Lunch Roundtables

2017 Roundtable Discussions

During lunch Thursday
We anticipate many engaging and lively discussions will take place over the next two days. The Roundtable lunch session will offer an early opportunity to share your experiences, insights, questions, and concerns with others on a topic of interest. Stop by the Registration Table to find the location of each roundtable and pick up an information sheet with the name of the facilitator and some questions that could be addressed during the discussion (don’t hesitate to come up with your own!).  The number of participants at each roundtable is limited, so if your first choice is full, feel free to participate in another roundtable of interest.

Caregiving and the interconnection of race, gender, ethnicity, immigration status and sexual orientation

  1. Caregiving and the interconnection of age, race/ethnicity and gender
  2. Caregiving and immigration status considerations
  3. Caregiving and the interaction of sexual orientation (LGBTQ)

Valuing family/friends and the professional caregiving workforce

  1. Formal support groups — online versus in-person
  2. Maintaining a “life” as a caregiver and taking care of self
  3. Professional caregiving as a workforce issue

Community based innovations to support older adults and their caregivers

  1. Adult day service’s role in supporting elders and their caregivers
  2. A “sharing economy” approach (Uberization/on-demand) to caregiving
  3. Community-based volunteer programs that support elders and their caregivers
  4. Community-based innovations for enriching caregivers’ and care recipients’ lives
  5. Changing landscapes of interprofessional care and how it affects elder friendly futures

Understanding the role of technology in caregiving

  1. Innovative technology (Uber, Lyft, self-driving cars) to address transportation needs in caregiving
  2. Are we ready for companion robots?
  3. Innovative technology to support aging in place (smarthomes, apps, Echo and Alexa, iPad)

Building an evidence base for elder care

  1. Best practices for elder care
  2. Sources of information for elder care
  3. Building the business case and evidence-base for caregiving to support policy change

Build A Topic

  1. Your choice!