The 2018 Healthy Aging Summit: Schedule Announced


We’re getting closer to this year’s Healthy Aging Summit! We’re very much looking forward to gathering in Washington, DC, on July 16 and 17 to explore ways to help Americans stay healthy as they age. If you haven’t yet registered for the Summit, sign up to join us today.

This week, we’re pleased to share more details about what we have planned. We’ve announced the full schedule on the Healthy Aging Summit website.

The 2018 Healthy Aging Summit has 4 meeting tracks:

  • Social and Community Context
  • Maximizing Quality of Life
  • Health and Health Care
  • Neighborhood and Built Environment

In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more information about each track. First up is Social and Community Context — below you’ll find the breakout topics for this track, along with examples of specific presentations. Keep in mind this is only presentations from one track — view the full schedule online and join us in DC to find out what else is on the agenda!

Day 1

1:15 PM: Benefits of Community Engagement and Social Interaction

  • Fitness, Social Interaction, and Belonging: Conversations About Social Connection with Participants of the Senior Fit Program
  • The Importance of Opportunity to Build Social Networks for Older Adults: Understanding Motivation for to Participation in the Senior Fit Program and Differences Between Rural and Urban Areas
  • Bringing the Community Together to Become “Age-Friendly:” Orange County, North Carolina
  • Walk Maryland: A State-Wide Health Promotion Initiative

2:45 PM: Opioids and Older Americans

  • Meeting the Mental Needs of Community Dwelling Older Adults Through Innovative Programming
  • Influence of the Opioid Epidemic in Geographic Disparities of Life Expectancy Among U.S. Counties
  • Opioid Harm Reduction in Chronic Pain Management
  • The Prevention of Opioid Misuse in Women

4:15 PM: Novel Approaches with Diverse Populations

  • Burden of Disease in Risk Factors Among Aged Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders
  • Social Support and Quality of Life of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders
  • Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well Being Among Combat Exposed Vietnam Veterans: Moderating Role of Life Satisfaction and Personality w/ PTSD
  • Older Lesbian – Strengthening and Exercise Group for Fall Prevention

Day 2

10:30 AM: The Impact of Loneliness on Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Results of Online Training for Physical Therapists: An Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program
  • Expand the Geriatric Mental Health Care Workforce by Screening and Intervening for Depression
  • Reducing Loneliness in Residential Care: An Innovative Preventative Model
  • I’m Not Depressed, I’m Lonely: Exploring the Use of an Evidence-Based Depression Management Program to Treat Social Isolation in OA

1:00 PM: Meeting Workforce and Caregiver Challenges

  • Supporting Choice and Preference: Tools for Caregivers
  • Training a Community Workforce to Address Hearing Impairment and Social Engagement
  • Meeting The Growing Need For Direct Care Workers To Support Aging In Place

2:30 PM: The Impact of Community Engagement, the Arts, and the Outdoors on Aging Well

  • Healthy Aging in Parks: Innovative Strategies for Arthritis Management Through Parks and Recreation
  • There Is No Path Back, Only the Way Forward: Creating a New Paradigm for Empowerment at the Intersections of Arts, Dementia, and Healthcare
  • Healthy Aging Through the Arts — the Research, Policy, and Practice of Creative Aging
  • Building Health Literacy Through Community Engagement

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