UW-Parkside to Host 33rd Annual Aging Well Conference

Published: April 30, 2024

Aging well conferenceKenosha, Wis.- The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education Office will host the 33rd Annual Aging Well Conference on June 7, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The conference is an opportunity to learn from experts in the field of aging and to gain insight into ways to take care of ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.

This year includes an excellent lineup of speakers including keynote speaker Brian Browne, president of Cognitive Care Management and founder of NeuroNutritionTM, local photographer Heidi Wagner, and a group of speakers from Aurora Advocate Health. There are also a variety of interesting breakouts to attend throughout the day. For more information or to register please visit www.uwp.edu/agingwell.

Browne will discuss his research and how the science of aging and epigenetics impact how normal and abnormal aging occurs and what it means for determining your current and future health. Browne is a cognitive scientist and neuro-nutritionist. He has over 20 years of expertise in the fields of aging, dementia, nutrition, and clinical research and is a noted public speaker.

Wagner will lead a panel of her photography subjects to discuss the intersectionality of being LGBTQ+ and aging and the importance of following your passions and living unapologetically. Wagner will also be displaying her photography throughout the conference. For 15 years, Wagner has used her camera to look closely at extraordinary people of all ages. Since 2011, Wagner has made The Passions Project the central focus of her creative work, which has been nationally recognized.

Aurora Advocate Health will lead an interactive session on how to help develop realistic goals during treatment planning with patients and loved ones. This session will feature a fun and interactive experience with tips and resources for your personal and professional life. The speakers from Advocate Aurora Health include:

  • Mary L. Hook, PhD, RN, Nursing Research Manager/Research Scientist in the Institute for Nursing Excellence
  • Linda Bub, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, NPD-BC, Regional Manager for Nursing Education and Professional Development
  • Ann Gallo, MBA, Senior Services Program Coordinator
  • Cindy Kollauf, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, Nursing Professional Development Practitioner

The conference will also feature morning and afternoon breakout sessions, where attendees can choose from a variety of topics, including dancing for brain health, protecting oneself from Medicare fraud, zumba, and more.

Individual registration for the conference is $149, which includes up to 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). Early bird pricing of $129 is available until May 7. Group registration options are also available. The conference is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable insights into aging and to learn about resources for the aging community. To learn more about professional CEU opportunities, becoming a sponsor, or to register for the conference, please visit uwp.edu/agingwell, call 262-595-3340 or email continuing.ed@uwp.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress.

Media Contact:

Mallory Evans
Outreach Program Manager, Professional and Continuing Education
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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