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2019 Annual Symposium

October 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 am

2019 Annual Symposium
The Promise of Technology for Aging Abundantly

Join us as we explore the promise of technology for older adults during our fourth annual symposium. Highlights include technology demonstrations and discussion with Dr. Madj Alwan, LeadingAge Senior Vice President of Technology.

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Cost: $80* | $30 for students and 55+

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October 11, 019, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville, OH 43082
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For those wishing to stay, the Renaissance Hotel has reduced room rates for symposium attendees. Please call (614) 882-6800 to reserve your room.

Joseph F. Coughlin, PhDJoseph Coughlin, PhD

Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, is founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. He teaches in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning and the Sloan School’s Advanced Management Program. Author of The Longevity Economy, Dr. Coughlin is also a member of the AARP Board of Directors. He is sought by nonprofits, major companies and governments around the world for opportunities to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families.

Learners will have the opportunity to earn:

  • 5.0 clock hours for BELTSS
  • 3.0 clock hours for Social Work

Objectives: Upon completion of this event, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss how the role of technology can help in learning about the aging process and improve the experience of aging.
  2. Identify how technology and innovation can transform the way one thinks and approaches aging in the 21st century.
  3. Describe the process and unique challenges of developing technologies to meet the needs for older adults.
  4. Describe how to use of technology to build empathy for care givers, family and work force for those living with dementia.
  5. Identify the ethical implications and safety and security issues that advances in technology raise for individuals, researchers, care providers and senior living organizations.
  6. Discuss future directions of technology and how these will transform the experience of aging.


Contact Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director, Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, at blong-higgins@uchinc.org or (740) 382-4885.

Sponsored by:
Merrill | A Bank of America Company

*CEUs will be offered at the Symposium. Please visit abundantaging.org for questions regarding CEUs.