AGE READY
A Vision for Aging Communities and Congregations:
Successful Aging Conferences
Michael W. Parker, Ph.D.
Scott Martin, MSW, VA
Hugh Lee, JD, UA
William Scoggins, Ph.D.
Daniel Potts, MD, UA
Regina Harrell, MD, UA
Jamie Aten, Ph.D., Wheaton College
Gina McCaskill, MSW, UA
Richard M. Allman, MD, UAB
October 1, 2012
3:45-4:30
Bryant Conference Center
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Center for Mental Health and Aging
Overview
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Aging Zeitgeist
Successful Aging Conferences
Recruiting congregations
Developing Ongoing programs
 VA – Scot Martin
 UA Elder Law clinic – Hugh Lee
 Recruiting congregations – W
Scroggins
 Resources
Center for Mental Health and Aging
Center for Mental Health and Aging
http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org
/content/42/3/406.abstract
 https://sites.google.com/site/agingchr
istiancommunitycare/home
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Center for Mental Health and Aging
Let us rise up and build
Conference Objectives
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to affirm and encourage elder leadership, work, and
volunteerism in all spheres of society;
to provide to all (including disadvantaged) groups state-ofthe-art information from experts about how to age
successfully;
to promote discussions between elderly and their adult
children about how to prepare for the next season of life;
to foster ongoing, ecumenical partnerships between
academic, medical and religious organizations that bridge
racial, class, and educational barriers and result in effective
programs that operate efficiently through shared resources
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PROPOSED MODEL F OR DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION , AND SUSTAINANCE OF COMMUNITY-LEVEL
HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTION TARGETING FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES
INSTITUTIONAL C OLLABORATIVE SYNERGY
POTENTIAL S EQUELAE
TARGET POPULATION
EVALUATION
PLANNING P ROCESS
CONTENT
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PROPOSED MODEL FOR DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND SUSTAINANCE OF COMMUNITY-LEVEL
HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTION TARGETING FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES
INSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATIVE SYNERGY
Faith-based
Communities
Medical Expertise
Clinical Perspective
Medical
Communities
Spiritual context
Access/communication channe
Capitalize on health/faith synergy
Academic
Communities
Evidence-base
Cutting edge innovations
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PROPOSED MODEL F OR DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION , AND SUSTAINANCE OF COMMUNITY-LEVEL
HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTION TARGETING FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES
T ARGET POPULATION
Sen iors and their adult children affiliated with faith -based institutions
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PROPOSED MODEL F OR DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION , AND SUSTAINANCE OF COMMUNITY-LEVEL
HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTION TARGETING FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES
PLANNING PROCESS
E STABLISH NON-DEMONINATIONAL, FAITH-NEUTRAL ORGANIZATIONAL ANCHOR POINT
1. EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION
2. SOLICITA TION
OF LE ADE RSHIP POS ITIONS ACROSS ALL ETHNIC AND DE NOMINATIONAL GROUPS
OF SUPPORT FROM FOUNDATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
3. SOLICITA TION
OF RECOM MENDATIONS FOR PRESENTERS FROM ALL PARTICIPA TING GROUPS
4. IDE NTIFY PRESENTERS ACROSS ALL
THREE CORE INS TITUIONAL COM MUNITIES
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PROPOSED MODEL F OR DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION , AND SUSTAINANCE OF COMMUNITY-LEVEL
HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTION TARGETING FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES
CONTENT
Comprehensive, multiple-risk focused, one-stop shopping, smorgasboard conceptualization
CONTEXT: Life Course perspective - Preparing for the next season of life
GOALS: Derived from enhanced
Enhanced Rowe
Rowe &
& Kahn
Kahn model,
Model, emphasizing:
em phasizing l Avoidance
l
Avoidance
ofof
disease
disease
and
and
disability
disability
l Active
l
Active
engagement
engagement
with
with
lifelife
l Maintenance
l
Maintenanceofofhigh
high
cognitive
cognitiveand
andphysical
physicalfunctioning
functioning
l Positive
l
Positive
spirituality
spirituality
PRESE NTERS:
- Medical
- Academic
- Faith-based
- Public Health Practice
RANGE OF TOPICS/SERVICES:
- Interventions promoting health behaviors
- Information about available services
- "Active engagement" opportunities
- Legal and financial strategies
- Spiritual practice
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PROPOSED MODEL F OR DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION , AND SUSTAINANCE OF COMMUNITY-LEVEL
HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTION TARGETING FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES
EVALUATION
