The 2018 Healthy Aging Summit: Maximizing Quality of Life

This summer’s Healthy Aging Summit is just around the corner! On July 16 and 17, we’ll meet in Washington, DC, to explore the factors that support healthy aging and empower older adults. If you haven’t registered to join us yet, sign up by June 5 to get the early bird rate.

Last week, we shared information about the Summit’s first meeting track, Social and Community Context. This week, we’re pleased to provide more details about Maximizing Quality of Life — below you’ll find the breakout topics for this track, along with examples of specific presentations.

Remember, this is only the agenda for one track — view the full schedule online to find out what else we have in store!

Day 1

1:15 p.m.: Oral Health and Nutrition

  • Empowering Older Adults with Nutrition Education and Buying Power Through the Use of the Shop’N Eat Pilot Program
  • Early Findings from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging (Sleep and Oral Health)
  • Filling the Gap in Oral Health for Older Adults: A Community Guide to Program Implementation
  • Characterizing Oral Health Care in Nursing Homes

2:45 p.m.: Brain Health and Cognitive Function

  • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy
  • The REACT! Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial About the Impact of African Dance on Cognitive Function and Risk of Dementia
  • The Dementia Journey in Indian Country: A Public Health Road Map

4:15 p.m.: Hearing and Sensory Disorders

  • Understanding User Needs for Individuals Aging with Mobility or Sensory Impairment
  • Food Is Medicine and Prevention: Medically Tailored Meals for Older, Severely Ill Adults (Nutrition and Chemosensory Decline)
  • Improving Quality of Life and Communicative Function Through Audiologic Rehabilitation in Aging Adults with Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss and the Aging Brain

 Day 2

10:30 a.m.: Social Determinants of Health and Health Promotion

  • Screen & Intervene: Addressing Food Insecurity Among Older Adults
  • Factors Influencing Healthy Aging in the United States
  • Becoming Agents of Family Health Promotion: Mexican American Grandparents Increase Self-Efficacy, Educate Grandchildren, and Improve Physical Health

1:00 p.m.: Aging with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities and Preventing Elder Abuse

  • I Can Do It: A Model for Inclusive Health Promotion Programs (Customizing Programs for People with Disabilities)
  • The Intersection of Domestic Violence & Elder Abuse: Collective Impact in Family Justice Centers

2:30 p.m.: Improving Mobility to Prevent Falls

  • Translating Science into Action to Keep Older Adults Mobile: CDC’s Mobility Planning Tool
  • Building the Pathway to Falls Prevention
  • Promoting a Falls Prevention Culture Through Hospital-Based Behavior Change and Health Literacy

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