About the Aging Conference...


  • Broaden the dialogue within our West Michigan region on the positive potentials of later life and holistic approaches to healthy aging
  • Serve as an interdisciplinary and inter-professional forum of research on aging topics and best practices in working with and for the older adult



Each year the Art & Science of Aging conference:

  • Focuses on a timely THEME
  • Features a national expert on this theme as the KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Offers a series of 1-hour SESSIONS by other presenters (faculty and professionals) on aging-related research and best practices topics consistent with the theme
  • Hosts a PLENARY session to bring all participants back together in celebrating some positive role models of our selected theme
  • Offers students a venue to display their research on aging in POSTER PRESENTATIONS
  • Offers local VENDORS a setting where they can present aging theme-relevant services or products 
  • Registered participants enjoy a BUFFET LUNCHEON.
  • LOW Registration fees,  in order to encourage wide participation 
  • ON-LINE registration


Who is our audience?

The conference seeks to enrich the aging-related knowledge base of:

  • Faculty and students
  • Community professionals who deal with older adults in health, social service, housing and aging-network settings. 
  • Older adults themselves,  who are looking to learn more and share more of the aging experience
  • The general public


What about 2016? 

  • When:  February 19, 2016, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • What:  The 2016 theme is RESILIENCE: THE BRIGHT SIDE OF AGING
  • Cost:  $25.00 for the general public, $20.00 for students and seniors
  • Continuing Education Credits: ALL attendees seeking Continuing Education Credits should note that they will require an additional $15.00 fee that can be paid in conjunction with the registration fee.

* CEU's (pending approval): Social Work, Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation, Occupational Therapy, Certified Assisted Living Directors, Nursing Home Administrators. 

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