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Join Us on September 9th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

University of Indianapolis – Schwitzer Center | 1400 Campus Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Register now for significant savings on the conference, which features:

  • Special Guest Presenter Ellie Rose, Artist & Gerontologist
  • Educational Topics
  • ALL NEW Lunchtime Networking
  • Vendors and Door Prizes
  • A Very Special Grand Prize


Conference Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Networking
Megan Smith, IAADS Secretary
8:30 – 9:15 Welcome
Gina Johnson, Chair
Business Meeting
Marilyn Clerc, IAADS President
2017 Member Center Survey Results
Kathy Pellman, IAADS Board Member
9:15 – 10:00 Diversity in Adult Day
Todd Wagoner, MSW, LSW
Community Health Network
10:00-10:15 Break – Visit Vendors


More Than a Memory
Processes Based in the Arts
Ellie Rose
Founder and Dementia Care Strategist, GeroStart Inc.
12:00-12:15 Break – Visit Vendors
12:15-1:30 Lunch and Networking Tables
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1:30-2:30 Direct Care Track
Fall Prevention
William Staples, PT, DHSc, DPT, GCS
Krannert School of Physical Therapy
Executive Track
Harnessing Marketing & Social Media
Caitlin Coffman
Founder & CEO
2:35-3:30 Dealing with Behaviors
Terri Gee and Amanda Gibson, Behavior Consultants
New Hope of Indiana
3:35-3:45 NADSA Update
Vicki Maynard
NASDA Public Policy Committee
3:45 – 4:00 Closing Remarks
Gina Johnson
Community Relations, Miller’s Senior Living


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Our 1st and 50th registrants will receive a special prize at the conference. Register now.


Speaker Biographies

Ellie Rose

Ellie Rose artist and gerontologist presents, “More Than a Memory”. Ellie is a creative and lean operator within aging services in the United States and Mexico. Ellie co-founded GeroStart Inc., a non-profit committed to educating others about arts as dementia care, after being a leader in adult day health services for nine years.  As an artist and gerontologist, she teaches her arts-based model for memory care, and excels at partnering with aging organizations to develop lean, person-focused, money making operating systems.  She is supported with a B.A. in Fine Art, and completed her graduate studies in Leadership and applied practices of Gerontology.  She was a fellow in the U.S. LeadingAge, Leadership Academy in 2014 and volunteers her time with her favorite leadership organization, Pathways to Successful Living.

Todd Wagoner MSW, LSW
Todd Wagoner is a Master’s level clinical social worker with over 25 years of health care experience in hospital discharge planning and, most recently, serving as geriatric social worker for the Community Health Network’s Touchpoint Healthy Aging Transition Services. There, he facilitates neurocognitive testing for individuals with dementia and clinical counseling to address depression and anxiety.

Todd’s additional experience:

William H. Staples PT, DHSc, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
William “Bill” Staples is an Associate Professor at the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. He earned a Certificate in Physical Therapy and MS from Columbia University. He earned his Doctor of Health Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis.  He originally received his geriatric specialist certification (GCS) in 1995, recertified in 2005 and again in 2014. He is currently the President of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. He also served on both the Geriatric Specialty Council and on American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties for four years each. He served as chair of the test bank of the national licensing committee (FSBPT) for six years.

Bill has lectured nationally on a variety of geriatric physical therapy issues and is an instructor in the Certification for Exercise Experts for Aging Adults program. His research has investigated exercise and Parkinson’s disease, fear of falling, and attitudes toward working with patients with dementia. He has authored a textbook entitled Geriatric Physical Therapy A Case Study Approach which was published in 2016. Bill maintains his clinical skills by working part-time in home health care.

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