2016 Wisconsin Healthy Aging Summit

2016 Summit Breaks Attendance Record!

Thanks to all who joined us for the 2016 Wisconsin Healthy Aging Summit!

The 2016 Wisconsin Healthy Aging Summit is now in the books and was bigger than ever before!  More than 300 program leaders, coordinators, volunteers, researchers, aging and public health professionals came together June 14-15, 2016, in Wisconsin Dells taking in a wide variety of motivating speakers, interesting workshops, engaging exhibits, and a few special surprises. If you weren't able to attend, take a look at the 2016 Summit program and/or check out the presentations you missed (below). Thanks to all who made the 2016 Summit such a success! 


Meet and be inspired by the 2016 Healthy Aging STAR award winners.


Plenary Sessions:

Patrick Remington: Healthy Aging in Healthy Communities:  Working Together Upstream

Intergenerational Solutions for Building Stronger Communities

Donna Butts: Why Do Some Groups Have a Greater Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Carey Gleason, PhD: The Link Between Diabetes & Dementia

Emerging Interventions in Healthy Aging:  “MedWise” & “Yoga for SeniorsPanel Moderated by Jill Renken

Elizabeth Jacobs, PhD: Mindfulness Meditation for Caregivers

Emerging Interventions in Healthy Aging: “Lighten Up!” & “Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder
Panel Moderated by Jill Renken


Workshop Presentations:  

A2. Physical Activity: Two Models That Promote Healthy Aging

               Model A

               Model B

A4. A Recipe for Health:  Mixing Wellness with What's on the Menu   

              2015 Pilot Project Summaries


    Coumadin & Food

              Low Sodium


              Rise N Dine

A5. Public Health & Aging: Lessons in Collaboration      



A6. Introduction to Human Neuroplasticity: How the Brain Learns in Development, Aging, Trauma, and Disease


              Neuroplasticity-June 2016 Handout

 B1. Family Caregiver Support: Three Successful Models

              2016 Aging Summit Powerful Tools

              Caregiver Café Workshop for Aging Summit

              REACH - Healthy Aging Summit  

              PTC Program Description

              PTC 6-week Class Description                  

B2. The Aging Mastery® Program                                                                          

B3. Can You Hear – and See – Me Now?  Easy Accommodations for Participants Who Are Hard of Hearing or Have Low-Vision 

B4. Motivational Interviewing: Engaging Conversations to Encourage Participation

B5. Outreach That Works: Practical Advice for Promoting Your Program  


C1. Partnership Conversation Strategies That Work                                         

C2. T’ai Chi: Evidence-Based Mind-Body Wellness                  

C3. Mobility: Implications and Ideas for Program Access & Age-Friendly Communities

C4. Increasing Wisconsin’s Engagement in Fall Risk Screening                      

C5. The ABCs of Health Disparities:  Adams County, Brown County & Community Health Workers in Milwaukee County

C6. The State of Chronic Disease in Wisconsin                                



Summit Featured Speakers 

Opening speaker - Healthy Aging in Healthy Communities: Working Together Upstream presented by Dr. Patrick Remington, Associate Dean for Public Health and Professor of Population Health Sciences at the School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Madison


Keynote Address: Intergenerational Solutions for Building Stronger Communities presented by Donna M. Butts, Executive Director of Generations United​



Closing Address: Psychological Well-Being: A Key Ingredient in Healthy Aging presented by Elliot Friedman, PhD, Associate Professor of Gerontology, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Purdue University.