As a service to our home care industry colleagues, Inspire maintains this calendar of upcoming elder care, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury events, conferences and meetings to help make it easier to stay up-to-date on professional development opportunities.
MAJ Worker’s Comp/Social Security Conference @ Westin Hotel
Jan 17 – Jan 18 all-day
Learn Over Lunch – “The Management of Chronic Pain Following TBI” @ Prince Conference Center Grand Rapids
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Eric Young MD, Division Chief,
Pain Management,
Spectrum Health Medical Group

Reservations Required

Please note that once the reservation is made, participants are responsible for payment, regardless of attendance.

Payment can be made at the door. Cash or Check Only. Make checks payable to MBIPC.

Registrations received after the deadline are subject to a $25 late fee and subject to seating availability.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Spectrum Health Continuing Care

12th ANNUAL ELDER ADVOCATE CONFERENCE! @ Embasy Suites, Southfield
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Provided by Wayne State University’s Institute of Gerontology

Presented Courtesy of Jim Schuster, Certified Elder Law Attorney


Empowering Families to Make Educated Choices

Art of Aging Successfully @ Greater Grace Conference Center
Apr 3 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Seniors in Motion
How Does Your Garden Grow
Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?
Food: Fact or Fiction
Jest for the Fun of It: Laughter Yoga
Tai Chi: It’s Been Around For Ages
Brain Neurobics

Michael Sheehan, is a State Commissioner, serving on the Commission on Services to the Aging. He is also Chairman of the State Advisory Council on Aging. In past years, he was a member of the State Advisory Council on Aging. Locally, he has been a member of the Bay Area Senior Advocates and an Advisor to the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan. He also taught computer classes at the Traverse City Senior Center.

Sheehan, a retired Professor of English, taught at the City Colleges of Chicago. A prolific writer, he has written ten books. He hosts a call-in radio program about the English language each Tuesday morning in which he also promotes issues affecting seniors.

Schedule of Events:
8:30 am Registration – Breakfast & Gallery Walk
9:15 am Welcome & Keynote
9:45 -10:30 am Gallery Walk
10:30 am -1:00 pm Workshops
1:00 pm Lunch
1:40 pm Evaluation: Closing Remarks & Gallery Walk

Transition of Care: The Perfect Storm @ Waltonwood Twelve Oaks
Apr 10 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy educational vignettes that identify and demonstrate transition of care interruptions
that interfere with safe, cost-effective, efficient, quality and patient-centric care!
1. Identify common failure points in transition of care that influence poor patient outcome.
2. Identify the critical information needed to render safe care during transport and avoid wrongful resuscitation.
3. Outline various communication strategies that lead to more effective care coordination and improved patient outcome.
4. Provide an opportunity for participants to network and report out other strategies to improve transitions
5. Define key ethical constructs as they relate to the care of geriatric patient.

8:30 – 9:00am Registration/Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am – Part One of Presentation
10:00 – 10:15am – 10:15am – Break
10:15 – 11:10am – Part Two of Presentation
11:10 – 11:15am – Questions and Answers, Evaluation and Tours