Professionals Servicing Older Adults

Membership Meeting

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • North Laurel 50+ Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd., Laurel, MD 20721


Address: North Laurel 50+ Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd., Laurel, MD 20721

Speakers: Phyllis Madachy & Rusty Toler

Topic: Latest Studies on Columbia Seniors:

learning from Howard County seniors

Hear what older adults think about their prospects to age in place in Howard County.  Based on interviews conducted since 2011 with over 60 seniors, this research is conducted by Opting for Independence, a joint effort of The Coordinating Center and the Howard County Office on Aging.   Phyllis Madachy and  Rusty Toler of The Coordinating Center  will share early findings of the recent interviews, prior to the final report being issued later this year. 

About Our Speakers:

Phyllis is Project Director for The Coordinating Center’s Opting for Independence program.  She is part of The Center’s management team that has developed a successful Community Care Transitions Program application funded by CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid) to reduce hospital readmissions at three Baltimore City hospitals.  That project, the West Baltimore Readmissions Reduction Collaborative, will be launched in December, 2012.

Rusty Toler serves as the Project Manager for The Coordinating Center in its Case Study Projects and authored “Stair Masters and Stair Glides”, a report on interviews conducted with older adults in 2011 in Howard County.  He is currently finishing the second report, covering the interviews conducted in the County this summer. 

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