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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.

Idaho – Treasure Valley

Welcome to the Treasure Valley, Idaho CSA Leaders Network. Meetings are typically held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

Upcoming Event

Meeting Date: November 11, 2021
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Refreshments:
Parking:

Program: LEARN: Lifelong Education & Aging Resource Network
Presenter: Ryan Ponsford, Akili Capital / Main Street Philanthropy

Business Meeting (30 minutes):
— Welcome, Announcements & Visitor Introductions
— Membership Updates
— Community Education Update
— Member Spotlights – “My Why”
— Professional Education Update

Community Spotlight (15 minutes):
— Society of Certified Senior Advisors

Professional Education (45 minutes):
— Accelerating Trusted Relationships –
— Ryan Ponsford, Akili Capital / Main Street Philanthropy

Virtual Link: https://meet.google.com/exb-sxkr-ryf
Virtual Meeting ID: (478) 974-9139 / PIN: 801 825 161#
Virtual Meeting Password:

RSVP (Yes Only):
Dee Childers
dee@lifechangeseldercare.com
208-830-4455

No fee - Guests always welcome!

Group Contact
Darra Wray, CSA
darra@mycarecompanions.com
208-631-7603

Meeting Chair
Dee Childers
dee@lifechangeseldercare.com
208-830-4455

Program & Venue Chair
Mary Mlot
mtmlot@gmail.com
720-217-3703

Membership Chair
Monica Miller, CSA
mmiller@carepatrol.com
208-609-9995

Web & Social Media Chair
Position Open

Community Outreach & Volunteerism
Kathy Lacina
lacinak@aol.com
208-573-4658

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

2021 Membership Meetings

 
— December 9th – Resilience for Senior Service Professionals and Providers

2022 Membership Meetings

 
— December 9th – Resilience for Senior Service Professionals and Providers
— January 13th – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Aging and Caregiver Populations
— February 10th – Senior Nutrition and Food Insecurity
— March 10th – TBD
— April 14th – TBD
— May 12th – TBD
— June 9th – TBD
— July 14th – TBD
— August 11th – TBD
— September 9th – TBD
— October 13th – TBD
— November 10th – TBD
— December 8th – TBD

Previous Events

Previous Event Information for Submitting CSA CE

10/16/21 – Second Annual Treasure Valley Drive-Thru Health and Resource Fair

10/14/21 – Home Modifications and Assistive Technology for Aging in Place
— Jeremy Maxand – Executive Director, LINC Idaho
— Krista Kramer -Idaho Assistive Technology Project
— Community Spotlight: LINC Idaho Medical Equipment Lending Program – Lana Gonzales,Director of Independent Living Innovation

9/28/21 – Meridian Senior Center Health Fair – Meridian, ID

9/20/21 – LEARN Membership Networking Meeting – The Riverside Hotel

9/9/21 – Reinventing Workplace Culture and Benefits
— Shelli Stayner, BS – The Partners Group, Senior Employee Benefits Consultant
— Chase Sterling – PartnerWell, Managing Consultant and Certified Wellness Practitioner
— Community Spotlight: SHIBA Idaho: Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisors – Brad Talbutt, Volunteer Services Coordinator

8/12/21 – Current Trends in Consumer Fraud: AARP Fraud Watch Network
— Jay Haapala, BS – AARP Minnesota, Fraud Watch Network Lead
— Community Spotlight: AARP Idaho – Francoise Cleveland, Advocacy Director

7/8/21 – The Impact of the Treasure Valley Housing Market on the Senior, Vulnerable, and Disabled Populations
— Mary Holden, Senior Real Estate Speacialit (SRES) – Red Pheasant Realty
— Donna Rovers, Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) – Idaho Living Realty
— Community Spotlight: Jesse Tree of Idaho -Ali Rabe, Executive Director

6/17/21 – SMART Workshop – Webinar presented by Terrace Home Care

6/10/21 – Using Medicaid and VA Benefits to Pay for Long Term Care
— David Wilson, Board Certified Elder Law Attorney – Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group
— Community Spotlight: Office of Veteran’s Advocacy – William (Bill) E. Heyob, Bureau Chief and State Services Officer

5/27/21 – LEARN Membership Networking Meeting – The Riverside Hotel

5/13/21 – The Impact of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias
— Lisa Anderson – Director of Public Policy, Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Idaho
— Adrean Cavener, BS – Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Idaho
— Stacy Gunnerson, BS, CSA – Founder / Owner, Grannie on the Move
— Rick Vogel – Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Idaho
— Community Spotlight: The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Idaho by Adrean Cavener, BS – Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Idaho

4/8/21 – Logistics of Death and Dying
— Community Spotlight: The Idaho Post presented by Dee Childers, MA, CMC from Life Changes Elder Care Consulting, LLC
— Rose Thomas, ND, LMT, CNA, EOLD – Death Doula from Idaho Home Health and Hospoce
— Chuck Bonney – Funeral Consulmers Alliance of Idaho (FCAI)

