Age-Friendly Community Resources ECHO

OkDCN will be launching a new ECHO series for Community Health Workers, Community Health Representatives, Case Managers, Outreach workers and other professionals who work to support older adults who reside at home or in another community-based setting. This ECHO series will focus on age friendly education and resource information for professionals as it specifically relates to older adults, their family and professional caregivers.

Age Friendly Community Resources ECHO Events

Each of our Age-Friendly ECHO sessions will be devoted to case presentations by a community support professional team member, followed by a 40-minute informational presentation delivered by the ECHO Hub Team. We will focus on the 4Ms of age-friendly care: What Matters Most, Medications, Mentation and Mobility.

When implemented together, the 4Ms represent a commitment to focus on the unique needs of older adults. The ECHO Hub Team will also provide community-based resources to improve the care of older adults.

Upcoming Age-Friendly Community Resources ECHO Series

ECHO Series 2

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Session 1: Dementia Friendly @ Work
Devon Murray, Education Director, Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI)

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 10:00AM CST

Session 2: What are Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and What do They Do?
Scott Rosenthal, CEO, Northeastern Oklahoma Community Health Centers
Carol Martin, Executive Director of Community Services, Variety Care
Brooke Lattimore, COO, Health and Wellness Center OK

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 10:00AM CST

Session 3: Education and Strategies for Suicide Prevention
Felicia Cummings Lane, LCSW Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator, Human Capital Services, Veterans Affairs

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 10:00AM CST

Session 4: What's Next? Care Transition for Older Adults
Ashley Jones, Director of Care Transition Program, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 10:00AM CST

Session 5: Take a Break: Assisting Family Caregivers in Finding Respite Resources
Tammy Warren, LCSW, VA Caregiver Support, Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center
Janea Hogan, Project Director, AmeriCorps Seniors
Alysa Kinnell, Social Services Specialist, EODD Area Agency on Aging

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 10:00AM CST

Session 6: Keeping Warm in the Winter: Community Resources for Dementia, Low-Income Home Energy (LIEAP) and Assistance Program / Weatherization

Jessie Thompson, Executive Director, Community Action Agency

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 10:00AM CST

Past ECHO Series Resources

ECHO Series 1

Session 1: What is Age Friendly?
Devon Murray, Education Director, Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) and Dawn Jelinek, Sr. Clinical Consultant, OFMQ

  • October 11
    • What is Age Friendly? (PDF)
    • What is Age Friendly? (VIDEO)

Session 2: Tips for Accessing Resources for Clients and Caregiver
Kathy Gooding, Community Engagement Manager, Unite Us

  • October 18
    • Tips for Accessing Resources for Clients and Caregiver (VIDEO)

Session 3: Helping Clients Navigate Medicare and Medicaid
Ray Walker, Divisional Director, Medicare Assistance Program, Oklahoma Insurance Department

  • October 25
    • Medicare 101 (PPT)
    • Helping Clients Navigate Medicare and Medicaid (VIDEO)

Session 4: Coordination of Services for Individuals with Dementia and their Loved Ones
Michaelle Statham, Director of Programs, Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Chapter,and Erica Tatum, M.HR, CPG, Family Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Chapter

  • November 1
    • Alzheimer's & Other Dementia (PPT)
    • Helping Clients Navigate Medicare and Medicaid (VIDEO)

Session 5: Not Enough Time? Time Management Techniques
Andrea Golden-Pogue, RN, MSN, Health Promotion Sciences

  • November 8
    • Not Enough Time? Time Management Techniques (PPT)
    • Not Enough Time? Time Management Techniques (VIDEO)

Session 6: Using Medications Safely
Devon Murray, Education Director, and Jacqueline McDaniel, Executive Director

  • November 15
    • Using Medications Safely (PPT)
    • Oklahoma Alliance For Healthy Families (PPT)
    • Using Medications Safely & OAHF Presentations (VIDEO)