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UKIAH – The Area Agency on Aging of Lake and Mendocino Counties (AAA) and the Older Adult System of Care of Mendocino County (OASOC) invite you to celebrate Older Americans, Elder Abuse Prevention and Mental Health during the month of May.
AAA and OASOC are co-sponsoring the annual Public Awareness Conference on elder abuse prevention and healthy aging.
This year’s conference is entitled “Healthy Communities: Advocacy, Self-Care, & Longevity.” The event will be held at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center on Wednesday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The daylong event will feature Irving Hellman PhD, licensed geropsychologist.
Dr. Hellman will present on advocacy for elders and self-care for caregivers. The day will begin with a panel discussion with representatives from the district attorney’s offices of Lake County and Mendocino County, discussing elder abuse prevention in our communities.
The day will be rounded out with a presentation by centenarian, Lillian Vogel, PhD, author of “What’s My Secret,” talking about resiliency and longevity.
Registration is free and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.
Advanced registration is required. Seating is limited, so please, register early. Continuing education units are available. The registration deadline is April 30; participants must provide their license type and number at registration in order to receive continuing education units.
To register, or for more information, contact the Area Agency on Aging at 707-463-7775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.