Sean D. Curran, Esq. – www.curraneelaw.com Sean counsels his clients through the process of creating and maintaining their estate plans with great attention to their specific needs and objectives. Sean regularly handles simple basic planning with wills and powers of attorney as well as more complex inter-generational planning with trusts for individual circumstances. Sean focuses his practice exclusively on estate and elder law, making sense of the confusing issues relating to nursing home benefits and asset preservation. Sean has been practicing law since 1991and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Berks County Bar Association, Berks County Estate Planning Council, and Elder Counsel. Sean is married to his paralegal Georgina and together they are raising four children in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
Senior Director of Spiritual & Grief Care Services at Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region
Larry Dawalt – https://www.hpccr.org Larry Dawalt is Senior Director of Spiritual and Grief Care Services for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region. He has been in hospice care since 1993 and also worked ten years in parish ministry. As an invited speaker, Larry has addressed national, regional and local organizations on topics dealing with spirituality, comparative religion, compassionate communication, end of life care, and grief. Fr our Summit, he will be offering information that will Demystify Hospice & Palliative Care. In addition to his studies and specific training in Clinical Pastoral Education, Larry has received the designation Certified in Thanatology from the Association of Death Educators and Counselors and is also a Certified Trauma Services Specialist.
Dr. Ken Dychtwald – Visionary Regarding the Age Wave; Psychologist, Gerontologist, and Best-Selling Author
Dr. Ken Dychtwald – www.agewave.com Over the past 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, health care, and workforce implications of the age wave. Ken is a psychologist, gerontologist, and best-selling author of 16 books on aging-related issues, including Bodymind; Age Wave: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society; Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old; The Power Years: A User’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life; Healthy Aging; Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent; Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings and, most recently, A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success. He is currently writing two new books, The Future of Retirement and Destiny Knocks: Lessons from an Irregular Life.He was the executive producer and host of the highly rated/acclaimed PBS documentary, The Boomer Century: 1946–2046. Since 1986, Ken has been the Founder and CEO of Age Wave, a firm created to guide companies and government groups in product/service development for boomers and mature adults. His client list has included over half the Fortune 500, and his explorations and innovative solutions have fertilized and catalyzed a broad spectrum of industry sectors—from pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to automotive design and retail merchandising, to financial planning and health insurance. He has served as a fellow of the World Economic Forum and was a featured speaker at two White House Conferences on Aging. […]
Chris Farrell – Senior Economics Contributor at Marketplace, Columnist, Author of Purpose and a Paycheck
Chris Farrell – https://www.mpr.org Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic programs. He is economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of its series, Conversations on the Creative Economy. An award-winning journalist, Chris is a columnist for PBS Next Avenue and the Star Tribune. He has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Times, Kiplinger’s and other publications. His most recent book is Purpose and a Paycheck (HarperCollins Leadership) published February, 2019.
Dr. Eboni I Green – co-founder of Caregiver Support Services; Author, Caregiving in the New Millennium; Teacher
Dr. Eboni I. Green – http://www.caregiversupportservices.com Dr. Green is a Registered Nurse and family caregiver. Dr. Green holds bachelors and master’s degrees in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University. She completed her PhD at Capella University where her primary focus was also Healthcare Administration, with an emphasis on family and frontline caregiving. Dr. Green teaches graduate courses in the health care administration program at several universities. She is also the co-founder of Caregiver Support Services, a non-profit organization that trains and supports family and frontline caregivers. She has extensive experience focused on caregivers’ health and wellness, with an emphasis on caregiver stress, burnout, and related family conflicts. Over the years, Dr. Green has contributed to a number of publications and given presentations that focus on training, assessing, and supporting caregivers throughout the caregiving journey. She hopes that communities can benefit from her firsthand knowledge about the importance of self-care while caring for someone you love. She is also a published author and has written three books focusing on family caregiving: At the Heart of the Matter; Caregiving in the New Millennium and Reflections from the Soul.
