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Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare Symposium

Woodmont Country Club
Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare Symposium
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Start Date
05/11/2023 8:00 am
End Date
05/11/2023 3:00 pm

Reimagining Healthy Aging: Embracing Opportunities and Transforming How We Think About Getting Older

Charles E. Smith Life Communities, in partnership with Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is pleased to convene the thirteenth annual Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare Symposium, Reimagining Healthy Living for Older adults. The symposium is made possible by Drs. Ellen and Stuart Lessans, in loving memory of Stuart’s parents, Sara and Samuel J. Lessans.

Join leading physicians and public health experts for an inclusive and dynamic discussion as we explore the factors that affect healthy aging including physical and mental health issues, sleep patterns, gender and socio-economic differences and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding on what healthy aging means and how to best guide your patients
  • Learn about the latest research on key factors that play a part in healthy living
  • Discover the latest trends and recommendations for healthy living in older adults

Keynote Speaker: Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, aging expert and an experienced thought leader in healthcare.
Topic: “The Meaning of Life”

Cirillo is on the national board of Senior NAnthony Cirillo smiling for the cameraet and Chair of the Lake Norman Community Health Clinic. He is the former Senior Care expert for Verywell.com, a past executive board member for The Dementia Action Alliance, member of the Nationwide Financial/National Council on Aging Health and Wellness Roundtable and a member of the Bank of America Elder Care Policy Roundtable.

Cirillo writes monthly for U.S. News and World Report and Sixty and Me and appears monthly on the Charlotte Today television program. He is one of the top caregiving experts in the nation, often called in by top tier companies to serve on advisory panels in this important area.

Cirillo fell into a mission and advocacy for elders when he started performing in nursing homes. A gifted singer-performer, he has been to Nashville to record and has sung around the country. Cirillo brightens the lives and promotes the quality of life and the dignity of caregivers and seniors. And he is a conduit that helps businesses reach and connect to boomer and senior audiences.

A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Cirillo consults with healthcare organizations globally. His article “The Chief Experience Officer” became an impetus for the Cleveland Clinic to create an office of patient experience, hire the first hospital chief experience officer and create a groundswell to promote better patient experiences. As a former Chief Marketing Officer who helped launch a Wall Street startup serving seniors, he brings marketing savvy and an entrepreneurial mindset to clients, being named a Top 50 Entrepreneur in Charlotte.

Symposium Schedule:

8:00 a.m. Registrant check-in and Continental buffet breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

8:45 a.m. Morning Keynote Speaker – Anthony Cirillo, “The Meaning of Life”
Cirillo will provide 8 points related to quality of life.

10 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Breakout sessions (two concurrent breakout sessions)

Gender Differences in Aging – Dr. Deborah Carr, Professor of Sociology, Boston University, director, Center for Innovation and Social Science

LGBTQ Older Adults: Unique Challenges – Sadiya Abjani, SAGE

11:30 a.m. BREAK
11:45 a.m. Breakout session (two concurrent breakout sessions)

Sleep and older adults – Adam P. Spira, Ph.D.

Importance of Staying Active – Carolyn Eichberg, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Keynote Luncheon Speaker – Arelis Torres, Clinical Nutrition Manager, CESLC

2:30 p.m. Wrap up
3 p.m. Event concludes

Register at https://www.smithlifecommunities.org/event/sara-and-samuel-j-lessans-healthcare-symposium-2/

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