The 20th Florence Cellar Conference on Aging explores the relationship between physical activity and mental acuity to achieve vitality in aging using the theme “Gray Matters: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Aging.” This conference features the latest research findings as well as demonstrated successes for healthy aging through keynote addresses and lively panel discussions with prominent researchers and mythbusting active elders. Approximately 250 healthcare and social service providers, administrators, researchers, students and educators, informal caregivers, and older adult consumers regularly convene for this daylong, biannual conference.
Visit the web site at http://fpb.case.edu/centers/ucah/conference.shtm for details on the conference schedule. Highlights include:
Keynote speaker is Leonard W. Poon, PhD, University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor. Dr. Poon is the principal investigator for The Georgia Centenarian Study, a remarkable 20-year research program on the oldest old—individuals who live to age 100 or beyond.
Morning speaker is Gay Hanna, PhD, MFA, Executive Director of the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA). Dr. Hanna is an arts administration leader with 30 years management experience in the arts, education, and health related program services.
Luncheon speaker is the Honorable Louis Stokes, U.S. Representative (Retired). As the first African American member of the U.S. Congress from Ohio, Mr. Stokes played a pivotal role in the quest for civil rights, equality, and social and economic justice throughout his 15 consecutive terms.