CDSIF Summer Forum Planning Meeting

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Capital District Senior Issues Forum and Albany Guardian Society
Present
Faith Communities Keeping Seniors Connected and Engaged
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Carondelet Hospitality Center, Latham, New York
8:30 am: Morning Program
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Deborah Damm O’Brien, J.D., Chair, Capital District Senior Issues Forum (CDSIF) Advisory Committee;
Executive Director, DePaul Housing Management, Catholic Charities Housing
Invocation: Philip Hira, Chaplain, Samaritan Hospital
Greetings:
Ken Harris, Executive Director, Albany Guardian Society
Keynote:
The Rev. Susan Vincent-Cox, Minister of Discipleship & Mission, First Church in Albany,
a member of the Reformed Church in America
Next Steps: William R. Hinrichs, D. Min., Director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer’s Association of
Northeastern New York
Time Keeper: Harley McDevitt, Member, CDSIF Steering Committee
Welcome:
9:30 am: Panel #1: Connecting Seniors
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Moderator: Laurie Cooper, Program Director, Capital Region Theological Center
Panelists: Angela Sheehan, RN, Director of Faith Community Nursing, St. Peter’s Health Partners
Deb Riitano, Executive Director, Capital Area Council of Churches, “Seniors on the Go”
The Rev. Deb Jameson, Executive Director, and Belinda Quaye, Coordinator of Volunteers, FOCUS
Churches of Albany
The Rev. Susan Vincent-Cox, “Pilgrim’s Walk”
10:30 am: Break
10:45 am: Panel #2: Engaging Seniors
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Moderator: Kitt Jackson, Retired Administrative Director, Capital Area Council of Churches
Panelists: Gayle Buschle, Eddy Care Team, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Clifton Park, NY
Mary Linton, RN, “Keeping Home-Bound Seniors Engaged in Parish Life,” Immaculate Conception/St.
Joseph Parish, New Lebanon, NY
Marilyn Graver, “Senior Shepherds,” Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, ELCA, Loudonville, NY
Lauren Iselin, Social Action Network, Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany, NY
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:45 pm: Afternoon Program
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Leader:
Deb Riitano, Executive Director, Capital Area Council of Churches and First Vice-President, CDSIF
12:45 pm: Small Group Sessions: Participants will meet in small groups with panelists for Q and A
1:45 pm: Concluding Remarks and Closing Prayer: William R. Hinrichs, D. Min.
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Table Leaders for Afternoon Program
1. “Pilgrim’s Walk” – The Rev. Susan Vincent-Cox
2. Faith Community Nursing – Angela Sheehan, RN
3. “Seniors on the Go” – Deb Riitano
4. FOCUS Churches of Albany – The Rev. Deb Jameson and Belinda Quaye
5. Eddy Care Team – Gayle Buschle
6. Home-Bound Seniors – Mary Linton, RN
7. “Senior Shepherds” – Marilyn Graver and Carol Phelps
8. Social Action Network – Lauren Iselin
Participating Organizations
Albany Presbytery, PC (USA)
Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York
Capital Area Council of Churches (CACC)
Capital Region Theological Center (CRTC)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
The Community Hospice
DePaul Housing Management
Family and Child Services of Schenectady
Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish, New Lebanon
Pastoral Care Ministry, Albany Diocesan Cemeteries
St. Peter’s Health Partners
Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC), Albany
Zion United Church of Christ of Taborton, Sand Lake
Albany Guardian Society
14 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, NY 12211
Phone: (518) 434-2140
Fax: (518) 434-2162
E-mail: [email protected]
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