Teleconferences and Webinars
NANASP Retirement Research Foundation
With a generous grant from the Retirement Research Foundation, NANASP has embarked on a one-year pilot project to study the value of socialization for older adults who participate in Congregate Nutrition Programs under the Older Americans Act (OAA) and how this contributes to their health and well-being outcomes while potentially saving Medicaid and Medicare funds. At the beginning of January 2017, we distributed a survey tool for this project that NANASP member sites are disseminating to their staff and participants. This webinar will share the initial results from that survey and help us show the value of the Congregate Nutrition Program in keeping older adults living independently in their communities thanks to the benefits of socialization. The data we collect will be used to create our final grant report to the Retirement Research Foundation and be used at a presentation at the NANASP conference this summer.
Lobbying and Advocacy 101: Legal Tips for Non-Profit Advocates
NANASP Washingon Update Webinar: A 2017 Policy Outlook
NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato and Federal Policy and Advocacy Manager Meredith Ponder Whitmire discuss the new Administration, the new Congress, and what is currently happening in the world of aging and health policy. This webinar will update members from last November’s Election 2016 Results webinar and to provide perspective on the road ahead for aging programs. Free for NANASP Members.
Election 2016 - What Do the Results Mean for Aging Policy? Webinar
Aired Wednesday November 30, 2016
NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato and Federal Policy and Advocacy Manager Meredith Ponder discuss the 2016 election results and their potential impact on aging policy and programs as we move into 2017. This webinar addressed the new Administration, the new Congress and what lies ahead in the new year for aging programs. Download a copy of the PPT Slides Here
Senior Volunteers – Brave New World Webinar Event for
Rescheduled for October 4th 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM CT/12:00 PM MT /11:00 AM PT
Upcoming volunteers will have different mindset than our Greatest Generation "all hands on deck all day every day" volunteers, how can we prepare and support the recent retirees who want personalized, high skilled opportunities when we still need volunteers to serve lunch? Participants will rethink the way you advertise/recruit for volunteers; learn ways to restructure some of your ongoing volunteer needs and what research and practical experience has told us the next wave of volunteers are looking for.
About the Presenter: Jill S. Thompsen, CVB, Volunteer Specialist, City of Culver City, Culver City, CA
Jill S. Thomsen, Certified Volunteer Administrator, has served as Volunteer Specialist for the City of Culver City for ten years and was named California Parks & Recreation Society Outstanding Full Time Professional for 2009-2010. Thomsen has presented on volunteer management & programs at the both the national Senior Corps conference & the SoCal Senior Symposium. Thomsen received a B.A. in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach
Nutrition Directors Training Webinar 3-Part Series
Thursdays - October 6, 13 and 20, 2016
2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM CT/12:00 PM MT /11:00 AM PT
$25 for NANASP Members / $60 for Non-Members
Are you a new director and wondering about the requirements for the nutrition program? Are you a current nutrition program director, wondering how the nutrition program can survive with its limited funding? Are you a future oriented director and wondering about program innovations? Then this webinar series is just for you!! NANASP is proud to bring their most popular training for Nutrition Directors directly to you! Learn from seasoned experts in the field of aging – who combined have over 70 years of experience in the field of aging. This training will show the flexibility, the different variations and the diversity of the Older Americans Act (OAA).
This three part series will cover: the history of the OAA and its practical applications • review the Aging Network structure • develop strategies to work with program staff, local AAA’s, State Units on Aging and Senior Centers. • highlight the uniqueness of each state and local needs • get back to basics, incorporating the challenges and opportunities your programs are facing in these difficult economic times and help you to create the ideal nutrition program and senior center.
