Housing Happenings

Housing Happenings

LeadingAge Ohio is proud to partner with LeadingAge Maryland to offer an educational teleconference series designed specifically for affordable housing professionals!  

Weekly Housing Happenings Updates on COVID-19 

LeadingAge Maryland and LeadingAge Ohio will be hosting a weekly discussion on COVID-19 for affordable housing providers. Join us to hear latest updates and guidance, and to ask questions and hear practical solutions from other members.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 389-687-645


Upcoming Sessions for 2020:

Date Topic Presenter
January 15 Dementia vs. Depression Eric H. Berko, PhD,
Fellowship Program Director
Metro Health Ohio
February 19 Medical Marijuana and Affordable Senior Housing Lisa Tunick, JD
Reno and Cavanaugh, LLC
March 18 Processing Loss and Grief -
What Affordable Housing Teams Need to Know 
Tiffany Nicollette,
VP of Aging in Community   
CHAI Baltimore 
April 15 Building Community in your Community    Brandon Moss,
Regional Manager 
CSI Support and Development    
May 20 Wellness and Social Connection through Technology Scott Code, Associate Director  LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technology
June 17 Obsessive Compulsive and Hoarding Disorders     Eric H. Berko, PhD,
Fellowship Program Director
Metro Health Ohio      
July 15 Peer to Peer: Improving Mental Health in
Older Adults through Peer Support Specialists 
Casey Saylor,
Older Adult Project Manager
Mental Health Association of MD
August 19 Fostering a Dementia Inclusive Community Part 1 Laura Lamb,
President and CEO  
Episcopal Retirement Services  
September 16 Fostering a Dementia Inclusive Community Part 2 Laura Lamb,
President and CEO  
Episcopal Retirement Services  
October 21 Fair Housing Update     Cory Kallheim, LeadingAge     
November 18 Resilience with Residents       Denise A. Bowell,
Director of Affordable
Living Compliance
Episcopal Retirement Services  
December 16 Finding Strength for the Day to Day     Anne Johnson,
Senior Organizational Development Consultant     
Alber Enterprise Center, The Ohio State University     


Recordings of Previous Sessions

2020 Recordings

Wednesday, March 18

COVID-19 Update and Discussions

Juliana Bilowich, LeadingAge national/ Tiffany Nicollette, CHAI Baltimore/ Brandon Moss, CSI Support & Development/ Pam Monroe, National Church Residences

Summary Call Notes

Wednesday, February 19

Medical Marijuana and Affordable Senior Housing

Lisa Tunick, JD, Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC

Wednesday, January 15

Dementia vs. Depression

Dr. Berko, Director of Behavioral Science, The MetroHealth System

2019 Recordings

Wednesday, December 18

HUD Hot Topics Update

Lisa Tunick, JD, Reno & Cavanaugh PLLC

Wednesday, October 16

Death, Dying and Bereavement

Jan Pennington, Service Coordinator, Catholic Charities Senior Communities

Wednesday, September 18

Building Collaborative Relationships with Home Health Providers

Tina Poffenberger, Executive Director, St. John's Towers and St. John's Commons, and Sandy Nalewajko, Care Transitions Coordinator, Amedisys

Wednesday, August 21

Managing Expectations and Boundaries

Bette McNee, Senior Clinical Risk Consultant, The Graham Company

Wednesday July 17

Fair Housing and Disabilities

Colleen Bloom, Director for Housing Operations, LeadingAge

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Wednesday June 19 

Red Flags for Elder Financial Abuse

Presented by Matin Modarre, Investigator, Economic Crimes Unit, Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office

Wednesday May 15

Hoarding, Decluttering, and Organization: Approaches and Resources

Presented by Heather Murphy, The Abilities Network

Wednesday February 20

Service and Assistance Animals in HUD Assisted Housing for Seniors

Presented by Lisa Tunick, JD, Member, Reno & Cavanaugh

Wednesday January 16

Combatting Social Isolation with Voice Activated Technology

Presented by Ryan Elza, Social Entrepreneur in Residence in Social Connectedness - AARP Foundation

2018 Recordings

Wednesday December 12

Hoarding: What you should know and what you can do

Presented by Heather Murphy, Director of Senior Move Management Services - Abilities Network

Wednesday November 21

Housing Highlights from LeadingAge Annual Meeting

Wednesday October 17

How to Effectively Work with and Engage Residents

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Wednesday September 19

Bed Bugs in Affordable Senior Housing: What you Need to Know

Presented by Colleen Bloom, Director of Housing Operations, LeadingAge

Additional pest control resources:

Pest Control and IPM Contract Management Resources List

Wednesday August 15

Working Effectively with Older Adults

Presented by Tiffany Nicolette, Director of Resident Services, Weinberg Senior Living

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Debbie Boggs, RN

Debbie Boggs

Education Specialist

  • Manages all aspects of education for the association
  • Ensures all aspects of the Continuing Education (CE) process are followed
  • Assists with the planning and development of all the association sponsored/co-sponsored educational programs
  • Works with internal and external customers and members to ensure professional development functions    

Karen Lowe

Karen Lowe

Education and Special Projects Coordinator

  • Assists with coordination of all professional education events, including planning, development, and implementation
  • Assists with coordination of special projects and initiatives, including Leadership Academy, Employer of Choice and ltcGAIN
  • Assists with all Continuing Education credentialing requirements and processes

Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Anne Shelley

Director of Professional Development & HH/Hospice Regulatory Relations

  • Reviews state and federal policies and regulations and provides technical and regulatory support to Home Health and Hospice members
  • Works with state and federal agencies and regulatory bodies to develop policy and rules for the home health and hospice industry
  • Provides education for hospice and palliative care providers related to regulatory and operational issues
  • Responsible for overseeing all educational offerings provided by LeadingAge Ohio
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