“Caring for Our Wisdom Keepers: Supporting Native Elders” lists the barriers to elder wellness and includes personal quotes from elders themselves. It discusses the importance of cultural competency and gives community and traditional solutions to advocate and support our elders. This training will deepen one’s understanding of the needs of our elders and help participants learn how to meet those needs and advocate by their side.
In partnership with the National Indian Council on Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association offers this one-hour webinar “Effective Communications Strategies”. This free webinar will examine how communication changes for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia as the disease progresses.
Valerie Tsosie (Navajo), an Alzheimer’s Association community educator, shares tips and strategies to help family caregivers stay connected and meet the needs of loved ones even when verbal communication becomes challenging or is lost completely. Participants will learn how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Do you provide care or support for a friend or relative? If so, this session is for you! Professionals from the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), the Diverse Elders Coalition and the National Alliance for Caregiving host this webinar highlighting the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers in the time of COVID-19.
The webinar, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, features interactive poll questions, and speakers such NICOA Executive Director Larry Curley; Captain Susan Karol, MD, Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Division of Tribal Affairs; and Melissa Chlupach, Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, College of Health, School of Allied Health, Dietetics & Nutrition Program, and more.
Financial caregiving is challenging, but luckily there is trusted help available. Let Senior Policy Analyst Lisa Schifferle, from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, acquaint you with the terminology and tools needed to manage someone else’s money in a responsible way. Financial exploitations will be covered, including COVID-19 healthcare scams.
Captain Susan Karol, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Division of Tribal Affairs discusses the testing and validity of the current COVID-19 vaccine process.
Dr. Karol is the Chief Medical Officer of the Division of Tribal Affairs in the Center of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Tribal Affairs serves as the point of contact on Indian health issues for the agency.
Dr. Karol is an enrolled member of the Tuscarora Indian Nation and the former National Chief Medical Officer for the Indian Health Service. Captain Karol serves in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, graduated from Dartmouth College and the Medical College of Wisconsin prior to her general surgical training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.