Despite winter weather, 2013 Forum on Aging sets new attendance record

Thursday, April 25, 2013

"Neither snow nor rain..."

Forum on Aging crowd
Even without cooperation from Mother Nature, Forum on Aging set a new attendance record in 2013!

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: 

  • An intensive workshop on Alzheimer`s Disease
  • Overview and update on Integrated Care Delivery System
  • Understanding creative responses to challenging behaviors
  • Training on using motivational enhancement skills
  • Discussion of common medication-related problems in an aging population

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!!

Presenting Sponsor
Comprehensive Health Care Services

Conference Sponsors
Helping Hands Healthcare, Home Care by Black Stone, Hospice of Southwest Ohio, Interim HomeStyle of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., Molina Healthcare, Queen City Hospice and Palliative Care, VRI

Display Table Sponsors
ADT, Burlington House and Communicare of Clifton, Derringer Company, FirstLight HomeCare, Graydon Head & Ritchey, LLP, Guardian Medical Monitoring, Independent You, Mom`s Meals, Mullaney Pharmacy and Medical Supply, Newcomer Funeral Home, UC Geriatric Medicine Program, Visiting Angels

Non-profit Display Table Sponsors
Alzheimer`s Association, Cedar Village, Community Behavioral Health, Deaconess Associations Foundation, Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care, Hospice of Cincinnati, LifeSpan, Mason Christian Village, MediGold, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Home Care, People Working Cooperatively, Scarlet Oaks Retirement Community, Senior Independence, Social Security Administration

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:

  • Ann Sutton Burke, Jewish Family Services
  • Katie Furniss, LifeSpan
  • Brenda Haley, Clinton County Community Action Agency
  • 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
  • Katie Schaublin, Clinton County Community Action Agency
  • Nancy Schuster, ITN Greater Cincinnati
  • Judy Webb, Warren County Community Services
  • Nina Wichard, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio

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,