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Posted on March 28, 2017

Group Of Senior Retirement Exercising Together and Holding Hands

‘Aging: We Must Get Ready!’
Summit on Aging
8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 13, 2017
Cal U Convocation Center
* Registration deadline: April 4 

The state Secretary of Aging, Teresa Osborne, will be the keynote speaker when Cal U’s departments of Social Work and Gerontology present “Aging: We Must Get Ready!”

The full-day summit on April 13 focuses on preparing for an aging population.

Speaking via Skype, Osborne will discuss the status of older adults in Pennsylvania and across the country, along with new Pennsylvania initiatives to address this demographic group.

About the Summit on Aging

The Summit on Aging begins with registration at 8:15 a.m. in the Convocation Center. The keynote address follows at 9:15.

A panel discussion at 9:45 a.m. features representatives from AARP, Pennsylvania’s Area Agency on Aging, the University of Pittsburgh and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Workshops are scheduled before and after lunch, which is provided. Workshop topics include:

  • Six Important Conversations to Have for Later Life
  • Important Legal Documents
  • Legal Issues in Elder Care
  • Listening to the Voices of the Elders: African American Older Women Give the Gift of Wisdom

Pastor Gary Gibson will close with “How a Healthy Spirit Enhances and Enriches Your Life Journey.”

Registration and schedule

Register to Attend

Social workers are invited to attend the conference, along with current and former Cal U students.

The event is approved for continuing education units (6 CEUs), included in the conference cost.

Registration is required by April 4. RSVP to Dr. Sheri Boyle (boyle@calu.edu) or Caitlin Evans (EVA8894@calu.edu).

Cost to attend is:

  • Regular admission: $30 ($25, plus a $5 parking fee)
  • Social Work or Gerontology Department field instructors: $15 ($10 plus $5 parking fee)
  • Cal U students (full time): $10.25

Makes checks payable to “California University of Pennsylvania.”

Complete the registration form and mail it with your check to:

Department of Social Work
California University of Pennsylvania
Campus Box 90, Attn: Sheri Boyle
250 University Ave.
California, Pa 15419

Conference sponsors

The Summit on Aging is presented by the Social Work and Gerontology departments at California University of Pennsylvania.

The conference is co-sponsored by Cal U’s Master of Social Work program. The MSW program has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.