Summer Series on Aging Conference Slated

Contact: Amanda White

 

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“The Summer Series is the result of more than a year of searching for the newest, most innovative and important information and programs from across the country. This year professionals in aging will come away with knowledge they can apply right away on topics such as dementia care, older veterans, healthy aging, elder protection, innovations in housing, grant-seeking in aging, life sustaining treatment, etc.”

-- Mike Smith,
associate director,
UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 21, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging will host the 21st annual Summer Series on Aging June 14-16 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel Lexington. The forum allows professionals to share the most up-to-date, practical and innovative information on aging from multiple perspectives.

AARP CEO Bill Novelli is keynote speaker for the conference, presenting on marketing social change. The more than 30 speakers include: Thomas Finucane, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and chair of the ethics committee at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Marianne Smith Edge, M.S., R.D., president of the American Dietetics Association; Lorraine G. Hiatt, Ph.D., national consultant in functional design for seniors; Michael Marcus, M.S.W., grantmaker, fund-raiser, and community organizer; and Chester Higgins Jr., B.S., staff photographer for The New York Times and author of the 10 year project Elder Grace: The Nobility of Aging.

“The Summer Series is the result of more than a year of searching for the newest, most innovative and important information and programs from across the country,” said Mike Smith, Ph.D., associate director of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. “This year professionals in aging will come away with knowledge they can apply right away on topics such as dementia care, older veterans, healthy aging, elder protection, innovations in housing, grant-seeking in aging, life sustaining treatment, etc.”

Continuing education credit is available for a variety of disciplines. For more information, contact Diana Lockridge at (859) 257-8301, e-mail DianaL@uky.edu, or visit the Web site.


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