Holly Greuling, RDN
Administration on Community Living
Administration on Aging
Bohse & Associates
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America's Health Rankings Senior Report
The United Health Foundation released the release of the 2016 America's Health Rankings Senior Report which provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 35 measures of senior health. Now in its fourth year, it continues to serve as a resource for individuals, community leaders, policymakers, public health officials, and the media to benchmark each state's performance on key measures of health and wellness for the senior population. Building on the traditional state rankings, this year's Senior Report also examines today's middle-aged population (age 50 - 64) who will age into senior status (age 65+) over the next fourteen years, and compares their health to the health of the middle-aged population in 1999. On June 10, 2016 - NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato co-presented on a webinarabout Americas Health Rankings Senior Report Health Tomorrows Seniors Webinar Sponsored by United Health Foundation. To download the recording of this event visit http://www.screencast.com/t/RCDORtuBQN
Washington Update: What's Coming in 2016? Teleconference
On January 28, 2016 at 2:00 ET - NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato shared insights about what is in store for for the last year of the 114th Congress and Barack Obama's presidency. 2015 marked a long year of combat but with some significant bi-partisan accomplishments from ending SGR under Medicare to two year budget agreement stopping any sequestration for at least two years. The beginning of 2016, however, comes with a new two-year federal budget agreement as well as a federal spending bill that increases funding for senior nutrition programs. Special Thanks to our friends at SunMeadow/GA Foods for their support.
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NANASP Presents: Is it Social Bullying?
Strategies for Assessing and Intervening with Older Adults
What constitutes social bullying among older adults versus unacceptable social behavior due to other causes like dementia or mental illness? During this webinar, learn the common characteristics of older bullies and how victims are selected will be offered with examples from different setting that will demonstrate the negative impact of the behavior. In addition, learn an important four-part targeted intervention approach addressing the organization, the bullies, the victims and the bystanders in your nutrition sites and senior centers.
Presented by: Marsha Frankel, LICSW, Director of Mental Health, Jewish Family & Children's Services, Waltham, MA
Marsha Frankel, LICSW, is Clinical Director of Senior Services at JF&CS in Waltham, Massachusetts where she develops and oversees programs assisting older adults and their families. Marsha has many years of social work experience and a particular interest and expertise in working with older adults in community settings. She is a frequent presenter to lay and professional groups both locally and nationally on topics related to mental health in older adults including social bullying.
When Aging and Addiction Collide: Meeting the Need of Older Americans
On September 23, D. John Dyben, MS, MA, BS, CMHP, CAP, ICADC, SAP, Director of Older Adult Services at Orgins Behavioral Healthcare presented a webinar that explored the changing demographics, issues of aging, and how substance abuse and addiction are manifested and best treated in the older adult population.
The Hartford Change AGEnts Present: The 2015 White House Conference on Aging: History, Substance and Perspective
On August 24, 2015, NANASP Executive Director, Bob Blancato co-presented with distinguished speakers who all attended the WHCoA and discussed a range of issues, including how this once a decade gathering was similar and different from past conferences, what specific policy changes will happen as a result of the President’s actions, and how aging advocates can move forward from this historic event.
January 29, 2015, 2:00-3:30 pm EST
The White House Conference on Aging is held every decade and brings together experts and stakeholders in the area of older adults and aging. The Conference also provides a forum to discuss age-related policies, influence decision makers at state and federal levels, and guide the public and private sectors in contributing to the well-being of older adults.
This is the 2nd in a series of official webinars presented by the 2015 White House Conference on Aging addressing important issues for older Americans. The 2015 White House Conference on Aging has identified Healthy Aging and Long-Term Services and Supports as 2 of their 4 priority areas. This webinar outlines how nutrition is integral to these areas and how nutrition interventions can offer low-cost and effective solutions to strengthening the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Topics for this national nutrition webinar include:
· The importance of nutrition programs for older adults and the need for innovation and expansion with an emphasis on the Older Americans Act
· The significance of nutrition in chronic disease and as a key indicator of older adult health and opportunities for advancing the value of registered dietitian nutritionists in partnership with other healthcare professionals, for health promotion and disease prevention among older adults
· The growing issue of malnutrition in older adults, local quality improvement solutions to advance their health by integrating malnutrition screening and intervention in healthcare delivery systems, and the use of malnutrition quality measures in public and private accountability programs.
The webinar featured:
Nora Super, Executive Director, 2015 White House Conference on Aging
Paul Downey, President and CEO, Serving Seniors, San Diego, California/Immediate Past President, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
Martha Peppones, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition Services, Senior Services of Snohomish County, Washington
Kristi Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Avalere Health, Washington, D.C.
The webinar is co-hosted by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs, with support from Abbott.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
NANASP has partnered with Pfizer to bring you a Special Member's Only Webinar Event:
Senior Adults Need Vaccines Too!
