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Aging Well Conference


Apr 23 and 30  |  8:30-11:30 am  |  Online

This past year has been a challenging time. We want to provide tools and practical solutions to help you move forward in 2021. This year, you won't want to miss a very special Aging Well Conference, moved up to April so you can get important information sooner!

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Full Event (Apr 23 and 30 - 0.6 CEUs) $99  |  Keynotes Only (Apr 23 - 0.3 CEUs) $75  |  Breakouts Only (Apr 30 - 0.3 CEUs) $75

This conference will be taking place online using Zoom. To learn more about system requirements, please click here. Contact us at continuing.ed@uwp.edu with any questions in regards to system requirements and setup.

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AGENDA Apr 23

8:15-8:30 am

WELCOME

8:30-9:45 am

KEYNOTE  |  CHALLENGING THE AGING FORMULA: THE NEW SCIENCE BEHIND HEALING AND WELLNESS

DR. JEFFREY REDIGER 

When it comes to spontaneous healing, skepticism abounds. Doctors are taught that “miraculous” recoveries are flukes, and as a result they don’t study those cases or take them into account when treating patients. A new field of health and well-being is being developed around the concept historically called “Aging,” which is actually the accumulation of preventable and reversable lifestyle illnesses that wear out the body. Using a combination of remarkable stories and cutting-edge science, Dr. Rediger challenges traditional deficit-based disease approaches and shares his expertise on the physical and mental principles of healing, wellbeing, and how to create an environment that supports flourishing health and recovery.
 

Dr. Rediger Profile PhotoJeffrey Rediger, MD, MDiv, is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, the Medical Director of McLean SE Adult Psychiatry and Community Affairs at McLean Hospital, and the Chief of Behavioral Medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center.

A licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist, he also has a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. His research with remarkable individuals who have recovered from illnesses considered incurable has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz Shows, among others.

He has been nominated for the National Bravewell Leadership Award, and has received numerous awards related to leadership and patient care.

9:45-10:00 am

BREAK

10:00-11:15 am

KEYNOTE  |  WHAT IF EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT AGING IS WRONG?

DR. BILL THOMAS 

Globally renowned, geriatrician and entrepreneur Dr. Bill Thomas will present a multi-part interactive Keynote Presentation in segments (followed by Q & A). Dr. Thomas will help us "Flip the Narrative" by challenging our cultural bias and stereotypes that stem from a declinist-only story. He will present the M.A.G.I.C. model for living and share positive outcomes on social and emotional health from living intergenerational housing and/or communities. And finally, an exploration into how changing our perception and thinking around how we live in our communities can help with the negative impact of isolation, especially during a global public health crisis.
 

Dr. Bill Thomas Profile PhotoDr. Bill Thomas is a physician, professor, entrepreneur, playwright, and performer whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. His dedication to culture change and innovations for well-being led the Wall Street Journal to highlight Dr. Thomas as one of the nation’s “top 10 innovators” changing the future of retirement in America and US News and World Report named him to its list of “America’s best leaders.”

He began his career in the field in the early 1990’s when he co-founded The Eden Alternative (with Jude Meyers). This model humanized nursing homes using Care Partner teams that work to enhance well-being of staff and residents by eliminating the three plagues: loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. In the early 2000’s he launched The Green House Project which Provider Magazine called the “pinnacle of culture change.” In 2007, Dr. Thomas developed the Senior ER model of care in partnership with the Trinity Health system.

Also in 2007, Dr. Thomas co-founded (with journalist Kavan Peterson) ChangingAging.org a live/digital platform designed to address the endemic ageism within American culture. In 2012 his one-act play “Play What’s Not There” premiered at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. The play using magical realism to explore the life challenges physicians confront while juggling practice, self-fulfillment and family. In 2013, he starred in the award-winning documentary Alive Inside. The film’s “joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls” won the 2014 “People’s Choice Award” at Sundance.

In 2014, Dr. Thomas collaborated with Kavan Peterson, to create the ChangingAging Tour. The Changing Aging Tour directly addressed damaging myths about aging and featured two non-fiction theater performances in a “pro-aging festival” over the next four years this tour performed in over 130 cities across North America. Thomas noted that,

People hear that a doctor is coming to town to talk about aging and they expect me to show up wearing a white coat with PowerPoint slides. I show up with a guitar, a faculty of musicians and performers, a theater set with costumes, music, art, mythology, storytelling, and neuroscience all mixed up. It’s kind of like a TED Talk on steroids.

Hundreds of conversations held during the ChangingAging Tour had a profound impact on the path Dr. Thomas’ career as he learned that an overwhelming number of people, living all over the country, shared a primary concern; housing. This discovery led to the creation of his most recent innovation: Minka Homes and Communities. Minka creates technology-forward, human-centered homes and communities that build resilience and simplify independence so that people of all ages and abilities can live their best lives on their own terms.

