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rates now through May 10th!
With 15 workshops, 5 general sessions, and the Healthy Aging Star Awards, the 2021 Summit is a great place to learn about the health-related issues that impact people in your community. Hear from experts on new interventions and initiatives that support older adult health and connect with colleagues to learn what they’re doing to improve community health. Your registration includes:
Summit Keynote Speaker
Louise Aronson, MD
Geriatrician, writer, educator, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Louise Aronson will be our keynote speaker at the 2021 Healthy Aging Summit. Dr. Aronson is the author of the New York Times bestseller Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life. In her book, she challenges not only the way we look at aging but also the way we think and feel about medicine and what it means to be a human being across the lifespan.
A graduate of Harvard Medical School, her recognitions includes the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine, a MacDowell Artists’ Fellowship, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award.
John A. Hartford Foundation
WI DHS, Bureau
of Aging &
Dept of Psychology
Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging
The Promise - In the Age of COVID
The pandemic has created numerous challenges but has also presented new possibilities for addressing community health. How do we recognize and take advantage of the opportunities to engage older people in healthier behaviors as restrictions ease? How can communities reimagine and respond to the changing landscape and priorities with a continual focus on health and wellness as people age?
Advancing Age-Friendly Health & Public Health Systems
Alone and Lonely: The Science, Health Impact and Movement to Support Older Adults Who are Lonely and Socially Isolated
Loneliness and social isolation are on the rise in the U.S. and are responsible for very real physical, emotional and psychological impacts. In this panel discussion, learn more about the issue, the challenges in supporting people who are lonely, and community responses that range from national efforts to a new state initiative that uses a collective impact approach to deploy meaningful responses to the negative health impacts of social isolation and loneliness among older adults and people with disabilities in Wisconsin.