Kathryn Harrison – Author of award-winning picture book, Weeds in Nana’s Garden; Smile for Grandpa; member AlzAuthors.com
Kathryn Harrison – weedsinnanasgarden.com Author / Illustrator Kathryn Harrison was educated in science and business, then worked as a marketer for over a decade before she finally turned to her creative side and was trained as an artist. In 2016, Kathryn wrote and illustrated her debut picture book, Weeds in Nana’s Garden, to help spread understanding of dementia among children. She was compelled to create this resource following her family’s own experience with her mother’s early-onset dementia. At that time, there simply weren’t many books available to explain dementia to her young children. Through the colourful illustrations and tender story in Kathryn’s book, she brings this complicated topic to a level where a child can begin to understand what is going on. Since its publication, her book has been translated into multiple languages and is available globally. In 2018, she collaborated with dementia care expert, Jaclyn Guenette, to launch another picture book about dementia, I Smile For Grandpa. Currently, Kathryn is also a member of the management team running AlzAuthors.com, a one-of-a-kind online collection of written resources about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Both of Kathryn’s children’s books support the Alzheimer Society of Canada* with every purchase. For more information, please visit Flipturnpublishing.com. *The Alzheimer Society of Canada is Canada’s leading health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.
Brian Harvey – Owner, Harvey Home Modifications; Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist; EPA Lead-Safe Renovator
Brian Harvey – harveyhomemods.com Brian is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders. He is an EPA Lead-Safe Renovator, and has numerous years experience in residential construction. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine where he double majored in Marketing and Management. He assures that HHM stays up to date with the latest and greatest home accessibility building strategies. Brian holds a MA Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License.
Gincy Heins – Editor “Before the Diagnosis: Stories of Life and Love Before Dementia,” coauthor “365 Caregiving Tips” Series
Gincy Heins – https://www.linkedin.com/in/gincy-heins-author-advocate/ Gincy is a teacher, author, and volunteer, as well as caregiver and advocate for her husband who was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment when he was 55 years old. She volunteers with Alzheimer’s Orange County and has held writing classes for early stage Alzheimer’s patients and their care partners. Gincy has spoken on panels at the 18th and 20th Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease conferences. She was selected as the 2016 Alzheimer’s Orange County Visionary Women Family Caregiver Award Honoree, and has been a nominee for the 2016 and 2017 Senior Care Hero Award and 2016 WEGO Health Activist Award. Gincy is one of the co-authors of the 365 Caregiving Tips series which covers Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers, Travel and Respite, and Hospitals, Care Facilities and Hospice. She is also the creator and editor of Before the Diagnosis: Stories of Life and Love Before Dementia, an anthology of stories by 36 authors, each about a relative they have known and loved before that person was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Over 90% of the profits from the sales of the book are donated to four nonprofit organizations that assist people with any type of dementia, and their families.
Catherine Hodder, Esq – www.HodderInk.com Catherine is an estate planning attorney now turned author, enjoys working with many families who would rather be doing anything else than estate planning. Her Florida law practice, featured in the Palm Beach Post, frequently made “house calls” to help families with their estate planning needs. Retired from law practice, Catherine focuses on writing helpful articles for members of the “Sandwich Generation” on her website www.HodderInk.com. Her latest book is Estate Planning for the Sandwich Generation: How to Help Your Parents and Protect Your Kids debuted as the #1 Amazon bestseller in Wills. Prior to her Florida law practice, she had a career in corporate finance. Because she saw firsthand how estate planning helped with her father’s 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, she changed her focus to estate planning to help other families navigate future life events. She is licensed in Pennsylvania and Florida. Facebook:sandgenlife Twitter:@sandgenlife Pinterest:sandgenlife
Lakelyn Hogan, MA, MBA – homeinstead.com Lakelyn serves as Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate at the Global Headquarters of Home Instead Senior Care®. Lakelyn began her career at the local franchise working one-on-one with seniors and CAREGivers. Today at t he Global Headquarters, Lakelyn works to educate professionals in aging, families and communities on Home Instead’s services and how to navigate the unique challenges older adults face. Lakelyn is a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska – Omaha where she is studying Social Gerontology. She has a Master of Arts in Social Gerontology and Master’s in Business Administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services. She also values giving back to her community. Currently, serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Dreamweaver Foundation, that grants lifelong wishes for terminally ill older adults. She is also active in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Lakelyn has a passion for helping others, especially aging adults and their families.