- Bridging the Gap
- Grand Challenges
- Network Sponsorship
- The Collective
- Thought Leadership
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Presented by the OC Strategic Plan for Aging Technology Committee and the Social Engagement Heart to Heart Council the one-day conference objectives are to:
- Identify the negative impact of social isolation on elder adults.
- Identify at least (3) new technological resources to combat social isolation
- Be comfortable connecting "virtually" to at least (3) community resources
- Pledge to share free and/or low-cost technological resources with elder adults
All sectors are invited to attend this FREE event. Registration is required.
Cognitive Solutions, LLC
Clinical Professor & Assoc. Director of Medical Humanities Program
Well Connected (Covia)
Irvine Health Foundation
Mike Splaine is the owner and principal of Splaine Consulting. He has been working in the field of health and long term care since 1988. Mike has a proven track record of helping organizations achieve success in advocacy for health and long-term care issues. He helps lead clients to successful policy change by combining his deep knowledge of policy and program development and management with his skills in public speaking, community organizing, adult education, media strategy, and public health communications. Mike Splaine established Splaine Consulting after a more than 20-year career on the public policy and advocacy staff of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Mike is known worldwide for the bringing the real face of a problem into the policy arena to yield success with policy influencers.
Mike is also CEO of a related firm, Cognitive Solutions, LLC, a specialized consultancy to healthcare providers focused on improvement of care for patients with cognitive impairment.
With more than 35 years of care for the dying and bereaved, Dr. William G. (Bill) Hoy is Clinical Professor of Medical Humanities at Baylor. He is widely regarded as an authority on the role of social support in death, dying and grief and his experience includes more than 20 years leading bereavement and pastoral care programs in hospice care. Though primarily a bedside clinician, Dr. Hoy has authored more than 125 articles and book chapters as well as six books.
His books in print include Road to Emmaus: Pastoral Care with the Dying and Bereaved (Compass, 2007); Do Funerals Matter? The Purposes and Practices of Death Rituals in Global Perspective (Routledge, 2013) and of Bereavement Groups and the Role of Social Support: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice (Routledge, 2016). In addition to his role with students at Baylor, he is a frequent presenter among groups of professional colleagues in health care across the United States and Canada.
Dr. Hoy is active in the Association for Death Education & Counseling on whose board he served from 2012 to 2020 including six years as an officer. He also holds advisory board positions with Our House Grief Support Center in Los Angeles, CA, Pathways Volunteer Hospice in Long Beach, CA, and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) in Washington, DC.
Bill and Debbie Hoy (Baylor, 1977) make their home in rural central Texas about 25 miles from the Baylor campus and are excited every semester to welcome dozens of Medical Humanities students into their ranch home for dinner and fellowship. They are parents to two adult children, a super son-in-law, and a delightful granddaughter.
Well Connected is a Covia Community Services program. Well Connected is funded through the generous financial support of individual donors along with The Covia Foundation and Metta Fund.
The Irvine Health Foundation is committed to improving the health and well-being of the diverse population of Orange County, California.
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