3/11/21 – Value-Based Healthcare: Academic & Clinical Perspectives
— Bill Brandenburg, MD – Wander Medicine
— Jenni Gudapati, MBA, RN – Boise State University Value Based Healthcare Program
— Marnie Packard, MBA – Molina Healthcare of Idaho
— Community Spotlight: LINC: Living Independence Network Corporation (Jeremy Maxand)

2/20/21 – Community Event: Idaho Family Caregiver Conference

2/11/21 – Love, Intimacy, and Relationships in Older Adults & The Health Benefits of Chocolate
— Andrea McCormick, PhD – Gerontologist-Care Manager – Seasons Care Management
— Jessica Trowbridge, Dementia Wise Certified Trainer – ComForCare
— Community Spotlight: Ada Community Library (Jamie Thill)

1/14/21 – Vaccine Preventable Illness in Adults (with a focus on COVID-19)
— Julie Madsen, MD – Medical Director for Dispatch Health
— Community Spotlight: The Idaho Foodbank (Berenice Medina and Amy Mart)

12/10/20 – Reducing Holiday Stress and Preparing for a Healthier New Year
— Elaine Bacio – Certified Health Coach and Essential Oils Distributor
— Cyn Newsom, RN, JD – Co-Owner of C2R Fitness and Director Telehealth at St. Luke’s Health System
— Karen Thompson – Health Coach and Owner / Manager of Sea Scape Salt Room
— Community Spotlight: Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (Lee Flinn)

11/12/20 – Technology Impacts on Care and Caregiving
— Darra Wray, CSA, MBA – My Care Companions
— Dee Childers, MA, CMC – Life Changes Elder Care Consulting
— Business Fundamentals: Marketing Materials that Speak to the 55+ Consumer (JP Benlian)
— Additional Resources: Visiting Loved Ones Over the Holidays (Dee Childers)

10/8/20 – Medicare and Idaho Medicaid Expansion Updates
— Reese Phillips, II, BA – AHIP Certified Medicare Health Advisor – Preferred Senior Benefits
— Luke Mayville, PHD – Co-Founder of Reclaim Idaho

9/10/20 – Emotional & Psychological Impacts of COVID 19
— Amy Leavitt, MSSA, LMSW – Care Navigator Lead – Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
— Stacey Gunnerson, CSA – Grannie on the Move
— Honey S. Goodman – Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner -Treasure Valley Hospice
— Community Spotlight: Area 3 Senior Services Agency

8/13/20 – Pandemic Financial Impacts and Recovery Strategies
— Kevin Bates, CEPA – Financial Advisor – UBS Financial Services
— Shain Urwin – Loan Officer – Reverse Mortgage Planner – Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
— Community Spotlight: BSU – Caregiver Navigator Project

7/9/20 – Health, Medical, and Personal Care at Home
— Stephanie Morrill, RN – Keystone Health
— Mary Mlot – DispatchHealth
— Kristi Lauck, RN – MultiCare
— Mike Briggs – Keystone Hospice

6/11/20 – Planning & Paying for Long-Term Care
— Evaly Poole, CSA – Senior Care Solutions
— Don Levin, JD, MPA, CLF, CSA, LTCP, CLTC – PNW Insurance Services, LLC

5/14/20 – Monthly Meeting: Professional Caregiver Shortage in Idaho
— Rodney Bates, DO – Chair of Primary Care at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
— Randall Huspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNP/CNS, FRE, FAANP, NEA-BC – Executive Director, Idaho Center for Nursing
— Stewart Wilder – President / General Manager, Interim Healthcare

4/9/20 – Monthly Meeting: Advanced Planning
— Advance Directives & POST – Lynsey Winters Juel, MPA (Honoring Choices Idaho)

3/12/20 – Monthly Meeting: Care Management, Guardainship & Conservatorship
— Care Management – Dee Childers – MA, CMC (Life Changes Eldercare) & Teresa Haldorson – RN, MN (Optimal Aging)
— Guardianship & Conservatorship – Julie Robinson – MSW (Seasons Care Management) & Dee Childers – MA, CMC (Life Changes Eldercare)

2/28/20 – Forever Young Expo

2/15/20 – Community Event: Idaho Family Caregiver Conference

2/13/20 – Monthly Meeting: Social Security and Tax Planning
— Social Security Refresher – Peggy Farnworth, KMS Financial Services
— New Tax Laws – Dave Minick, Minick Financial

1/9/20 – Monthly Meeting: Senior Living Solutions
— Engaging with Clients with Dementia – Bryce Saxton, Emerson House
— Finding the Right Option – Stacy Gunnerson, Grannie on the Move, LLC

12/12/19 – Monthly Meeting: 2020 Education Planning meeting
— Community Education Initiative
— Professional Education Initiative
— Membership Invitations

11/14/19 – Monthlly Meeting: Strategic Planning Meeting with business presentations by
— Mary Mlot – DispatchHealth
— Patti Flanigan – Smart Strategies for Successful Living
— Teresa McCully – Silver Key Benefits

10/16/19 – Community Event: HP DisAbility Benefit Network Resource Fair

10/10/19 – Monthly Meeting: Kick off and planning