Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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National Conference Center 
Holiday Inn East Windsor
399 Monmouth St
East Windsow, NJ 08520

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Melissa Chalker 
NJ Foundation for Aging 

The "How To's" for Aging Well 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019       

NJFA’s 21st Annual Conference

The "How To's" for Aging Well

 National Conference Center - 399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ 08520

Sponsors and Partners

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation

Johnson and Johnson

The Silver Century Foundation

Parker Health Group, Inc

Felcian University's Institute of Gerontology


Horizon NJ Health

Who Should Attend:

Leaders and professionals in direct practice, in public and private community-based programs serving caregivers and/or older persons including: senior centers, senior housing, adult daycare programs, respite programs, home health, hospitals, assisted living and nursing home settings.

Elected officials, advocates, planners & policy makers in housing, local planning, program development, legislation, health, aging and social programs

Educators and Grantmakers interested in making a difference in the lives of older adults.


The goal of the conference is to provide educational opportunities for professionals in the aging network, to advance new approaches for serving seniors & professional ethics to enhance quality services, and to promote healthy life style choices.


NJFA is an approved provider of LNHA/CALA continuing education credits in accordance with N.J.A.C.

8:34-7.3(a). This program will award LNHA/CALA, 4.5 credits.

Activities Professionals, 4.5 CEH, NCCAP 500265-20

These conference sessions, courses #2497-2503, are approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by NJ Foundation For Aging as an individual conference sessions. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 05/22/2019 to 05/22/2021. Social workers completing this conference received 4.5 general continuing education credits.

CE Requirements: Social workers must be in full attendance of the conference to earn CE credit, complete a session evaluation for each session attended and an overall conference evaluation. Certificates will be awarded by email within 30 business days.

8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome remarks from the NJ Foundation for Aging (NJFA)

9:15 AM Morning Keynote

10:30 AM Break and Visit with the Exhibitors

10:45 to 12:00 Concurrent Morning SESSIONS

12:00 to 12:15 PM Break and Exhibitors

12:15 PM Lunch and Afternoon Keynote

1:30 PM Break and Visit with the Exhibitors

1:40 to 3:00 Concurrent Afternoon SESSIONS


The 2019 Morning Keynote

Age-Friendly Community Initiatives: New Avenues for Advocacy    among Aging Services Providers in New Jersey

Presenter: Emily Greenfield, Ph.D, Rutgers School of Social Work

Emily Greenfield is an Associate Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Since joining the Rutgers faculty in 2007, her research, teaching, and administrative service has focused on fostering leadership for an aging society. She is a research expert on age-friendly community initiatives, aging-in-place supportive service programs, civic engagement in later life, and the long-term health effects of social inequalities in childhood. For the past four years, Dr. Greenfield has been leading a community-partnered research project on the development of age-friendly community initiatives in northern New Jersey. Dr. Greenfield’s keynote presentation will address why long lives matter in New Jersey and how local places matter for people’s experiences of later life. Her research highlights that age-friendly community initiatives provide a “package” for advocating on making localities more responsive to population aging, and that age-friendly community initiatives go well beyond “aging” and are highly cross-disciplinary. Further Dr. Greenfield will talk about how the development of age-friendly community initiatives in New Jersey provide a unique leadership opportunity for aging services providers and finally address how aging services providers can become involved through their professional affiliations, as well as through their private civilian lives. Because of funders, age-friendly leaders and the work of Dr. Greenfield there is a growing network in New Jersey to support individuals who are engaged in this work.


Luncheon Panel: How to Combat Ageism

Jeanne Koller, Rutgers, the State University; Christine Newman, AARP NJ; Jenny Dunkle, Stockton University

Our panelists will define ageism and provide examples of movements set on dismantling this pervasive -ism. The panel discussion will include a definition of terms, discussion of media images of aging and the implications and influence of the beauty industry and “anti-aging products.” How ageism impacts men and women differently will also be discussed, as well as, unique ways ageism impacts the LGBTQ community.


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