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Call for Proposals deadline is June 3!

Healthy Aging: Physical, Psychological and Cognitive

This strand will pertain broadly to issues related to how to maintain skills, abilities, and/or well-being throughout the lifespan. Themes may include how to maintain and/or improve in areas such as physical health, physical functioning, mental health, social connections / activity, reasoning, problem-solving, and/or memory.

End of Life Issues

This strand will pertain broadly to issues related to coping with death / dying and/or the practical considerations of experiencing loss. Topics may include bereavement, mourning, coping with loss, and/or legal / financial issues related to the end of life such as advance directives, power of attorney for healthcare, and/or cessation of services.

Experiences of Care Partners 

This strand will pertain broadly to issues related to receiving care, providing care informally, and/or providing care formally at a facility. Themes may include supporting caregivers, caregiver respite, best practices in providing care, and/or providing care for specific populations.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Dementia

This strand will consider a variety of issues as they pertain specifically to those with any form of dementia. Topics may include the nature / progression of various types of dementia, treatment / prevention, and/or dementia friendly communities.

Financial and Legal Issues for Older Adults 

This strand will pertain to potential financial issues and/or issues that would require / involve lawyers and/or social services. Topics may include wills, power of attorney for finances / property, financial abuse, scams, how to obtain legal services, navigating social services, custodial grandparenting, and/or primary custody procedures for grandparents.

Active and Engaged Late Life 

This strand will pertain to the many ways older adults are contributing members of their families and/or communities. Topics may include volunteering, babysitting, grandparenting, working, bridge jobs, part-time work, serving on boards / committees, and/or being patrons of the arts / organizations.

Last updated: 6/28/2022