|Visit the official 2018 MAIA page here.|
Health care professionals can earn continuing education credit for attending.
I usually only post about MAIA after I attend.
[Updated to add reports about MAIA 2018 Keynotes/Plenaries and the Concurrent Sessions]
This year, I decided to give TGAM blog readers an opportunity to attend by posting key details a few weeks before.
Evansville is in the tristate area of SW Indiana. The USI campus is only two hours south of Bloomington, Indiana and two hours west of Louisville, Kentucky. It's also a comfortable drive from St. Louis (2.5 hours), Nashville (2.5 hours) and Indianapolis (3 hours).
The keynote address by Ashton Applewhite on Thursday, August 9th 3 pm is FREE and OPEN to the public. However, registration is required to ensure that everyone has a seat.
If you are interested in maintaining wellness of mind, body, and spirit throughout the lifespan, consider attending all or part of the conference. Registration information is available on the official page.
Many healthcare professionals attending earn CME credits (continuing medical education), but a good portion of those present are not healthcare professionals; they are community members who are pro-active about their physical, financial, social, and emotional health.
There are dozens of presenters, all of whom have valuable insights to share about wellness and aging. Let me first introduce these four:
Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA is an expert on best practices in dementia care.
Ashton Applewhite does insightful critiques of ageism lurking in contemporary culture.
Jeff Speck, AICP, CNU-A, LEED-AP is a city planner and urban designer. He advocates for walkable cities.
Bill Thomas, MD. has a detailed vision for intergenerational living that includes elders but really serves a diverse intersection of people.
During the previous two conferences, I would post updates to social media, often through Twitter. In order to make tagging the speakers easier, I decided to look up their social media accounts before the conference begins.
[Update on 8/12/18: Read a subsequent post about the keynote / plenary speakers.]
Connect with attendees, presenters and sponsors through social media. Follow #maiarocks on Twitter for more information about this event.
Applewhite, Ashton @thischairrocks also on Facebook
Carpenter, Kyrie' @cronetraining of @ChangingAging
Dickman, Daniel of @ivytechsw
Dickman, Susannah on Facebook
Dietz, Julie on Facebook and affiliated with @DofCharity and CNG on Facebook
Downs, Gina of Senior Connection via YouTube and Facebook
Elpers, Kathy of @USIedu
Floyd, Tiffany of Laughter Yoga on Facebook
Frank, Jacquelyn of @eiu
Gatewood, Roseanna Parkhust of @StVincentIN
Huang, Guoyuan of @USIedu
Huggins, Veronia C. of @USIedu
Joergens, Ben @Ben_Joergens of @OldNational
Lantz, Andrea of @Deaconessnews also on Facebook
Meeks, Sherry of @Old_National
Montgomery, Jaley A. of @USIedu
Myers, Jeseph @Jesephm of @ChangingAging
Payne, Nathalie of @YMCA of SW Indiana on Facebook
Preston, Patrick @Patpress
Ripley, Christopher Michael of @IndianaStateBar
Roe, Catherine of @SitemanCenter @WUSTLmed @RoeLabWustl @WUADRC
Schalasky, Joe on Facebook and affiliated with @DofCharity and CNG on Facebook
Speck, Jeff @JeffSpeckAICP
Snow, Teepa @teepasnow
Swain, Stephen J. of @NatlAgrAbility also on Facebook and Indiana's AgrAbility hosted by @LifeatPurdue
Thomas, Bill @drbillthomas of @ChangingAging
Unroe, Kathleen @kathleenunroe of @IUMedSchool
Vance, Diane @UniversityofKY and @EKU emeritas
Wylie, Mary Ellen employed by @UEvansville
This event is made possible by many organizations:
AARP Indiana @AARPIndiana
American Senior Communities @ASCSeniorCare
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center on Facebook
Senior Connection on Facebook
St. Vincent, Indiana @StVincentIN
SWIRCA and More (Area Agency on Aging and More) @SWIRCAandMore
University of Southern Indiana @USIedu @USIOutreach and @USI_CNHP
2018 MAIA Keynote and Plenary Speakers
2018 MAIA Concurrent Sessions
2017 Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness
2016 Mid-American Institute on Aging and Wellness