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December 01, 2017

The 2018 Aging in America Conference

(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: Bifocal, Vol. 39, Issue 2.)

Members of the Commission on Law and Aging’s staff will be presenting at the Aging in America Conference which attracts almost 3,000 professionals in the field of aging issues.

The Aging in America Conference features a multidisciplinary approach that covers the full spectrum of legal, health and social issues associated with aging.

Topics include:

• Elder Mistreatment and Elder Justice

• Diversity and Cultures of Aging

• Age-Friendly Communities

• Brain Health Across the Spectrum

• Policy and Advocacy

• Technology and Aging

• Managed Care

• Caregiving

• Health and Wellness

• Lifelong Learning and Engagement

• Mental Health

• Religion, Spirituality and Meaning

David Godfrey, senior attorney with the Commission, will participate in four events:

Fifty Shades of Gray Hair: The Growing Issue of Intimate Relationships in Skilled Nursing Facilities, (Panel Discussion).

Integrating Supported Decision-Making into Advance Care Planning (Workshop)

Healthcare Decision-Making and Healthcare Fraud: What you Need to Know to Protect Your Clients (Symposium)

The Law of Caregiving: What Providers Should Know and How to Help, (Symposium). This session will explain ten common legal needs of caregivers and how providers can help address them.

Charlie Sabatino, the Commission’s director, will be a presenter at the symposium, Law and Policy: 2018 Update for Professionals in Aging. This session addresses the changes in laws that have been passed in the past year and explains how these laws affect the audience in providing services to America's elders. This session also examines the policies of various federal agencies that set policies on aging issues.

Because it is not narrowly focused on a single discipline, the Aging in America Conference gives participants opportunities to broaden their knowledge of aging issues, to network with a wide range of professionals, and to gain new perspectives that will enable them to better serve their clients.

Visit to learn more. To contact ASA directly to request a conference brochure, call 1-800-537-9728 or email [email protected].