11:15-11:30 am

CLOSING REMARKS

AGENDA Apr 30

8:15-8:30 am

WELCOME

8:30-9:45 am

BREAKOUT  |  HEALTHY AGING: THE LINK BETWEEN MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT

DR. JEFFREY REDIGER 

Chronic inflammation is a superhighway to disease. It all starts with how we think, how we feel, and how we live. Join Dr. Jeffrey Rediger for a thoroughly engaging and interactive breakout session where we look closely at what you can do to create the healthiest, most vital microbiome and life. We will explore what it means in the most practical of terms to heal the chronic inflammation underlying most diseases of aging, and look at the nutritional, stress-management, and identity-related factors associated with the highest possible quality of life.
 

Dr. Rediger Profile PhotoJeffrey Rediger, MD, MDiv, is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, the Medical Director of McLean SE Adult Psychiatry and Community Affairs at McLean Hospital, and the Chief of Behavioral Medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center.

A licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist, he also has a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. His research with remarkable individuals who have recovered from illnesses considered incurable has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz Shows, among others.

He has been nominated for the National Bravewell Leadership Award, and has received numerous awards related to leadership and patient care.

9:45-10:00 am

BREAK

10:00-11:15 am

BREAKOUT  |  MAGIC: EXPLORING INTERGENERATIONAL COMMUNITIES

DR. BILL THOMAS 

MAGIC stands for Multi-Ability, multiGenerational, Inclusive Community and is a new way of bringing together people of different ages, abilities, and backgrounds! Join Dr. Bill Thomas for an interactive breakout session exploring what we can do to create the conditions for an intergenerational community. Dr. Thomas will provide practical insights into how we can impact change, at every professional level. This session will also explore various ways to involve key stakeholders in these types of initiatives, and how we can work as groups to start the discussions?

Dr. Bill Thomas Profile PhotoDr. Bill Thomas is a physician, professor, entrepreneur, playwright, and performer whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. His dedication to culture change and innovations for well-being led the Wall Street Journal to highlight Dr. Thomas as one of the nation’s “top 10 innovators” changing the future of retirement in America and US News and World Report named him to its list of “America’s best leaders.”

He began his career in the field in the early 1990’s when he co-founded The Eden Alternative (with Jude Meyers). This model humanized nursing homes using Care Partner teams that work to enhance well-being of staff and residents by eliminating the three plagues: loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. In the early 2000’s he launched The Green House Project which Provider Magazine called the “pinnacle of culture change.” In 2007, Dr. Thomas developed the Senior ER model of care in partnership with the Trinity Health system.

Also in 2007, Dr. Thomas co-founded (with journalist Kavan Peterson) ChangingAging.org a live/digital platform designed to address the endemic ageism within American culture. In 2012 his one-act play “Play What’s Not There” premiered at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. The play using magical realism to explore the life challenges physicians confront while juggling practice, self-fulfillment and family. In 2013, he starred in the award-winning documentary Alive Inside. The film’s “joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls” won the 2014 “People’s Choice Award” at Sundance.

In 2014, Dr. Thomas collaborated with Kavan Peterson, to create the ChangingAging Tour. The Changing Aging Tour directly addressed damaging myths about aging and featured two non-fiction theater performances in a “pro-aging festival” over the next four years this tour performed in over 130 cities across North America. Thomas noted that,

People hear that a doctor is coming to town to talk about aging and they expect me to show up wearing a white coat with PowerPoint slides. I show up with a guitar, a faculty of musicians and performers, a theater set with costumes, music, art, mythology, storytelling, and neuroscience all mixed up. It’s kind of like a TED Talk on steroids.

Hundreds of conversations held during the ChangingAging Tour had a profound impact on the path Dr. Thomas’ career as he learned that an overwhelming number of people, living all over the country, shared a primary concern; housing. This discovery led to the creation of his most recent innovation: Minka Homes and Communities. Minka creates technology-forward, human-centered homes and communities that build resilience and simplify independence so that people of all ages and abilities can live their best lives on their own terms.

11:15-11:30 am

CLOSING REMARKS

Aging Well Sponsors

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GOLD SPONSORS

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SILVER SPONSORS

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DIGITAL SPONSORS

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Introduce your organization to regional professionals and consumers who are interested in health and wellness. Your partnership provides opportunities to engage with individuals working in the field of aging, people considering a career in gerontology, and active retirees.


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As a sponsor, you are featured in conference marketing, including:

  • Email Blasts
  • Direct Mail Brochure
  • Social Media Ads
  • Website Presence | Reciprocal Links

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Gold Sponsorship

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$650 investment with the following benefits:

  • Three conference entries
  • Logo in direct mail brochure
  • Website logo linking to your website
  • Logo presented at breaks
  • Highlight business in digital marketing of conference
  • Video options

Silver Sponsorship

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$450 investment with the following benefits:

  • Two conference entries
  • Logo in direct mail brochure
  • Website logo linking to your website
  • Logo presented at breaks

Online Sponsorship Package

$350 investment with the following benefits:

  • Two conference entries 
  • Logo included in digital communications 
  • Website logo linking to your website
  • Logo presented at breaks

Nonprofit Sponsorship

$200 investment with the following benefits:

  • One conference entry
  • Mention in direct mail brochure
  • Website logo linking to your website
  • Mention at breaks 
PROGRAM INFORMATION
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