Teepa’s GEMS™ Using Skills that Make a Difference @ 15 Craigside Place
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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With the the GEMS™ you will understand that people living with dementia, provided with the right care and setting, can still shine.

The GEMS™ workshop offers an overview Teepa Snow’s dementia classification model (developed from the basic structure of Allen Cognitive Disability Levels) . The GEMS model compares different states of being and ability to the characteristics of precious jewels. This dignified metaphor defines normal aging as well as the many appearances, behavioral changes, skill sets and needs of those living with the effects of neurocognitive failure (dementia) or other brain changes. They should be considered indicators and a guide toward understanding an individual’s current state of ability and brain function. Understanding them will lead to an adjustment of expectations, modification of cues and support, and more accurate communication and ‘hands – on’ care behaviors to better

Dementia: What to do when Life at Home is Getting too Difficult @ Manoa Grand Ballroom Japanese Culture Center
Jun 10 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Join us for a valuable presentation on dementia and the differences between the various types of senior care services in Hawaii. Find out how to make your home dementia-friendly, which pitfalls to identify when searching for care, and how to successfully transition into a care community when living at home is finally becoming unmanageable. Q&A to follow. Elderly care organizations from the community will also be available to answer your questions and introduce their services.

Event Agenda:
12:30pm: Doors open to public – learn more about elderly care services from our event sponsors.
1:00pm: Presentation – Dementia: what to do when life at home is getting too difficult – Rachael Wonderlin, MSG.
3:00pm: Presentation – Elderly Care Options: what are the different types out there? – Todd Pang, MBA.
4:30pm: Event concludes.

Rachael Wonderlin has a Master’s degree in Gerontology and she is the author of When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community: Words to Say and Things to Do, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. She is a dementia care consultant based in Philadelphia, PA., and has been working with older adults for over ten years. She travels around the country for speaking engagements, caregiver trainings, and family consultations. Ms. Wonderlin is currently writing her second book for JHU Press.

Todd Pang has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and he is Vice President and Administrator of Caring Manoa – a family-owned and operated Type II Adult Residential Care Home with Expanded Care. Mr. Pang has managed Caring Manoa for seven years, and he is currently expanding services to new locations.

Ms. Wonderlin is the inaugural Caring Manoa Expert in Residence. She will be providing support to our island community from June 3rd to 18th, 2018. Private consultations are available, please inquire at for details and pricing.

Onsite Parking is available at the Japanese Culture Center, and “street” parking on Beretania Street.

Ticket includes parking validation
– $25 General Admission (advanced purchase)
– $35 General Admission (at the door)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Once you register for this event, you are on our guest list. You are welcome to keep your ticket as your receipt.

Unfortunately we will not be issuing refunds for no-show.

For more information, please contact us at

Life After Retirement: Is Consulting for You? Part 2
Jun 12 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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As a nonprofit leader, you’ve likely dealt with numerous consultants in your career, but have you ever considered becoming one? This two-session web seminar series is designed for professionals in the field of aging—particularly those who are considering retirement, and whatever comes next. This special series was developed as part of ASA’s Corps of Accomplished Professionals (CAPs) effort to enable its more “senior” members to remain engaged in the field. Co-sponsored by SCORE and Coming of Age, participants will learn what it takes to become a successful consultant—from identifying target clients to communicating a unique brand.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Understand areas of expertise, personal objectives and whether becoming a consultant is the right course of action;
  • Identify the importance of a solid business plan, clear target audiences, and effective branding; and,
  • Develop a brand and identity, pricing and promotion strategies.

Includes complimentary CEUs*

NCQA Accreditation of Case Management for LTSS: An Early Adopter’s Journey
Jun 13 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana (AIHS), an Area Agency on Aging operating for more than 44 years, has worked in the integrated space for the last 5 years. It sought NCQA Accreditation to strengthen its structure and processes and position itself for the future.

