I&R/A Webinars

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The I&R Support Center hosts webinars on a regular basis with I&R Specialists concerning topics of interest to those who work in the field of aging and disability Information and Referral/Assistance. Webinars are recorded and are available for on-demand viewing at no cost on ADvancing States IQ, our online learning center. Webinar presentations and any handouts are available with the webinar recordings. If you are new to ADvancing States IQ, simply create an account for yourself to access recorded webinars. See the table below for available webinars; search functions allow you to find webinars by keyword, content category, or year. Click the title of the webinar to access the recording and materials on IQ. 

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I&R Webinars

Title Description Date
Supported Decision-Making for Older Adults

This webinar reviews the basics of supported decision-making and provided practical examples on how to advance its use in the lives of for older adults. Tools and tips from this webinar can help older adults in care planning. Presenters: Rebekah Diller, Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law, and Morgan Whitlatch, Legal Director at Quality Trust.

IQ Category: Community Integration

February 26, 2020
Home Maintenance: Resources from the Here to Stay Program

This webinar described Here to Stay: Home Upkeep for All™, a new AARP Foundation program sponsored by The Hartford. Here to Stay provides tools and advice to make preventive home maintenance easier and more cost-effective for older adults through interactive online tools and in-person workshops in select communities. Participants learned ways to utilize Here to Stay resources to empower senior homeowners in their community to age more safely, cost-effectively, and confidently at home.

IQ Category: Community Integration

February 11, 2020
State Systems and Resources for People Living With Traumatic Brain Injury

During this webinar, participants strengthened their knowledge of traumatic brain injury (TBI), the role of state TBI systems and programs, and I&R services for this population. Along with a national overview, this webinar featured two state TBI programs that have robust I&R systems for the people living with TBI and have partnered with other state agencies to broaden the reach of their programs.

IQ Category: Consumer Access to Services

January 15, 2020
Benefits Outreach: Promising Practices that Work

During this webinar, participants heard from ADvancing States and NCOA’s 2019 Innovations in Benefits Outreach contest awardees. Presenters shared about their state and local outreach practices to engage, educate, and assist individuals in need of benefits assistance. The New Jersey Division of Aging Services shared about NJSave and Feeding the Gulf Coast provided information about their senior food bag program.

IQ Category: Consumer Access to Services

November 19, 2019
Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication and Challenging Behaviors

Individuals living with dementia tend to experience behavioral symptoms and behaviors that can be challenging during the course of the progression of the disease. This webinar discusses person-centered care strategies for effective communication and challenging dementia-related behaviors. This webinar shares resources for caregivers and people living with dementia provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

IQ Category: Consumer Access to Services

September 17, 2019
Promoting Access to Transportation Options with the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

This webinar discussed the resources of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), which works to promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. Participants also learned about the new national “Every Ride Counts” campaign to support local community efforts to promote transportation programs.

IQ Category: Community Integration

June 25, 2019
The Role of Home Modification in Promoting Aging in Place and Community

As part of an Administration for Community Living (ACL)-funded project focused on home modification, ADvancing States and the University of Southern California (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology hosted this webinar on the role of the home in promoting aging in place and community. During this event, presenters reviewed the fundamentals of home modification, explained different types of agencies and funding sources that offer home modification services, and covered practical skills to use when an older adult or caregiver needs to address fall and safety hazards in the home.

IQ Category: Community Integration

May 16, 2019