As we approach retirement age and beyond, new questions arise. Questions about legal matters, medicine, insurance, finances, memory loss, caregiver support, and more. Healthy Aging is a free symposium featuring one-hour sessions by experts who educate and empower you and your loved ones in this season of aging. The event will be held October 14, 2023 at the WSU Spokane Academic Center from 8:00am – 3:30pm. Continental breakfast will be provided. Click here to see and share more information!

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Although the event is free, registration is required. You will need to provide your name, email address, phone number, and the number of people attending. To register click the “Attend” button below. You can access the handouts for this years event here.

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Speakers / Topics

  • Opening Keynote: Healthy Aging Overview – Dr. Tom Shaaf, MD with Providence
  • Session A
    • Medication Management – Kiersten Stintzi, PharmD with WSU
    • Goals of Care & Advance Directives – Kelli Durgan, RN with Providence
    • Legal & Financial Issues – Jen Ballantyne with Estates and Elders
    • Understanding Medicare – Monica Kudrna with DSHS and Noreen Brisson with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner
    • Fall Prevention (Movement, Safety, & Frailty) – Dr. Stephanie Jamison, MD with the VA
  • Session B
    • Residence Transitions & Levels of Care – Jennifer Lichorobiec with ALTCEW
    • Dental Health – Dr. Charles (Dan) Knechtel with the VA
    • Healthy Brain – Dr. Stephanie Jamison, MD with the VA
    • Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia – Kim McKenna with the Alzheimer’s Association
    • Caregiver Support & Community Resources – Oscar Haupt, MSW (AM) with Providence / RaMona Pinto, CBIS (PM)

Convening Panel

  • Heather Byrd, WSU Spokane
  • Joel Loiacono, Family Caregiver and Community Member
  • Melissa McDaniel, Spokane Regional Health District
  • Natalie Tauzin, Spokane Regional Health District
  • Oscar Haupt, Providence Home & Community
  • Philip Helean, ALTCEW
  • RaMona Pinto, Life Trends
  • Stephanie Jamison, MD, Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center
  • Chris McFaul, Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care


  • Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington
  • Aging Solutions
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Assured Care Placement Services
  • Care Patrol
  • Care To Stay Home
  • Country Homes Insurance
  • Fairwinds Spokane Sr. Living
  • Geneva Financial
  • Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care
  • LifeStage
  • Mann-Grandstaff VA
  • Pine Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit
  • Providence Home & Community
  • Realty ONE Group Eclipse
  • Senior Helpers
  • Spokane Regional Health District
  • Tailored Care, LLC
  • The Gallery at Spokane
  • United Health Care
  • Villageplan, LLC
  • WA State Office of Insurance Commissioner / SHIBA

Event Details

  • Doors open at 8:00am for attendees to view Exhibitor/Sponsor tables
  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch is provided
  • Located at the WSU Spokane Academic Center which is the large orange building in the attached PDF below.

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