Forum on Aging is attended by hundreds of professionals from southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. The two-day conference provides 12 continuing education units for social workers, nurses, activity professionals, and nursing home administrators.
August 24-25, 2022
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45246-4002
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Networking and Exhibit Hall
8:30-11:30 a.m. Intensive Concurrent Workshops
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Networking and Exhibit Hall
12:30-1:45 p.m. Welcome and Opening Keynote
1:45-2:00 p.m. Break
2:00-4:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Workshops
Thursday, August 25, 2022
7:30-8:25 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Networking and Exhibit Hall
8:25-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Keynote
9:30-9:45 a.m. Break
9:45-11:45 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Workshops
11:45a.m.-12:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Home Health Aide Hero Awards, Networking and Exhibit Hall
1:00-2:00 p.m. Closing Keynote
2:00-2:15 p.m. Break
2:15-4:15 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Workshops
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Last day to register for the 2022 Forum on Aging is Wednesday, August 17.
If you are paying by check, please make your check payable to: Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.
Send your check and a copy of your e-mail confirmation by August 17, 2022 to:
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Forum on Aging
P.O. Box 706278
Cincinnati, OH 45270-6278
IMPORTANT CANCELLATION INFORMATION: Full refunds will be granted on cancellations received in writing (you may email Amy Leonhardt) by Wednesday, August 17, 2022. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after this date. No phone registrations or phone cancellations will be accepted.
New This Year! Conference Event App
We are very excited to offer a conference app to attendees this year. Through the app, attendees will be able to access all conference materials and receive instant communication from Forum organizers on any changes during the conference and use of the app will help cut down on paper use.
Forum on Aging participants will be able to download the app for Android or iOS devices or use a URL on their personal computers.
The app will provide:
- Conference schedule
- Downloadable handouts for keynote presenters and workshops
- Map of convention center
- Speaker list and profiles
- Sponsor list and profiles
- Attendance verification for Continuing Education Units
- Conference evaluations
- Attendee’s personal schedule
Information on how to download the conference app will be provided to attendees via email closer to the event date.
Wednesday Opening Keynote: “Let’s Talk Stress”
Speaker: Dave Caperton
Join us for the opening keynote to learn a new approach for dealing with stress. Dave Caperton will deliver a joyful presentation providing ways of improving your skills at dealing with stress. Doctors and mental health professionals cite that a healthy sense of humor has been associated with improved immune function, pain relief, lowered blood pressure and is a proven predictor of longevity. Finding the joy in what you do not only benefits your clients and families, but also unleashes your own natural healing potential.
Dave has been an award-winning educator, an entrepreneur and a business-owner. He has 20-plus years of real-world experience speaking, coaching, consulting and writing about the benefits of a joyful mindset in a business context, including: how to unleash innovation, strengthen health, increase engagement, super-charge learning, and provide legendary service and leadership while reducing stress and conflict.
Dave currently serves on the board of two charitable foundations: The New Life Foundation, which addresses quality-of-life needs of individuals with spinal cord injuries and The American Pie Party Foundation which uses the power of humor to raise funds for cancer research.
Thursday Morning Keynote: “Choosing to Care”
Speaker: Amy Goyer
Join Amy Goyer, nationally known caregiving expert and author of “Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving,” as she relates her inspirational personal family caregiving journey, turning her life upside down for her grandparents, parents, sister, and others. Drawing upon 35 years working in the field of aging combined with her decades of family caregiving, she’ll share her hard-earned practical tips for navigating caregiving and finding strength and resilience while savoring the humorous and joyful moments along the way.
Amy is an author, speaker and consultant specializing in caregiving, aging and family issues. Her work is the perfect fusion of her personal and professional experiences. A passionate champion for family caregivers, she has been one her entire adult life, caring for her grandparents, parents, sister and other friends and neighbors. Amy also has more than 35 years of experience working in the field of aging, working in adult day care, at the Ohio Department of Aging, and AARP prior to becoming a consultant. She has shared her personal caregiving journey as well as practical, actionable tips for caregivers in her columns and videos.
Thursday Closing Keynote: “If I had a Magic Wand…”
Speaker: Dawn Gross, MD, PhD
What do a stethoscope and magic wand have in common? Both listen carefully to the heart. The first time Dawn Gross, MD, PhD, offered a magic wand, asking her terminally ill patient what they wished for, she was stunned to discover it was not to be cured. When caring for critically ill patients, fear can stop us from asking the questions that really matter. But by breaking from the usual medical dialogue and simply asking what people wish, we may discover we have gifts to offer more powerful than any medicine or surgical procedure. Perhaps then, the stethoscope can become a wand. When auscultation reveals sacred stories as well as second heart sounds, providing healthcare centered on making wishes come true is nothing short of…magic.
Dawn M. Gross, MD, PhD is a hospice and palliative medicine physician practicing at the University of California, San Francisco and co-founder/CEO of Dyalogues, an education and consulting company that supports people in having courageous conversations that begin with the end in mind. Considered a national thought leader on end-of-life care, Dr. Gross is an education innovator and invited speaker whose writing has appeared in several journals including the New York Times, JAMA, Science and Annals of Internal Medicine. She is also the creator and host of the radio program, “Dying To Talk,” the first of its kind program dedicated to transforming the taboo around talking about death. Dr. Gross earned her BA from the University of Southern California and her MD and PhD from Tufts University School of Medicine.
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Continuing Education Units
Important Note: Forum on Aging will have a conference app this year, and participants must verify their attendance through the app in order to be eligible for continuing education credit. Please ensure you have an Android or iOS device or a personal computer with you while attending the conference.
CEUs will be available to the following professions:
- Social Workers
- Nursing Home Administrators
- Activities Professionals
Please include your license number in the space(s) provided on the online registration form. Continuing Education Credit Certificates will be mailed to attendees of the Forum on Aging. Please allow four weeks to process.
*Any continuing education activity that has been approved by Ohio Board of Social Workers is accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing for all nurses in the State of Ohio.
All conference activities take place at the Sharonville Convention Center. Adjoining the convention center is the Hyatt Place Cincinnati, where we have reserved a block of rooms for attendees. Please click here to make a reservation and receive a 15% discount on rooms.