Thursday, August 24, 2006

more on aging in place conference

Yesterday, I posted information about the Aging In Place conference on September 26 in Madison, CT. It's being run by the Connecticut Interfaith Network on Aging. 8:30 am - 4 pm.
Afternoon tea afterward.

Here's a sampling of workshops included in the program:

10:45 - 11:45
Fitness and the Older Adult
An Integrated Approach to Senior Transportation
Home Modification Made Easy
Aging at Home/Sharing a Home
Remininsence: A key to Spiritual Well Being

1:15 - 2:15
The Many Faces of Faith in Action
Living Well with Illness
Fostering Independence through Safe Housing
Money Management Services for Seniors
Growing Old: the last great adventure

The conference is for caregivers, social workers, families, friends, parish visitors, aides, chaplians, nurses, clergy, therapists, advocates and volunteers and elders who wish insights into their own aging.

YOU MUST SIGN UP BY SEPT. 15.
Registration is $45.

There's also a retreat on Monday eve, Sept. 25. for an extra $10 on The Spirituality of Receiving Care. But food and lodging are separate. To learn more about the cost of dinner and lodging, call: Kathie Fleischauer at the Mercy Center at 203.245.0401 and tell her that you're going to the CINA conference.

The site for the conference, The Mercy Center, in Madison, CT, looks great! http://www.mercyctrmadison.com/

Make checks payable to CINA-IVC and mail to: CINA-Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers, 30 Gillies Road, Hamden, CT 06517
Include your name, organization, address & phone. Tell them if you're going to the Monday retreat, too.
Call Barbara Barlock at 203.230.8994 with questions.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Aging In Place Conference

The Connecticut Interfaith Network on Aging (CINA) is holding its annual caregiving conference on Aging In Place on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. At the Mercy Center in Madison, CT. Call 203.230.8994 and speak to Barbara Barlock, if you want more info.

I'm amazed that the conference and the CINA don't have web sites. They should.

In the spirit of giving them some web time, the conference's opening speaker is the Honorable Edith Prague, a CT State Senator. She is Co-Chair of the Labor and Public Employees Committee and Vice Chair, Select Committee on Aging. She speaks at 9:30 am.

She will speak on Aging in Connecticut: Where have we been? Where are we going?

Also speaking are: The Rev. Barbara Barlock, chairperson of the Connecticut Interfaith Network on Aging. She is a minister of the United Church of Christ and Director of Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven.

Imam Abdul-Majid Karim Hasan, Resident Imam of the Muhammad Islamic Cneter, Hamden.

The Rev. Louise B. Higginbotham, Pastor Emerita of the United Church on the Green, UCC.

Rabbi Gloria Rubin, Spiritual Director of Temple B'Nai Abraham, Meriden.

Cornelia Leavitt-Scudder, B'Hai Faith.