AGING AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE
The last twenty years have shown dramatic changes not only in the face of those who are aging, but in the resources, challenges and opportunities for older adults and those who serve them. This presentation will take a look at ten important trends in aging and long term care and how they impact planning , resources and characteristrics of a new generation of older adults.
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Bunni Dybnis is the Director of Professional Services of LivHOME, the nation’s leading professionally managed provider of services for seniors and dependent adults. She brings over as 30 years experience as a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist and Certified Care Manager to her position. Bunni has worked in the field aging and long term care since 1993. Her experience draws from both the for profit and non-profit arena. Bunni was trained as a Thanatologist through a pioneering fellowship program at UCLA.. As the first Thanatologist in Los Angeles she spent ten years developing and implementing programs for those who faced life threatening illnesses and bereavement.
Bunni’s knowledge and experience makes her a respected consultant, educator, speaker, writer and expert witness on the challenges faced by families and professionals in understanding issues facing older adults and other life transitions. Bunni has been noted by numerous members of the media, regarding issues aging and long term care including L.A. Times, NY Times and NPR. Most recently Bunni was interviewed by Smart Money and Money Magazine, CBS Radio and was selected for the Advisory Board of KCET. Her article on Interventions with the Terminally Ill was just published in the GCM Journal. For the past six years Bunni has taught a course on aging at Philips Graduate Institute and regularly presents on both a local and national level at conferences, community organizations and private businesses.
Bunni is a recognized leader in Geriatric Care Management. She is a Fellow, past board member, regional president, current Los Angeles Unit Chair and head of the National Public Relations Committee of the National Association of Professional Care Managers (NAPGCM). She has been the recipient awards both regionally and nationally for her work in Geriatric Care Management and Eldercare.
Bunni is currently Immediate President of the Board of OPICA Day Care and Counseling Center, Additionally, she on the board of Trinity Hospice. She is an active leadership in several other local and national organization involving older adults including the Alzheimer’s Association, Older Adults Task for of Santa Monica, Team of Older Person’s Services, and the Fiduciary Abuse Team of L.A. County. Bunni is proud to have been the 2012 honoree for MAPS Charities for seniors in Need.
Bunni was born, raised and has always lived in West Los Angeles. With strong roots she is an avid traveler and Visa’s from her recent trip to Myanmar and Thailand just completed the last of 50 pages or her current passport. She looks forward to filling up a new one.