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2011.08.30 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Oct. 16-17 Aging Conference to Celebrate Baby Boomers

Omaha - A two-day conference on aging, hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16, and Monday, Oct. 17, at the Milo Bail Student Center.

An event hosted by a variety of campus entities and community partners, “Aging with Passion and Purpose: ‘IT’ Happens” is designed for professionals, administrators, service providers, researchers, educators, students, caregivers, older adults, Baby Boomers and others to gain perspectives on a long-anticipated and unprecedented population demographic shift.

As the country’s oldest Baby Boomers begin turning 65 this year, perspectives on the future of aging may have a significant impact on social policy, health care, faith communities and human services for years to come.

“Join us as we navigate different aspects of successful aging from a holistic perspective, to better prepare conference attendees for future planning and interactions with caregivers and the next generation of older adults, as they redefine what it means to age,” said Julie Masters, chair of UNO’s Department of Gerontology.

The conference will feature remarks from Camille Metoyer-Moten, Omaha vocalist and actress, and Dr. Harry R. Moody, director of academic affairs for AARP in Washington, D.C. Former WOWT Sports Director Dave Webber will offer the conference’s closing remarks.

Sunday’s sessions on spirituality, creativity and anticipating the future will run from noon to 5:30 p.m.

On Monday, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., attendees will learn about physical health, psychological and social wellbeing, cultural dynamics, and environmental and financial preparedness.

Tickets are $46 for one day, or $64 for both days. The unique pricing honors today’s Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964.

Attendees who register after Sept. 16 will pay $99. Conference registration closes Oct. 7.

To register or for more information on the conference, visit www.unomaha.edu/gero/conference.php or call (402) 554-2272.

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