Date(s) - Tue, Jan 10, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Siena Ristorante Toscana
NCJW Austin hosts its next luncheon on Tuesday, January 10th at Siena Ristorante Toscana, 6203 N. Capital of Texas Highway, from 11:30am to 1:00pm (networking time, 11:30-11:50am; program starts at 11:50am).
Our guest speakers will be Mary Koffend and Patti Tauber, LMSW. Koffend and Tauber will engage you in a creative conversation on the topic “Ageism Is Headed Your Way Sooner Than You Think and What To Do About It.”
Mary Koffend is President of Accountable Aging Care Management (AACM). She brings to her leadership of AACM many years of management experience, problem solving, and dealing with situations where there seems no simple solution. Mary also brings her life experiences as a daughter of a mom with Alzheimer’s and an aunt with schizophrenia. She was responsible for Houston’s largest SSA client service operation before managing the Medicaid provider services programs for the State of Texas. Having served elder and disabled clients for many years with the Social Security Administration throughout Texas, Mary is in a unique position now to help AACM clients deal with two of the biggest challenges related to aging: understanding healthcare options and dealing with the many bureaucracies and systems. Mary is trained at family facilitation and mediation. She loves thinking outside of the box to explore creative options. She is a good listener and is often the first person that you reach when inquiring about how Accountable Aging can assist your family.
Mary served on the Board of Directors of Adult Protective Services (APS) and on the Board of Directors of AGE of Central Texas. She serves on a leadership position at her church and is a regular volunteer at her church’s food pantry. She is a member of a great book club and loves reading, especially mysteries. Her favorite pastime is being with her daughters and six grandchildren.
The cost is $20 for NCJW members and $22 for non-members, all inclusive (cash only please). Newcomers are always welcome. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 7th.