Southern Miss Conference Addresses Aging Issues for Area Professionals
Friday, January 30, 2009
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Area health care professionals, social workers and students attended the 8th Annual Issues on Aging Conference Friday (Jan. 30) at The University of Southern Mississippi.

  

Pictured here is keynote speaker Dr. Corinne Rieder, executive director and treasurer of The John A. Harford Foundation. She presented "Who Will Care for You and Me? Transforming the Workforce and Service Delivery for America's Older Adults.”  Other topics addressed throughout the day by guest speakers included exercise and healthy aging, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease research, social security, end of life issues, and a special discussion with Mississippi Sen. Terry C. Burton on the latest legislation and call to action on aging issues in Mississippi. 

 

The conference was hosted by the Southern Miss School of Social Work (Southern Miss Public Relations photos by Steve Rouse)

 

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.  In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world.  Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu. -30-