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"Starting the Conversation": A Panel on Aging Friendly

"Starting the Conversation": A Panel on Aging Friendly In-Person

Blaine County’s Aging Friendly Committee presents: "Starting the Conversation."

Join us as we host a thoughtful discussion with an incredible group of experienced panelists on intentional aging, end of life planning, life coaching, spirituality, and more. The panel will be moderated by Erin Buell, Outreach Coordinator at St. Luke's Center for Community Health at St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center.

Panelists include:

Carol Stephens PsyD, LP, CBSM: Geriatric Psychologist & Case Manager
Jini Wilson LCSW: Hospice & Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley
Sherri Ditch: Life Coaching for Adult Children of Aging Parents 
Jessica Harris: Administrator and Office Manager Cove of Cascadia, Bellevue
Reverend John Moreland: Light on the Mountains Center for Spiritual Living

The panel will be livestreamed on Vimeo and a recording will be available to watch later. Watch online here.

Thursday, September 29, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall
The Community Library
  Lectures & Conversations  
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Dr. Carol Stephens PsyD, Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Carol has worked as a psychologist for over 35 years, and is currently on a mission to increase community awareness about cognitive impairment and dementia, and the grave importance of early intervention and planning. Her goal is to assist older adults to be intentional in planning for a future with quality of life until the end. In her psychology practice she specializes in treatment of depression, anxiety, insomnia and mental health issues in adults, seniors, and their families. She also offers consultation, education, coaching and mediation for families, professionals, and community groups and organizations involved in care of older adults.

Jini Wilson LCSW, Hospice & Palliative Care. Jini has been a Medical Social Worker over 30 years, working in Utah, Colorado, and now Idaho. She has experience with both community and hospital-based programs in oncology at Huntsman Cancer Hospital, newborn intensive care, emergency crisis social work, medical and intensive care units as well as Hospice, Homecare, and M.S. Society. Jini has facilitated Goals of Care conversations with patients, families, and medical providers, assisted with Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives. Jini cared for her 98-year-old mother on Hospice in her home, and says, “I am now blessed to get to work with Hospice and Palliative Care of The Wood River Valley, having moved to Idaho in July to be closer to my son, daughter in law, and grandchild.”

Sherri Ditch: Life Coaching for Adult, Children of Aging Parents. Sherri Ditch is a Life Coach that specializes in working with adult children of aging parents. “I support my clients by identifying core issues with their loved one, set goals, provide resources as needed, all the while supporting them through this new season of life in a timely and efficient manner. I have over 30 years of experience and am blessed to do this work.”

Jessica Harris, Assistant Administrator/Business Office Manager, Cove of Cascadia. Jessica Harris is the Assistant Administrator/Business Office Manager at The Cove of Cascadia in Bellevue. She is an Idaho girl born and raised and have been in health care for 16 years. Jesse is knowledgeable with Medicaid and additional insurances as well as Assisted Living. Her goal is for residents in rehabilitation to reach the most desired outcomes, and for those in need of long-term care to receive the highest quality of compassionate care they deserve.

Rev. John Moreland. Rev. John Moreland has been the senior minister at Light on the Mountains Center for Spiritual Living since April 2002. Besides leading a weekly Sunday service, he teaches classes to assist people in their spiritual growth, gives support through individual spiritual coaching sessions, and serves as a Regional Support Coordinator and mentor for other ministers within Centers for
Spiritual Living.

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