Aging with Passion & Purpose: No One Left Behind
SAVE THE DATE! March 19, 2019
The conference will feature speakers from local organizations sharing insight about the unique needs of diverse populations.
These speakers have confirmed their participation.*
- Mary Beth Maxwell, Senior Vice President for Programs, Research, and Training, Human Rights Council
- Janet Miller, Munroe-Meyer Institute
- Carolina Padilla, Intercultural Senior Center
- Steve Wengel, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
The day will also include a special keynote on ageism, legal issues with aging, and human rights by Israel Doron, LLM, PhD, head of the Department of Gerontology at the University of Haifa, Israel.
The conference will be conducted live at the Milo Bail Student Center, on the Dodge Campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha; broadcast to designated sites in Kearney and Scottsbluff; and available online. Additional broadcast sites may be added.
The registration fee is $99 (on or before March 8), or $125 (after March 8), and includes the conference sessions materials, CEs, parking, and lunch. Continuing education credit will be provided to participants at the live and broadcast sites by the Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development. Parking and lunch provided to the live site only.
For questions, contact the Department of Gerontology at 402.554.2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are in the planning stages of the conference. Check back for more information as it becomes available.
About the Aging with Passion & Purpose Conference
The first biennial Aging with Passion & Purpose Conference was held in 2007. Each year's conference has a unique theme reflecting a trend in aging. The 2011 theme of "It Happens" reflected the reality that the first of the baby boomers were turning 65 and entering retirement. The 2013 theme of "Aging Well in the Age of Technology" brought participants together to learning about the growing field of gerontechnology and its impact on the quality and way of life of aging individuals. The 2015 theme of "Generations Working Together" helped participants better understand the unique characteristics of each generation and how they manifest in the workplace. The 2017 theme was the next generation services and introduced attendees to new ways of doing business in a new age.
The conference is organized and conducted by a team of planning partners representing a wide-range of organizations concerned about aging issues and is held on the UNO campus.
* Speakers are subject to change due to scheduling conflicts or other unforeseen circumstances.
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