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Idaho - Treasure Valley

President:

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

Secretary:

Reese Phillips, II  208-900-8110  reese@preferredseniorbenefits.com

VP Community Education:

Dee Childers  208-830-4455  dee@lifechangeseldercare.com
VP Professional Education: Mary Mlot  720-217-3703

 mtmlot@gmail.com

VP Membership: Mary Holden  208-850-4771

 mholden@redpheasantrealty.com

Board Member - Events: Kathy Lacina  208-573-4658

kathy.lacina@revelcommunities.com

Board Member - Marketing: JP Benlian, CSA  208-946-4390

jbenlian@youroasisadvisor.com


Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM at The Riverside Hotel

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, monthly meetings are temporarily being held via teleconference.


LEARN: Lifelong Education & Aging Resource Network

Program:
Business Meeting
The Emotional & Psychological Impacts of COVID-19

Date:

 Thursday, October 8, 2020

Time:
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Location:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are temporarily being held via teleconference.

https://meet.google.com/exb-sxkr-ryf

(478) 974-9139 / PIN: 801 825 161#

 

 

 

 

RSVP (Yes Only):

Darra Wray
darra@mycarecompanions.com
208-631-7603

 

No fee for members.

Guests are welcome for up to 3 meetings before becoming a member.

 

 

 

For more information about LEARN:

learnidaho.org

Meeting and Program Information

Business Meeting (30 minutes):

  • Welcome, Announcements & Visitor Introductions
  • Membership Update
  • Community Education Update
  • Marketing Committee Update
  • Community Presentation: Area 3 Senior Services Agency
  • Professional Education Update

Professional Education (60 minutes): 

  • Medicaid Expansion & 2020 Medicare Updates

Presenters:

Reese Phillips, II - Preferred Senior Benefits

 

Mark Your Calendar

2020 Membership Meeting Schedule

  • November 12th - Caregiving Tools & Technology
  • December 10th - Living & Aging Well

 

Upcoming Community Education Events

All originally scheduled 2020 Community Education events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In order to provide ongoing access to these important topics, the Treasure Valley professional members and partners of LEARN (this CSA Leaders Network) are pleased to be offering free, in person or virtual education sessions to retirement comminities, healthcare facilities, religious institutions and community organizations. To see a listing of available topics, visit: www.learnidaho.org/community.  To inquire about scheduling a session for your organization, email: learnidaho@gmail.com.

 

Previous Meetings & Events

9/10/20 - Emotional & Psychological Impacts of COVID 19

  • Amy Leavitt, MSSA, LMSW - Care Navigator Lead - Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association
  • Honey S. Goodman - Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner -Treasure Valley Hospice

                Community Presentation: 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 Presentation: 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

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