Dec 10 2015
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- Event Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016
- Time: 1:00PM-5:00PM
- Location: Cupertino City Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95054
- Co-organizers: Monte Jade West, Benefit Tomorrow
- Moderator: Chu Chang (張楚瓌), Board Member, Monte Jade West
Dr. Peter H. Cheng (鄭鴻杰), Geriatric Medicine Physician, the Guzik Center for Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF)
Dr. Grace Nadolny, Geriatric Psychiatry, El Camino Hospital
Ms. Di Hsu (俆廸), Senior Speech Pathologist, Kaiser Permanente Post Acute Care Rehabilitation Center
Ms. Annie Tsai (黃安利), Board member, Benefit Tomorrow
- Registration: Please register in advance. Click here. Free.
- Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Snacks and drinks will be provided.
As we and our loved ones advance in age, we face many challenges in managing the care and quality of life during these important and potentially prolonged years. This forum gathers medical experts and community resources to share insights. Our goal is to raise awareness and to promote practical knowledge about mental, physical, and social wellbeing. We hope to encourage preventive actions in sustaining good health and security in these golden years.
Peter H. Cheng (鄭鴻杰)
Dr. Peter Cheng is a Geriatric Medicine physician from The Guzik Center for Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF).
Through his career as an aging specialist, Peter has cared for his patients in a variety of clinical settings, from the acute hospital to the office, patients’ homes, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, and the inpatient hospice.
An honors graduate of Harvard University, Peter received his medical training at Baylor and Johns Hopkins. He has also served on the medical school faculty of Stanford and Johns Hopkins, where he was an elected faculty finalist for its Humanism in Medicine Award.
Peter is the co-founder of both the PAMF Successful Aging Shared Medical Appointments, as well as the “Successful Aging Celebrations”, an annual summer community outreach event on the PAMF campuses. He is the Principal Investigator of “Fostering Successful Aging”, a patient engagement initiative that has received two national awards from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). From 2009-2014, he served as a volunteer board member of Avenidas, a Palo Alto, CA based not-for-profit senior services organization. Aging Well, a national publication for geriatrics professionals, selected Peter as one of its five national “Noteworthy Geriatricians” for 2013.
Peter is also an enthusiastic violinist who performs with the World Doctors Orchestra. He sees himself as a “small town doc” who can’t wait to get to work every day.
Dr. Grace Nadolny is Medical Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Los Gatos, California.
Grace earned her BS in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati, and her medical degree from The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine, then trained in Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowships at the University of Cincinnati and at Case Western Reserve University, where she focused her work on the Dementias.
Subsequently she served as Medical Director of the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Center Satellite for Drug Studies and as academic faculty within the Departments of Neurology, Geriatric Medicine and Psychiatry at Case Western University (where she started programs at Affiliate Hospitals and trained Geriatric Medicine Fellows). She then started and directed geriatric programs and inpatient units with clinical and educational arms in 5 states including Georgia, Nebraska (as faculty at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska), and Colorado (as faculty at University of Colorado).
Most recently she served as clinical faculty at Valley Family Practice Residency (UC Davis affiliate) and served as Chair of Behavioral Health at Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, organizing psychiatry services and running a Geriatric Psychiatry service and consulting to the Ambulatory Intensive Outpatient Unit. Currently, as Medical Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at El Camino Hospital, she is building onto an intensive outpatient psychiatric program OATS (at both Mountain View and Los Gatos sites ) and participating in a patient-centered Medical Home to build systems to maintain moderately to severely depressed patients in the community with a goal of optimized functioning.
Di Hsu (俆廸)
Ms. Di Hsu is a senior speech pathologist and a frequent speaker on health topics to the Chinese communities both local and abroad. She currently practices at Kaiser Permanente Emergency and Rehabilitation Center. She also instructs graduate students in speech pathology clinical rehabilitation in the California State University system.
Ms. Hsu is board certified in speech language pathology and hearing rehabilitation therapy, with a specialty in multi-lingual speech rehabilitation. She received her clinical training within the California State University system and has been helping patients in rehabilitation therapy programs at numerous institutions including Stanford Medical Center and Enloe Rehabilitation Center.
Annie Tsai (黃安利)
Annie Tsai is a board member of Benefit Tomorrow and Sr. Advisor at Hanhai Studio. Annie has also served as the Fund Manager at Green Tree Capital Management , LLC. From 2011 to 2015, Annie has held several leadership positions including: Vice President of the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce-Northern California (2011-2013), President of the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce-Northern California (2014), Advisor at the Taiwanese American Chambers of Commerce-North America(2015), Board of Directors of the World Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce (2015) and President of the Providence University Alumni Association (2015). In 2013, Annie received the President’s Volunteer Service Award by President Obama. Annie received a Bachelor of Science-Business degree from Providence University and a Master of Science-Business degree from Mississippi University for Women.
1:00PM Door opens
-Ms. Chu Chang, Board Member, Monte Jade
1:35PM Roadmap for successful aging
-Dr. Peter Cheng, Geriatric Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
2:00PM Bumps along the road and tool kit to help –
Physical / sensory, emotional / cognitive, cultural / environmental
-Ms. Di Hsu, Speech and Language Pathology, Kaiser Permanente
-Dr. Grace Nadolny, Geriatric Psychiatry, El Camino Hospital
3:45M Bumps and tools continued -
-Ms. Annie Tsai, Board Member, Benefit Tomorrow
4:15PM Q&A (full panel)
4:30PM Closing remarks