Council on Aging's 2018 Forum on Aging and Annual Meeting & Awards 

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2017 Forum on Aging and
Annual Meeting & Awards 

Event Details

Forum on Aging is attended by hundreds of professionals from southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky. The two-day event provides up to 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for professionals in the field of aging, making it one of the most popular conferences for social workers, nurses, nursing home administrators and activity professionals in our region.

March 13 - 14, 2018

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road
Cincinnati, OH 45246-4002
(513) 771-7744


Conference Schedule

Tuesday, March 13, 2018   

7:30 -- 8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Networking and Exhibit Hall
8:30 -- 11:30 a.m. 3-hour Intensive Workshops
11:30 -- 12:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Networking and Exhibit Hall
12:30 -- 1:45 p.m. Welcome & Opening Keynote 
1:45 -- 2:00 p.m. Break 
2:00 -- 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Workshops

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 

7:30 -- 8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Networking and Exhibit Hall
8:30 -- 9:30 a.m. Welcome & Keynote 
9:30 -- 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 -- 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Workshops
11:45 -- 12:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch, COA Annual Meeting and Awards
1:00 -- 2:00 p.m. Closing Keynote 
2:00 -- 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 -- 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Workshops 

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Kathy Greenlee
Kathy Greelee

Tuesday, March 13, 12:30 PM
Opening Keynote - Kathy Greenlee

Kathy Greenlee is the Vice President of Aging & Health Policy at the Center for Practical Bioethics, where she is responsible for promoting increased use of Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP) in Missouri and Kansas. TPOPP is part of a similar effort in other states. The nationwide approach is called the POLST paradigm. She advocates for increased use of advance directives, engages with community based aging and disability organizations around issues relating to advanced illness and end of life care, works to improve transitions of care by bridging between health care providers and community based organizations, and provides visibility and support for regional work in the area of elder abuse prevention and response.

Prior to joining the Center for Practical Bioethics, she served as the Administrator of the Administration on Community Living (ACL) and Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in June 2009) from 2009 to 2016. In January 2011, Greenlee was designated as the Administrator of the CLASS (Community Living Assistance Supports and Services) program, a component of the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama in March 2010. Greenlee served as Secretary of Aging in Kansas from 2006-2009, and before that as the Kansas State Long Term Care Ombudsman from 2004-2006. In addition, Ms. Greenlee served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Operations for then-Governor Kathleen Sebelius from 2002-2003. She also served as the General Counsel of the Kansas Insurance Department from 1999-2002 and oversaw the Senior Health Insurance Counseling program. Ms. Greenlee is a graduate of the University of Kansas with degrees in business administration and law.

Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 AM
Keynote - Annarose Ingarra-Milch

Annarose Ingarra-Milch
Annarose Ingarra-Milch

Annarose Ingarra-Milch is an award-winning author with an engaging personality. Her honest storytelling, quick sense of humor, and keen intellect make her a sought-after motivational speaker and frequent keynote speaker at international, national, and local conferences.

Whether she is showcased on a conference stage, sharing time with a woman’s group, or chatting with a book club, Annarose's personal stories bring to life Lunch with Lucille's message of self-empowerment —You are your best asset — at any age!

Overcoming personal tragedy at the age of 4, Annarose has committed her personal and professional life to helping others smile through self-empowerment. She is a highly skilled facilitator and business management consultant. She is also a college educator, Department of Defense civilian workforce instructor, and retired law enforcement officer. Annarose is a member of the International Speakers Network.

Wednesday, March 14, 1:00PM
Keynote - Loretta Woodward Veney

Loretta Woodward Veney
Loretta Woodward Veney

Loretta Woodward Veney was born with a love of life and a positive spirit. The three most important things in her life have always been her family, friends and faith. She loves adventures, traveling, learning something new every day and inspiring others.

Throughout her life, Loretta has chronicled family events through journals, photos, and videos, seeking to capture every moment. After her beloved mother Doris was diagnosed dementia in 2006, Loretta began documenting the details of doctor visits, and recording people, places, and things as a substitute for her Mom's lost memory. The combination of written documentation and her incredible memory became Loretta's first published work in 2012, entitled Being My Mom’s Mom.

Loretta’s second book published in 2017 entitled Refreshment for the Caregiver’s Spirit, is a collection of travel photos taken by Loretta and her late husband Tim. Each scenic photo contains an inspirational message from Loretta intended to lift caregiver’s spirits as they navigate life’s challenges.

Since 2014 Loretta has delivered more than 250 presentations on dementia and caregiving that have inspired audiences throughout the United States.


Information Coming Soon

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Registraton will Open mid-January 

Registration Fees 

  • $95 one day
  • $140 both days
  • $25 annual meeting only

Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Click here for instructions for single payment for multiple employees attending

Payment Information
If you are paying by check, please make your check payable to:
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.
Forum on Aging
P.O. Box 706278
Cincinnati, OH 45270-6278

IMPORTANT CANCELLATION INFORMATION: Full refunds will be granted on cancellations received in writing ( by Wednesday, March 7, 2018. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after this date. No phone registrations or phone cancellations will be accepted. 

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Continuing Education Credits

Twelve clock hours will be available to the following professions:

Social Workers (Ohio and KY)
Nursing Home Administrators (Ohio and KY)
DODD Adult Services and Service & Support Administration
Activity Professionals

Please include your license number in the space(s) provided on the online registration form. Continuing Education Credit Certificates will be mailed to attendees of the Forum on Aging. Please allow for 4 weeks to process.

*Any continuing education activity that has been approved by Ohio Board of Social Workers is accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing for all nurses in the State of Ohio.

 Annual Meeting and Awards

47th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sharonville Convention Center
11255 Chester Road
Cincinnati, OH 45246

COA's Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon will include a buffet lunch, a brief overview of COA's 2016 Annual Report, an awards ceremony, and a special keynote presentation.

The awards ceremony will recognize caregivers, volunteers and professionals in the field of aging who work to make life better for older adults and people with disabilites. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Outstanding Professional in Aging; Outstanding Direct Service Provider; and Outstanding Caregiver. 

Accepting nomination until January 15, 2018. Click here for nomination form


11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony
1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker  

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Become a Sponsor

Call Amy for more information
(513) 345-3367


  • Registration Fees:
  • $95 one day
  • $140 both days
  • $25 annual meeting only

For More Information

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(513) 345-3367


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