News and EventsThursday, April 25, 2013
Despite winter weather, 2013 Forum on Aging sets new attendance record
"Neither snow nor rain..."
Despite forecasted freezing rain on the first day, and six inches of snow on the second day, the 2013 Forum on Aging went off without a hitch. In fact, the event set a record with 620 in attendance over two days. The opportunity to earn up to 10 continuing education credit hours is a big draw for area social workers, nurses, nursing home administrators, and other professionals. And thanks to the event`s sponsors, the two-day conference continues to be an excellent value for participants.
Workshops featured topics of relevance to today`s Aging Network professionals, including:
COA Annual Meeting
Day-two of Forum on Aging included COA`s 42nd annual meeting and awards celebration. Council on Aging CEO Suzanne Burke presented highlights from COA`s 2012 annual report and COA Board Chairman William Thornton, Jr. presented the annual President`s Award.
The 2013 recipient of the President`s Award was Dr. Jane Straker of Oxford. Along with her colleagues at Miami University`s Scripps Gerontology Center, Dr. Straker has provided many years of research, analysis, and scholarship that had helped Council on Aging and numerous other organizations understand and plan for the needs of our aging population. Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann also presented awards to caregivers, volunteers and professionals who work to make life better for older adults. Click here to read more about the award recipients.
Sponsors Support Forum
Council on Aging and members of the Forum on Aging Planning Committee would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the sponsors of this year`s conference. With their support, the conference is able to attract nationally-respected keynote speakers and provide informative workshops for attendees while still offering one of the best bargains around for professionals who need to earn Continuing Education Units. Thank you Sponsors!!
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Thank You Planning Committee
The Forum on Aging Planning Committee develops and recommends keynote presenters and workshop topics. Their input for planning of the Forum is essential and appreciated. Thank you to the members of Planning Committee for their support in planning the 2013 Forum on Aging:
Save the Date
Next year`s Forum on Aging Conference will be Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4 & 5, 2014 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Ideas and topic suggestions should be forward to Amy Leonhardt, firstname.lastname@example.org.