8-2-2019 Quarterly Meeting of the Long Term Care Committee featured presenters on Fall Risk and Frailty and ways to mitigate the risks.
- Medication Management and Reducing Fall Risks, Katie Davis, PharmD, Schuyler Hospital.
Board Certified Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialist
Certified FallProof! Balance and Mobility Master Instructor.
6-10-2019 Health Planning Council Advisory Board. “Transportation as a Determinant of Health: Where are We Today?” Presented by: Scot Vanderpool, General Manager of Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit. Amber Simmons, Mobility Manager, and Move Together NY Project Partner speaking on Supports for Health, and Hector Chang, Active Transportation and Bikeshare Coordinator of Bike Walk Tompkins.
5-13-2019 Improving Population Health Through Innovative Local Food Partnerships with Erin Summerlee, Director Food and Health Network of the Rural Health Network of South Central New York,Leveraging Local Food to Improve Patient Health: Expansion of the South Central New York Fruit and Vegetable RX Program.Also with Liz Karabinakis, Director Healthy Food for All, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Baz Perry, Cornell Cooperative Extension, FV Rx: Prescription Fruit & Vegetable Program – A Project of Healthy Food for All and Cayuga Center for Healthy Living. For more information please contact Liz Karabinakis (EVK4@cornell.edu) or Baz Perry (email@example.com) directly.
5-3-2019 Quarterly Meeting of the Long Term Care Committee: Presenters, Allison Bassi and Bernice Hayward from Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services (CARS) shared a useful
Resources for Substance Abuse in Older Populations document.
4-25-2019 Discharge Planning Stakeholders Spring Luncheon Meeting:
Next Steps – Developing a Support Network Post Discharge
Elizabeth Bergman, PhD., Ithaca College Gerontology Department,
Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults: Mitigating Health Outcomes
Deb Trauntstein, LMSW, MBA, ACHP-SW, Difficult Conversations and the Fine Art of Persuasion
with short program presentations by Ed Bergman, Tompkins Local Department of Social Services; Caryn Bullis, County Office for the Aging; Jessica Gosa, Foodnet Meals on Wheels.
4-8-2019 – The Impact of Rural Health Funding on the Local Economy with Richard Merchant, Executive Director of Health Workforce New York, Central New York and Northern Area Health Education Centers. Also Local Health Workforce Initiatives in Tompkins County with Julia Mattick, Director of Tompkins County Workforce Development Board.