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    Aging Workforce Issues in New Hampshire

    Date: December 11, 2018, 7:30am – 10:00am
    Portsmouth Country Club
    80 Country Club Ln
    Greenland, NH 03840
    $25 for members, $45 for non-members
    Event Type:
    Monthly Program
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    Aging Workforce Issues in New Hampshire

    Presented by: Kelly Laflamme, MPA and Jennifer Rabalais from Endowment for Health & NH Alliance for Healthy Aging and Tammy Smith from Community Partners

     Program Details:

    The presentation will provide an overview of the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging (AHA) and the work of the AHA Caregiving Priority Group. Information will be shared related to the importance of and benefits for employers in focusing on caregivers. Resources and tools for creating a Caregiving –Friendly Workplace will be shared.  We will also provide an overview of the ServiceLink’s Caregiver Program as an example of a local resource that employers can share with their employees.

    About the Presenters: 

    Kelly A. Laflamme, MPA is a Program Director at the Endowment for Health, where she leads a Healthy Aging Initiative. She has partnered with many stakeholders to co-create the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging and the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging for NH, ME & VT.  Kelly is passionate about working with others to change how we think about aging and how we care for each other as we age.

    She joined the Endowment in 2006, and led the foundation's work to address health disparities and advance health equity for a decade.   Previously, Kelly served as the Coordinator for the New Hampshire Child Advocacy Network (NH CAN), based at the Children's Alliance of New Hampshire. Before moving to New Hampshire in 2003, she worked for three years at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 

    Kelly holds a Master of Public Administration from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Communication from La Salle University in Philadelphia.  Post-college, Kelly served as a full-time volunteer teacher in Greenville, MS and then as an AmeriCorps*VISTA in the South Bronx.

    Jennifer Rabalais is Co-Director for the Center on Aging and Community Living and Project Director for the Institute on Disability, both at the University of New Hampshire. Jennifer received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University. She joined the staff of the Institute on Disability (NH’s University Center for Excellence in Disability) in 2010 and provides leadership, project management, and facilitation across multiple projects focused on providing supports to older adults that allow them to live and age in communities of their choice. Jennifer has over 20 years’ experience working on programs for older adults, individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as chronically and acutely ill populations in community based settings. Her responsibilities have included program design, implementation, evaluation and general oversight.

    Jennifer currently serves as Coordinator for the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging and is a member of the NH Coalition for Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Aging, and the Elder Rights Coalition.

    Tammy Smith is the Director of the Resource Center at Community Partners.  Tammy received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from UNH.

    She is responsible for the overall operation of the Service Link program and incoming call center functions of the agency.  She is responsible for public education and awareness campaigns and maintains solid community and provider relations.  Tammy also oversees Case Management for Behavioral Health adult and youth and family teams.


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