38th Annual Meeting

California Council on Gerontology & Geriatrics



Aging in the New Millennium:

Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders and Innovators

Friday, April 20th


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


University of La Verne

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Dear CCGG Members and Associates,

We’d like to remind you to register today for the upcoming 2018 CCGG Annual Meeting, which will take place on Friday, April 20th, on the campus of University of La Verne. This year’s meeting theme is “Aging in the New Millennium: Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders and Innovators,” and our agenda (see below) features a number of California’s leading experts in gerontology and geriatrics. Please don’t miss the chance to engage with these professionals as they share their insights on the future of aging – register for the 2018 Annual Meeting today!

Best wishes,
California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics
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PRESENTATION SCHEDULE


9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome address

Tara Gruenewald, PhD, MPH

CCGG President

Associate Professor & Chair of Psychology

Chapman University


9:15 - 9:45 - Organizing Aging Advocates

Brandi Orton, MSG

Director of Government Relations & Advocacy at

St. Barnabas Senior Services

Managing Director of the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition


9:45 - 10:05 - Ambassadors in Action

CCGG Student Ambassadors

Organized by Roberta Peterson, CCGG Student Ambassador President

University of Southern California


10:15 - 10:45 - Gerontologists as Leaders: Cultural Change, Creativity and Competence

JoAnn Damron-Rodriquez, MSW, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

University of California, Los Angeles


10:45 - 11:00 - Break


11:00 - 11:30 - Cultivating a More Dementia-Aware World

Laura Wayman, The Dementia Whisperer


11:30 - 12:00 - Poster Connections

Face-to-face time with poster presenters

(posters will remain up all day for viewing)


12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch and lunchtime presentations


12:20 - 12:50 - Aging in Hollywood and the Media

Steve Castle, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine

David Geffen School of Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles

President & CEO, DrBalance, Inc.


12:50 - 1:00 - Awards presentations


1:00 - 2:00 - Creating Age-Friendly Communities

Christina Selder, MSG,
Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR)

and

Iveris Martinez, PhD
Archstone Endowed Chair

California State University, Long Beach


2:00 - 2:10 - Break


2:10 - 2:40 - Aging in a Shifting Political Landscape

Fernando Torres-Gil, PhD

Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy

Director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

University of California, Los Angeles


2:40 - 3:45 - Roundtable Connections

(Join a roundtable discussion and then contribute

to the full-group synthesis that follows)


3:45 - 4:00 - Closing address

Kelly Niles-Yokum, MPA, PhD, FAGHE

Associate Professor of Gerontology

Director of the MS Gerontology Program

University of La Verne

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