Gray Matters: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Aging
The 20th Florence Cellar Conference on Aging
Exploring the mind-body connection to understand how people achieve and maintain vitality during the aging process and to address best practices and activities for promoting healthy aging
Presented by The University Center on Aging and Health and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with the 2013 National Senior Games and the Year of Vitality.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Executive Caterers at Landerhaven
6111 Landerhaven Drive
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Using the theme "Gray Matters: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Aging," the 20th Florence Cellar Conference on Aging explores the relationship between physical activity and mental acuity to achieve vitality in 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, biennial conference.
Our 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.
Our 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.
Our 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.
Reduced Price (Full Day): $85
Leonard Poon, PhD (University of Georgia)
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: What is Aging After All?
Creative Capacity, Health and Well Being in Later Life
Gay Hanna, PhD, MFA (National Center for Creative Aging)
Morning Panel Presentation:
Scientific Knowledge of the Mind-Body Connection and Healthy, Vital Aging
Features experts who will address the current state of scientific knowledge about the mind-body connection and healthy, vital aging.
Ellen Glickman, PhD, FACSM (Kent State University)
John Gunstad, PhD (Kent State University)
Mary Beth Spitznagel, PhD (Kent State University)
One Individual's Journey of Aging with Vitality
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Optional discussions featuring experts on aging and focused on new and emerging techniques and philosophies of embracing the aging process.
Panel A: Integrative Health Approaches to Aging
Moderator: Peter J. Whitehouse, MD (Case Western Reserve University)
- Panel B: Future Disciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Moderator: Alan J. Lerner, MD (Case Western Reserve University)
Panel C: Experiencing Active Aging
Moderator: Lisa Thompson (Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program)
Afternoon MythBusters Panel *
Features older adults who have shattered aging stereotypes offering strategies for their peers and caregivers to use to enhance and support healthy, vital aging.
Moderator: Fred Griffith (Cleveland Television Legend)
Ed Bixenstine, PhD
* MythBusters is a registered service mark of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.
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