March 2020 Chapter Meeting Event

  • 2020-03-16
  • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Beverly Hills Marriott Hotel


March Chapter Meetin

Monday, March 16, 2020
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM 

Beverly Hills Marriott Hotel
1150 South Beverly Drive
Los Angeles, 90035

It Takes a Village:
Working With Specialists in Aging
to Enhance Your Professionalism

Presented By

Brenda Shorkend, MA, CMC
Lisa Bricker, Elder Consultant and Placement Specialist

Join Lisa and Brenda in an engaging discussion using their expertise and sharing their own experiences of many years to help recognize red flags, early warning signs and elder abuse when working with seniors and how we can all work together to help provide safety and peace of mind for our clients.

Brenda Shorkend, MA, CMC - Shorkend Care Management - Brenda Shorkend is a Certified Aging Life Care ManagerTM/Geriatric Care Manager with over 25 years of experience working with older people and people with disabilities and their families. She has a background in Rehabilitation Psychology and is a member of the Aging Life Care Association. She has worked in a wide variety of hospital and community settings, including Huntington Hospital's Senior Care Network. Brenda has broad knowledge of local resources and services. Brenda is a strong advocate for her clients. She helps to tailor unique solutions for each individual that maximize their independence and autonomy while ensuring their safety and well-being. She emphasizes the importance of building a team or circle of care that includes family, friends and trusted advisors.

Lisa Bricker - Elder Consultant and Placement Specialist, Leadership Coach - For over 25 years, Lisa Bricker has been working with accomplished professionals as a coach and consultant. Now, her life’s work is advocacy for caregivers and compassionate placement for their loved ones. Lisa created Gently Guided, LLC as part of a deep service for families to help them transition forward with compassion. She has served hundreds of families of diverse needs as a Senior Care Consultant and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Placement Specialist. Families feel peace of mind as she takes the burden of “feeling alone” off of their shoulders. Lisa “gets it” because she is a family caregiver herself. Her husband Gary was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s in 2012. Please visit to learn more. Lisa is certified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, CA. She has been on the Coaching Faculty for the Executive MBA Program for Loyola Marymount University. She’s a public speaker, support group leader and serves on the public policy committee for Alzheimer’s Los Angeles on the local and state level. 

Registration: 6 pm; meeting 6:15–8:30 pm  

Level 1 $15 • Visitors $20 • Valet Parking $12

Beverly Hills Marriott Hotel
1150 South Beverly Drive
Los Angeles, 90035

The Opportunity Drawing continues with...

Brenda Lam!

Brenda Lam is the owner of The Power of Organizing, Inc and is celebrating her company’s 10 th anniversary. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Psychology and a Business and Administration emphasis. Brenda discovered her passion for organizing at a young age and found great success in helping friends, family, colleagues, and teachers transform their offices, homes and classrooms into efficiently organized spaces. She also used her organizational skills to manage several medical practices at the UCLA Medical Center. In her spare time, she likes to read, hike, volunteer in the community, and reorganize her home (really!). She is a true believer in Benjamin Franklin’s quote “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” Brenda is a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and is a NAPO Golden Circle Member which recognizes professional organizers for their commitment to the profession. In addition, she is a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and is currently working toward the Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization.

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