Thank you to everyone who attended the conference. Please save the date for next year, Feb. 14, 2014.
2013 Conference Presentations:
Suzanne Filby-Clark; Laura Dobrzelewski; Julie Alicki; Martha Anderson - "Exploring Community Options TO Age In Place"
Tom Appel - "Making Your Voice Heard"
Bryan Reeder - "Fraud Target: Senior Citizens"
Suzann Ogland-Hand, PhD; Cathy Brady, LMSW; Christine Simons, CTRS; Joy Spahn, MPA - "Empowered for the Dementia Caregiver Journey"
Elaine Schott - "Vintage Status: Powered And Empowering"
Chuck Jaquith; Linda Likely; Jan Amato; Douglas Hale - "House and Home - The NEXT Step"
Jolene Moore - "Walk for Life: Speed Up Your Stride, Improve Your Health"
Priscilla Kimboko, PhD - "Food Matters: Healthy Choices For The Body And Brain"
Sister Sue Tracy - "Laff Jest For The Health Of IT!"
Douglas Chung - "Buddhist Empowerment And Life Transformation"
Linda Kirpes, Lihua Huang, Alisha Cowell - "The Joys of Sex in Later Life"
Katelyn Buchholz - "Psycotherapy for Depression in an Aging Population"
Briana Vander Wege - "Mechanisms for Health and Well-Being"
Rachel VanDyken - "Aging and the Effects of Aerobic Exercise"
Kristen Apol - "The Physical and Mental Wellness Intervention"
Kaitlyn Krimmel - "Elder Abuse and Prevention"
The MISSION of the ART & SCIENCE OF AGING CONFERENCE is to:
- Broaden the dialogue within our West Michigan region on the positive potentials of later life and holistic approaches to healthy aging
- Serve as an interdisciplinary and inter-professional forum of research on aging topics and best practices in working with and for the older adult
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
Each year the Art & Science of Aging conference:
- Focuses on a timely THEME
- Features a national expert on this theme as the KEYNOTE SPEAKER
- Offers a series of 1-hour SESSIONS by other presenters (faculty and professionals) on aging-related research and best practices topics consistent with the theme
- Hosts a PLENARY session to bring all participants back together in celebrating some positive role models of our selected theme
- Offers students a venue to display their research on aging in POSTER PRESENTATIONS
- Offers local VENDORS a setting where they can present aging theme-relevant services or products
- Registered participants enjoy a BUFFET LUNCHEON.
- LOW Registration fees, in order to encourage wide participation
- ON-LINE registration
- The conference is underwritten in part by support from the GVSU Provost’s Office and a grant from MSU’s GERIATRIC EDUCATION CENTER OF MICHIGAN
Who is our audience?
The conference seeks to enrich the aging-related knowledge base of:
- Faculty and students
- Community professionals who deal with older adults in health, social service, housing and aging-network settings.
- Older adults themselves, who are looking to learn more and share more of the aging experience
- The general public
What about 2013?
- When: February 8, 2013, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
- Where: GVSU’s Richard M. DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium
- What: The 2013 theme is THE AGE OF EMPOWERMENT
- Cost: $25 for general public; $20, for students and persons over 60
Continuing Education Credits:
* For Social Workers - Grand Valley State University School of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative-Provider MICEC-0004. Participants may receive up to 5 continuing education clock hours. The workshop titled, "Planning your Exit Strategy: Making the most of your Advanced Directive" is approved for one ethics clock hour. **There is a flat fee of $15.00 for Social Work CEUs payable on-site the day of the conference.**
* For Nurses - there are up to 5 credit hours available to be earned for no additional cost.
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