Registration Open – Professional Conference at Innovations in Aging 2012

The Maryland Department of Aging, Virginia Department for the Aging and the District of Columbia Office on Aging invite you to attend Innovations in Aging 2012.  This event will feature a professional training conference, job fair, expo and 2K walk.  The goal of Innovations in Aging 2012 is to showcase new directions for aging policy, programs, supports and services that promote healthy community living for a lifetime.  Highlights will include a showcase of technologies and model approaches to planning for the future and preparing both baby boomers and older adults to age well in the community.  Innovations in Aging 2012 is designed to reach and include a diverse audience of professionals and consumers including: baby boomers, older adults, caregivers, veterans, adults with disabilities, and the range of professionals who serve them.  This event will also engage federal and state government agencies, non-profit and for profit organizations, trade associations, and national and local aging organizations.  Registration information

Professional Workshop Sessions at a Glance (partial list):
• Training Professionals in Gerontology and Healthcare: A Private and Public Collaboration
• Helping Older Adults Stay in the Homes They Love
• Communicating with Healthcare Providers: Linking Area Agencies on Aging with
Healthcare Executives, Physicians, and Other Medical Professionals
• Aging in the Community: Innovation, Vision, and Leadership in Maryland Communities
• Aging is Changing! Ombudsman Strategies, Stressors, and Opportunities, part 1 of 2
• Older Adults and Substance Use: Findings from Baltimore’s Needs Assessment
• Social Day Program for Early Stage Memory Loss: A Club Approach
• Lemons to Lemonade: Merging Evidence-Based Self Management Programs into the
Healthcare Community
• Aging and Disability Resource Centers
• Renewable Energy and Clean Power Continuity Strategies for Congregate Care Facilities
and Senior Centers: A Grey Goes Green Program
• Caregiver Connections: Meaningful Activities for People Diagnosed with Dementia
• Long Term Care: What are the Options?
• Unmet Needs Related to Memory Disorders Among Elders and their Caregivers in the
Baltimore Community: Results from the Maximizing Independence at Home Study
• Safe Driving for Life: Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Program to Maintain Safe
Mobility for Older Adult Drivers
• Understanding and Accommodating Older Adults with Hearing Loss
• Planning Aging Friendly Communities: An Interactive Workshop
• Institutionalized to Individualized Care: The Culture Change Model
• Culture Change, AND MORE!

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for nursing home administrators, Maryland
assisted living managers and Maryland social workers will be administered by the Beacon Institute.

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