Register now for 39th Annual NM Conference on Aging

SWS Report | July, 2017 | Health


Pre-registration is taking place for the 39th annual New Mexico Conference on Aging. Pre-registration will be accepted until Monday, August 7. The event is sponsored by the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD) and is scheduled for August 15 – 16, at the Isleta Resort and Casino Conference Center in Albuquerque.

The Conference on Aging is a two-day event that supports active aging throughout the state. The conference provides participants an opportunity to network and share expertise, and discuss strategies, challenges, and best practices. The conference features informative educational programs, meaningful exhibits, and stimulating speakers. The theme for the 2017 conference is “Supporting Active Aging: Today — Tomorrow — Beyond”.

The conference will feature two general sessions:

• On Tuesday, August 15, Lisa Marsh Ryerson, president of AARP Foundation, will present effective solutions to help vulnerable older adults meet their basic needs.

• On Wednesday, August 16, author, equestrian, and caregiver Patricia J. Conoway will discuss her book Listening with My Eyes. Communicating with her horse nonverbally was the only way she could gain the horse’s trust and cooperation. She applied that technique to communicating with her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s and lost her ability to speak.

The conference will also recognize individuals and organizations through its awards program, and will include a variety of entertainment reflecting New Mexico’s cultural diversity.

The cost of the two-day conference is: standard rate: pre-registration: $105; on-site registration: $115. Senior rate (age 55 and older): pre-registration: $45; on-site registration: $55. Students: pre-registration: $45; on-site registration: $55. For continuing education credit, add $30 processing fee to registration fee.

Day registration is also available. Standard rate: pre-registration: $60/day; on-site registration: $70/day. Senior rate (age 55 and older): pre-registration: $30/day; on-site registration: $40/day. Students: pre-registration: $30/day; on-site registration: $40/day.

Participants can register online or by mail. Registration forms and additional conference information are available on the event website atnmaging.state. nm.us/2017-conference-on-aging.aspx, or by calling 866-842-9230 (toll free) or (505) 383-3901.

For conference sponsorship information, contact Crystal Lucero at (505) 383-3905 email crystal.lucero@state.nm.us



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