June 2

Oasis Conference Center, Loveland, Ohio
Presented by The Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC Keynote Speaker: Eloy van Hal

Open to the public / continuing education credits offered Register at:

On June 2, “Dementia Village” Founder Eloy Van Hal, of the Netherlands, will join industry leaders including a world-renowned cardiac surgeon, a research scholar in geriatrics, elder law attorneys, and experts in LGBTQ senior care at a new symposium in Loveland. The Cutting Edge of Elder Care: Global Approaches to Serve Elders in Our Own Community will bring together international, national, and local thinkers committed to advancing care for seniors.

“Dementia Village” Founder Eloy Van Hal

Van Hal is a superstar in the field of elder care. For more than 20 years, he managed nursing homes and elder care facilities. In 2009, He co-founded the “Dementia Village” known as Hogeweyk, just outside of Amsterdam. It was a completely new model of personalized dementia care, allowing residents to live in a neighborhood according to their lifestyle with the freedom to walk around instead of being locked in the wing of a stand-alone building. In 2015, Van Hal took on the role of senior managing advisor to help implement communities like the “Dementia Village” around the world. His thought-provoking presentations inspire his audiences to think beyond the status quo, often leaving them astonished by what is possible.

“I am very pleased with this opportunity to speak about the paradigm shift in dementia care,” Van Hal said. “We as founders of the Hogeweyk are working on a global movement to shift the way we think and act when people living with dementia need support and care.”

The Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC is organizing the event with the goal of bringing positive change and global perspectives to the tri-state. Keller, past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA), has over 15 years of expertise as an elder law attorney.

“By 2050, estimates show there will be 84 million people in this country over the age of 65, double our current amount,” Keller said. “We must think morally and logistically about best practices for treating our aging population.”

Dennison Keller’s firm is Cincinnati’s only member of the LCPLFA.

Keller’s firm is Cincinnati’s only member of the LCPLFA, a national association of inter- disciplinary law practices that offer care coordination, family education, and help with financial and health care decisions in addition to legal services. His fourteen-person staff includes two lawyers, two nurses, and four licensed social workers.

Symposium topics include, caring for aging baby boomers, hidden symptoms of dementia, race and religion in long term care settings, technology advances in elder care, new research on helping families better communicate as they care for a parent, and culturally competent care for LGBTQ older adults. The event is open to the public and nurses, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapy therapists can earn continuing education credits.

In response to ever-changing practices and laws, Keller added a session to the symposium schedule at the last-minute to include a discussion of Esther’s law, a brand-new Ohio law allowing cameras in nursing home rooms.

In addition to hosting seminars and webinars, Keller teaches at UC’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. With the introduction of this symposium, his practice is taking elder care education to the next level.

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The Serene Suites Premier Memory Care is the symposium’s Saphire Sponsor; Strawser & Staley Funeral Homes, Spring Grove Funeral Homes and Cremation/Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Home are Diamond Sponsors; Right at Home, Home Care and Assistance, Central Parke Memory Care & Transitional Assisted Living, and Seasons, A Senior Lifestyles Community are Emerald Sponsors.

Eloy van Hal (1967) is one the founders of the Hogeweyk and senior managing advisor in the Be Advisory team and has over 20 years’ experience in managing care and more than 10 years in providing strategic and operational advisory services to clients in the public and private sectors. Eloy focusses particularly on the elderly care & dementia care sector and community-based aged care. He has worked on a range of projects all over the world, influencing, engaging and advising stakeholders. Eloy brings a strong understanding of innovative the Hogeweyk Care concept and lots of experience in age care from all over the world. Experience:

Eloy managed several nursing homes and assisted living facilities and elderly homes over more than 20 years. Eloy managed the former nursing home Hogeweyk for several years, before its transformation into the neighborhood the Hogeweyk. As one of the developers Eloy was heavily involved in all the stages of development from initial initiative via design, construction, implementation and maintaining and improving the concept. After opening end of 2009, he managed the Hogeweyk until June 2015

Eloy and his colleagues inspire people with their new approach since the initial start of the new vision in 1993. There is such a high demand from the world for new solutions in good dementia care that Eloy is sharing his knowledge and experience with others as full-time senior consultant at Be since 2015.

In June 2015 the Vivium Care group established a special advisory department Be the Hogeweyk care concept. Be is a part of the Vivium Care group, the owner of the Hogeweyk. Be informs, guides and counsels other organizations, worldwide, about the Hogeweyk concept to improve quality of life for elderly living with dementia.

Eloy and his colleagues have inspired thousands of people, companies local and national authorities worldwide. Eloy is inspiring and guiding many new initiatives in dementia care worldwide. For example, initiatives in The Netherlands, UK, Italy, France, Norway, Denmark, USA, Canada, China, Australia and New Zealand; all in different stages of development. Eloy is a much sought-after keynote speaker about dementia care and dementia villages at international summits.

Dennison Keller is licensed to practice law in the states of Ohio and Kentucky. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, earning membership in the Order of the Curia. He is also a cum laude graduate of Miami University in Oxford.

He is the Immediate Past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association and also serves on the board and is the immediate Past President of the Ohio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys. Keller has been accredited by the Veterans Administration and is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association. He is also a member of Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel.

Dennison is a frequent local and national lecturer on the topics of elder law, life care planning, Medicaid planning, veterans’ benefits, and estate planning. He also teaches an annual course on elder law at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a continuing education program offered in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati.

Keller is active in the community, serving as a past President of the Board of the Building Blocks for Kids Foundation, and a past Vice President of the Mariemont Kiwanis Club. He also served as a Cantor at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Kenwood.

If Keller looks familiar to you, it could be that you recognize him from WKRC-TV Local 12 where he worked 8 years as a television news journalist and sports anchor. It was while covering news stories for Channel 12 that he witnessed not only the callousness of elder abuse, but also the heartbreaking consequences that arise when dementia takes hold of a senior before the family can become equipped to deal with the long-term care crisis. Ultimately, these experiences inspired him to pursue his career in elder law.

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