Successful Strategies for Aging

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The Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with MedStar Health presents Strategies for Successful Aging, a three-part series of virtual programs.

As we age, we encounter new changes and challenges. During this 3-part series, our expert panelists will review popular areas of challenging change, and provide their guidance and tools. Please note you can attend one or all of the sessions.

1. Driving
Thursday, March 14 | 2:30-3:45 PM
Our expert panelists will review how we should approach driving, aging and safety. They will also share tips and resources for driver safety.

  • Amalie Ward, CDRS, OT/L Certified Driver Rehabilitation Spec. and Occupational Therapist
  • Amy Stoughton, Montgomery County Police: Crisis Intervention Team, Autism, IDD,Alzheimer’s and Dementia Unit
  • Laurie Reyes, Montgomery County Police: Crisis Intervention Team, Autism, IDD,Alzheimer’s and Dementia Unit
  • Michael Smith, MSWCommunity Educator and VA Support Group Facilitator, Alzheimer’s Association


2. Costs of Aging
Thursday, April 18 | noon-1:15 PM
Our expert panelists will discuss financial practical’s, set realistic expectations for the costs of
aging, and share tips and tools to protect against, and prevent fraud and scam.

  • Teresa Boring, LCSW-C, UCSW, C-ASWCMDirector of Care Management, Aging Well
  • Karen Fagan, MPHHealth Systems Director, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Michael BrickCommunity Educator, Alzheimer’s Association


3. Social Isolation and Loneliness
Thursday, May 16 | noon-1:15 PM
Experts in the field will review the impact of social isolation and loneliness in older adults wellbeing. Efforts in the community and by community members to combat social
isolation and loneliness, will also be shared.

  • Pazit Aviv, MSW, Village Coordinator, Aging and Disability Services for Montgomery County
  • Jennifer Fitzpatrick, LCSW, CSP, Jenerations Health Education
  • Laura Byer, MBA, MS OD Program Manager, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Carole Ashendorf, MSW, Support Group and Memory Care facilitator-Alzheimer’s Association


Please call 800-272-3900 if you are unable to connect on any of the registration links.