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What is a State Advocate and what do they do in Colorado?
Thursday, December 15, 2022, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM MDT
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"What is a State Advocate and What Do They Do in Colorado?"

When: Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 6:15pm - 7:15pm MT

APTA Geriatrics Colorado State Advocates

Beth Castellini, PT and Jim Milani, PT, DPT, GCS, will introduce attendees to the APTA Geriatrics State Advocacy program and the happenings in Colorado. They will present their year end report submitted to the APTA Geriatrics board including their goals for 2023. We hope to increase awareness and collaboration among PT/PTAs working in a variety of clinical settings to promote best practices in physical therapy working with older adults. As APTA Geriatrics State Advocates, our mission is to “work at the local level to advocate for older adults”. Our focus is to provide two-way communication between APTA Geriatrics and the Colorado APTA Chapter; communicate with our State's PTs/PTAs as to geriatric-related issues, courses, and meetings; and support and hold events/activities to promote active aging and to increase awareness and knowledge of physical therapy for aging adults.

About the Speakers: 
Beth Castellini, PT, lives in Grand Junction, CO. She has been involved with APTA Geriatrics State Advocacy for Colorado since 2018. She became the Mid Region Coordinator for State Advocates in 2021 and is currently the Secretary of the APTA Geriatrics Balance and Falls SIG. She works for the VA Medical Center as the Inpatient PT in acute care as well as the Community Living Center. Since graduation in 1988, she has practiced Geriatrics rehabilitation in a variety of settings with her favorite population being the medically complex older adult.

Jim Milani, PT, DPT, GCS
joined as a Colorado State Advocate in October of 2022. He has been a PT for over 25 years. He is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy. He currently serves as the Director of Clinical Practice for BAYADA Home Health Care, Senior Living Solutions. Prior to this, he owned and operated In Home Rehab, providing mobile outpatient geriatric therapy services. He considers himself a “fitness forward” physical therapist, passionate about helping older adults become the best version of themselves and living fuller, active lives.

This event is FREE and open to all members and non-members. 

Zoom Information:
Topic: CO State Advocate Monthly Call
Time: 06:15 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 863 2639 4586
Passcode: 363694

Contact: [email protected]