PCOA’s expert staff offer a variety of informational and educational presentations to our community, at no cost. View our menu of offerings below and complete the form to request a presentation for your team, company or group. We appreciate a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice to schedule your presentation.
Visibility Matters: LGBTQI+ and Aging (2 Hour Presentation / 2 Participants Required) - The Visibility Matters training helps care providers gain the tools needed to create a safe place for LGBTQI+ people to be their authentic selves so that we can meet their unique needs. The training provides information about how to be more aware, sensitive, and responsive to LGBTQI+ older people and their families. Visibility Matters is an excellent training for long term care facilities, medical professionals, senior centers, in-home care providers, case managers, or anyone serving older people.
Visibility Matters: LGBTQI+ and Aging, Dementia Edition (2.5 Hour Presentation/ 2 Participants Required) - The Visibility Matters training helps care providers gain the tools needed to create a safe place for LGBTQI+ people to be their authentic selves so that we can meet their unique needs. The training provides information about how to be more aware, sensitive, and responsive to LGBTQI+ older people and their families. Visibility Matters is an excellent training for long term care facilities, medical professionals, senior centers, in-home care providers, case managers, or anyone serving older people. The dementia edition includes unique concerns of LGBTQI+ people living with dementia and how to best support them.
Visibility Matters: LGBTQI+ and Aging Overview(1 Hour Presentation/ 2 Participants Required) - The Visibility Matters Overview helps attendees gain perspective and build empathy toward LGBTQI+ older people and their experiences. This presentation provides information about how to be more aware, sensitive, and responsive to LGBTQI+ older people and their families. Visibility Matters Overview is an excellent presentation for residents at residential facilities, webinars or symposiums that only allow for shorter presentation times, or for staff who do not provide direct care, but would like to learn more about best serving this community.
Visibility Matters: Supporting Trans Affirming Housing (1 Hour Presentation/ 5 Participants Required) - This presentation is about how to provide advocacy to trans and nonbinary people experiencing housing discrimination. Recommended for case managers, ombudsmen, adult protective services and related fields. Attendees can expect to learn basics of trans and nonbinary identities, trans history, and potential challenges this community experiences, as well as how to support the trans person and address the institutional challenges present.
Dementia Friends - You’ll learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease, and some tips for communicating with people who have dementia. Everyone who attends is asked to turn their new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community. The action can be as big or as small as you choose—every action counts!
Dementia Friends Information Session (1 Hour Presentation / 4 Participants Required) - This training offers a general understanding of dementia with a focus on adopting a mindset of creating a dementia-friendly community. After participating in the session, you will be able to describe dementia and know the most common type of dementia, you will understand five key messages about dementia, and you will learn tips to effectively communicate with a person living with dementia.
Let's Talk about Living...and Dying (1.5 Hour Presentation)- A conversational and educational program that helps participants consider their values as it relates to living, dying, being remembered, and leaving a legacy. Information about advance directives will be provided.
End of Life Care Planning--What You Need to Know (45 Minute Presentation) - A brief educational program that introduces participants to considerations and options for living, dying, being remembered, and leaving a legacy. Information about advance directives will be provided.
End of Life Care Planning: A Gift for Yourself and Your Beloveds(45 Minute Presentation / 3 Participants Required) - Beginning with what makes life worth living for you, this presentation explores living and dying values, discusses end of life options, examines important documents, and recommends strategies for talking about wishes, completing and reviewing your end of life care plan.
Exploring Your Options...for Even After Death (30 Minute Presentation) - Provides an informative overview about after death disposition options (eg. burial, cremation, "green" options, and organ/body donation).
What Is End of Life Care Planning Anyway? (30 Minute Presentation)- A brief overview of end of life care planning that considers values, choices, important people, and medical wishes.
What Are Advance Directives and Where Do I Get Them? (30 Minute Presentation) - A simple, straightforward discussion about advance directives including the Living Will, Medical Healthcare Power of Attorney, Mental Healthcare Power of Attorney, and Pre-Hospital Directive (known as the Do Not Resuscitate Order).
Which Advance Directive Forms Are Right for Me? (30 Minute Presentation) - A descriptive overview of Arizona's three most commonly used advance directive templates (Attorney General's Life Care Planning Packet, Thoughtful Conversations, and Five Wishes). Participants will be given information to select a template most consistent with their values and healthcare wishes.
How Do I Pick a Person to Advocate for My Wishes (30 Minute Presentation) - This presentation examines the importance of authorizing an important person(s) to advocate for your medical wishes in the event that you are unable to advocate for yourself. Provides tips for selecting the best person to represent your interests.
My Advance Directives are Done! Now What? (30 Minute Presentation) - Provides clear instructions about copying, distributing, storing, and reviewing advance directive documents.
Living Your Legacy (45 Minute Presentation) - Provides information about intentional living to ensure that you have no regrets when you near the end of your life. Assists participants in identifying real ways to impact the world in the course of your daily life.
Bequests- Only for the Rich and Famous? (45 Minute Presentation / 3 Participants Required) - A bequest, or legacy, is simply the impact we leave on another/others. This presentation provides information about worldwide remembrance celebrations and ideas for creating your own legacy project—even if we have small bank accounts and unrecognized names!
You're Dead, Now What? Exploring Body Disposition Options (45 Minute Presentation / 3 Participants Required) - Body disposition is choosing what happens to your body after death. This presentation explores burial, cremation, “green” options, and organ and body donation—and a few unexpected possibilities!
Preparativos Hechos en Vida (90 Minute Presentation) - En este taller se explora el tema de la planificación sobre el final de la vida. Se ofrece información acerca de algunas consideraciones y recomendaciones en el momento de llevar a cabo este tipo de planificación, así como las opciones, decisiones y deseos para el cuidado al final de la vida. Por último, se examinan a detalle los documentos de Voluntades Anticipadas los cuales, una vez completados, protegen la voz y los deseos de una persona en caso de que esta no pueda comunicarse por sí mismo.
Learning About Memory Loss: Brain Changes and Behaviors (1.5 Hour Presentation / 6 Participants Required)- Join a group of fellow caregivers as we discuss the complexities of memory loss associated with caring for someone and what to do about it.
Navigating Caregiving: Supports and Services (1.5 Hour Presentation / 6 Participants Required) - Join together as we discuss family caregiving and how to be supported while you do what you do for those important to you. You will learn you are not alone.
The Importance of Fall Prevention (1 Hour Presentation / 20 Participants Required) - Discuss the importance of fall prevention for all ages, particularly older adults. Learn tips & techniques to minimize the risk of a fall. Home and environmental safety considerations for fall prevention.
PCOA 101 - An introduction to PCOA, our services, and how we help our community.
Senior Companion Program (30 Minute Presentation / 3 Participants Required) - Senior Companions is a National Service program for volunteers 55+ to help reduce isolation among older adults, which offers incentives for financially eligible volunteers.
Understanding Medicare (3 Hour Presentation) - Explanation of Medicare, Medicare Advantage and other items within the realm of Medicare. Included are extra help and on going Senior Medicare Patrol Scam issues.
Aging Communications (1-1.5 Hour Presentation / 15 Participants Required) - A conversation about macro needs of older adults and how to communicate effectively with large audiences. Given to classes and professionals typically.
Advocacy and Public Policy (30 Min-1.5 Hour Presentation / 15 Participants Required) - An overview of advocacy and public policy issues affecting older adults in Pima County (focused on OAA and AAAs).