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2018 Conference Program

Leave No Elder Behind: Overcoming Barriers to Healthy Aging

This year’s theme is intended to bring attention to those older adults in our communities who face social and environmental barriers to healthy aging. They may be vulnerable due to many factors: poverty, race, language, education level, physical and/or mental disabilities, unsafe neighborhoods, rural or suburban setting, inadequate or no transportation, or living alone. All of these older adults deserve the opportunity to thrive. In this year's conference, we hope to offer best practices for professionals and individuals to ensure that none of these elders are left behind.

Our keynote speaker: Dr. Gwendolyn Graddy-Dansby, M.D., FACP, Medical Director, PACE Southeast Michigan. Dr. Graddy completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, and later graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She joined the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in 1987 and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Graddy has been the Medical Director for PACE Southeast Michigan (PACE SEMI), since 2001. PACE SEMI (formerly known as Center for Senior Independence) was the first Program of All Inclusive Care of the Elderly site in the state of Michigan. Read more info here.

Currently, we're in a process of collecting presentation proposals, therefore the whole program will be available at the beginning of December.