Conference Circuit: Agencies on Aging

The 44th Annual Conference & Tradeshow of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging begins this weekend in New Orleans. Attendance is expected to top 1,200.

More than 1,200 national and local agency leaders, policymakers, and business executives are headed to New Orleans to hear about trends in aging, disability, and caregiving services, as well as cutting-edge practices they can adopt in their community.

Organization: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

Conference: 44th Annual Conference & Tradeshow

Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

City: New Orleans

Following preconference intensives and afternoon workshops, n4a 2019 kicks off Sunday evening with an opening general session. James Appleby, CEO of the Gerontological Society of America, will discuss why the conversation around aging needs to change and how attendees can help to steer public attitudes toward a better understanding of aging and older adults. Also on the agenda:

Local learning. Optional mobile workshops offer attendees a firsthand look at programs for older adults in communities near the event. For instance, they can sign up to visit Pontchartrain Park Community Center, which provides quality care to individuals aged 60 and older in a diverse New Orleans neighborhood.

Necessary know-how. Hot Topics are sessions that highlight critical areas in aging that should be top of mind for agency staff. Among the areas to be discussed: adult malnutrition, the patient experience, and new models for engaging older adults in physical activity.

Conference scholarships. For the third year in a row, and thanks to the generosity of members, n4a’s Building Our Capacity Fund will provide scholarships to give five members the opportunity to attend the meeting. These scholarships cover registration, lodging, and travel costs.

Head to Facebook or Twitter (#n4a2019) for other details.

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

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