This webinar will review AIHS’ journey from the initial decision by leadership to pursue accreditation, through the multi-year, agencywide process to earn it. The webinar will also provide an overview of the development of NCQA’s LTSS Accreditation program, tips for organizations seeking accreditation and a preview of new LTSS performance measures in development.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Identify industry best practices for providing high-quality, person-centered LTSS;
  • Describe the essential process of aligning NCQA standards with current case management practices;
  • Understand the NCQA LTSS Accreditation program in relation to the current CBO business model and its importance in the future business model;
  • Identify key components to include in tasks and the timeline for managing the accreditation process; and
  • Describe a typical CBO’s potential challenges and rewards of pursuing accreditation.
Coordinated Community Responses and Beyond: Collaborations to Address Crimes Against Older Adults
Jun 14 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

This web seminar will provide participants with practical tips on creating and maintaining a coordinated community response (CCR) to address issues of elder abuse and financial exploitation. Attendees will learn strategies to bridge common gaps seen between senior service providers, victim advocates at community-based organizations, and other partners involved in the response to survivors of abuse later in life. In addition to providing a blueprint for building comprehensive coalitions to address crimes against older adults in a holistic way, this presentation will offer tips on how to ensure the sustainability of a coordinated community response.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the partners who could and should be involved in a CCR;
  • Understand strategies to gain effective participation of traditional senior services and community-based victim advocacy in a collaborative response to elder abuse and financial exploitation;
  • Identify the concrete action steps necessary to create and deploy education, outreach, and policy advocacy plans; and,
  • Understand the landscape of existing funding streams to help support the development of elder CCRs as well as identify new initiatives to sustain efforts.
2018 Deep Dive into Compliance Details Series 1 of 2: Policy, Standards of Conduct, Program Administration, Training & More
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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This webinar will examine the first three elements of an effective compliance program:

  • Written policies, procedures, and standards of conduct
  • Compliance program administration by the compliance officer and compliance committee
  • Effective training and education

Learn each element’s components, how to measure effectiveness, and tips for reviewing commonly overlooked areas. Are your policies, procedures, and standards of conduct written at an appropriate education level? What is legal counsel’s role in compliance? Does the compliance committee charter support activities? What does training include? Does your organization exhibit a culture of compliance, and how can you demonstrate that? Attend this two-part series to ensure you understand the essential elements of an effective compliance program.

Mediation Skills: Peaceful Resolution and Soothing Communication Tips Webinar
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm


Free Zoom Webinar and/or In-person training at Queens Conference Center (QCC)

Mediation is at the core of dispute resolution. By educating and helping people to resolve conflict, their quality of life is enhanced and as well as that of their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. The Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc. provides Hawai‘i residents with peaceful approaches to working through conflict through programs and processes that meet the unique needs of Hawai‘i’s culturally diverse population.

  1. Discuss the techniques for good negotiation and dispute resolution.
  2. Examine how to practice processes needed to advance negotiation to peaceful resolution.
  3. Share case studies of how people have negotiated and resolve conflict creatively.

Trainer is Tracey Wiltgen, JD, is the executive Director of the Mediation Center of Pacific, Inc.

2018 NASW National Conference @ Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day

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“Shaping Tomorrow Together”

The meeting of the profession will convene more than 2,000 social workers, like-minded professionals, and social work thought leaders for four days of unparalleled opportunities for professional development, continuing education, networking, and thought-provoking conversations tackling the most pressing issues facing the social work profession across the world.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 NASW National Conference!

The Real Deal on Dementia: Sexuality, Early Detection, & Understanding Dementia Behaviors @ Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter Office
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

A free training for CNAs and professional caregivers

“Sexuality and Aging”
Ritabelle Fernandes, M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

“Early Recognition of Dementia”
Kamal Masaki, M.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

“Managing Dementia Behaviors without Drugs”
Aida Wen, M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

Free parking
Certificates of Completion provided
Please RSVP by Monday, June 18 to:
Sponsored in part by the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention @ JW Marriott
Jun 24 – Jun 27 all-day