Topics ranging from senior care to the future of elderly housing will be explored during the 9th Annual Issues on Aging Conference set for Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 at the Jackie Dole Community Center in downtown Hattiesburg.
Registration will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. with the conference scheduled to conclude around 3:45 p.m. The conference fee is $75 and continuing educations units will be available.
The conference’s primary sponsor is the Pinebelt Association for Families. Co-sponsors are The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health, the School of Social Work and the Southern Miss Center on Aging.
“This year’s conference addresses the steps that our local communities can take to meet the needs of our rapidly aging populations,” said Dr. Susan Hrostowski, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Southern Miss. “Conference attendees will come away with ways to facilitate older adults’ participation in and contributions to the community at large.”
Sessions planned during the conference include the following:
• “Trends in Continuum of Care”
• “You’re Never too Old to Become Younger: A Look at Recreation Programs for Older Adults”
• “How Public Built Environment Affects Quality of Life for Senior Adults”
• “An Eastern Approach to Fall Prevention”
For more information or to register call 601-582-0909 or visit www.paffpetal.org
About The University of Southern Mississippi
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