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Summit on Aging and Independence on Sept. 18


Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
The Western New York Independent Living Family of Agencies, with support from a number of community agencies, is holding its fourth biannual Summit on Aging and Independence, with expert speakers conducting workshops in 16 different areas. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.
The summit is a forum dedicated to addressing present and future needs of older Americans from all cultures and ethnicities. A wide range of presenters and exhibitors will explore trans-generational program development and delivery, community networking, programs and environments for inclusion and aging in place, health care and healthy lifestyles, gerontology, advocacy, public policy, assistive technology, cultural programs, dementia care, senior programs and services, and wellness. The keynote speakers during the lunch will be: Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging; and Greg Olsen, director of the New York State Office for the Aging.
Participants will be asked to select a workshop in each of the four hour and one-quarter sessions, to give the organizers an idea of how many to expect in each, but they can change their minds upon arrival. Call Marykate Waringa to register 716-836-0822, ext. 146, or email her at [email protected]. The summit registration fee is $65, which includes lunch. Credit card payment may be made by calling Marykate at 716-836-0822, ext. 146.
The event co-sponsors include: The Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter; The Arc of Livingston Wyoming; Aspire of WNY; The Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center; Buffalo Homecare Inc.; The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care - Hospice Buffalo Inc.; Deaf Access Services; Fallon Health Weinberg; iCircle Services Inc.; Juniper Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center; The New York State Independent Living Council; New York Statewide Senior Action Council Inc.; Niagara County Office for the Aging; The Northeast ADA Center (at the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University); People Inc.; Peregrine Senior Living at Cheektowaga; and Weinberg Campus.
The Western New York Independent Living Inc. family of agencies, including Independent Living of Niagara County, offer an expanding array of services to aid individuals with disabilities to take control of their own lives.

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