretreks.com
720-512-7441

Web & Social Media Chair
Renatta Anderson
RAnderson@FairwayMC.com
720-849-7389

Community Outreach & Volunteerism
Position Open

Additional Information

2022 Denver Leaders Network Schedule

January 26, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 27, 2022
May 25, 2022
June 22, 2022
July 27, 2022
August 24, 2022
September 28, 2022
October 26, 2022


Continuing Education

In order for you to submit CE Credit, you need the following:

  • Date of Event
  • Program Title
  • Number of CE Credits
  • Credit Type: Leaders Network CE

Previous Events

Previous Event Information for Submitting CSA CE

2022

02/23/22 – Stephanie O’Neill, DRMAC – “Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council” – 1 CEO – Video Replay
01/26/22 – Amanda Varga, CareTreks – “The Mind of a Family Caregiver” – 1 CEO – Video Replay

2021

10/27/21 – Jacqui Angelo (Palliative & Hospice Care) & Maggie Gannon (WhoPassed) – 1 CEU Video Replay
09/22/21 – Julia Beems – Emergency Preparedness for Seniors – 1 CEU Video Replay (Replay not eligible for CEU)
08/25/21 – Jason Lesandrini – Ethical Decisions Surrounding Authorized Decision Makers – 1 CE Video Replay (Replay not eligible for CEU)
07/28/21 – Liz Tredennick, CSA with www.LizKnowsMedicare.com – 1 CEU Video Replay (Replay not eligible for CEU)
06/23/21 – David Smith, Sherpa CRM: Understanding Decision-Making Psychology – 1 CEU
05/26/21 – Susie Germany, The Germany Law Firm: Elder Law & Estate Planning 101 – 1 CEU
04/28/2021 – Julia Beems,MA: Overview of Assistive Technologies – 1 CEU
03/24/2021 – Becky Bressan, MT-BC & Renee DeLuca, MT-BC, Music Therapists – 1 CEU
02/24/2021 – Pam Silverberg with GDPRA – 1 CEU
01/27/2021 – Erik Listou with Living In Place Institute – 1 CEU

2020

10/28/2020 – Jim Macris with CarePartners Counseling
09/23/2020 – Greg Goettsch with Qualified Listeners – 1 CEU
08/26/2020 – Shirley Proppe with Audio Information Network of Colorado – 1 CEU
07/22/2020 – Karen Lamprey with Lamprey Law: Probate Procedures – 1 CEU
05/27/2020 – Jill Lindgren with eLivelihood – 1 CEU
04/22/2020 – What is Working for Your Business in the COVID-19 Environment?
02/26/2020 – Leaf411 – 1CEU

2019

11/22/2019 – Kay Adams – Competence and Compassion in Dementia Care – 1CEU
10/23/19 – Kathryn Severns Avery – Your Countdown to Retirement – 1 CEU
6/26/19 – Senior Planet Colorado and Older Adults Technology Services – 1 CEU
5/22/19 – City of Denver and the State of Colorado: Addressing an aging population – 1 CEU
4/24/19 – Senior Transportation Options: Carol Buchanan – 1CEU
3/27/19 – The Challenges of Aging Solo – Jane W. Barton MTS, MASM, CSA – 1CEU
2/27/19 – Best Buy Older Adult In-Home Technology and Resources – Brandon McCool and Seth Dietrich
1/23/19 – 2019 Kick off

2018

10/24/18 – Change the Narrative, Judy Rough – 1 CEU
9/26/18 – Intro to NextFifity Initiative – 1 CEU
8/22/18 – Caregivers@Work – 1 CEU
7/25/18 – Hoarding & Housing 1 CEU
6/27/18 – Living In Place – 1 CEU
5/23/18 – Downsizing Transitions – 1 CEU
4/25/18 – Senior Living Contracts Explained by Julie Groves, Elder Law – 1 CEU
3/28/18 – Life Insurance Use Options – 1 CEU
2/28/18 – New HUD Reverse Mortgage Update – 1 CEU

2017

11/29/17 – Understanding Adult Day Care – 1 CEU
10/25/17 – Placement/Referral Industry Analysis – 1.5 CEUs
9/27/17 – DRCOG/Area Agency on Aging (AAA) – 1 CEU
7/26/17 – Older Adults “Tell It Like It Is” To The Pros – 1.5 CEUs
6/28/17 – Front Line Workers – Creating a Better Chance at Job Retention – 1 CEU
5/25/17 – Stronger Together: Fixing Care Transition – 1 CEU – Program Video
4/26/17 – The Last Chapter: Mother & Daughter Conversations – 1 CEU – Program Video
3/22/17 – Understanding Elder Law – 1 CEU – Program Video
2/22/17 – Public Profile/Use CSA Correctly/Transparent to Older Adults – 1.5 CEUs
1/25/17 – Jamie Sarche, Never Say Die, Death & Pre-planning – 1 CEU

2016

11/16/16 – Cheryl Kruschke, Culture Change, Person-Centered Care – 1 CEU
10/26/16 – Roland Halpern, Medical Aid in Dying – 1 CEU
9/28/16 – Alison Joucovsky & Kari Henley, Home Sharing – 1 CEU
7/27/16 – Melanie Plaksin, Dispatch Health, Mobile Acute Care – 1 CEU
6/22/16 – Amy Panza, Polypharmacy – 1 CEU
5/25/16 – Art Chmelik & 3 others, skit: “What Mom & Dad Failed to Tell Me” – 1 CEU
4/27/16 – Patsy Barnes, Navigating Healthcare Choices – 1 CEU
2/24/16 – Ken Blum, Firefighter, PASCO – What Happens If You Have Fallen – 1 CEU