Please join us for Person-Centered Care and Aging in Place in Rural Kansas
When: 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023
Where: This event will be presented in a hybrid format, with in-person and virtual attendance options available. Specific details will be sent with confirmation email once registered.
Join us from 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Nov. 2, for a discussion about how person-centered approaches can advance healthy aging in rural and frontier communities. The event will include two engaging panel discussions focusing on the unique needs of older adults who wish to age in place within rural communities.
The first panel, which will feature leaders from state government and organizations dedicated to serving older adults, will explore how the current implementation of a person-centered approach can address challenges related to healthy aging in rural communities. Panelists include:
- Monte Coffman, Executive Director, Windsor Holdings, Inc., Coffeyville, Kansas
- Michele Heydon, M.A., Long Term Services and Supports Commissioner, Kansas Department for Aging and
- Chrisy Khatib, Deputy Director of Adult Protective Services, Kansas Department for Children and Families
- Jessie Piper, Ph.D., Co-Bureau Director of Family Health, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Emilie Rains, Executive Director of Bluestem PACE, Bluestem Communities in McPherson, Kansas
Subsequently, leaders in aging and policymakers will engage in a discussion sharing their thoughts as well as insights on future opportunities. Panelists include:
- Scott Brunner, Deputy Secretary of Hospitals and Facilities, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
- Jan Kimbrell, Kansas Silver Haired Legislature
- Senator Kristen O’Shea, Kansas State Senate
- Secretary Janet Stanek, Kansas Department of Health and Environment