19th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum


Where Art, Health, and Aging Come Together 


Forum Goals

  • To expand the network older adult advocates and senior healthcare/service providers working together to reduce older adult injuries.

  • To provide attendees with valuable information and health updates to share with older adults to assist them in having healthy, engaged, and fulfilling lives.

  • To develop the leadership capacity for advocacy of older adults, their health and their well-being. 



  • Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibitors: Registration and the Exhibitor Area open at 8:00am. The program begins at 8:30am.

  • Moderator’s Welcome: Barb Alberson is the Senior Deputy Director of Policy and Planning, San Joaquin County Public Health Services. 

  • Opening Remarks: Colleen Chawla, Director, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.

  • The Art of Healthy Eating, Mary Louise Zernicke, MS, MPH, RD, CSG, Senior Nutritionist for Alameda County, Department Chair and Program Director in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Merritt College. Fall prevention is a wellness issue. This session will address the latest research on the role of nutrition in personal and community wellness, healthy aging and fall prevention.

  •  Break / Visit Exhibitors

  • Keynote Speaker: Linda Spector Hatofsky, MA.Ed., Your Imagination: The Key to Vital Aging. Ms.Hatofsky has devoted the better part of 50 years to working in many aspects of community theatre -- as a director, playwright and instructor of acting and improvisation. For 27 years, she served as co-director and playwright for STAGEBRIDGE, a senior theater company whose goal is to use drama and storytelling to bridge the gap between generations and make dramatic activities an opportunity for elders. She has also created "Imaginations Workshops", working with participants in senior centers, assisted living facilities, Alzheimer units and hospitals. 

  • Parkinson’s Disease: Clinical Implications for Fall Prevention, Adam G. Riner, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CHPN, Director of Care Management, Eldercare Services, Walnut Creek.

  • Lunch / Networking / Visit Exhibitors

  • Stretch Break led by Lauren Carley, MA Interdisciplinary Arts. Ms. Carley is an Instructor of Choral Singing, University of California Berkeley’s Osher Life Long Learning Institute, and an international singing retreat leader.

  • Creative Aging Panel: Moderator, Michael Kessler, LPCC, CRC, RMT, Clinical Program Specialist for the Older Adult System of Care, Behavioral Health Care Services.

  • Panelists: Lauren Carley, MA Interdisciplinary Arts; Liz Nichols, Activity Specialist, TheHummingbird Project, Laughter Yoga Leader, and TimeSlips Creative Storytelling; and Rachel Main, Family Support Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association and liaison for the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center. This panel will offer more about the field of creative aging, where arts and health merge to provide meaningful connection, engagement, enrichment and purpose in the lives of older adults. It will include professionals from a variety of arts based backgrounds. 

  • Break / Visit Exhibitors

  • Joyful Moments: Creating Meaningful Activities to Engage Older Adults, Kari Rogenski, RDT, MA, LMFT, Director of The Hummingbird Project and Co-Creator of Joyful Moments: Meaningful Activities to Engage Older Adults, will present on the topics of holistic quality of life, therapeutic activity, and creative aging. You’ll learn about seven holistic quality of life domains, how to infuse creative thinking in to your practice or community, research on why creative and intellectual engagement matters for older adults, and you’ll leave inspired by real life success stories.

  • Closing Remarks by Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley.

  • Evaluations

  • Raffles (must be present to win)

  • Adjourn 

PHOTO INFORMATION: The photo above is from Lata 65, an older adult urban art project in Lisbon, Portugal. All Lata 65 images used for the SIPP Forum are done so with permission. FYI: Protective gloves and masks are customarily worn when participants are creating graffitti art murals.

NOTE: Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for information on parking, exhibitors, continuing education units, payment options and more. This event has a limited number of tickets available. Register early to be sure you do not miss out.



If I drive to the Ascension Cathedral, where will I park?

Ascension Cathedral has a large, free parking garage on-site. Please do not park in staff parking spots in the front of the Cathedral.


Could I travel by public transportation to the Ascension Cathedral? 

Yes. The Ascension Cathedral is accessible by a combination of BART and bus. From the Fruitvale BART station, take AC Transit bus #39 or #339. For more BART information, go to For more AC Transit information, go to .

Will there be Continuing Education Units available?

Yes. When you register, you will be asked what type of CE's you want (RN, EMT/Paramedic, or LCSW/MFT/LPCC) and to give your license number.

RN CEs: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number #14893, for 3 contact hours.

This course also meets the qualifications for ­3 hours of continuing education credit for California Foundation for Advancement of Addiction Professionals (CFAAP), Provider No. 4C-04-604-0618; and for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for the target audience of this training, CAMFT Provider No. 65749. ACBHCS maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Please note: In order to receive CE credit, you must attend the full training. No partial credit can be given. Continuing Education Certificates will be emailed to qualifying training participants within 30 days of the training.


If I have special dietary needs, will you be able to accommodate them? 

Yes. The event caterers will try their best within reason. When you register, there is a place to describe your needs. If you have more questions or concerns, contact the SIPP Forum Coordinator at .


What are the registration payment options?

Paying by credit card is the preferred method. However, if you need to pay by check, there is a way to do it. After you click the green REGISTER button and click the CHECKOUT button, you will be on the Registration Information page. The second item is Payment. Look for PAYMENT METHOD. Under Payment Method, click on the down arrow and select PAY BY CHECK. All the information you will need to pay by check is noted.


Is there a registration deadline? 

Yes. Registration will close on April 10, 2019 at 11:30pm or when SIPP Forum registrations sell out. Please register early.


What is the refund policy?

If you must cancel your registration, you can receive a full refund through your registration link. Refunds are honored up until 7 days before the day of the SIPP Forum, April 18, 2019. 


How do I become an exhibitor?

When registering, select the exhibitor ticket. An exhibitor registration includes the use of a table and two chairs as well as all the benefits of general registration. Exhibitors are required to provide the SIPP Forum Coordinator with a Certificate of Insurance (COI) by April 4. Once registered, exhibitors will receive more information about the COI requirement and other event instructions. If an exhibitor is planning to have more than one person at their table, each additional person should register at the general registration level. Exhibitor registration is limited.

The SIPP Forum Coordinator reserves the right to refuse an exhibitor if she finds the exhibitor's organization or resources not suitable for the SIPP Forum. In keeping with the educational nature of this event, exhibitors are requested to display only free and relevant brochures, hand-outs, and incentives. Exhibitors may not sell items at the Forum.


As a SIPP Forum attendee, how do I make the most of the Exhibitors' Area?

The Exhibitors' Area will be open from 8:00am-8:30am, during lunch and breaks, and will be closed when the program is in session. For maximum time visiting the exhibitors, plan on arriving by 8:00am.


How do I contact the SIPP Forum Coordinator if I have more questions?

Contact SIPP Forum Coordinator Carol Powers at or call her at Alameda County Emergency Medical Services at 510-618-2050.