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AU Gerontology Program to co-sponsor conference on aging
2/29/12

Alfred University’s Gerontology Program, part of the Division of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, will again be among the sponsors for an annual conference on successful aging, to be held April 26 on the University campus.

"Be the Change" is the theme for the 8th annual conference, hosted by the Allegany County Community Partnership on Aging and organized by the Allegany/Western Steuben Rural Health Network.

Colin Milner, a renowned author, entrepreneur, industry leader and founder/chief executive officer of the International Council on Aging will deliver the keynote address. Milner is "recognized as one of the world’s visionaries on health and well-being of the older adult," say organizers.

Milner has been involved in the health and fitness industry since 1982.Author of more than 200 articles on aging-related issues, he was invited to present at the White House Conference on Aging in 2005.

The afternoon plenary speaker is Greg Olson, acting director of the New York State Office for the Aging.
His topic is "Nothing Endures But Change."

Workshops and general sessions will focus on topics including medication management, healthcare reform, geriatric depression, veterans’ services, caregivers as change agents, innovative senior transportation programs, and community credit service exchange programs.

Additional information about the upcoming conference may be obtained by contacting Stephanie Furman at the Allegany/Western Steuben Regional Health Network at 585.593.5223, extension 10, or by emailing her at furmans@awsrhp.org