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2021 Speakers

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 (Via Zoom)
Lewy Body Disease

Presented by: James Galvin, MD, MPH

Dr James Galvin received his Medical Degree and Residency in Internal Medicine from New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of NJ.  In addition, he had residencies in Neurology at Hackensack Medical Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  He is certified in Psychiatry and Neurology.

Currently Dr Galvin is a Professor of Neurology at University of Miami Miller School and Medicine and is the Founding Director of the Comprehensive Program for Brain Health and Chief of Cognitive Neurology for Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

Dr James Galvin
7700 Camino Real #200
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (Via Zoom)
Alternative Whole-Self Healthcare

Discussion on alternative measure for good health.

Presented by: Anya Temer, DO

Dr Anya Temer, Founder of Total Holistic Center, is a proponent of a “whole-self approach to healthcare”, suggesting natural approaches prior to medications.

Dr Anya Temer
64 S Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (Via Zoom)
Digital Peer Support Technologies & Trainings with Older Adults

Presented by: Karen Fortuna, PhD, MSW

Dr Karen Fortuna is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth College.  She works in equal partnership with peer support specialists in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to co-produce and empirically test digital peer support technologies and trainings.  Dr Fortuna serves on the APA’s Expert Advisory Panel on smartphone app development and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement.  She also serves as editor of the Journal of Participatory Medicine.

Karen L. Fortuna, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry 
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth College 
Journal of Participatory Medicine

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (Via Zoom)
Current Topics in Elder Law

This meeting also includes swearing in of newly-elected ESRN Board of Directors.

Presented by:
 Judge Allison Gilman

Judge Allison Gilman serves on Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Judge Allison Gilman
17th Judicial Circuit of Florida 
201 SE 6 Street
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 


Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (Via Zoom)
Live Your Life Well:  10 Tools for Mental Wellness

It’s no secret that many Americans are dealing with the most stressful times in their lives.  But there IS something people can do to make a real difference in these tough times.  Based on decades of scientific research, Life Your Life Well can improve your ability to handle stress and stave off symptoms of depression and anxiety.  You will learn 10 simple tools that can help you live the life of wellness you deserve.

Presented by: Marcia Pinck

Marcia Pinck is the Director of Florida Counseling Services and Florida Hypnosis Institute and the originator of the Concept 80® Method of Hypnosis.  For more than 35 years, she was also contracted by Mental Health America to serve as Coordinator of Continuing Education and  Project Manager for the National Institute of Mental Health's (NIMH) Outreach Partnership Program.  In addition, she currently is contracted by ESRN as their newsletter editor and accepts other contracting work in behavioral health and marketing.

Marcia Pinck
Florida Counseling Services
PO Box 21744
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33335


Wednesday, June 23, 2021 (Via Zoom)
Digital Legacy Management

Presented by:  Betsy Ehrenberg

As a computer security expert, Betsy Ehrenberg is the founder and CEO of Digital Legacy Management.  She and her company provide forensic digital asset protection with a focus on the elder population, as well as the family and professional groups who are responsible for the estate's assets and wealth presentation.  Her company shows how its technology can protect these key assets against pervasive electronic fraud of digital footprints.

Betsy Ehrenberg
Legacy Concierge

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (Via Zoom)

You will learn how to increase performance, productivity and customer loyalty.

Presented by:  JoAnne Brandi

JoAnna Brandi is a Happiness Coach and Positive Leadership Coach helping companies create both happy customers and happy employees where their energizing experiences at work "spillover" into their family and community life. Nationwide, she coaches, trains and consults with leaders on Customer and Employee Experience, Positive Leadership and Workplace Happiness. Online her clients are supported with an online learning experience called, "The Practice of Positive Leadership: Use the Science of Happiness to Engage Your Employees and Keep Your Customers Happy." Getting leaders on the same page with their development is a power strategy that focuses your culture in the direction of the customer's happiness.

JoAnna Brandi
7491 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33487

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 (Via Zoom)

ESRN Member Hillary Josephs will share easy, practical and lifetime self-care tips and tools to keep you, your family, clients and the community healthier.  

Presented by:  Hillary Josephs

Since moving with her family to South Florida from Long Island in 2000, Hillary Josephs has tapped into her many talents in both the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. She spent most of her career in the financial and legal arena with her expertise in marketing and business development. She worked for the Daily Business Review, Legaleze a litigation support company and a law firm. In 2018, she moved on to non-profit organizations. Hillary is currently the RSVP and Tech Services coordinator at the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA).

Hillary Josephs
2038 N Dixie Hwy
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33308

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (Via Zoom)
The Friction Zone:  Understanding & Mastering Family Caregiving


Presented by:  Dan Lagani

Dan Lagani’s journey to co-founding his company, Silver Solutions, had many stops along the way—all with one powerful theme: changing people’s lives for the better. During his time as Publisher of Better Homes and Gardens, he indulged his passion for family and home improvement. As President of Reader’s Digest (North America), he became focused on healthcare and worked with Humana to create a new line of Medicare Advantage insurance. And as President of Conde Nast/Fairchild, Glam Media and Diply, he experienced the transformative power of digital and social media first-hand.

Today, Dan is excited to be combining a lifetime of experience into making growing older safer, easier and less stressful for seniors and their families.

Dan Lagani
Silver Solutions

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (Via Zoom)
Medicare Is Not A One-Size Fits All - You Have Choices

Known as Medicare Mark, Mark Lasman, Executive Director of Senior Healthcare Team, will explain the choices in selecting the right Medicare Health plan.

Presented by: Mark Lasman

Mark Lasman
Senior Health Team
201 N Federal Hwy #111
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (Via Zoom)
The Aging-In-Place Hierarchy

What does aging-in-place successfully look like?  How do we measure it? 

Our ability to “age-in-place" is built from our early life experiences and maturity, not physiological needs.  If we consider the process of aging as a true physical and behavioral progression, then we must evaluate Maslow's Hierarchy of Basic Needs (which begins with the physical and is based on an individual's motivation to rise to the next stage in life).

Presented by:  Jane Snell-Simpson

Jane Snell-Simpson is both a specialist and a problem-solver in the construction industry. With over 26 years of construction management experience, she is the President of JS-1 Construction, a family-owned and operated South Florida business. Jane found inspiration to reinvent her business in an unusual place.  She was helping friends who operate a nonprofit that aids people with physical disabilities. She realized that as people age, their homes need to function differently.  Homes have a life cycle.   As a homeowner, your life changes, and your home should change, too. Today Jane’s company focuses on making life easier for seniors and people with disabilities to remain in the homes they love.  As her knowledge in this area of home renovation has grown, Jane has become a consultant to businesses that are renovating or seeking to make their facilities more accessible to the public.

Jane Snell-Simpson
JS-1 Construction
3611 Cocoplum Circle
Coconut Creek, FL 33063


Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (Via Zoom)
Activating Joy in the Holiday Season

In a fun, informative and experiential talk, participants will explore how to increase awareness, create balance, and inspire harmony and joy from the inside out during this holiday season. Learn how to settle into a natural state of well being, knowing that inner peace is the number one priority.

Presented by:  Jan Kinder, RN, BA, HN-BC, HWNC-BC

Jan Kinder, RN, BA, HN-BC, HWNC-BC
Delray Beach, FL

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