Elder Care Summit

assisting families and their elderly members as they age together
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The Summit


Attendees joined The Family Tree as a trusted Partner in Aging as we host the Elder Care Summit once again.

MARCH 2023 – The larger public event offered a keynote speaker, along with topic-focused sessions to address the often confusing and sometimes complicated issues caretakers experience when managing care for their aging loved ones.

OCTOBER 2022 – Industry professionals earned continuing education credits while they learned from a trusted industry professional on the single topic of Aging 101: An Overview of Death & Dying – How to walk a client through the grief process of death.”

The Details


The event was held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 9am – 1pm at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette – Ballroom.

A buffet lunch was included in registration and was be enjoyed during the keynote address. Networking occurred before, during, and the final 30 minutes of the event.



Past Date: Friday, October 21, 2022

CEUs: 3-hours for any LPC & SW who attended & completed the post-event evaluation survey.

Sessions & Speakers

March 25, 2023: Keynote Address by Dr. Britni Hebert, MD along with other sessions.



Understanding what financials options you have to prepare yourself and loved ones for the last phase of life from Kirk Taylor, Community Manager at Chase Bank.


Learn how to best utilize Medicare benefits from a Medicare/Medicaid Navigator, Nancy Champagne.


Prepare for the final celebration of life from Emily Castille of Martin & Castille Funeral Home.


Sharing her knowledge and expertise again this year, Dr. Hebert is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, who specializes in primary care medicine and has completed additional subspecialty training in geriatric care.  She is double boarded in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.


2022 Professionals Event: Presentation on “Death, Dying, & Loss 101” by Jennifer Loli, LMSW, CT, LMT, NTS

This interactive professional development course consisted of experiential writing exercises & activities, mindfulness techniques, and group discussions to investigate death & dying. Exploring various tools to deter professional burnout, building self-care strategies to promote self-awareness, as well as sustaining positive social support systems will be addressed. This experience had a body & mind emphasis, and helped participants gain an understanding of their own perspective on death, loss, and grief. A myriad of teaching techniques encouraged critical thinking, self-reflection, and examined the individual and collective responses to loss and death.

This class helped build skills for those wishing to deepen their knowledge and understanding of everyday life, but also all professionals seeking to contribute to helping those who are impacted by grief, loss, and death.

Partners in Aging

Please reach out to Executive Director Marie Collins directly for more information.


– Live Oak Partnership –



– Magnolia Partnership –



Friends of the Family Tree



– Camellia Partnership –