Aging Well Conference

We invite you to join us for our 32nd Annual Aging Well Conference held on June 2, 2023 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. We are celebrating 32 years of Aging Well and expect to attract well over 200 professionals working in the field of aging! Enjoy learning from excellent presenters, visiting exhibitor booths, and networking with your peers.

AGENDA

7:00-8:00 am

REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS, AND EXHIBITOR VISITS

8:00-8:15 am

WELCOME

8:15-9:15 am

KEYNOTE

More information to come soon!


Jeffrey Rediger, MD, MDiv, is a physician, best-selling author, and popular speaker. He is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Medical Director of McLean SE Adult Psychiatry and Community Affairs at McLean Hospital. A licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist, he also has a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. His research with remarkable individuals who have recovered from incurable illnesses 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. His best-selling book, Cured: Strengthen Your Immune System and Heal Your Life, is available at Amazon, local bookshops, and in multiple languages. 

9:15-9:30 am

BREAK AND EXHIBITOR VISITS

9:30-10:45 am

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS (More Information Coming Soon)
 

10:45-11:00 am

BREAK AND EXHIBITOR VISITS

11:00 am-12:00 pm

KEYNOTE

More information to come soon!


Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, is an applied research sociologist, a distinguished professor, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University, and the inaugural Executive Director of its AgeWell Collaboratory. The AgeWell Collaboratory oversees Drexel’s AgeFriendly University international designation, and partners with over 80 community-based organizations serving racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse communities involving older adults and families. Her research focuses on developing, evaluating, and implementing novel home and community-based interventions that seek to improve quality of life indicators for older adults and/or their family members. She applies a social-ecological and health equity lens as well as person-centered and directed approaches to support individuals/families within their living contexts using nonpharmacological, behavioral, cognitive, and environmental strategies. Her interventions have resulted in improving physical and psychosocial outcomes, reducing mortality and health care savings. Some of her interventions are being implemented globally and in agencies throughout the USA. She is a well-funded researcher with continuous research and training grant funding from federal agencies and private foundations for over 35 years. She and her teams have received numerous awards for their innovation and interventions. 

12:00-1:15 pm

LUNCH AND EXHIBITOR VISITS
 

1:15-2:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS (More Information Coming Soon)

 

2:30-2:45 pm

BREAK

2:45-3:45 pm

KEYNOTE

More information to come soon!


Bill Armbruster, Senior Advisor, AARP Livable Communities, manages the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, which is a program within AARP Livable Communities. 

He has been with AARP since 2000, joining as an associate state director for AARP New York. In that role he served the upstate and western region of the Empire State and was responsible for the development, implementation and assessment for community outreach programming. That body of work included livable and age-friendly communities initiatives, partner development and grassroots volunteer organizing for a 30-county region both near and far from his Rochester home base. 

Since 2016, Bill has been traveling frequently and far to communities, conferences and meetings nationwide as a speaker and facilitator for the AARP Livable Communities initiative. In addition to his work at AARP, Bill has extensive experience in corporate wellness programs, occupational rehabilitation and ergonomics, pain treatment and physical therapy. 

3:45 pm-4:00 pm

CLOSING ADDRESS

Aging Well Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Continuing Education  |  262-595-3340 |  continuing.ed@uwp.edu

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or email continuing.ed@uwp.edu.
 

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