2021 Symposium: Supporting Older Adults, Caregivers, and People with Disabilities Through Innovative Volunteer Models

Event Date: 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:45pm

Event Location: 


2021 Symposium: Supporting Older Adults, Caregivers, and People with Disabilities Through Innovative Volunteer Models 
November 16, 2021, 1 - 3:30 p.m. ET
November 17, 2021, 1 - 3:45 p.m. ET


In conjunction with National Family Caregivers Month, USAging has organized a two-day, virtual symposium to learn about local innovative models for supporting older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers through the use of volunteers. The symposium will promote and elevate awareness of the Community Care Corps initiative among stakeholder groups, highlight the work of grantees, and share lessons learned with others who may wish to start similar programs.
The symposium will incorporate keynote addresses and panel presentations featuring grantee recipients, researchers, and other experts on topics such as caregiving, volunteerism, and the value and impact of non-medical care. 

Presenters will share information and insights on engaging leaders and activating volunteers to participate in innovative models that address the needs of caregivers at the community level.

Speakers and Moderators: 

‚ÄčNovember 16

Keynote: Atalaya Sergi, Seniors Director, AmeriCorps Seniors
Sherri Clark, Aging Services Program Specialist, ACL
Juliet Simone, National Program and Health Director, Oasis Institute
Maggie Ratnayake, Interim Executive Director, Lori's Hands
Paul Weiss, President, Oasis Institute
Sandy Markwood, CEO, USAging
Tobi Johnson, President & Founder, VolunteerPro

November 17

Keynote: Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, ACL
Greg Link, Director, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, AoA, ACL
Abigail Cox, Director, Division of Aging Services, Georgia Department of Human Services
Anne Montgomery, Director, Center for Eldercare Improvement, Altarum
Dana Howarth, Program Director, New Mexico Caregivers Coalition
Diane Cohn, Supervisor, Caregiver Support Program, Northern Colorado Services, Volunteers of America Colorado
Grace Whiting, President & CEO, National Alliance for Caregiving
Javan Mangum, Community Outreach Manager, Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital Health Institute
Jennifer Carson, HHCJ Administrator and Compliance & Privacy Officer, Hospice and Home of Juneau-a division of Catholic Community Services
John Schall, CEO, Caregiver Action Network (CAN)
Judy Anderson, Director, Community & Volunteer Services, Aroostook Agency on Aging
Sarah Slocum, Deputy Director, Eldercare Improvement, Altarum
Yanira Cruz, President & CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)

For questions, contact Community Care Corps.