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.
His topic is: The Self Defence of Caregivers – Using Martial Arts Principles to Regain Your Footing
Our Friday Song of the Week – Softly As I Leave You
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.
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
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.
Susan’s session at the Caregiver Smile Summit is entitled: The Benefits of a Caring Circle
Lakelyn Hogan is Participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Lakelyn is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Lakelyn serves as Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate at the Global Headquarters of Home Instead Senior Care®. Lakelyn began her career at the local franchise working one-on-one with seniors and CAREGivers. Today at t he Global Headquarters, Lakelyn works to educate professionals in aging, families and communities on Home Instead’s services and how to navigate the unique challenges older adults face. Lakelyn is a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska – Omaha where she is studying Social Gerontology. She has a Master of Arts in Social Gerontology and Master’s in Business Administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services. She also values giving back to her community. Currently, serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Dreamweaver Foundation, that grants lifelong wishes for terminally ill older adults. She is also active in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Lakelyn has a passion for helping others, especially aging adults and their families.
Susan’s session is entitled: Daughters in the Workplace