Thank you to all who helped make our 2016 conference a success!
5th Annual Elder Friendly Futures Conference
Sept. 15-16, 2016 | Lynnwood Convention Center
Once again hundreds of healthcare providers, community professionals, research educators, students and others gathered to share and learn about healthy aging and how to be part of an elder friendly future.
Elder Friendly Futures featured two full days of educational sessions, networking opportunities, engaging exhibits, research poster presentations, roundtable discussions, the always-popular films discussion and a UW Bookstore kiosk.
The theme, Multiple Voices Shaping our Communities included topics such as;
- Shaping the science of health and wellness
- Visioning connections within age-friendly communities
- Addressing what it means to be older and underserved
- The multiple dimensions of cognitive and mental health
- Elder justice and security
Over the two days at EFF, multiple concurrent sessions touched on the five main themes of the conference. See the complete event program for panels, sessions, and speakers.
Three plenary keynotes speakers, each an expert and pioneer in their respective fields, presented:
Thursday Keynote; Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Title: Equity: A Powerful Force for the Future of Aging
Expert in health, caregiving, and aging in marginalized communities new.
Friday Keynote; Fernando Torres-Gil
Title: The Coming Aging of the Next America: Diversity, Generations and the 2016 Presidential Election
Expert in diversity, generations and presidential campaign that will shape our future.
Friday Closing Keynote; Ashton Applewhite
Title: OLD ≠ SICK: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life
Expert in how ageism makes aging in America so much harder than it has to be.
THANK YOU to our 2016 sponsors!