Colorado Convention Center
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The 2012 LeadingAge Annual Meeting
Connecting thousands of aging services professionals who are facing the same triumphs and challenges that you face every day.
43-F. Culturally-Sensitive Design: An Integrated American Indian Elder Care Community ( 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM)
·Lee Olitzky, CEO, WiT2, LLC, Tucson, AZ
·Thomas McQuillen, Project Architect, Lizard Rock Designs, LLC, Tucson, AZ
·David Tonemah, President, American Indian Health and Management Policy, Phoenix, AZ
Focus of the session:
·Understand the health delivery systems available to American Indians and their impact on elder chronic disease and independence.
·Gain insights into the design and development of a unique assisted living home that meets the health care needs of American Indian elders and their cultural practices.
·Apply this design and care delivery approach to other senior living settings serving unique populations.
To expand the world of possibilities for aging, LeadingAge members and affiliates touch the lives of 4 million individuals, families, employees and volunteers every day. The LeadingAge community (www.LeadingAge.org) includes 6,000 not-for-profit organizations in the United States, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, research partners, consumer organizations, foundations and a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach over 30 countries.