Presented by: Vincenza Snow, MD, FACP
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:00 PM ET/12:00 PM CT/11:00 AM MT/10:00 AM AZ & PT
NANASP Presents: Helping Employers Support Working Caregivers with a New Focus on Therapeutic Nutrition
Today's American families are the primary providers of long-term care in their own homes; 2/3rds of these family caregivers also work. Nutrition significantly impacts an older adult's health outcomes and therefore ultimately influences getting caregiving employees back to work. This session highlights a new on-line toolkit for employers that provides therapeutic nutrition information/links to services to help them better support caregiving employees.
Kenneth Matos, PhD, Sr. Dir. Employment Research & Practice, Families and Work Institute
Mary Beth Arensberg, PhD, RD, Director, Health Policy & Programs, Abbott Nutrition
Robert Blancato, MPA, Executive Director, NANASP
Washington Update: What's Coming in 2014? Teleconference Recording
After a long year of sequestration, shutdown, and partisan gridlock, many were happy to see 2013 end. 2014 began on a brighter note with a new budget agreement as well as a spending bill that ends sequestration for senior nutrition programs.
On January 30, 2014, NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato share some insights about what else is in store.
NANASP Presents: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) – One Year Later
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
3 PM ET/2 PM CT/1 PM MT/12 PM PT
NANASP Member Rate: Free | Non-Member Rate: $25
On April 16, 2012 Secretary Sebelius announced the creation of the of the new Administration for Community Living (ACL) which brought together the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities into a single agency that supports both cross-cutting initiatives and efforts focused on the unique needs of individual groups, such as children with developmental disabilities or seniors with dementia.
On April 23, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m. ET, Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary Administration on Aging, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will share with NANASP members what this new agency has been working on for the past year to increase access to community supports and achieving full community participation for people with disabilities and seniors.
Moderator: Paul Downey, NANASP President
NANASP Presents: Nutrition Directors Training Webinar 4-Week Series
Thursdays: April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2013
2 PM ET/1 PM CT/12 PM MT/11 AM PT
NANASP Member Rate: $25 per webinar /$75 for the series
Non-Member Rate: $50 per webinar/$175 for the series
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2013
Are you a new director and wondering about the requirements for the nutrition program? Are you a current nutrition program director, wondering how the nutrition program can survive with its limited funding? Are you a future oriented director and wondering about program innovations?
Then this webinar series is just for you!! For the first time ever, NANASP is bringing their most popular training for Nutrition Directors directly to you! Learn from four seasoned experts in the field of aging – who combined have nearly 100 years of experience in the field of aging. This training will show the flexibility, the different variations and the diversity of the Older Americans Act (OAA).
This four-part series will cover: the history of the OAA and its practical applications • review the Aging Network structure • develop strategies to work with program staff, local AAA’s, State Units on Aging and Senior Centers. • highlight the uniqueness of each state and local needs • get back to basics, incorporating the challenges and opportunities your programs are facing in these difficult economic times and help you to create the ideal nutrition program and senior center.
Part I & II - Orientation to the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program
Thursday, April 4, 2013 – 2:00 PM ET & Thursday, April 11, 2013 – 2:00 PM ET
The purpose of these first two part are to orient you to the Older Americans Act (OAA), the OAA Nutrition Program, the structure of home and community based services, the role of nutrition services in the aging services network, as well as the flexibility and innovation available to help meet the needs of the diversity of older adults, their families, states and local communities.
Part I will address the OAA and home and community based services; the relationship between nutrition, health and functionality; the challenges of a changing environment and systems providing nutrition services; the OAA Nutrition Program, its requirements, and state/local variation and trends. Part II will address the challenges of a changing environment, components of a quality nutrition program, and service trends and innovations. Both webinars will include an opportunity for questions and answers.
About the Presenters:
Jean L. Lloyd, MS, RD,
U.S. Administration on Aging
U.S. Administration on Aging
Part III - What Does it Take to Run a Good Nutrition Program?
Thursday, April 18, 2013 – 2:00 PM ET
The purpose of this session is to explore the leadership skills, best practices and the imagination needed to run a great Senior Center/Nutrition Program. We will discuss the components required to stay competitive in this ever changing field. Pat will bring to the discussion 35 years of experience in the field of aging, as a program director, board member and consultant. This session will cover the following:
- The Role and Responsibilities of a Director/Site Manager
Understanding Your Management Style to be Successful (DiSC)
Who are the Stakeholders and What Role do They Play?
