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Thursday, April 16, 2015

2015 Forum on Aging a success

Special thanks to our sponsors and planning committee; help plan 2016 Forum on Aging

Forum on Aging workshop

More than 625 professionals from across southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky attended the 2015 Forum on Aging presented by Interim HealthCare of Cincinnati.

The opportunity to earn 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.

One of the most popular sessions of the two-day conference was a keynote and related workshop led by nationally-respected dementia expert, Teepa Snow.

Workshops featured topics relevant to Aging Network professionals, including:

  • mental illness
  • elder abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • advance care planning for end of life care
  • the future of aging services
  • communication skills and techniques

Council on Aging’s Annual Meeting
Day-two of Forum on Aging included COA’s 44th Annual Meeting and Awards celebration. Council on Aging CEO Suzanne Burke presented highlights from COA’s 2014 annual report and COA Board Chairman William Thornton, Jr. welcomed new board member, Jane Gegner (Butler County) and announced new board officers: Stan Williams, Chairman; Charlene Himes, Vice-Chairman; Tim Crowley, Treasurer; and Sarah Boehle, Secretary.

In addition, Thornton presented awards to caregivers and professionals who work to make life better for older adults and people with disabilities. Click here to read more about the award recipients.

Sponsors support Forum

Forum on Aging sponsors

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 develop 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!

Presenting Sponsor: Interim HealthCare of Cincinnati, Inc.

Conference Sponsors: Aenta Better Health of Ohio, Brookdale, Gateway Health, Guardian Medical Monitoring, Helping Hands Healthcare, Home care by Black Stone, Superior Care Plus, Walgreens

Display Table Sponsors: Beckett Springs Hospital, Derringer Company, Graydon Head, Hawthorn Glen Senior Living Campus, Hyde Park Health Center, Independent You, KBC Remodeling and Home Modifications, Molina Healthcare, Mom's Meals Nourish Care, Parkmanor Health Care, Personal Touch Home Care, Right at Home of Greater Cincinnati, Simply EZ of Columbus, Ltd., Stay Well Home Health, UC Geriatric Medicine Program, Visiting Angels - North, East, West, VITAS Healthcare

Non-profit Display Table Sponsors: AARP Ohio, Alzheimer's Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Bayley, Cedar Village, Community Behavioral Health-Uplift, Hospice of Cincinnati, ITNGreaterCincinnati, LifeSpan, People Working Cooperatively/Whole Home Modifications, Senior Independence Home Health, Hospice & Adult Day, Social Security Administration, The Visiting Nurse Association, Wesley Community Services

Thank you Planning Committee
The Forum on Aging Planning Committee develops and recommends keynote presenters and workshop topics. Their input in planning for Forum is essential and appreciated. Thank you to the members of Planning Committee for their support in planning the 2015 Forum on Aging:

  • Ann Sutton Burke, Jewish Family Services
  • Katie Furniss, LifeSpan
  • Candy Hart, Good Samaritan/TriHealth Adult Life Services
  • Richard Haubner, Ph.D., College of Mt. St. Joseph
  • Sandy McCabe, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
  • Margo McMurray, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
  • Irene Moore, University Of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Alisa Phillips, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
  • Nancy Schuster, ITN Greater Cincinnati
  • Judy Webb, Warren County Community Services
  • Nina Wichard, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio 

If you would like to help plan the 2016 Forum on Aging, please submit your resume and a brief statement of interest to Amy Leonhardt at aleonhardt@help4seniors.org. The planning committee meets four to five times from June – October, 2015. Meetings typically last about two hours and are held at Council on Aging’s offices in Springdale.

Save the Date

Next year’s Forum on Aging Conference will be March 8 & 9, 2016 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Ideas and topic suggestions can be sent to Amy Leonhardt at aleonhardt@help4seniors.org.

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