2014 Forum on Aging continues to grow

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Council on Aging would like to thank the event record 675 people who attended the 2014 Forum on Aging and Annual Meeting presented by Helping Hands Healthcare, March 4 & 5 at the Sharonville Convention Center.

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 relevant to Aging Network professionals, including:

  • Using Forensic Knowledge When Working with Vulnerable Adults 
  • LGBT Residents in Extended Care
  • Assessment and Management of Falls and Balance Disorder
  • Ethics of Social Media and New Technologies

COA Annual Meeting

Day-two of Forum on Aging included COA’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Awards celebration. Council on Aging CEO Suzanne Burke presented highlights from COA’s 2013 annual report and COA Board Chairman William Thornton, Jr. welcomed new board members Tim Crowley and Dan Gahl.
In addition, Warren County Commissioner Tom Ariss presented awards to caregivers, volunteers 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

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 –Helping Hands Healthcare

Conference Sponsors -- Afinity Healthcare Solutions, Hawthorn Glen Senior Living Campus, Home Care by Black Stone, Interim HomeStyles of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., Otterbein, Queen City Hospice & Palliative Care, Superior Care Plus, VRI Health Monitoring

Display Table Sponsors – ADT Home Health Security Services, Bridgewell Hospitals, Brookwood Retirement Community, Buckeye Community Health Plan, Comprehensive Health Care Services, Derringer Company, Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP, Guardian Medical Monitoring, Hospice of Southwest Ohio, Independent You, Molina Healthcare, Mom's Meals, Mullaney Pharmacy and Medical Supply, Newcomer Funeral Home, Our Family Home, Personal Touch Home Care Inc., Philips Lifeline, Seniors Guide, Simply EZ -- Home Delivered Meals, Visiting Angels, Vitas Innovative Hospice

Non-profit Display Table Sponsors -- Alzheimer's Association-Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Bayley, Cedar Village, Community Behavioral Health, Hospice of Cincinnati, ITNGreaterCincinnati, LifeSpan, Mason Christian Village, Mercy Health - West Park, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, Inc., Opening Minds through Art/Scripps Gerontology Ctr., People Working Cooperatively/Whole Home Modification, Senior Independence Home Health, Hospice & Adult Day, Social Security Administration, University of Cincinnati Geriatric Medicine Program, Visiting Nurse Association GCNKY, Wesley Community Services: Meals4You

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 2014 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