Spring 2018 Workshop – Healthy Aging in Women



Healthy Aging in Women
May 3rd, 4:30-8:00PM


This is a free conference.
Dinner is provided.
Applications for CEUs have been made.
Registration is required.

“Healthy Aging in Women”

4:30-5:30 Registration, Networking, Box Dinner, and Resource Tables

5:30–5:35 Conference Introduction Peg Miller, MD, Co-chair, Women’s Health Council of RI

5:35-6:45 Check In, Check Up and Rock On


Strength, Posture, Balance and Walking Speed
Wendy Fox, PT, DPT, GCS, WCS, Clinical Specialist, Women’s Health, Geriatrics at RI Hospital


Cognitive Ability & Social Isolation
Doreen Putnam, CDP, CIPG, Certified Dementia Practitioner, DCPutnam Consulting

Sleep Patterns & Restorative Practices
Katie Sharkey, MD, PhD, Clinician, University Medicine Foundation; Researcher, Sleep for Science Research Laboratory

Road Safety Decision-Making
Diana Imondi Dias, Public Affairs/Traffic Safety Programs Manager at AAA Northeast

Sensory Awareness
Martha Watson, MS, APRN, GCNS-BC, Clinical Innovation Specialist/Magnet Coordinator; Center for Professional Practice Innovation, Newport Hospital

6:45-7:00 Q&A Session


7:00-7:20 Caring for the Caregiver
Kathleen Fresher-Samways, DPT, PT, Director of Quality Improvement & Enabling Services, Island Health Care Community Health Center


7:20-7:40 Advanced Care Planning
Jennifer Ritzau, MD, Director, Complex Care Conversations Program, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island; Medical Director/Director, Palliative Care, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island

7:40-8:00 Q&A Session, Closing Remarks, and Evaluations
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Co-chair, Women’s Health Council of RI


The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Auditorium 170
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI
Free Parking available at adjacent Richmond Garage
(See security for parking voucher)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation:

  • Participants who attend this activity will be able to more fully comprehend the scope of care needed to support the aging woman.
  • Participants will be able to share with their colleagues 3 things they have learned about concerns regarding mobility, sensory awareness, sleep, social engagement, driving safety and advance care planning.
  • Participants will leave with at least 3 assessment tools that they understand how to use and can interpret the results to identify patients at risk.
  • Participants will be able to describe at least 2 resources available in Rhode Island to provide assistance to patients.
  • Participants will be able to describe at least 1 resource in Rhode Island that provides support for caregivers.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas of Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women’s Health Council of RI.  The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Credit Designation

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: The Alpert Medical School, Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School, Brown University maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 2.5 Category 1 CE Credits. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only).

Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved for 2.5 Continuing Education Hours by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: This program has been approved for 2.5 continuing education units by the RI Mental Health Counselors Association.

Nurses: This Continuing Nursing Education Activity has been approved through the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 2.5 Contact Hours.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 2.5 Social Work continuing education credits by the National Association of Social Workers-Rhode Island Chapter in accordance with the Regulations of the RI Social Work Board of Licensure. NASW Authorization # RI-6991.

The Women’s Health Council is sponsored by
Lifespan Women’s Medicine Collaborative and
Lifespan Community Health Institute

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