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Chris MacLellan at 4th Annual LGBTQ Senior Summit
Des Moines, Iowa
Check out Chris MacLellan’s keynote on care giving from our 4th Annual LGBTQ Senior Summit.
Posted by One Iowa on Saturday, August 4, 2018
More details are being added frequently, so check back often!
Chris MacLellan. Podcast: Healing Ties
Affectionately known as “The Bow Tie Guy” in the caregiving community, Chris MacLellan brings his soothing style and personal caregiving experience to Healing Ties Radio.
Through his book, “What’s the Deal with Caregiving,” keynote addresses, seminars and workshops, and in his podcasts, Chris sets the theme of how to create “Healing Ties” in our lives and communities. He focuses on the four pillars in life: Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, and Financial health, and how to create good health, happiness and prosperity around us. Now that caregiving has ended, let the Healing Ties begin!
Toula Wootan. Podcast: Toula’s Tips for Caregivers
Toula Wootan is a nationally-recognized caregiver advocate and host of Toula’s Tips For Caregivers. Toula is a dynamic pioneer, dedicated to the mission of “caring for the caregiver” and is in the forefront of helping caregivers nationwide.
Since 2010, Toula’s weekly radio show, “Toula’s Tips for Caregivers” has offered advice to caregivers. Her guests include respected national speakers and authors, business professionals, managers of local, state and federal programs, and spiritual leaders. These guests educate and entertain her audience. In Toula’s keynote addresses, workshops, and seminars, her soothing style provides comfort, care, and sound advice to every caregiver and their families.
Bonnie Friedman. Podcast: Hospital Warrior
Bonnie Friedman is a passionate crusader and the author of Hospital Warrior: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One. After advocating for her husband, Bob, through 14 hospitalizations, Bonnie now shares her hard-won knowledge with others to help them advocate for getting the best hospital care for their loved ones.
Bonnie is a professional communicator with more than 40 years experience. She started her career at the National Institutes of Health, and later worked as Communications Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Elizabeth Miller. Podcast: Happy Healthy Caregiver
Elizabeth Miller is a wife, mother, full-time employee, family caregiver, and Certified Caregiving Consultant. Elizabeth’s personal experiences caring for aging parents with chronic and terminal illnesses as well as caring for a sibling with developmental disabilities, inspired her to create Happy Healthy Caregiver in 2015.
Through her consulting services, resources, and online community, Elizabeth helps family caregivers integrate caregiving into their busy lives. Her story has also been featured in Woman’s Day and the Marietta Daily Journal. Elizabeth was a presenter at the 2016 and 2017 National Caregiving Conferences, and is the host of the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast on the Whole Care Network. She is a freelance writer and a facilitator for the Atlanta Daughterhood Circle, an Atlanta support group for family caregivers.
Loran A. Olson, MD. Podcast: Insights in Safe Spaces
Dr. Loren A. Olson, author of “Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight,” is a board-certified psychiatrist with over forty years experience, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and an Exemplary Psychiatrist of the National Alliance for Mental Illness. He is an award-winning writer and an entertaining and popular speaker.
Dr. Olson believes aging offers new opportunities we’ve never had before. In his keynote addresses, workshops and seminars, Dr. Olson explores what’s behind our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Aging offers new opportunities we’ve never had before.
Dr. Olson also shows his audiences how growing older actually frees us from the constant need to get ahead, striving to earn more money and acquire more things. The words “opportunity” and “aging” are rarely used in the same sentence—particularly in the youth-centric LGBTQ community. As a psychiatrist who came out at the age of forty, Dr. Olson has a unique perspective to share about human sexuality. Learn more at LorenOlson.com.
Matt Estrade. Podcast: Peace with Dementia
Matt Estrade, MA, is a dementia care consultant and educator in New Orleans. Through his practice, Care Partner Mentoring LLC, he facilitates training and weekly caregiver support groups. As a past Grants Officer in the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs, Matt implemented the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for elders.
In his keynote addresses, seminars and workshops, Matt shares advice and insights for persons living with dementia and their care partners, focusing on practical tips and exploring current research. Matt encourages his audiences to share what they hear with their medical team and collaborate on care strategies.
