Senior Summit Professional Conference

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Single Ticket: $95.00
Sponsorships Available
CLEs pending
5.5 CEUs and up to 2.0 Ethics CEUs approved for (see agenda below for details):

  • LSW/LISW/SWA (CSWMFT #: RSX069601)

  • Nurses ​(via reciprocity with the CSWMFT board)



The year's most anticipated event is back! 

This year's topics and speakers promise to be better than ever. Register early to reserve your seat.      

8:00 Welcome to the day and View from the Bench

          Hon. Elinore Marsh Stormer, Gretta Johnson, Executive Ilene Shapiro's office; Kim Ventresca, CEO, VANTAGE Aging
8:10: Where We can Go: The Evolution of Elder Justice Plenary (1.0 Ethics CEU)
          Chris Dubble, Director of National Adult Protective Services Training Center
9:15: Questioning Capacity Vs. Competency (1.5 CEUs)
          Sylvia Pla-Raith, Deputy Administrator Community Programs, Division of Senior & Adult Services, Cuyahoga County HHS
10:45: Break
11:00: Making the Connection: Serving Older Adults Using the Social Determinants of Health
(1.0 CEU)
          Allison Esber, Network Success Manager, Unite Us; Mary Step, Associate Professor of Public Health, Kent State University
12:15: Lunch
1:00: No One Leaves Baby in the Corner: The Effects of Isolation in Cognition
(1.0 CEU)
          Dr. Susana Bowling, M.D., Medical Director, Summa Health Neuroscience Institute
2:05: Aging Gracefully: Navigating Supports in the I/DD Community (1.0 CEU)
          Dayne Jacobs, Service and Support Administrator, County of Summit Board of DD; Jennifer Hudak, Service and Support Administration Senior Manager, County of Summit Board of DD
3:10 Break
3:25-4:30: Breakout sessions
(participants will choose one to attend)
     Practical Ethics in Elder Justice (1.0 Ethics CEU)
          Chris Dubble, Director of National Adult Protective Services Training Center
     Summit County Age-Friendly Initiative (no CEUs available)
          Shannon Seigferth, President & CEO, Better Business Bureau Akron
     Hospice and Palliative Care: You have Options and Choices (1.0 CEU)
          Lynn Hermensky, Provider Relations Manager, Hospital of the Western Reserve



Class sizes are limited, so register early.  Classes with low registrations may be canceled.  If the class is canceled or moved, participants will be contacted via email at least 24 hours in advance.

Classes start and end on time.  To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive (in-person) or log in (virtual) at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time.  

SOCIAL WORKERS: CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training.  LICENSED NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS: full participation is expected, no partial credit will be awarded. Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.

It is difficult to control room temperature to everyone's comfort level.  We suggest you dress in layers that can be adaptable to warm and cool temperatures.