Healthy Aging 2024 – Save the date!

We’re excited to announce the next Healthy Aging Conference coming on October 5, 2024 at WSU Spokane. More details to follow so please stay tuned!

Thank you for an amazing Healthy Aging 2023!

We thank all of our sponsors, speakers, convening panel, and all the participants that made this event amazing! None of this would be possible without you.


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 and lunch will be provided. Click here to see and share more information!

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.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Lunch Sponsored By

Breakfast Sponsored By

Coffee Sponsored By

Speakers / Topics

  • Opening Keynote: Healthy Aging Overview – Dr. Tom Schaaf, MD with Providence
  • Session A
    • Medication Management – Kiersten Stintzi, PharmD with WSU
    • Goals of Care & Advance Directives – Kellie Durgan, RN, MA, BSN with Providence
    • Legal & Financial Issues – Jen Ballantyne with Estates and Elders
    • Understanding Medicare – Monica Kudrna with DSHS & 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 & Teresa Michielli 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
    • Navigating Stress & Change – RaMona Pinto, CBIS (PM)

Click here for the full schedule.

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
  • Bellevue Health Care
  • Care Patrol
  • Care To Stay Home
  • Country Homes Insurance
  • Fairwinds Spokane Sr. Living
  • Geneva Financial
  • Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Hospice of Spokane
  • 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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