Ohio’s demographic changes – along with the nation’s – require new ways of addressing long-term services and supports (LTSS) for today and the future. The practice and delivery of LTSS to meet the increasing demand will be the focus of the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (o4a) Annual Conference for Aging and Disability Resource Networks (ADRN) on November 9 and 10, 2016.
Ohio is currently experiencing an unprecedented growth in the older population, especially age 80 plus. More older, middle-aged, and younger Ohioans are less healthy than previous generations, which means an even greater increase in Ohioans who will require LTSS. Most people are not prepared for long-term disability, so it is important to learn how to prepare individually, locally, and with state and federal policy.
Each year this conference provides an opportunity for aging and disability professionals to learn cutting edge information on policy, research, and clinical practice. The conference also brings together professionals from Ohio’s Area Agencies on Aging, providers, board members, local aging organizations, and others to learn and share. The conference will start with the framework of public perceptions of older adults and how society can best integrate their needs and contributions. Subsequent sessions address individual and collective best practices for improving our responses to our ever-changing population.
Registration deadline is October 30, 2016.