Pre-intervention
- behavior
- attitudes
Post-intervention
- behavior
- attitudes
- program evaluation
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PROPOSED MODEL F OR DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION , AND SUSTAINANCE OF COMMUNITY-LEVEL
HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTION TARGETING FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES
POTENTIAL SEQUELAE
Individual-level behavior
change (healthier
lifestyl es, active livi ng)
Revital ization and societal
i nclusi on of seniors in the
broader community
Stimulation of ongoing
coalitions and inter-faith
organziations
Center for Mental Health and Aging
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PROPOSED M ODEL FOR DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND SUSTAINANCE OF COMMUNITY-LEVEL
HEALTH PROMOTION INTERVENTION TARGETING FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES
INSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATIVE SYNERGY
Faith-based
Communities
Medical Expertise
Clinical Perspective
Medical
Communities
Spiritual context
Access/communication channe
Capitalize on health/faith synergy
Academic
Communities
Evidence-base
Cutting edge innovations
TARGET POPULATION
Seniors and their adult children affiliated with faith-based institutions
PLANNING PROCESS
ESTABLISH NON-DEMONINATIONAL, FAITH-NEUTRAL ORGANIZATIONAL ANCHOR POINT
1. EQUITABLE
DISTRIBUTION OF LEADERSHIP POSITIONS ACROSS ALL ETHNIC AND DENOMINATIONAL GROUPS
2. SOLICITATION
OF SUPPORT FROM FOUNDATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
3. SOLICITATION
4. IDENTIFY
CONTENT
OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRESENTERS FROM ALL PARTICIPATING GROUPS
PRESENTERS ACROSS ALL THREE CORE INSTITUIONAL COMMUNITIES
Comprehensive, multiple-risk focused, one-stop shopping, smorgasboard conceptualization
CONTEXT: Life Course perspective - Preparing for the next season of life
GOALS:
Derived from Enhanced Rowe & Kahn Model, emphasizing:
emphasizing l Avoidance of of
Avoidance
disease
disease
and
and
disability
disability
l Active engagement
Active
engagement
with
with
lifelife
l Maintenance

Maintenance
ofof
high
high
cognitive
cognitive
and
and
physical
physical
functioning
functioning
l Positive

Positive
spirituality
spirituality
PRESENTERS:
- Medical
- Academic
- Faith-based
- Public Health Practice
EVALUATION
RANGE OF TOPICS/SERVICES:
- Interventions promoting health behaviors
- Information about available services
- "Active engagement" opportunities
- Legal and financial strategies
- Spiritual practice
Pre-Intervention (behavior & attitudes)
Post-Intervention: (behavior & attitudes; participant evaluation)
POTENTIAL SEQUELAE
Individual-level behavior
change (healthier
lifestyles, active living)
Revitalization and societal
inclusion of seniors in the
broader community
Stimulation of ongoing
coalitions and inter-faith
organziations
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Table 1.
Multidisciplinary faculty and workshop topics
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FACULTY:
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SAMPLE TOPIC(S):
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Rheumatologist
Geriatric Psychiatrist
Geriatrician
Exercise Physiologist
Oral historian/author
Geriatric social worker
Geriatric psychologist
Story teller
Health agencies
Benefits advisors
Pastor/Gerontologist
Nurse Practitioner
Geriatric Psychiatrist
CPA
Elder law attorney
Geriatric dietician
Neuropsychologist
Preventive Medicine MD
Oncologist/MD
Geriatric psychologist
Orthopod/MD
RN
Pastor
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Living with arthritis
Enhancing your memory
How to talk with an MD
Faithful fitness
How to tell your story
Caregiving resources
When to stop driving
Stories of active living
free health screenings
Maximizing benefits
Aging successfully God’s way
Home care/long term care
Driving
Financial planning/estates
Legal Issues and Aging
Faithful eating
Competency and Dementia
Successful Aging
Palliative Care/death & dying
Grand parenting
Falls prevention/surgeries
SSI, Medicare, & Medicaid
Late life missions
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Alabama ‘Town and Gown’ Model
of Successful Aging
Improving Wellness by:
Avoiding disability and disease
Active engagement with life
Maximizing intellectual physical fitness
Positive spiritual development
Communitybased,
Interdisciplinary
Intergeneration
al Conferences
Ongoing
Improved
Faith-Based
Program
Initiatives
Health Outcomes &
Quality of Life
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Resources/Links
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http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/42/3/406.abstract
https://sites.google.com/site/agingchristiancommunitycare/home
http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/42/5/613.abstract
http://www.aging.uab.edu/SubChannel/Research/uabstudy.aspx
http://cmha.ua.edu/
http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/review/code=3948
http://beesondivinity.com/assets/1346/beeson_magazine_2012.
pdf
www.cognitivedynamics.org.
www.alzpocketguide.com.
Center for Mental Health and Aging
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