The purpose of Art and Science of Aging Conference is to

Broaden the dialogue on aging in West Michigan

Provide new knowledge and skills, derived from multidisciplinary research and evidence-based best practices on healthy aging to the community              

Highlight important local resources andstrategies for optimizing later life 

Prepare individuals and professionals in our community for the coming surging growth of older adults                 

Save the date for next year's conference- February 12, 2016

        10 th Annual Art & Science of Aging Conference (Friday, February 13, 2015)

9:00 am (Opening Session)

This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps our View of Long Life; Ashton Applewhite, Author & Journalist

10:30 am (Morning Workshops)

Life Balance and Healthy Aging Across the Continuum; Dawn DeVries, Julie Lake, Christen Ridgeway, & Kristine Schwab

Parkinson’s Disease: Early Detection and Mindfulness Treatment New Approaches; Sok Kean Khoo & Barbara Pickut

Taking care of Miss Bee Bee; Cheryl Edwards-Cannon

Building a Better Balance Program is as Easy as 1,2..or 3; Kara Hansen, Lisa Spangler, Jill Banka

Boomers & Tourism: You Don’t Have to Stay Home; Mark Gleason, Robert Robins, Paul Stansbie

Finding Balance in the Early Stages of a Dementia Disorder: Strength-Based Interventions; Mary Mathieu, Suzann Ogland-Hand

1:00 pm (Early Afternoon Workshops)

An Interprofessional Approach to a Weight Management Intervention for Older Adults; Scott Berlin & Phyllis Boone

Forgotten but Not Gone: Ambiguous Loss and the Dementia Process; Jodi Douglas

The Short Lesson on Living Long; Marenta Klinger & Lisa Ellens

The Spiritual Dimension in Aging; Linda J. Keilman

Aging is a Mindset: How We Think about Age May Influence How We Age; Chris Kurby and Jing Chen

Maintaining Functional Capacity During and Following Hospitalization to Improve Mobility; Kristine M. Todd and Steven E. Brodnicki

2:15 pm (Mid-Afternoon Sessions)

So You Think You can’t Sing Outside the Shower?; Nellie Blue

Proceed with Caution; Scams, Schemes & Swindles; Elizabeth Zeldes, et al

Preventing Falls Through Better Balance; Nancy Mason & Julie Lake

Brain Boost or Bust; Elizabeth Neubig

Well-being through Person-Directed Care for Persons Living with Dementia; Chris Simons

3:30 pm (Closing Session)

Life Reimagined; Finding What’s Next!; Jennifer Feuerstein

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