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November 2016

2016 Annual Symposium

November 11, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

2016 Annual Symposium A Generation Ahead: Transforming the Way We Age Nearly 200 people joined United Church Homes in remembering and celebrating the spirit of Ruth Frost Parker — a Sandusky resident whose vision, leadership, and philanthropy helped create the senior living residence of Parkvue Community in Sandusky — by attending a Symposium entitled, A Generation Ahead: Transforming the Way We Age, held Friday, November 11, in Columbus, Ohio. This inaugural, annual Symposium introduced the newly created Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging,…

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October 2017

2017 Annual Symposium

October 20, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Laura Carstensen

2017 Annual Symposium Abundant Aging in the 21st Century Experts in psychology, longevity and geriatrics discussed Abundant Aging in the 21st Century at the 2017 Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging second annual Symposium Oct. 20 in Columbus. About 170 people attended the event with keynote speaker Dr. Laura Carstensen, professor of psychology at Stanford University and the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity in Stanford, California. Panelists included Linda Mauger, Optimized Care Network; Jo Dee Davis,…

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January 2018

Wisdom Conversations: Aging and Opportunity for Congregations and Ourselves

January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging retreat for clergy and lay leaders titled “Wisdom Conversations”! It will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at Dublin Community UCC, 81 W. Bridge St. The theme is “Aging and Opportunity for Congregations and Ourselves.” Facilitators Facilitators are Susan H. McFadden, Ph.D., professor emerita of psychology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and John T. McFadden, M.Div., an ordained ministry of the United…

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April 2018

Gen Silent | Giving Voice to LGBTQ Older Adults Conference

April 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Gen Silent, giving a voice to LGBTQ Older Adults

What would you do to survive if you were elderly, disabled and afraid of discrimination or abuse? Join us, for an exploration of a vital topic with a film screening and workshops. Register Now Gen Silent is the LGBT documentary from award-winning director and filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their lives to survive. Their surprising decisions are captured through intimate access to their day-to-day lives over the course of a year in Boston,…

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October 2018

2018 Annual Symposium

October 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dr. Ira Byock

2018 Annual Symposium Abundant Aging through the End of Life More than 200 people attended the third annual Symposium of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging on Oct. 12 in Columbus. There, they heard from Dr. Ira Byock, a leading palliative care physician, author and public advocate for improving care through the end of life. The afternoon panel consisted of David T. Ball, Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, Rabbi Wendy Unger and Lama Kathy Wesley, who shared interfaith perspectives on…

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January 2019

Wisdom Conversations: Our Narratives of Aging

January 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - January 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Thanks to all who came out for United Church Homes' Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging's Wisdom Conversations event! Click here for a PowerPoint from this retreat: Narratives of Aging Sandusky January 2019 Click here for a poem created by attendees: What Aging Brings Poem

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February 2019

Miami Valley LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit

February 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - February 12, 2019 @ 4:30 am

Registration is now open for the Miami Valley LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit. To register, visit www.horizons-lgbt.eventbrite.com. The event will take place Feb. 11-12, 2019 at Sinclair Conference Center, 444 West Third Street, Dayton. The keynote speaker is Stu Maddox, an award-winning producer and director of nonfiction media with international credits including PBS, Showtime, TLC, VH1, Spike, Logo, CMT and BBC. A screening of Maddox's film, Gen Silent, will take place. Gen Silent is a documentary chronicling the lives and travails…

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May 2019

Leading Faithfully: Mobilizing Clergy to Help Respond to Elder Abuse

May 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

May 2, 2019 | Benjamin Rose Institute Community clergy are often left out of discussions of elder justice, but may be the first individuals who may become aware of elder abuse or exploitation in their faith communities. This educational offering will help “connect the dots” for the faith leaders that serve communities across Ohio. Who Should Attend? Clergy (of all faith traditions) Church staff Lay ministers/volunteers Objectives: Identify risk factors that may make individuals more vulnerable to victimization Define elder…

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Narratives of Aging Workshop — The Bath Church, UCC

May 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

May 15, 2019 | 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Bath UCC Join us as we explore our personal narratives of aging through writing while also receiving training to lead similar small group processes in your local setting. This five-hour workshop will be presented by Dr. Paula Hartman-Stein. This interactive writing workshop is designed for older adults. Lunch is included in the registration fee. About the Presenter: Paula Hartman-Stein, PhD, is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist, specializing in aging, and…

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August 2019

Leading Faithfully: Mobilizing Clergy to Help Respond to Elder Abuse

August 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Community clergy are often left out of discussions of elder justice, but may be the first individuals who may become aware of elder abuse or exploitation in their faith communities. This educational offering will help connect the dots for the faith leaders that serve communities across Ohio. Join us as we cover this important topic. Mid-Ohio Foodbank 3960 Brookham Drive Grove City, OH 43123 Presented by Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director, Ruth Parker Center for Abundant Aging Kim Vesey, RN,…

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September 2019

Leading Faithfully: Mobilizing Clergy to Help Respond to Elder Abuse

September 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Community clergy are often left out of discussions of elder justice, but may be the first individuals who may become aware of elder abuse or exploitation in their faith communities. This educational offering will help connect the dots for the faith leaders that serve communities across Ohio. Join us as we cover this important topic. Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center 1000 North Keowee Street Dayton, OH 45404 Presented by Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director, Ruth Parker Center for…

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Leading Faithfully: Mobilizing Clergy to Help Respond to Elder Abuse

September 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Community clergy are often left out of discussions of elder justice, but may be the first individuals who may become aware of elder abuse or exploitation in their faith communities. This educational offering will help connect the dots for the faith leaders that serve communities across Ohio. Join us as we cover this important topic. Toledo Botanical Garden 5403 Elmer Drive Toledo, OH 43615 Presented by Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director, Ruth Parker Center for Abundant Aging Kim Vesey, RN,…

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Leading Faithfully: Mobilizing Clergy to Help Respond to Elder Abuse

September 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Community clergy are often left out of discussions of elder justice, but may be the first individuals who may become aware of elder abuse or exploitation in their faith communities. This educational offering will help connect the dots for the faith leaders that serve communities across Ohio. Join us as we cover this important topic. Benjamin Rose Institute 11890 Fairhill Road Cleveland, OH 44120 Presented by Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director, Ruth Parker Center for Abundant Aging Kim Vesey, RN,…

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October 2019

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. Register Today! Cost: $80* | $30 for students and 55+ Register Online .BBFormTitle, .BBFormSubTitle { display:none; } window.bboxInit = function () { bbox.showForm('0f62c175-53c7-43eb-b64b-37e63ac20916'); }; (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.async = true; e.src = 'https://bbox.blackbaudhosting.com/webforms/bbox-min.js';…

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January 2020

2020 Wisdom Conversations — Aging: Realities and Renewal

January 5 @ 6:30 pm - January 6 @ 2:30 pm

The third annual Wisdom Conversations retreat, Aging: Realities and Renewal, for those in ministry with older adults brings together Jan Aerie and Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, contributors to the resource, Age-Friendly Congregations, published in 2017 by the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries of the United Church of Christ. Aging: Realities and Renewal draws on their collective experiences of ministry that led to the publication of that resource and their experience and observations in the two years since it was…

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