NVCOA Speaker Schedule

2020 Speaker Schedule

January 2020 - Mark Arnold 


2019 Speaker Schedule

January 2019 - Thomas Corrigan MSW, CMC - Griswold Home Care - Maintaining Hope, Balance & Perspective
During Uncertain Economic, Political And Social Times

February 2019 - Amanda Coe - Franchise Owner, The Exercise Coach - Scottsdale - Why Muscle Matters for Healthy Aging & Longevity 

March 2019 -  Betty Delano from the AZ Attorney General's Office - Identity Theft

April 2019 - Jon Michaels founder and CEO of Stronghold Financial - Long-Term Care Insurance Then & Now – Improved Solutions to a Growing Problem

May 2019 - Sam Burba from the Governor's office is speaking on the Opioid crisis


June 2019 - Paddy Rasmussen - Getting out of the waiting room


July 2019- Ellen Winkler - AARP - "We need to talk - Family Conversations with Older Drivers"


August 2019 - Linda Sasser, Ph.D. - PAVE Your Way to a Better Memory    


September 2019 - Leigha Shilhanek NP- C - Affiliated Dermatology - "Caring for your skin as you age" 

October 2019 - Brian Brown - Dementia Care Education


November 2019


2018 Speaker Schedule

January 2018 -  Silver Rose, CCS Speaker and Stand-up Comic  - "Laughter is the Best Medicine"

February 2018 - Steve Dabbs - Certified Medicaid Planner - "How VA Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefits work together with ALTCS,  as well as conflict".

March 2018 - Stephanie A. Bivens, Esq., C.E.L.A. - "Elder Law: Advice from the Legal Trenches"

April 2018 - Miranda Garcia - Mail Fraud: How to spot it, how to avoid it, and what to do if you become a victim.

May 2018 - Dr. Jerry Berg - Treating stress related neck pain and chronic back pain with chiropractic techniques.

June 21st (3rd Thursday) 2018 - Steve Wagner - Before the Firetruck Arrives

July 26th (4th Thursday) 2018 - Christine Tuttle - Talking Book Library

August 23rd (4th Thursday) 2018 - PK Fields - How to Build you Facebook and Google page and increase your online footprint

September 27th (4th Thursday) 2018 - Thomesa Lydon 

October 25th (4th Thursday) 2018

November 15th (3rd Thursday) 2018 - Dr Roling DDS with Smiles by Delivery

December 2018 - Holiday Party Date and Location TBA



2017 Speaker Schedule​

January 2017 - Matt Murphy CEO Griswold Home Care International - Venture Capital and technology in the senior industry.

February 2017 - No Meeting

March 2017 - No Meeting

April 2017 - Dr. Harold Wong - "Why Tax Savings and Alternative Investments beat Wall Street"

May 2017 - Ian Percy - Who will RE-Invent the Senior Living Experience

June 2017 - Jose Santiago - Full Body Donation

July 2017 - Jackie Shore - "Inflammation-oxidative Stress and How it Contributes to Disease" 

August 2017 - Dr. Marc Bonacci - Natural Solutions for Chronic Pain

September 2017 - Dr. John DenBoer - Smart Brain Aging - Disrupting Dementia:  Addressing Arizona's Largest Healthcare Problem

October 2017 -Tina Ferguson - Artsy Smartsy - "Artsy Aging - The 7 steps to a successful art program in an A/L or Memory Care setting."

November 2017 - Cheryl Scheidell -  Homebridge Financial Services - Reverse Mortgage Education

December 2017 -Thomas Corrigan MSW, CMC - Griswold Home Care - 



December 2012 - Carla Sutter, MSW, VP Carefree Homecare & Marsha Goodman, Elder Law Attorney presenting Crucial Conversations: Advance Care Planning and Health Care Decision Making

January 2013 - Margaret Ann Coles, Program Manager for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Barrows Neurological Institute presenting Parkinsons Disease 101 an Introduction

February 2013 - Dr. Jack M. Wolfson D.O., FACC Wolfson Integrative Cardiology presenting I Love Cholesterol

March 2013 - Mary  R.  Aimé-Juedes BSN, RN, iRNPA RN Patient Advocates of Scottsdale, PLLC presenting Start at the Root and Grow into Health.   Integrative and Functional Medicine for All Ages.

April 2013 - Gerry Kroloff  V.P. of Community Relations Area Agency on Aging presenting Information on the Area Agency on Aging DOVES program - serving victims of late life elder abuse and domestic violence.

May 2013 - Dr. Edward Perrin,  board-certified in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine & President of the Arizona Geriatric Society presenting on Dementia and Alzheimers

June 2013 - Terri Alexon - Arizona Corporation Commission presenting on Financial Exploitation of Seniors

July 2013 - Diane Forshee - A to Z Senior Services presenting on Medicare Changes

August 2013 - Dr. Samuel Benjamin licensed allopathic (Western) physician (MD), a licensed homeopathic physician or MD (H)and a certified acupuncturist presenting on Pain Management in the Elderly.

