Parker Health Group, Inc. and NJAAW present Programs and Innovations Series webinars
First webinar is “Alternatives in Long-Term Care–PACE” on March 9
(Trenton, NJ) March 3, 2021 — Parker Health Group. Inc., a nonprofit, NJ-based aging services organization with over 111 years of experience, and NJ Advocates for Aging Well (NJAAW, formerly NJ Foundation for Aging), will present “Alternatives in Long-Term Care-PACE,” the first webinar in their free concurrent Programs and Innovations Series, on March 9, from 10 a.m. to noon ET.
To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0aI539BeQIKIa3GJu5XI1g
PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a Medicare program that helps people meet their health care needs in their homes and community, instead of going to a nursing home or other care facility.
As described by the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services’ website, PACE is an innovative program that provides individuals who are 55 and older, and deemed “frail,” with comprehensive medical and social services. These services are coordinated and provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals in a community-based center and in their homes. PACE helps participants delay or avoid long-term nursing home care.
During the webinar, PACE provider Lisa Zavorski, Executive Director of LIFE St. Francis, a PACE in Bordentown, will present an overview of the PACE model, describe how it differentiates from other managed care models and explain why this program should be expanded throughout New Jersey. Moderating will be Meagan Glaser, Vice President of LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware, in Hamilton.
Zavorski was appointed Executive Director of LIFE St. Francis in Bordentown, a subsidiary of St. Francis Medical Center and a member of Trinity Health, in 2017. She worked at St. Francis Medical Center for 33 years and transitioned to the hospital’s PACE program in 2012. During her tenure with LIFE St. Francis, Zavorski has held various leadership roles, including Director of Quality and Compliance as well as Center Director. She is the recipient of the 2015 National Pace Association (NPA) Judy Baskins Volunteer Leadership Award.
Prior to joining LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware, Glaser was the New Jersey State Deputy Director for the Drug Policy Alliance. There, she led diverse coalitions in support of successful advocacy campaigns resulting in the enactment of landmark legislation. Glaser also served as the Director of Legislative Services for a New Jersey state assemblyman and completed an internship at the Princeton Public Affairs Group, the largest government affairs firm in New Jersey. Glaser has more than a decade of policy advocacy, government relations, event planning, project management and communications experience in the nonprofit sector.
The next webinar in the Programs and Innovations Series, taking place in April, will cover “Health and Housing: Senior Living Program.” The next in the Technology in Aging Services Series of webinars will address “What’s Happening Now and What Does the Future Hold.” Details will be available at a later date.
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About Parker Health Group, Inc.
Parker Health Group, Inc. is a nonprofit, New Jersey-based aging services organization with over 111 years’ experience that is committed to empowering older Americans. Since 1907, Parker has been challenging, changing and expanding the idea of what it means to grow older in America and how all of us can make aging part of life
NJ Advocates for Aging Well (NJAAW, njaaw.org), formerly NJ Foundation for Aging, has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the aging experience since 1998. It is the only statewide nonprofit focused solely on providing leadership in public policy and education to enable older adults to live with independence and dignity in their communities. NJAAW’s social action issues include senior housing and hunger, elder economic security, older workers and transportation. The award-winning Aging Insights, a monthly topical TV program produced by NJAAW, connects caregivers, seniors and their families to community-based services and resources. The show is available on NJAAW’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/njadvocatesforagingwell, at njaaw.org and more than 70 public-access stations across NJ (check local listings for channels and times). NJAAW also presents educational forums and an Annual Conference (June 3–4, 2021) offering development opportunities and best practices for professionals entrusted with caring for seniors.
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