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LeadingAge’s 2012 Annual Meeting Will Present Trends and Best Practices in Aging Services

by Published On: Sep 14, 2012


Contact: Emily Wilson, 202-508-9492

Washington—The LeadingAge Annual Meeting will bring 10,000 aging services providers and experts to Denver to explore best practices for care and services for the aging.

The convention, which will be held from October 21–24, 2012 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, will address the issues of family caregiving, care options for seniors, health and wellness and a full range of other topics relating to aging. The meeting’s theme is: Inspire, Serve, Advocate. Conference sessions and exhibits will focus on helping providers explore how to expand the world of possibilities for aging.

This year’s meeting will include an Idea House, featuring the latest in aging technologies and products for the home. This 3,000 square-ft. house in the exhibit hall will feature design and technology together to bring to life the potential for facilitating aging in place. 

Three levels of care – independent, assisted and nursing illustrate how different levels can benefit from design and technology applications that create a home and facilitate independence.

The exhibit hall will also feature more than 350 companies and organizations sharing information about products and services in the aging field. Of note is the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) Information Exchange, which will feature case studies of a dozen technology innovations in aging services.

Other highlights include:

  • More than 200 education sessions focused on wellness, marketing, public policy, design, financial management and care and services for the aging.
  • Site visits to four cutting-edge aging services provider members in the Denver area.
  • Longest-Tenured Employee Recognition: Nora Morant, a 63-year employee of the Jewish Association on Aging in Pittsburgh, will be recognized as the longest-serving staff member in a LeadingAge member community.
  • Wii Bowling: Competitors from the National Senior League will complete in the national championships, which will be held in the exhibit hall.
  • Senior Ping Pong Tournament: 10 different member organizations will face off in our first-ever LeadingAge Ping Pong tournament.

General session speakers are:

  • Desmond Tutu, human rights activist and winner of the Nobel Peace prize.
  • Atul Gawande, practicing surgeon, staff writer for The new Yorker, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School.
  • Joseph Coughlin, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab.

Press passes are available and attending members of the press will be able to access our more than 200 education sessions and interview LeadingAge experts free of charge. For more information, or to register as a member of the press, please email Emily Wilson, communications associate.


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