- Board of Directors
- GI Generation
- Silent Generation
- Good Food
- Great Programs
- Diversified Funding
- Endless Possibilities
- Exploring Best Practices to have a Successful Program
About the Presenter:
Pat Bohse, President
Bohse & Associates
Thursday, April 25, 2013 – 2:00 PM ET
Part IV - Networks and Collaborations: Essential Relationship for the Future
We are all finding that we are called upon to do more with less. Daily our organizations are realizing an increased need for services, while resources are being diminished and in some cases eliminated. To do more with less requires looking at our productivity, efficiency and in many cases partnering with other organizations. This webinar will identify the process and realities of developing networks and collaborations in your communities.
About the Presenter:
Denise Niese, Executive Director
Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc.
Bowling Green, OH
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NANASP Presents: A Special Post Election Conversation (Recorded on November 9, 2012)
Please join NANASP for a “post-election” conversation, moderated by NANASP President, Paul Downey, on the impact of the 2012 elections with NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato, and Tony Sarmiento, NANASP Board Member and GSA Public Policy Committee Chair, and new panel member John Colbert, Esq. with Capitol Hill Partners for a one-hour call will focus on what the elections results mean for senior nutrition programs, SCSEP & the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) -- including the outlook for relevant Senate and House committees in the coming year.
NANASP Presents: “Got Boomers?” Webinar (Recorded on November 8, 2012)
With 26% of the population ‘boomers’ and growing, how can current senior centers & nutrition programs serve both segments of the aging populations? If only there was an “APP” for that! AgeWell Services at Tanglewood Park implemented what they call ‘Wellness Works’ to change their image, create excitement, build credibility, prepare for competition and the choices seniors want. Is it Bingo or Zumba, Mocktails or Milk? Glean ideas from their successes (and failures) as you develop a transition plan to meet or expand your mission and make sure you are delivering what is needed in your community.
Sharon TerHaar, Executive Director
AgeWell Services at Tanglewood Park
NANASP Presents: A Special “Medicare Part D Enrollment” Webinar for Nutrition/Senior Services Providers (Recorded November 5, 2012)
During the open enrollment period October 15th through December 7th, it is critical that Medicare recipients make the health plan selections that meet both their health and budget requirements. Hence, the NANASP is hosting a webinar about the current Medicare Open Enrollment. This webinar is directed to nutrition and senior service providers whose clients are Medicare beneficiaries with a disability or a chronic illness. We’ll discuss programs on open enrollment and ways your clients can share their experiences with Medicare Part D.
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP)
Bonnie Hogue Duffy- Convener
Medicare Access for Patients Rx (MAPRx)
Debbie Witchey, Executive Vice President
Healthcare Leadership Council
Providing Quality Services to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Elder Communities (Recorded on October 25, 2012)
There are estimated to be approximately 1.5 – 2 million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults in the U.S. today, with the number growing rapidly. This webinar will give background and an overview of some of the unique issues facing older LGBT adults. It will also provide you with important sources of information that you can easily access, as well as suggested action steps to enhance your services provision.
Director, National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders)
New York, NY | www.sageusa.org | www.lgbtagingcenter.org.
Evidence-Based Nutrition and Health Programs: Promoting Wellness through Behavior Change Webinar (Recorded on 6/27/2012)
Evidence based health promotion programming translates tested program models or interventions into practical, effective wellness programs that use education and behavior change to provide proven health benefits to participants. Attendees at the Evidence-based Health Promotion Program presentation will develop a working understand of what makes a program “evidence-based” and how the outcomes of evidence based programs are measured in terms of quality of life, health care costs, and health care utilization. Participants will learn the basics of implementing programs in rural communities, will review tools to determine whether they possess the organizational readiness to begin offering programs, and will review potential solutions to barriers particular to rural communities, including access, transportation, and resources. Two evidence-based programs will be highlighted: Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults and My Life My Health (the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program).
