About the Aging Conference...
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 2014?
- When: February 14, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
- Where: GVSU’s Richard M. DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium
- What: The 2014 theme is THE HEART & SOUL OF AGING WELL
- Cost: $25.00 for the general public, $20.00 for students and those 60+, and $15.00 for groups paying for ten attendees or more on the same check/credit card.
- Continuing Education Credits: ALL attendees seeking Continuing Education Credits should note that they will require an additional $15.00 fee that can be paid in conjunction with the registration fee.
* 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.
* For Nurses - there are up to 5 credit hours available to be earned.
* Therapeutic Recreation - CEU's are available this year. Specific sessions are pending approval.
* Occupational Therapy - CEU's are available this year. Specific sessions are pending approval.
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