2013 Aging Well Conference June 7
The Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is excited to announce that the 2013 Aging Well Conference will be held Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Student Center. Professionals who work with older adults and the public at large are invited.
This 23rd annual conference features three keynote speakers. Sam Wilson, director of AARP Wisconsin, addresses changing perspectives on retirement. Mary Sharp, educator and respected dementia care consultant, talks about the two sides of the caregiving coin and the profound impact of positive mindsets. Judy Mayer, DTR, addresses food choices and how they can influence the outcomes of chronic disease.
Ten additional workshops fill out the day on such topics as music therapy, alternative medicine, new gadgets to make living easier, medication management, effective advocacy, power of attorney for health care and the challenges faced by LGBT elders.
The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $100. Multiple registrations from the same agency are $75. Call 262-595-3340 or register online at www.uwp.edu keyword: Continuing Education.
Mary Sharp also conducts a free workshop the evening before this conference at Gateway Technical College for family caregivers of persons with dementia. Separate registration is required. Call the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center at 262-605-6646 or ADRC of Racine County at 262-833-8777 to register.The Center for Community Partnerships bridges the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and communities in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois through extended learning opportunities. Community partnerships are integral to providing community-based learning courses, continuing professional education opportunities and personal enrichment activities.