WIHA Events

​Join your friends and colleagues on an expedition to reach a new pinnacle in healthy aging at the 2017 Healthy Aging Base Camp!

When: Wednesday, June 21 -- 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point, WI


See the Base Camp Registration Brochure here!

What is Base Camp?

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, Base Camp is a 1-day event dedicated to learning, networking, training, and collaborating -- all in the pursuit of reaching new heights as professionals and leaders in the healthy aging movement. Make the trek to Stevens Point where you'll learn from experts, sharpen fundamental skills, and aim your sights on inspiring new ideas.


Hey! What happened to the Summit?

For everyone who joined us for the Healthy Aging Summit in the past — don’t worry. The full 2-day Summit will be back in 2018! This year we’ve distilled the Summit into a one-day event — Healthy Aging Base Camp — focusing on topics and workshops you’ve told us will make the biggest difference in building your evidence-based health promotion programming.


Who's going to Base Camp?

Got a professional — or personal — stake in healthy aging? Base Camp is for you! The event is specifically designed for healthy aging program leaders, coordinators, and volunteers; academic researchers and community partners; professionals from aging offices, ADRCs, senior centers, independent living centers, public health departments, and health care systems — anyone with an interest in promoting healthy aging. Come get new ideas and fresh perspectives to help you improve the health and wellness of your community. And — most importantly — connect with friends and colleagues who share your vision for healthier aging in Wisconsin.


Featured Events

Opening Address: 
The Health Effects of Loneliness & Isolation on Older Adults
Presented by Carla Perissinotto, MD MHS, Associate Professor, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California—San Francisco
Dr. Perissonotto discusses her research on the negative health impacts of loneliness in older adults, and sheds light on risk assessment and other means to assist people who are lonely.

Healthy Aging STAR Awards
Prepare to be inspired by the 2017 recipients of WIHA's annual Healthy Aging Star Awards.  

Closing Address 
The Power of the Patient Perspective:  Facilitating Health Equity Through Cultural Competition

Presented by Crystal Glover, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center
Professor Glover discusses how providers can overcome obstacles that lead to health disparities, by developing a foundation of cultural competency and insight into the patient's perspective.

And it wouldn't be a WIHA event without a little bit of fun, so hike on over to the photo booth and get your silly on with our camping-related props.



Registration Fee: $90 (includes breakfast and lunch)

Click Here to Register Online 

Registration Deadline: June 13, 2017

For questions about registration, please contact UWSP Continuing Education Customer Service at:

(715) 346-3838 (local) | Press “4” for conference menu.


Volunteer Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships may be available to cover registration fees for program volunteers only. If you are interested in a scholarship, contact Anne Hvizdak at Anne.Hvizdak@wisconsin.gov or call 608-266-3111.


Cancellations and Substitutions

Please contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach at uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu with a written request to cancel by June 13, 2017 for a full refund. No refunds will be given after this date. Substitutions can be made at any time, but no shows are responsible for the full conference fee. Last minute registrations cannot be guaranteed inclusion in the meal count.


Lodging Information

A room block is being held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center. Guests can book their reservations online 24 hours a day by using the following link: WI Institute for Healthy Aging-WIHA


If you decide to make reservations by phone, please call 715-344-0200 and press #3. When making reservations, we ask that you reference the group name, WI Institute for Healthy Living or the group block code: WIH.


The group state rate will be available until May 21, 2017 (or until the block is full).


Lodging Rates:

$82 – single occupancy
$109 – double occupancy

Please note the prevailing state rates for June 2017 will be charged for guest rooms if higher than the rate stated above.


Five CEUs will be available for Base Camp. Certificates will be issued after the event.

New!  For Health Educators: Application for CHES Category 1 continuing education contact hours (CECH) has been made to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialling Inc. (NCHEC).



Call UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach at 715-346-3838 or contact Brenna Hopkins at brenna.hopkins@wihealthyagin.org or call 608-243-5689.