Thursday August 27, 2020

1pm - 4:30pm  


This is an online event.


Danielle Clay LSW, Manager of Training and Development
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging Presents:


Memory concerns are prevalent in not only the older adult but complaints have also increased in the younger generations. Current research supports recommendations regarding many areas where possible changes in lifestyle choices may seriously impact a person’s brain health.

Understanding the implications of that research and the keys components for any memory fitness program, healthcare professionals will be able to provide concrete suggestions to their clients and their support systems. Early intervention is essential so that those with memory concerns can seek appropriate treatment to maximize their current quality of life and become empowered to look ahead at needed options/ modifications to maximize functioning, safety and activity engagement.

Learning Objectives:                                                                           

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the changes in memory with normal aging and beyond. 
  • List some of the current research recommendations that have been found to have positive implications for brain health.  
  • Discuss a 7-step program for maximizing your memory potential. 
  • Provide appropriate research resources as well as options that are appropriate to a person's concerns. 

Time: 1pm - 4:30pm (Log in to ZOOM beginning at 12:50pm)


Kathryn Kilpatrick M.A. is a Geriatric Life Enhancement Consultant, Memory Fitness/Brain Health Specialist, Motivational Speaker and Author and a former Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology  from the University of Massachusetts. She has 5 decades of experience as a speech-language pathologist (1969 – 2019), working in a variety of settings primarily in Ohio, including hospitals and rehabilitation centers with 35 years in the area of home health care. She is a national motivational speaker and author of more than 30 products to enhance communication and connection for all those wanting to enhance their quality of life, particularly when there are communication, memory and cognitive challenges. Currently Kathryn is focusing on her geriatric life enhancement consulting practice and educational programs on related topics. She also continues to offer brain health/memory fitness and Lifelong Learning programs while expanding her Brain Game resources. Her websites, Communication Connection and Memory Fitness Matters have an abundance of resources including her eldercare and memory fitness blogs, interviews and podcasts, and sample pages of all her products. 

CEU Information: 
  • Program is approved for 3.0 continuing education units for LSWs, LISWs, SWA, Nurses (via reciprocity with the SW board).
  • The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept sessions approved for Social Workers for Continuing Nurse Education.
  • To comply with the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board: Late Arrivals will NOT be admitted.

Views and written materials presented during the presentations are those of the individual presenter and do not necessarily represent the official views and/or opinions of the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.