Eileen Schwartz is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Eileen Schwartz is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Eileen is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.

Eileen Schwartz is an Artist, Writer, Educator, and Founder of Healing Art for Caregivers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago in painting and a Masters of Education from San Diego State University specializing in developmental disabilities. She’s a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). She started her career in San Diego where she developed creative art programs for adults with special needs. After 9/11, she founded and developed a non-profit, Flags Across The Nation to promote patriotism through the arts. She curated over 60 art exhibits and events in San Diego and Charlotte. NC.

Moving to Charlotte, from 2004 until 2016 Eileen was her mom’s full- time caregiver. She continue to creat art programs for adults with special needs, memory issues and developed free art classes for veterans of the USA. After her mom’s passing in 2016, Eileen focused her attention on helping others work with caregivers and individuals who were diagnosed with memory issues.  She founded Healing Art for Caregivers to creatively help clients with memory issues, as well as providing healing art activities and games for caregivers and veterans with PTSD and stress related problems.

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Her topic is: Explore the Healing Benefits of Creating Art for Caregivers

Find out more about the Caregiver Smile Summitwww.caregiversummit.org 

Dr. Lucy Andrews is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Dr. Lucy Andrews is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Lucy is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.

Lucy Andrews is Founder and CEO of At Your Service Nursing & Home Care and she is a leader and advocate in our industry. She started as a clinical nurse in the University Health System at UC San Francisco and when she became a discharge planner she fell in love with home care. She has worked in every aspect of home care and also works as a home care consultant across the country and as an expert legal witness for the home care industry.She has a PhD in Nursing from Lewis University and received her Masters of Science in Health Service Administration from St. Mary’s University with Honors and a 4.0 GPA. She has developed a dementia and Alzheimer’s disease plan for aging patients leaving the hospital setting or entering long-term care or home health and hospice. And she has presented her work on delirium and cognition screening at the International Alzheimer’s Association meeting in London and at the International Dementia Congress in Valencia Spain. She is the immediate past Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Healthcare and Hospice and also the Chair of the California Association for Health Services at Home.She goes to Washington, DC, several times a year to advocate for dementia care and was past Commissioner for the Sonoma Commission on Human Rights.

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Her topic is: Brain Smart – Strategies to Protect Your Brain While Keeping Dementia at Bay

Find out more about the Caregiver Smile Summitwww.caregiversummit.org 

Peter Rosenberger is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Peter Rosenberger is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Peter is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.

An exceptional voice of experience—for an unprecedented need.

A thirty-year caregiver for his wife, Gracie, who lives with severe disabilities, Peter Rosenberger understands the caregiver’s journey.  His weekly show, HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER, is syndicated on more than 200 stations.

The Self-Defense of Caregivers

An accomplished martial artist, Peter recently earned a 2nd Dan (degree) black-belt in Hapkido.  The martial art provides many self-defense life lessons that Peter incorporates into his show and speaking. In addition, Peter is the author of several books including, HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVERand 7 Caregiver Landmines and How You Can Avoid Them. A pianist for fifty years, Peter recently released his new CD, Songs for the Caregiver.  

Peter and Gracie live in Nashville, TN, where he also serves and the president and co-founder of Standing With Hope.

caregiver smile summitHis topic is: The Self Defence of Caregivers – Using Martial Arts Principles to Regain Your Footing

Find out more about the Caregiver Smile Summitwww.caregiversummit.org 

NY Times Bestselling Author John Leland is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

John Leland is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

John is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.

John is a reporter at the New York Times, where he wrote a year-long series following six people age 85 and up, which became the basis for his new book, “Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year among the Oldest Old,” a New York Times bestseller. Before joining the Times in 2000, he was a senior editor at Newsweek and editor-in-chief of Details magazine.

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He is the author of two previous books: “Hip: The History” and “Why Kerouac Matters.”

His topic is: Happiness is a Choice You Make – Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old

Find out more about the Caregiver Smile Summitwww.caregiversummit.org 

Michelle Cameron Bozeman is Participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Michelle Cameron Bozeman is Participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

We welcome Michelle Cameron Bozeman to the Caregiver Smile Summit. She is the Executive Director of HeartWaves Institute.  Michelle takes her visionary perspective and blends it into understandable and practical applications.  Michelle is known, locally, nationally and internationally for her work and perspective on health and wellness.

Her wonderful career has included her role as co-founder and assistant Director of Healing Solutions in the Office of Patient Experience at Cleveland Clinic.  Here she was responsible for creating and implementing programs that focused on the delivery of integrative healing services to patients, families and employees at point of service within the hospital setting.

As a practicing holistic nurse, Michelle’s passion and enthusiasm for wellness has been evident throughout her career. She has successfully created and developed numerous cutting-edge, outcome-driven, integrative health and wellness initiatives. As a Program Manager and Health Coordinator at Cleveland Clinic, she created nationally recognized nursing wellness and national health promotion programming. She also owns her own company, HeartWaves Institute,which has, among many other services, provided regional education and support programming for family caregivers. She has served as an educator and technical consultant for Lakeland Community College and Director of Home Care Services for Lake County Health District, both in Ohio. Michelle was a staff nurse at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, Department of the Army in Ft. Riley, Kansas, where she received an outstanding civilian service award; and Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio.

Michelle focused on the model of Be, Love, Do and how we are when we are doing our work is vitally important. “When we are clear, conscious and energetically vital, we are able to co-create nourishing, healing and supportive environments.  We arrive, able to authentically hold our sovereign space in the creative circle and to fully participate in our life and our nursing practice” (Beginnings, Michelle Cameron Bozeman) her healing and calm energy inspires those around her to be the best they can be.

Michelle received her BS in Nursing from Kent State University in Ohio, is trained and board certified as a holistic nurse as well as a holistic coach,  is a Reiki master, and is a certified instructor for the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau.

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Susan’s session at the Caregiver Smile Summit is entitled: The Benefits of a Caring Circle

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