SPEAKERS

Presenters Ready to Educate

Caring Connections of New Jersey and Pennsylvania offers a speaker's bureau comprised of professionals in our bi-state area who have knowledge and resources related to the needs of seniors.

Below are presentations from CCNJ members. Click on a presentation to learn more or contact the speaker.

For CEU presentations, click here.

Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
Alternatives to Long-Term Care Insurance
Find out information about alternatives to long-term care insurance (if you cannot qualify medically), such as life insurance, annuities, estate
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Benefits of Pet Therapy
Learn about the physical, emotional and social benefits of pet therapy.
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
Caregiver Legal Issues
Get answers as to why you need a Caregivers Agreement, how much you can get paid, what are the terms needed
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Photo: Janet Kuebler, Caring Connections of Somerset County Facilitator
Choosing the Right Care Option
Do you know the right questions to ask when looking for home care, assisted living, rehab or long term care
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Photo: Sheli Monacchio, founder of Caring Connections of New Jersey
Dealing with Dementia
“Dealing with Dementia” program through the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. (RIC provides advocacy, research, education, training and service for
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
Elder Law/Probate Mediation or Collaborative Law
Have a dispute as to 1) how to care for Mom or Dad or loved one; 2) an end of
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
Elder Planning
Find out what you need to do now to plan for possible need for help in the home, assisted living or
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
Estate Planning vs. Elder Planning Issues
Learn the differences between estate planning and elder planning, including in estate valuation and gifting. How to take both estate and elder
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
Estate Planning-A Case Study
Work with the presenter on a typical middle class couple’s assets to see how estate planning protects spouses, protects children of a
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
Estate v. Elder Law Gifting
Understand how gifting is treated differently by the IRS (estate planning) vs. Medicaid and Veteran agencies (elder planning) and options to
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
Give the Gift of Peace of Mind
Learn all about living wills, advanced health directives, guardianship, special needs trusts, long-term care insurance, wills and power of attorney.
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
How Not to Lose Medicare Coverage at the Hospital and Rehabilitation
If you think admission to a hospital or rehabilitation facility will be covered by Medicare or your supplemental insurance, you will
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Photo: Janet Kuebler, Caring Connections of Somerset County Facilitator
How to Advocate for Your Elderly Loved One When the Unexpected Happens
When the unexpected hospitalization or ER visit happens, be prepared for the discharge process–know the right questions to ask.
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
I Never Get Sick
Just in case, learn about Advanced Health Directives, also known as Living Wills and what is the difference between forms
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
Long Term Care Coverage
If you want to know what it is, options available, and how to compare policies, the answers will be presented at
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Photo: Sheli Monacchio, founder of Caring Connections of New Jersey
Managing Challenging Behaviors
Learn some tools and tricks to manage behaviors that arise and how to be proactive to provide the proper amount
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Music Through The Decades
A comprehensive discussion discussing how music has changed as society changes. This is an interactive discussion and I also bring
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Photo: Steve Besserman is the Chief Storyteller at AriJoe Productions
Only a Number
Only A Number, award-winning documentary film about a couples’ Holocaust survival and love story, has appeared at film festivals, broadcast
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Photo: Christina Forte, Caring Connections of Mercer County Facilitator
Senior Loneliness
Senior loneliness is said to now be a public health issues . In this presentation, we will explore factors that
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Photo: Janet Kuebler, Caring Connections of Somerset County Facilitator
Small Changes Make A Big Difference
De-cluttering your home: How to make your home a safe place to live.    
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Photo: Sheli Monacchio, of Caring Connections of New Jersey, with a guitar
Songwriting 101
This program empowers the group to write a song together. Set to acoustic guitar music, we reminisce and share about
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
Special Needs and Guardianships
Find out the difference between Supplemental Needs Trusts and Special Needs Trusts, when a Guardianship is needed and what is involved in
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Stress Management
Participants will learn to recognize their stress and create their own virtual toolkit to manage individual stressful situations and overall
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Photo: Sheli Monacchio, founder of Caring Connections of New Jersey
Take Care of Yourself! Avoid Caregiver Burnout
We all need a reminder to care for ourselves sometimes when are days are filled with caring for others. This
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Photo: Sheli Monacchio, founder of Caring Connections of New Jersey
Task Based Care Vs. Relationship Based Care
This in-service will allow staff to see how important it is to build a relationship with residents and not simply
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Photo: Janet Kuebler, Caring Connections of Somerset County Facilitator
Ten Tips for Healthy Aging
Ten tips for growing old gracefully.
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Photo: Tom Callihan, CPC CCNJ Member and Speaker
The ABC’s of Senior Living
An overview of the living options for anyone 55 years and older.
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The Gift of Gratitude
This program focuses on being grateful for the little things and the health benefits that come along with doing so.
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Photo: Janet Kuebler, Caring Connections of Somerset County Facilitator
The Three Most Important Documents for the Different Stages of Your Life
Different milestones in your life require different documentation; make sure you are prepared for the joys and challenges that accompany
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Photo: Janet Kuebler, Caring Connections of Somerset County Facilitator
Tips for Managing Behavior Changes Related to Dementia
A discussion (or presentation) of how to best manage the personality and behavior changes associated with dementia.
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
Veteran’s Benefits vs. Medicaid and Long-Term Care Insurance
Find out about the veterans’ benefits available for assisted living and other senior living homes, who qualifies for these benefits,
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Veteran’s Care Presents-Aid and Attendance
The following presentation is a review of the Aid & Attendance Pension. This is a benefit that is available to
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Veteran’s Care-“Capture the Moment”
We are proud to present “Capture The Moment” A veterans photo recognition ceremony. This ceremony will provide photo recognition of
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What Is Venous Insufficiency and How Is It Treated?
This presentation includes: 1. Explanation of Venous Disease 2. Symptoms to Look Out For 3. People Who Are Typically at
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Photo: Fiona Van Dyck, CCNJ member sponsor and speaker
What You Need to Know in the Second Half of Life
When you should begin planning Why your last Will may not be enough The most important document that everyone needs
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Photo: Gabrielle Strich CCNJ Member and Speaker
What’s Love Got to Do With It
Learn what happens in a divorce, the requirements for divorce under Medicaid and how divorce influences long-term care insurance.
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Photo: Steve Besserman is the Chief Storyteller at AriJoe Productions
What’s Your Story: Leaving a Legacy
This program, presented by Steve Besserman, is about the importance of capturing, preserving and sharing life stories and family histories.
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