Inter-College Council on Aging

August 5, 2005 Minutes

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Indiana Inter-College Council on Aging
Friday, August 05, 2005

Kay Crawford, University of Indianapolis, IICA President
Margaret Favorite, Purdue, IICA Vice President
Lesa Lorenzen Huber, IUB, IICA Secretary
Willard Mays, FSSA, IICA Past President
Margaret Adamek, IUPUI
Kathy Frank, IU School of Medicine
Mary Austrom, IU School of Medicine
John McIlvried, University of Indianapolis
Peggy Weber, ISU
Bonnie Brown, Butler
Kathy Segrist, Ball State
Ellen Miller, University of Indianapolis

1. Amendments to May 6 meeting:
• John McIlvried is from U Indy
• Will and Peri represent statewide agencies
• Larry represents statewide organizations
• SAMHSA instead of SAMA

2. Executive Committee met at 9:30, no items to report

3. Poster Sessions for PSA and AGHE:
A. Lesa will create a template for each member institution to fill in with the following information (
• contact info
• logo (school and/or agency)
• degrees offered
• mission of agency
• focus of agency (i.e., life course, wellness, etc)
• current research projects
• potential speakers/subjects from member institution
• potential for IICA collaborative projects

B. Kay will put this material into a poster for Council review for September 30 meeting

C. John inquired about the status of the AGHE Local Arrangements Committee and Kathy Segrist, Co-Chair of the Committee said the committee was functioning well and had met with the AGHE office staff recently.

D. Peggy and Kay requested a downloadable document from the website with member contact information, and Lesa said she would make that available.

4. GEC Application
A. Kathy Frank updated the IICA on the efforts to date of the IU Med Center in building a GEC application. They have built relationships with the Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, and Social Work. Working with the members of IICA would strengthen their application.

B. Ellen asked if the primary partner could choose partners.

C. Will noted that consortium applications received double the funding over single organization application.

D. Kathy Segrist distributed a written clarification of her interest in developing a GEC since her arrival in Indiana and the strong viability of Ball State as a GEC partner.

E. Will said that HRSA is going to accept applications again this fall. So far, 38 states have GECs and only 12 states do not. A consortium Indiana application would receive support from the state, the Indiana Division of Aging, and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction, as these entities recognize the lack of trained geriatricians in the state. He reviewed the list of organizations that can apply for GECs.

F. Kathy Frank distributed materials about the Reynolds grant and the Hartford grant and said the IU Med Center is willing to take the lead on the application.

G. Kathy Segrist said the reviewers look at needs, resources, and expertise. It’s a plus that the Med Center already has a Reynolds grant. It’s a perfect time for an Indiana GEC application because the state agency is well organized, the IICA is formed, and the Reynolds grant has been awarded. HRSA is funding new GECs and funding for GECs is much higher now than it was in earlier years. A number of things seem to be really coming together to create a strong application. In answer to Ellen, she said that consortiums work differently in different states and reviewed how the consortium in PA evolved and also reviewed the structure of the Wisconsin GEC.

H. Mary said the group needed to brainstorm a model of how an IN consortium might work. The IICA would be part of the proposal background section.

I. Margaret Adamek inquired about post-grant self-sufficiency and Kathy noted that different Centers did go in and out of funding. Mary said that good Centers continued to operate through the in and outs of funding.

J. Will discussed how the group might collect letters of commitment from partners and letters of support from state and institution leaders.

K. Kay asked how we might best proceed. After discussion, it was decided:
• Kathy Segrist and Kathy Frank would organize the initial effort.
• Those institutions that would like to be GEC partners should review the materials that Will attached to his email of 7/26.
• Kathy S. and Kathy F. will send an outline of what material they would like each interested institution to prepare.
• Interested institutions must submit materials by September 9 to both Kathy Segrist ( and Kathy Frank (
• Interested parties will meet on September 30 for a half day retreat to work on the proposal. This meeting will be considered the fall meeting of the IICA.

5. New opportunities
A. AGHE: Kathy Segrist said more help is needed on the AGHE Local Planning Committee. She will send out a list of the subcommittees and asked members to volunteer. Mary added that sponsors and exhibitors are also needed, and member institutions are encouraged to show support for this national conference.

B. WHCoA: Will said that delegates from IN have already been chosen. Connie Beran and Will are delegates. At-large delegates are still being chosen.

C. State conference on Mental Health and Aging was held in May, Will said. He added that this meeting might be merged into the Indiana Governor’s Conference on Aging. Will will be presenting “his choice” at the Governor’s Conference on Aging, and will probably talk about the WHCoA.

D. Kay asked that upcoming events be listed on the IICA website.

6. Next meeting:
Friday, September 30, 10 a.m., CAC. This will be a working meeting on the GEC application. Kay offered to have the CAC provide lunch.