Tami Neumann. Podcast: Unscripted: Life Improvised
As a caregiver for a parent with dementia, and a son in high school, Tami Neumann learned that caregiving is hard, exhausting, and unscripted. In her keynote addresses, seminars and workshops, Tami explores the journey of spontaneous conversations about care and caregiving as she invites guests to speak from the heart on concealed topics.
These topics can raise important issues, as resolving two very different dynamics with parents, how teens process the loss of grandparents, and the importance of cherishing time with others. For more information, please visit TamiNeumann.com.
Ted Gottlieb. Podcast: Straight Forward Real Estate
Ted Gottlieb is the only Missouri Licensed Real Estate Agent who is also a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®. Ted is held in high regard for being guided by a moral compass and doing what’s right, regardless of personal gain. Ted helps his older clients safely age-in-place when they prefer to stay put and connects them with established estate and financial planning, and other professionals (without cost or obligation.)
In his keynote addresses, seminars, and podcasts, Ted takes a relaxed approach when sharing the inside scoop about everything you want to know (or need to hear) about residential real estate and older adult issues.
Fritzi Gros-Daillon. Podcast: Age Safe Live Well
Fritzi Gros-Daillon is a highly successful entrepreneur in environmental consulting, senior move management, and most recently, the aging in place home safety field. Her book, “Grace and Grit: Insights to Real Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and their Parents,” has won four national awards and one international award since publication in 2014.
Currently, Fritzi is the Chief Advocacy Officer, Age Safe America®. In her keynote addresses, workshops and seminars, as well as her podcasts, Fritzi helps seniors and caregivers reduce and prevent falls and their associated costs by promoting the necessity of making preparations NOW.
Dr. Jill Bjerke. Podcast: Right Now
Dr. Jill Bjerke is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) who has a passion for helping people. That was the reason she founded her business, Home Transition Solutions Group, LLC, and its two divisions, Cut the Clutter Co., and Silver Spaces.
In 2009 she created her own checklist that she used with clients in garnering background health, financial and other issues related to aging in place decisions. As this checklist became more sophisticated, it turned into a mobile app that homeowners, families, caregivers, and professionals who work with seniors, could use.
In her keynote addresses, workshops, and seminars, as well as in her podcasts, Dr. Jill focuses on finding ways to create a safe and secure environment for those who want to remain in their homes as they grew older. Or, as she says, “what you can do today to create a happier, healthier life.”
Matt Gurwell. Podcast: Beyond Driving with Dignity
Do you think mom’s driving skills might be slipping as a result of the natural aging process? Does dad’s driving cause you to worry? Are your children afraid to get in the car with grandma?
Matt Gurwell, an Ohio State Patrolman for 24 years, is founder and CEO of Keeping Us Safe, with a mission to help keep older drivers safe. Through Matt’s book, “Beyond Driving with Dignity,” keynote addresses, workshops and seminars, and his podcasts, Matt provides a roadmap to help families address the issue of an older loved one’s ability to drive safely; a roadmap that is tactful, compassionate, and empathetic.
Allison Lazicky. Podcast: Bluetiful Leaders
Everyone has the potential to be a Kindness Leader which is simply doing an act of kindness that leaves footprints on the heart of another. In business, this describes exceptional customer service, which leads to successful companies. Allison Lazicky, owner of Top-Notch Teams, and podcaster of “Bluetiful Leaders”, recognizes the importance of creating a culture of customer service excellence throughout the company.
Her keynote addresses, seminars, and workshops train leaders on how to manage, coach, model, and hold employees accountable for exemplary customer service daily. Allison’s presentation, “Developing Kindness Leaders One Oreo At a Time” is a great fire starter under the leaders in any industry.
Judy Ryan. Podcast: Culture Change in a Box
Judy Ryan is a recognized expert in human systems. She makes what is abstract understandable and operational so that people adopt positive behavior changes and form new, lasting and productive habits. Judy founded LifeWork Systems in 2002, an award-winning training and consulting firm that assists people in their ability to cooperate with one another.
In her keynote addresses, workshops, and seminars, she takes you on a compelling deep dive into an effective real-time, work-place culture change so that you can feel hopeful and energized about your business. Judy’s goal is to create a world in which all people love their lives, including at work.