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What is Senior Matters?

SENIOR MATTERS is a dynamic presentation of ideas, goods and services, sponsored by AgingOptions

With 10,000 American’s turning 65 each day, there has been an explosion of specialists focused on the needs of those seniors. Amazing work is being done in different fields, but the work is largely invisible to the consumer. Among the fields that have emerged in the area include Geriatric Care Management, Palliative Care, Placement Agencies, new versions of senior housing alternatives, home care agencies, financial specialists specializing in seniors, elder law attorneys, reverse mortgage specialists and the like. However, the efforts of many in the field seem to be fragmented and not necessarily coordinated leading to conflicting planning recommendations being given by different professionals. AgingOptions believes in the work being done cross professionally and is organizing a multi-disciplinary conference on the subject so that the players can develop a better understanding of what other fields offer by way of solutions for aging seniors. The goal of the conference being to develop a comprehensive multi-disciplinary solution to help the aging population.

To that end AgingOptions is organizing a gathering of the leaders in the healthcare, housing, financial, tax and legal professions dedicated to the senior population in Washington state. The conference, SENIOR MATTERS, will be held Jan. 27 and 28 at a location to be determined later.

Participants will include groups of Palliative and Hospice physicians, Geriatricians, Geriatric Care Managers, Social Workers, Accountants, Financial Planners, Placement Specialists, representatives from the senior housing community, Elder Law Attorneys, Professional Guardians, and related support services representatives. Participants and sponsors will engage in relaxed networking and share information in intimate, small group workshops. All will be given prime access to exhibitors and sponsors. For businesses and professionals seeking to reach the Washington elder care market, there has never been a more direct means of marketing elder care services and products than with SENIOR MATTERS. Because of our growing multidisciplinary mission, you will find that SENIOR MATTERS is an attorney convention, an accountant convention, a care manager convention, a guardian convention, a social worker convention and a meeting of assisted living facilities representatives all at one select gathering. Registration of attendees is being limited to allow for quality interaction. For you, the number of sponsors and exhibitors are also limited, to provide for a greater highlight of your products and services. As Chair of the Program Planning Committee, I am very pleased to invite you to join us in this venture. Should you require any additional information, please contact Saket Sengar, at 253.661.3249 or via email at saket@agingoptions.com. I look forward to welcoming you to SENIOR MATTERS.

—Rajiv Nagaich –
Chair, Senior Matters – Because Seniors Matter

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Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits applied for~ Guardians, Attorneys, CPAs, Social Workers and Nurses.

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Janet L. Smith

Janet L. Smith, founder of Northwest Elder Law Group PLLC is an attorney providing services in elder law, estate planning, estate administration, guardianship, and elder mediation. She has been an attorney in good standing, licensed in the State of Washington, since 1983. She received her law degree from the University Of Washington School Of Law […]


Mimi Pattison

Dr. Pattison is currently Medical Director of Franciscan hospice and Palliative Care. She has been with FHS for 26 years. She is board certifi d in Internal Medicine, Nephrology , and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Her special interest in hospice care is for patients with chronic mental illnesses including dementias. She was recently appointed to […]


Mary Lynn Pannen

Sound Options’ CEO and President, Mary Lynn Pannen, is one of the nation’s leading experts on Geriatric Care Management and Home Care for seniors and individuals with complex and wide-ranging needs. A natural outgrowth of her work as a Registered Nurse (RN), certifi d care manager, and private consultant for nursing, geriatrics, and medical legal […]


Brian Ott

Brian Ott, CLTC, CLA is a Certifi d Long-Term Care Specialist, and founder of 525 Advisors LLC. As an independent company, 525 Advisors specializes in long-term care planning and works with all the major insurance companies offering various programs. Brian is also a Certifi d Agent for the 3in4 Need More Association which is a […]


Jerry N. Mixon

Born August 28, 1947 in Patuxent River Maryland. High school RA MILLIKAN in Long Beach CA, Graduated June 1965. US Army Airborne 1965-1968. California State University at Long Beach 1968 to 1970. University of Utah 1970 to 1972 graduated with a bachelor of science in microbiology. University of Utah College of medicine 1972 to 1976, […]


Beth McDaniel

Beth is the principal of the Law Offi of Beth A. McDaniel, PLLC, with a legal practice in the areas of guardianship, elder law, probate, and estate planning. Originally from Snohomish, Beth is a graduate of the Pepperdine University School of Law, where she also obtained a certifi ate in distribute resolution from the school’s […]


Lisa Mayfield

Lisa Mayfield, is the co-owner of Aging Wisdom, Inc. a geriatric care management and home care company in the Seattle area. Lisa has been working with seniors and their families for nearly two decades. She is a licensed mental health counselor, geriatric mental health specialist, certified care manager and has been named a fellow. Lisa […]


Greg McBroom

Greg McBroom is an experienced trial court attorney. His practice is primarily focused on general and complex civil litigation and appeals. He has obtained numerous successful jury verdicts and trial court decisions. He represents clients in many types of lawsuits such as contracts, healthcare, class actions, business and corporate law, real estate, disability and elder […]


Stan McKenzie

Stan has served in the Senior Housing business since 1998. He was a product manager setting up assisted living memory communities throughout the United States, national lecturer on memory loss, and a Community Relations Director for a retirement/assisted living community prior to starting A Change is Afoot (the name is from Sherlock Holmes) Senior Housing […]


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Event Schedule
(Professionals) June 9th – 8:00AM – 6:30PM, 300 seats(Consumers) June 9th – 8:00AM – 6:30PM, 1000 seats
Venue: TBDPhone: TBDWebsite: TBD