Learn practical tips you can put to use right away. Our panel of experts will cover topics like creating a daily routine, physical activity at home, addressing nutritional challenges and how to prevent falls. This interactive session will also include time for Q&A.
Maggie Christofferson, Community Outreach Manager, Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter
Maggie joined the Alzheimer’s Association in 2019 and currently serves as a Community Outreach Manager for the South and West Sound. Prior to joining the Association, she was a caregiver for 15 years and taught caregiving for nearly eight years. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Washington. In her free time, Maggie enjoys gardening, running and being with her family.
Julie Hooley, CTRS, Care Navigator, Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter
Julie has her bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation and is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She worked in assisted living as an activity director for nine years before joining the Alzheimer’s Association. She now leads a virtual, weekly physical fitness class for people with early-stage memory loss and their care partners.
Victoria Panzer, MA, EdM, PhD, President, Brookside Research and Development
Dr. Panzer has worked with older adults since 1987. Her focus is on applying her skills and experience to improve the lives of seniors by addressing a serious common concern: preventing falls. Starting in 1993 with funding from the National Institutes of Health and other federal, state and local community organizations, Dr. Panzer has led a team that develops new approaches to falls prevention.
Sydney Zenzen, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Langauge Pathologist, Infinity Rehab
Sydney is currently a speech-language pathologist practicing in skilled nursing. Her patient population consists predominantly of people with swallowing and cognitive challenges. In her practice, she teaches and trains patients and their care partners how to compensate for swallowing challenges and increase intake during meals through strengthening exercises, compensatory swallow strategies and environmental modification.
Moderated by Keri Pollock, Director of Marketing and Communications, Aging Wisdom
Keri Pollock has worked in the field of aging for over 25 years. She currently directs communications for Aging Wisdom, a care management practice based in Seattle. Keri is a member of the Age-Friendly Coalition for Seattle and King County, serves on the Advisory Committee of the Frye Art Museum Creative Aging Programs, and the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter.