WVCOA Speaker Schedule
2020 Speaker Schedule
January 2020 - Alex Stark - Sun Health- 8 Aspects of Wellness
February 2020 - Wence Arevalo - Glendale Threat Mitigation Unit - What to do in case of an active shooter
March 2020 - Melissa Kemp - Exec Dir. Financial Planners of Greater Phoenix - Financial Elder Abuse
April 2020 - Christine Tuttle - Talking Book Library - Services available for hearing impaired, blind and physically impaired
May 2020 - Dr. Kravetz - Medical Director Encompass Glendale - Receiving Appropriate Care
June 2020 - Dr. Froma Jacobson - Midwestern University - CarFit programs for older drivers
2019 Speaker Schedule
January 2019- Shannon C. Scott, DO, FACOFP - Vaccinating Special Populations
February 2019- Colton B. Johnston - Associate - Jackson White Attorneys at Law - Guardianship and Conservatorship
March 2019- Dr. Kendrick Johnson - Ark Family Medicine- Natural Approaches to Brain and Body Wellness for a Lifetime.
April 2019- Shruti Gurudanti - Televeda- "How technology is helping older adults stay engaged and social right from the comfort of their living rooms."
May 2019 - Stacy Lynch, PTA, CLT, LSVT BIG Certified, CPT, Aq, GAq, AFO - "Aquatic Therapy and Alzheimer's Disease- A New Beginning in Research"
June 2019- Leigha Shilhanek NP- C - Affiliated Dermatology - "Caring for your skin as you age"
July 2019- Scott Hawthornewaite - Area Agency on Aging- Family Caregiver Program
August 2019- Jason Schechterle - Serenity Hospice
September 2019- April Cornejo - Midwestern University - Body Donation Program
October 2019- Brian Brown - Dementia Care Education
November 2019- Steve Laughary- Sage Hospice and Palliative Care - Understanding Hospice, Palliative Care and end of Life issues
December 2019 - Dr. Melissa Flint - Midwestern University - Surviving the Hallmark Holidays when you are Grieving: Help for ourselves and those we care for.
June 2016 - Sylvia Nobel - Best Selling Author - Dare to Dream after 60
July 2016 - Keith Walker- Maricopa County Department of Health - Speaking on Opioids and Related Medications
August 2016 - Elizabeth Harris - Arizona Caregiver Coalition - Arizona Lifespan Respite Care Plan
September 2016 - Dr. Timothy Gerhart - Renovare Wellness by Design - Change Your Brain, Transform Your Life" Natural Ways to Improve Memory, Focus, & Peak Brain Performance at any Age
October 2016 - Attorney Debbie Weecks - Weecks Law - Controlling another Adult's Affairs
November 2016 - Catherine Cable - Medi-Aides Health Insurance Filing and Sales - Medicare and the Health Claims Filing Process
December 2016 - Laurie Dibble - United Tai Chi - Tai Chi for Seniors
January 2017 - Robbin Coulon, Esq. - Life Care Planning 101
February 2017 - Sean O'Neil - Memory Dynamics
March 2017 - Chip Coffey - Director of Integration at Quail Run Behavioral Health - Mindfulness in Life
April 2017 - Sandy Rupp - AARP - How to be Happy with Life Transitions
May 2017 - Tina Ferguson - Artsy Smartsy - Artsy Aging - 7 steps to a successful Art Program in A/L or Memory Care settings
June 2017 - Larry Nader -Caring Transitions - Navigating a Later Life Transition
July 2017 - Laura Brown - Vantage Financial Svcs. - Life Settlements
August 2017 - Diana S & Samantha Silent Angels Caring - Working with Seniors in Crisis
September 2017- K.C. Kanaan - Chief Executive Officer of Envoy America - Seniors Want and Deserve Better Transportation Solutions
October 2107 - David Eastman - Morris Hall, PLLC - Special Needs Trusts
November 2017 - Dr. Harold Wong - Advanced Tax, IRA & Retirement
December 2017 - TBA
January 2018 - Dr. Paul Bendheim - BrainSavers - Brain Training
February 2018 - Dr. Pete Patterson - Microbiology Research - Antibiotic misuse
March 2018 - Steve Wagner, CEO and Founder of The RightCare Foundation, Inc.
"Before the Firetruck Arrives"
April 2018 - David Grandon - Harvest Dispensaries - Medical Marijuana
May 2018 - Dan Hewson - Ascent Audiology - How hearing loss can affect balance and create falls
June 2018 - Dr. Linda Sasser - Memory and Aging
July 2018 - Kameron Loe - Pain Free Institute - Non Drug, Non Invasive Pain Relief
August 2018 - Michelle Wagher - Silver Sneakers - Fitness is medicine
Sept 2018 - Dr. Jerry Berg Mobile Chiropractic of AZ - Treating stress related neck pain and chronic back pain with chiropractic techniques.
Oct 2018 - Ryan Hodges Esq. Jackson White Elder Law - Guardianships, Conservatorships and Probate
Nov 2018 - Jackie Shore RN Patient Advocate - "What is oxidative stress and how it impacts your health"
Dec 2018 Heather Mulder - Banner Alzheimer's Institute - "Alzheimer's Prevention: Hope for the Future"