Housing Happenings

Housing Happenings

LeadingAge Ohio is proud to partner with LeadingAge Maryland to offer an educational teleconference series designed specifically for affordable housing professionals!  

What: ‘Housing Happenings’ calls are short, practical learning sessions for service coordinators, property managers, and other individuals who work with older adults in affordable housing settings. 

When: The third Wednesday of every month from 9-9:30 a.m. EST

How do I join? Visit www.gotomeet.me/LeadingAgeMaryland/housinghappenings OR dial 646.749.3122, and enter code 389.687.645

Upcoming Sessions for 2020:

Date Topic Presenter
January 15 Dementia vs. Depression Eric H. Berko, PhD,
Fellowship Program Director
Metro Health Ohio
February 19 Medical Marijuana and Affordable Senior Housing Lisa Tunick, JD
Reno and Cavanaugh, LLC
March 18 Processing Loss and Grief -
What Affordable Housing Teams Need to Know 
Tiffany Nicollette,
VP of Aging in Community   
CHAI Baltimore 
April 15 Building Community in your Community    Brandon Moss,
Regional Manager 
CSI Support and Development    
May 20 Wellness and Social Connection through Technology Scott Code, Associate Director  LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technology
June 17 Obsessive Compulsive and Hoarding Disorders     Eric H. Berko, PhD,
Fellowship Program Director
Metro Health Ohio      
July 15 Peer to Peer: Improving Mental Health in
Older Adults through Peer Support Specialists 
Casey Saylor,
Older Adult Project Manager
Mental Health Association of MD
August 19 Fostering a Dementia Inclusive Community Part 1 Laura Lamb,
President and CEO  
Episcopal Retirement Services  
September 16 Fostering a Dementia Inclusive Community Part 2 Laura Lamb,
President and CEO  
Episcopal Retirement Services  
October 21 Fair Housing Update     Cory Kallheim, LeadingAge     
November 18 Resilience with Residents       Denise A. Bowell,
Director of Affordable
Living Compliance
Episcopal Retirement Services  
December 16 Finding Strength for the Day to Day     Anne Johnson,
Senior Organizational Development Consultant     
Alber Enterprise Center, The Ohio State University     


Recordings of Previous Sessions:


January 15, 2020

Depression vs. Dementia

Eric H. Berko, PhD,  Fellowship Program Director, Metro Health Ohio


January 16, 2019

Combatting Social Isolation with Voice Activated Technology

Presented by Ryan Elza, Social Entrepreneur in Residence in Social Connectedness - AARP Foundation

February 20, 2019

Service and Assistance Animals in HUD Assisted Housing for Seniors

Presented by Lisa Tunick, JD, Member, Reno & Cavanaugh

May 15, 2019

Hoarding, Decluttering, and Organization: Approaches and Resources

Presented by Heather Murphy, The Abilities Network

June 19, 2019 

Red Flags for Elder Financial Abuse

Presented by Matin Modarre, Investigator, Economic Crimes Unit, Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office

July 17, 2019

Fair Housing and Disabilities

Presented by Colleen Bloom, Director for Housing Operations, LeadingAge

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August 21, 2019

Managing Expectations and Boundaries

Presented by Bette McNee, Senior Clinical Risk Consultant, The Graham Company

September 18, 2019

Building Collaborative Relationships with Home Health Providers

October 16, 2019

Death, Dying and Bereavement

Jan Pennington, Service Coordinator, Catholic Charities Senior Communities


October 17, 2018

How to Effectively Work with and Engage Residents

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November 21, 2018

Housing Highlights from LeadingAge Annual Meeting

December 12, 2018

Hoarding: What you should know and what you can do

Presented by Heather Murphy, Director of Senior Move Management Services - Abilities Network

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Karen Lowe

Karen Lowe

Education and Special Projects Coordinator

  • Assists with coordination of all professional education events, including planning, development, and implementation
  • Assists with coordination of special projects and initiatives, including Leadership Academy, Employer of Choice and ltcGAIN
  • Assists with all Continuing Education credentialing requirements and processes

Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Anne Shelley

Director of Professional Development & HH/Hospice Regulatory Relations

  • Reviews state and federal policies and regulations and provides technical and regulatory support to Home Health and Hospice members
  • Works with state and federal agencies and regulatory bodies to develop policy and rules for the home health and hospice industry
  • Provides education for hospice and palliative care providers related to regulatory and operational issues
  • Responsible for overseeing all educational offerings provided by LeadingAge Ohio
Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.