47th Annual Fall Aging Conference 2022

Featured Speakers:

Jane Fleishman – Ph.D., Human Sexuality

Let’s kick off the day with SEX,
the ULTIMATE taboo topic!


Dr. John Brose – Psychologist

Let’s talk about BEHAVIORS and shift
how we deal with and talk about them!

Jane Whitlock – End of Life Doula

Let’s talk about DEATH and DYING
as a gift of living our best lives today!


Dr. Joel Carter – MD, Palliative Care

Let’s wrap up TABOO by talking about stories of HOPE & HEALING!

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Thursday Oct 27, 2022

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2022 Fall Aging Conference Details


October 27, 2022


7:30 am - 4:15 pm Conference
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Networking Happy Hour


Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Dr, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

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This conference has been approved for 6.0 continuing education units for Social Workers. 


Workshop Details

  • 7:30 - 8:00 AM

    Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits

  • 8:00 - 8:15 AM


  • 8:15 - 9:45 AM

    Session One:  Jane Fleishman – Ph.D., Human Sexuality  | Let’s kick off the day with SEX, the ULTIMATE taboo topic!

  • 9:45 - 10:15 AM

    Break and Exhibits

  • 10:15 - 11:45 AM

    Session Two:  Dr. John Brose – Psychologist | Let’s talk about BEHAVIORS and shift how we deal with and talk about them!

  • 11:45 - 12:45 PM

    Lunch and Exhibits

  • 12:45PM - 2:15PM

    Session Three:  Jane Whitlock – End of Life Doula | Let’s talk about DEATH and DYING as a gift of living our best lives today!

  • 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM

    Break and Exhibits

  • 2:45 PM to 4:15 PM

    Session Four: Dr. Joel Carter – MD, Palliative Care | Let’s wrap up TABOO by talking about stories of HOPE & HEALING

  • 4:15 PM to 4:30 PM

    Closing Announcements and Remarks

  • 4:30 PM


Let’s Talk Taboo Speaker Bios


Jane Fleishman, PhD

Jane Fleishman, PhD is an award-winning sexuality educator who focuses on senior living communities, teaches older adults and professionals, conducts research on older adults and sexuality, co-chairs national conferences, maintains a positive presence in the media and social media, co-hosts an award-winning podcast, and blogs with Sex Rebelle, Hot Octopuss and AgeRight. She completed her M.Ed. and Ph.D. at the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University and is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. Her recent book just won a coveted Nautilus Book Award.

Dr. John Brose

Psychologist at Associated Clinic of Psychology
Dr. Brose is considered a leading national authority on aging and the behavioral health needs of the older adult. He designed the first in the nation model for delivering behavioral health care directly to clients in assisted living and long-term care facilities. He serves as an advocate for the care of the older adult through clinical practice, serving on committees examining state and federal regulations of the long-term care industry, and offering training and educational programs locally and around the United States. Dr. Brose continues to provide clinical services, consultation services, and leadership in long-term care facilities and has done so for 40 years.

Jane Whitlock

End of Life Doula
Jane Whitlock, aka, Doula Jane, is an end-of-life doula. Whitlock provides guidance and emotional support for individuals and families through the end-of-life process. Why is it okay to ask strangers at the supermarket about their pregnancy but not about their impending death? Doula Jane spends an inordinate amount of time thinking about how she can normalize death. You could say that she has a healthy fascination with death, grief, and dying. Recognizing the need for an impartial and compassionate perspective during her husband’s terminal cancer battle in 2013, Whitlock launched her practice to help others in dealing with the fragile and fleeting constants of life and death. Whitlock declares that Death and its sacred rituals have many gifts to offer us. The gift of living our best lives while we face dying. The gift of finding meaning in our lives. The gift of having the opportunity to tell loved ones: I’m sorry, I forgive you, thank you, and goodbye. When we know we are dying, and time is short there comes an opportunity for deep transformation for both the departing and their loved ones.

Dr. Joel Carter

Joel Carter is an accomplished palliative care and pain specialist, author, speaker, storyteller, and artist. Carter transitioned to Palliative Care in 2002 after being awarded a Bush Medical Fellowship by the Archibald Bush Foundation to pursue interests in End-of-Life Medicine and Physician Leadership. He completed his fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University and training at the Physician Leadership College at the University of St. Thomas. He practices in Minneapolis where he speaks and lectures on various topics related to quality-of-life support, the life lessons of his patients share with him on meaning and life purpose, and the integration of creative art process with healing arts practice. He was a featured TEDx Winnipeg Speaker at the Winnipeg TEDx ‘Forward Think’ June 2017 conference and has been named by Minnesota Monthly as Best Doctor in 2017, 2016, 2015 & Best Doctor for Women in 2014 for Palliative Medicine – Hospice.

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