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Upcoming Aging in America Conference to Feature PHI Presenters

February 17, 2016

PHI will be well represented at the 2016 Aging in America Conference, which will be held March 20-24 in Washington, DC.

PHI Director of Federal Affairs Daniel Wilson is serving as one of the conference co-chairs for this year’s event.

On March 20, PHI Organizational Change Consultant Cean Eppelheimer and PHI Michigan Manager Hollis Turnham will join Clare Luz of Michigan State University to present a 90-minute workshop on the Training to Prevent Adult Abuse and Neglect (TPAAN), a PHI-developed curriculum that has been shown to reduce elder abuse.

The following day, March 21, will feature an hour-long session entitled “Quality Care Through Quality Jobs: The Vital Role of Direct-Care Workers for Older Americans.” 

Cean Eppelheimer will join several members of the PHI policy team to present this session, which will explain why the direct-care workforce is becoming increasingly important in the U.S. long-term care system.

The presenters will highlight the latest research on direct-care workers and discuss emerging policy trends and training interventions designed to strengthen the workforce.

PHI will also be present at Booth #118 at the Exhibit Hall on March 21-22.

Overall, the conference will include dozens of sessions, workshops, and events, as well as the opportunity to network with the 3,000 professionals who are expected to attend.

The conference will also mark the beginning of Bob Blancato‘s tenure as Board Chair of the American Society on Aging (ASA), the organization that runs the Aging in America Conference each year. The national coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition, Blancato begins his two-year term as ASA Board Chair on March 23.

Registration information for the conference in available online.

— by Matthew Ozga

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