Director of Evidence-based Programs
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Webinar (Recorded on 5/31/2012)
Major changes may be looming for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), the older workers program that helps provide staff for many nutrition and other aging services programs. Please join us for a webinar on SCSEP, currently authorized by Title V of the Older Americans Act (OAA).
Topics discussed during this webinar included:
- A proposal to repeal Title V and SCSEP as part of a larger bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act;
- A proposal in the FY2013 federal budget to transfer SCSEP from the Department of Labor to the Administration on Aging;
- A newly-approved SCSEP goal to promote volunteerism among SCSEP participants; and
- An update on the competition for national SCSEP grants currently in progress.
John Colbert, Partner, Capitol Hill Partners
Karl Cooper, Policy Associate, National Association of States United for Aging and Disability
Tony Sarmiento, Executive Director, Senior Service America, Inc.
NANASP Farm Bill Webinar (Recorded on 5/3/2012)
The Farm Bill governs an array of agricultural and food programs in the United States and undergoes review and renewal roughly every five years. The focus of the webinar will be on programs that affect older adults and nutrition which includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Both the policy and politics of the Farm Bill and its reauthorization will be covered.
Lisa Davis, Vice President of Public Policy, Feeding America www.feedingamerica.org
Mary Pat Raimondi, Vice President, Strategic Policy and Partnerships, Academy of Nutrition and Dieteticswww.eatright.org
"ADVOCACY BEGINS AT HOME" Webinar
Sponsored by Sun Meadow/GA Foods
Att: NANASP Members! Take Advantage of the FREE Download Available Now!
Decisions in the coming year will make a lasting, profound impact on those of us in the aging network - the Older Americans Act reauthorization, and the newly enacted health care bill, which contains many important reforms benefiting seniors including the Elder Justice Act, will begin to be implemented. Budget cuts at all levels of government will continue to threaten the viability of core programs like nutrition. Now, more than ever, we need to join together to help shape what these decisions will be.
This year, NANASP will be hosting their Annual Conference on July 7-9, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It’s an important year for older Americans legislation…so as a result we are scheduling time for Hill Visits on July 7th for conference attendees. Meeting with your members of Congress and their staff is an extremely effective way to influence the legislative process and place nutrition and seniors in the spotlight.
More than anyone, service providers at the local community level are in the best position to know the needs of older persons and how to meet those needs in the most cost effective manner. Your input needs to be received by those who are responsible for shaping national policies and priorities.
In an effort to assist members better understand the importance of this opportunity, you can download this FREE webinar – to help novice and experienced Hill visitors alike learn more about how you can make your meeting at the Capitol productive and effective! Whether it’s your first or forty-first visits to the Hill, NANASP Executive Director, Bob Blancato will share with you all the information you need to know to confidently prepare for these important Hill visits. We’ll discuss in detail:
- exactly how to make your initial contact/set appointments on July 7th
- who the key decision makers are and who you can expect to meet with
- what you should (or shouldn’t) say during your visit
- who you should notify about your visit
- how to effectively communicate prior to, during and after your visit
- techniques to help you prepare and practice
- leave behinds/materials that will be provided and available to you before your visits
- advocacy interaction with the NANASP office and our work in collaboration with other groups
Why is Advocacy so Important?
- change attitudes and misconceptions;
- assist seniors to gain access to resources, funding and information;
- help make service providers and organizations accountable ensuring there is transparency in their actions and decisions;
- ensure that older Americans have a voice and that it will be heard;
- promote positive change to the structure and policy of healthy aging
Learn How. Learn Now Webinars
NANASP realizes that members need skill building year round and to keep on top of important issues effecting their programs and clients. To meet this need, NANASP offer regular webinars. To participate in a webinars, members sit at his or her own computer and is connected via the internet. Usually the webinar last about one hour including a question and answer session. Webinar are an ideal way to support learning while saving travel costs.
Webinar/Teleconference Audio Recordings Available
For more information on how to obtain an audio recording of a teleseminar/webinar listed below, please contact Pam Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Senior Hunger, the Older Americans Act and Other Federal Program"
Presented by Jean L. Lloyd (December, 2008)
“Making a Profit in a Non-Profit World” – Presented by Robert W. Littke, Ph.D. (October, 2008)
“Funding Doors of Opportunity” – Presented by Pat Bohse (October, 2007)