News and EventsWednesday, April 13, 2016
30th Annual Forum on Aging a success!
More than 640 professionals from across southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky attended Council on Aging's 30th Annual Forum on Aging presented by Interim HomeStyle of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.
The opportunity to earn 12 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 relevant to professionals who work with older adults and people with disabilities, including:
Council on Aging’s Annual Meeting
COA’s 45th Annual Meeting and Awards celebration was held on March 9, day two of Forum on Aging. During the meeting, Council on Aging President/CEO Suzanne Burke presented highlights from COA’s 2015 annual report, and Cyndy Wright, the newly-elected vice chairman of COA's Board of Trustees, welcomed new board member Linda Holmes and announced the board's new officers: Stan Williams, Chairman; Cyndy Wright, Vice-Chairman; Tom Rocklin, Treasurer; and Sarah Boehle, Secretary.
In addition, Bill Staler, CEO of LifeSpan, presented awards to caregivers and professionals who work to make life better for older adults and people with disabilities.
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 of 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!
30th Anniversary Sponsor: Interim HomeStyle of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.
Corporate Sponsor: Guardian Medical Monitoring
Conference Sponsors: Barnes Dennig; Helping Hands Healthcare; Homecare by Black Stone; Target Management & Leasing, Inc.; and VITAS Healthcare
Display Table Sponsors: Aenta Better Health of Ohio; Beckett Springs Hospital; Brookdale; Buckeye Health Plan; Cork Medical, LLC; Derringer Company; Graydon Head; Hyde Park Health Center; Independent You; KBC Remodeling and Home Modifications; Molina Healthcare; Personal Touch Home Care; Philips Lifeline; Superior Home Care; VRI; and Walgreens
Non-profit Display Table Sponsors: Alzheimer's Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter; Bayley; Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio; Hospice of Cincinnati; LifeSpan; Maple Knoll Communities; Mt Healthy/Mason Christian Village; Ohio Department of Insurance/OSHIIP; Otterbein Small House Skilled Nursing and Rehab; People Working Cooperatively/Whole Home Modifications; ProSeniors/Ohio SMP; Queen City Transitions; Senior Independence; Social Security Administration; The Visiting Nurse Association; UC Geriatric Medicine Program; and Wesley Community Services
Thank you Planning Committee
Planning Committee members play an important role in shaping the format and content of the conference. If you would like to help plan the 2017 Forum on Aging, please submit your resume and a brief statement of interest to Amy Leonhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org. The planning committee meets four to five times from June – October, 2016. 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 14 & 15, 2017 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Ideas and topic suggestions can be sent to Amy Leonhardt at email@example.com.