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2017 Aging & Memory Conference
The Costs of Growing Old in Maine
Advance Registration Requested
Holiday Inn by the Bay
Spring Street, Portland, Maine
March 30, 2017
8:00am to 4:30pm

Times Main Programming
The Ballroom
Breakout Sessions
Rhode Island Room
8:00am - 8:30am Register Opening Welcome, Information and Announcements
8:30am - 9:30am J. Scott MoodyJ. Scott Moody, the impact of the Silver Tsunami on Maine's economy over the next 30+ years. Scott has worked as a Tax Policy Economist for over 18 years. He is the author, co-author and editor of over 180 studies and books. He has testified twice before the House Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. Congress. [link]
Coastal Rehab

Speech Therapy, Aging & Memory
9:30am - 10:30am Pam VillarrealPam Villarreal, "Trends over Time" The world is changing, but what about the spending habits of retirees? Using consumer expenditure data, I will compare the spending habits of today's 65+ year olds to the same age group two decades ago in several areas - housing, health care, food, transportation, even entertainment. [link] Chelsea CanedyChelsea Canedy, Parent Educator "connected, brain-based, attachment-focused parenting" - does it work on elder parents of adult children with cognitive impairment?
10:30am - 11:30am Catherine Kaczorowski, Ph.D Catherine Kaczorowski, Ph.D, The Jackson Laboratory; The main goal of our project is to identify new genes that may modify the age at which a person will develop symptoms of Alzheimer's - Press Release - Laboratory [link]
Rhode Island Room
11:30am - 12:30pm "Estate Plan Checkup: 3 Tips to Carry Out Your Wishes" This hands-on workshop will provide you with three tips to review your estate plan to determine whether you need to update your planning or not. Topics covered will include fiduciary designations while living, distributions that require probate and distributions that do not require probate, including methods to set up your charitable giving outside of probate."
  • Barbara S. Schlichtman, Esq., Partner, Maine Center for Elder Law, LLC
  • Amy Anderson, Director of Planned Giving, The Salvation Army, Northern New England
Massachusetts Room
Buffet Lunch
Corn Chowder
Roast Turkey Breast, Corned Beef, Deli Ham
Swiss, Provolone, American
Tuna with Chopped Green Olives
Home Style Potato & Egg Salad
Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Pickles
Potato Chips, Home Baked Breads & Rolls
12:30pm - 1:20pm Timothy ArmourTim Armour, President and CEO of the Cure Alzheimer's Fund [link]
Rhode Island Room
1:20pm - 2:10pm Dave CliftonDavid Clifton, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of the Rotary's Alzheimer's and Dementia Rotarian Action Group (ADRAG). [link]
Rhode Island Room
2:10pm - 3:10pm Dana Foundation panel discussion - Successful Aging and Our Brain: normal brain function and normal age-related changes, brain diseases and disorders, successful aging [link] "Scientific Brain Training" - an Internet based cognitive rehab tool to exercise various elements of cognition under complete control of the therapist. Bring your computer/tablet/cell to participate in this demo.
3:10pm - 4:00pm Amy Sneirson Amy Sneirson, JD, Executive Director of the Maine Human Rights Commission will address Discrimination on the basis of Age and Cognitive Disability. [link]
Rhode Island Room
4:00pm - 4:30pm Register Closing remarks, gratitude and announcements
MemoryWorks Executive Director Ken Capron
lays out his 2017 plans to change the status quo for seniors and dementians

  • Who Should Attend?
    This conference is intended for businesses, consumers, their families and friends, caregivers, providers, prescribers, and others concerned with the economic impact of the Silver Tsunami and one of the most insidious disease groups facing our elders - Dementia.

  • $45 - Individual registration includes one all-day admission plus one lunch ticket
  • $400 - Group registration - Order a Table for Ten and get a 10% discount for 10 admissions and ten lunch tickets. You can choose to decorate your own table if you choose.
  • $450 - Vendors get a 2' x 6' table with purple trim, and 2 chairs, plus one general admission ticket, one lunch ticket, a one hour breakout session subject to availability; and all employees and clients attend for the cost of lunch only ($25). Vendor info will be distributed to all attendees.
  • $750 - Vendors combo - save even more with a vendor table and group table combo

*If you have special dietary needs beyond the choices shown, please contact us at 207-797-7891 or


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