Kathleen Cody is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Kathleen is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Kathleen is Executive Director of American Bone Health and believes that all people should and can take care of their bones. She is working with thousands of volunteers to create a movement designed to keep adults free from fractures as they age. She works with scientists and researchers to provide easy to use and understandable tools and resources for the public to encourage individual engagement and empowerment. Kathleen received her BA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and graduated from the top of her class at the University of San Francisco’s Executive MBA program.
Her topic is: Bone Safe Exercise
How to Sensibly Deal with Your Parents Possessions as We Age-Caregiver Smile Summit
Dorothy the Organizer is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Eliminate the Guilt. Embrace kindness and understanding – and get ready to help your aging parents make decisions about their possessions as they (and you age). DorothyTheOrganizer has been organizing individuals for nearly 25 years and is ready to provide strategies to help YOU prepare emotionally for this process, learn where to begin exactly and how to prioritize those projects. She will also, provide examples of what to say (and what not to say) when working with your parents and supply you with valuable resources in your local community for help. Make your life easy and tune into this entertaining and loving session with America’s Most Innovative Organizer.
Dorothy the Organizer is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Dorothy is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
“Dorothy The Organizer” is America’s Most Innovative Professional Organizer. Known to millions as the fearless-yet-endearing problem solver on the Emmy-nominated TV show on A&E, “Hoarders.” Dorothy is also the best-selling author of five books, including her latest, Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff. In addition to being featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and O Magazines, Dorothy appears regularly on the Today Show, the Dr. Phil Show, the VIEW, The Doctors, QVC and PBS. Dorothy lives with her husband in Los Angeles. Dorothy is a member and lecturer for the National Association of Professional Organizers and Institute for Challenging Disorganization and is a highly sought-after international speaker who energizes and inspires her audiences to produce results and take immediate action. Dorothy is also a spokesperson, contributor and influencer for Zillow.com, Huffington Post, NetNanny.com, Sparefoot.com, 1800Flowers.com, and Microsoft.
Her topic is: How to Sensibly Deal with Your Parents Possessions as We Age
Gavin Caster and Anya Metlitsky-Herasme are participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Gavin and Anya are participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Gavin is PSS Youth Services Manager. Originally from Syracuse, New York Gavin graduated from the University of Vermont with degree in Economics & Sociology. His previous work focused on organizing people and outreach for progressive causes in over a dozen different cities, from New Orleans to Kansas City to Philadelphia and finally in New York City. Gavin joined the PSS team in 2018.
Anya Metlitsky-Herasme is PSS Senior Director of Older Adult Services. She oversees PSS’s nine senior centers throughout the Bronx and Manhattan and three senior residences including the Grandparent Family Apartments. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and received her Seminar in Field Instruction from Lehman College. She is a Master Trainer in two Evidence Based Programs: A Matter of Balance falls prevention program and Powerful Tools for Caregivers. She is a member of LiveOn NY’s action committee and holds a certification in Mental Health First Aid. Anya received a BA in Communications from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University in New York. She joined PSS as a social work intern in 2011.
Their topic is: Kinship Caregivers – Programs, Resources & the Grandparent Family Apartments
Kinship Caregivers – Programs, Resources & the Grandparent Family Apartments
Anya Metlitsky and Gavin Caster are our guests on the Caregiver Smile Summit.
The PSS/WFF Grandparent Family Apartments in the Bronx is the first residence built in the U.S. specifically for grandparents raising grandchildren. It serves as the hub for the Presbyterian Senior Services Kinship Caregivers Program where professional staff and partners provide a range of services both to the residents and throughout New York City to kinship caregivers – young and old. Kinship caregiving families face a unique set of challenges that require innovative solutions. This session will inform attendees on best practices in serving this population.