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 Updates on COVID-19 

Join us each Wednesday 9AM-10AM EST

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. 

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Housing Happenings Upcoming Topics

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month from 9-9:30 AM EST for this educational teleconference series designed specifically for affordable housing professionals! Short, practical learning sessions for service coordinators, property managers, and other individuals who work with older adults in affordable housing settings.

Date Topic Presenter
August 19 Fostering a Dementia Inclusive Community Part 1 Laura Lamb, President/CEO,
Episcopal Retirement Services
September 16 Fostering a Dementia Inclusive Community Part 2 Laura Lamb, President/CEO,
Episcopal Retirement Services
October 21 Fair Housing Update Cory Kalheim, Vice President of Legal Affairs and Social Accountability, 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, Impact DS Consulting


Recordings of Previous Sessions

2020 Recordings

COVID-19 Update and Discussions for Affordable Housing Call Notes [Members Only]

September 23 | September 1  | August 19 | August 5 |July 1 | June 24 |  June 17 | June 10 |  June 3 | May 27 | May 20 | May 13 | May 6 |  April 29 (includes PPT and resource links)  | April 22 | April 8 | April 1 | March 18

Wednesday, August 19

Fostering a Dementia Inclusive Community

Lara Lamb, President and CEO, Episcopal Retirement Services

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

Click here for additional resources

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

Click here for additional resources

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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