University hosts 22nd Aging Well Conference June 1
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside welcomes social workers, health care professionals, caregivers, and anyone dealing with issues raised by aging to the 22nd Aging Well Conference Friday, June 1. Held in the university's Student Center, this one-day workshop features a pair of keynote speakers, a panel discussion on the pros and cons of medication, and two wide-ranging breakout sessions. Ceus are available.
Following registration which begins at 7:15 a.m., Betsy Abramson speaks on "Evidence Based Prevention Programs and their role in Healthy Aging." Abramson, deputy director of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, explains what evidence-based prevention programs are, how and why they work, and Wisconsin's involvement in them. Her address begins at 8:15 a.m.
The morning breakout session begins at 9:30 and covers aging well through healthy eating, gaining the most from Medicare, and the positive health effects of psychological well being for seniors. At 11 a.m., a panel featuring experts from Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare discuss medication management and best practices for professionals and older adults.
The afternoon begins with five available breakout sessions. Participants can focus on palliative care to relieve and prevent patient suffering, storytelling as a means to engage seniors with memory loss, and the risk of falling after hospitalization and others. The sessions start at 1 p.m.
The Aging Well Conference closes with Dr. Michelle Braun's presentation "Is it Something I should be Concerned About: Distinguishing Normal Aging from a Cognitive Disorder." Dr. Braun looks at common age-related cognitive changes, the warning signs and treatment of cognitive disorders, and dementia prevention.
Cost of the conference is $85 through May 16 and $100 after that date. For organizations registering three or more participants at once, cost is $65 each. The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all conference materials.
Complete information about and online registration for the 22nd Aging Well Conference is available at www.uwp.edu keyword: continuing education. Phone registration is available at 262-595-3340.
The Aging Well Conference is presented by the UW-Parkside Center for Community Partnerships.