September 2013 - Lea Harper - Hospice of the West presenting on Dispelling the Myths of Hospice

October 2013 - Heather Franette - Desert Care Management presenting on case management and the queen mum

November 2013 - Saul Blair - IPC the Hospitalist Company presenting on the hospitalist transformation - removing the walls 

December 2013 - Dr. Gary Martin - presenting on Hot Topics in LTC Behavorial Care - CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid services) -Mandated Medication Cuts & DHS (Department of Health Services) Licensure Changes


January 2014 - Dr. Susan Wilder - Founder of Lifescape Medical Associates and Lifescape Premeir - presenting on ReThinking Primary Care for the Elderly


February 2014 - Arthritis Prevention Through Joint BioMechanics Presented By : Dr. Michael J Robb DC - Director of the Fix24 Clinic


March 2014 - "Music and Dementia: Hitting the Right Note."  Presented By Dr. Maribeth Gallagher - Director of the Dementia Program at Hospice of the Valley


April 2014 -  Using the Body's Design to Relieve Pain - Yours and Your Patients Presented By : Kathleen Gramzay, LMT, NCTMB  Endless Energy: Tapping Stress Away Presented by Dr. Sheran Mattson 



May 2014 - Dr. Samuel Benjamin - presenting on Marijuana for Pain Control


June 2014 - ALTCS Presented By: Emily Kile, Attorney


July 2014- Lori Miilus, Director of Nursing, Aurora Behavioral - Presenting on Substance Abuse /Chemical Dependency in the Senior Population


August 2014 - Dr. Hoffman - Diagnosis and Treatment of Sarcopenia (Age-related Loss of Muscle, Strength, and Function)


September 2014 - - Steve Dabbs, Accredited Agent, Veterans Administration. Presenting on the current state of The Aid and Attendance benefit for our Veterans


October 2014 - Larry Moskat  - Board Certified as a Financial Planner by theCertified Financial Planner Board of Standards


November 2014 - Dr Silver -  Integrative prevention and  treatments of neurodegenerative diseases


December 2014 - Dr. Gregory T. Evangelista, MD Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Scottsdale Healthcare's Osborn Campus presenting Insights into the advancements on Orthopaedics


January 2015 - Marsha Goodman, Attorney - Readmissions, The Improvement Standard and other New Developments in Medicare


February 2015 - Thom Corrigan MSW, CMC - Director of Client Services - Griswold Home Care - Customer Service in The Workplace 


March 2015 - Ted E Evertsen - Retired Police Officer and Investigator with the Attorney Generals Office - A Practical Approach to Financial Abuse Prevention


April 2015 - Dr. Robb - FIX24 Scottsdale - How To Recognize The Body's Deadliest Malfunction...Diabetes


May 2015 - Steven Laughary - CEO- Desired Resources "The Travesty of Forgotten Smiles" - The Dental Disconnect


June 2015 - Dr. Jill Rossinow - Board Certified Radiation Oncologist - "Skin Cancer Radiation Treatment - The Ins and Outs of Mobile Treatment"


July 2015 - Dr. Candria Maharry - Scottsdale Eye Physicians and Surgeons - The Aging Eye - Leading Causes of Visual Impairment and Blindness in the United States


August 2015 - Jan Dougherty - Banner Alzheimer Institute - A New Era of Research in Alzheimer' Disease


September 2015 - Heather Mulder - Outreach Program Manager for the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute - Understanding Alzheimer's


October 2015 -  Dr. Harold Wong, PhD Economics - "How Baby Boomers Can Financially Plan for a Happy Retirement"


November 2015 - Kathy Inman, Executive Director - MomForce AZ - Understanding Medical Marijuana


Decmber 2015 - Thomas Corrigan MSW,CMC - Director of Operations - Griswold Home Care - Coping with Grief at the Holidays


January 2016 - Dr. Mamiko Odegard, PH.D. - The Real Secrets to Reaching Your Goals in 2016:Overcoming Stress, Doubts, and Fear


February 2016 - Melissa Elliot - An Overview of the Area Agency on Aging


March 2016 - Mary Aimee Juedes -  Scottsdale Patient Advocates - Hospital Stay Dream or Nightmare


April 2016 - Priscilla Ronan, author of Someone I Know is Dying - "Being Present when Someone is Dying"


May 2016 - Lisa Schmidt, Mindful Benefits

June 2016 - Bobi Martinez - Americare Hospice - "The Invisible Snowball of Unresolved Grief"

July 2016 - Dr. Sujit Itty - Retinal Consultants of Arizona - "The Aging Eye: Age Related Macular Degeneration & Diabetic Eye Disease"

August 2016 - Rick Yeatts - Yeatts Performance Group - "How to Sell Anything to Anyone at Anytime"

September 2016 - Best Selling Author - Sylvia Nobel - " Dare to Dream after 60"


October 2016 - Lin Sue Cooney - HOV

November 2016 - Sean O'Neil - Memory Dynamics - "Transform your Memory from a Liability... Into your most Powerful Asset!"

December 2016 - Thom Corrigan MSW, CMC - Griswold Home Care - "Coping with Grief at The Holidays"

January 2017 - Matt Murphy CEO Griswold Home Care International - Venture Capital and technology in the senior industry.

February 2017 - No Meeting

March 2017 - No Meeting

April 2017 - Dr. Harold Wong - "Why Tax Savings and Alternative Investments beat Wall Street"

May 2017 - Ian Percy - Who will RE-Invent the Senior Living Experience

June 2017 - Jose Santiago - Full Body Donation






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