2016

January 8, 2016 – Engaged as Caregiver Support Group Facilitator for Windsor of Bradenton to Focus on Caregivers and discuss the challenges and risks faced by Caregivers.

January 2016-June 2016 – Feature Article in Seniors Blue Book January 2016- June 2016 on Caregiver Support, pg. 70

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January 11, 2016 – National Council on Aging’s 10 Core Curriculum Aging Mastery Program at Aging in Paradise Resource Center.   Introduced the First Core curriculum, “Navigating Longer Lives”

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Donna Dunnio, Executive Director at Aging in Paradise on Longboat Key, FL  sent me the following emails:

January 12, 2016 – email  “Hi Julie, thank you so much for getting our Aging Mastery Program off to such a wonderful start! The audience loved you – we’re snail mailing the Evaluations – they raved about you! Here are a few fabulous pix – thank you again!” Warmly, Donna

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January 16, 2016 – email  “Hi All, here are a few pictures from our first of 10 National Council on Aging (NCOA) Aging Mastery Program workshops at AIP! The facilitator, Julie Cook Downing, got the highest evaluations – an outstanding program!” Warmly, Donna

March 30, 2016 – Autumn of Sarasota is hosting an event  at Temple Sinai for Caregivers and Julie is on the planning committee.

May 6, 2016 – Two-session Presenter at the LeadingAge Wisconsin “Be the Difference” Conference at The Wisconsin Dells.  This organization is a not-for-profit trade association representing a total of 188 not-for-profit organizations, and has  38,000 members who service compassionate care and service to over 48,000 individuals every day.