Thank you for attending the 6th Annual Elder Friendly Futures Conference!

Sept. 14-15, 2017 | Lynnwood Convention Center
Once again, 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 features two full days of educational sessions, networking opportunities, engaging exhibits, research poster presentations, roundtable discussions and, the always-popular film viewing and discussion.

The 2017 Program will include:
(see the program page for more details)

Plenary panels on “Eldercare Workforce Capacity and Collaborations to Support Change” and “The Hidden Costs (and benefits) of Caregiving”. 

Concurrent Sessions on the following topics:

  • Mind-body health techniques to support professional and caregiver self-care
  • Management of opioids in older adults
  • Cognitive impairment among homeless older adults
  • Long-distance caregiving
  • Caring for the caregiver
  • Elder care workforce considerations
  • Valuing palliative care and hospice programs, as well as viewing of the film “Speaking of Dying”

2017 Keynote Speakers

Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN
Founding Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing, UC Davis
Delivered by:  Deborah H. Ward, Health Sciences Clinical Professor,
University of California, Davis
Dr. Young will address culturally competent interventions, including the use of technology, to support caregivers.
Title: “Caregiving Collaborations: Increasing Family and Community Capacity”

Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW
Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute
Policy initiatives to support family caregivers, as well as the need to transform caregiving from an individual to a societal responsibility, will be themes of Ms. Feinberg’s keynote.
Title: “Family Matters: Transforming Policy and Practice for Caregiving Families in an Aging America”

Closing Keynote:
Sister Madonna Buder, SFCC, “The Iron Nun”
Sisters for Christian Community and Senior Olympian triathlete
Holder of the world record for the oldest person ever to finish an Ironman Triathlon at age 82, Sister Buder will challenge us to revision aging and “not act our age.”
Title: “Speaking Up for Aging: Finding Community Among Caregivers”


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!


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