To celebrate and recognize the tremendous work being done in the fields of aging and disability across the State of Iowa, the Iowa Department on Aging will be hosting several educational events in 2017 collectively known as the Dialogue on Aging Series. These programs are open to the public but are specifically designed for aging and disability professionals, caregivers and advocates. Each will focus on a particular topic and showcase the many ways talented individuals and passionate organizations in communities across Iowa are working to improve the quality of life and care for older adults and adults with disabilities.
Schedule of Events:
Technology in Aging: Improving the Quality of Life and Care for Older Iowans
Sept. 13, 2017 | The Golden Leaf Banquet & Conference Center | Bettendorf, Iowa | 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (doors open at 8:30) Oct. 25, 2017 | Supertel Inn & Conference Center | Creston, Iowa | 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (doors open at 8:30) (Same event, two great locations!)
Marianne Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Nursing Director, University of Iowa Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence Co-Director, University of Iowa Center on Aging
Lunch was included and featured the presentation of the 2016 Betty Grandquist Lifetime Achievement Award to Di Findley and Sen. Maggie Tinsman, two Iowans who have dedicated their personal and professional lives to improving the quality of life and care for older Iowans and persons with disabilities.