Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Melissa Chalker 
NJ Foundation for Aging 

Models, Policies and Prescriptions for Healthy Aging 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018      

NJFA’s 20th Annual Conference

Models, Policies and Prescriptions for Healthy Aging

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

Sponsors and Partners

Parker We Make Aging Part of Life

The Silver Century Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Felician University Institute for Gerontology

The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation

Johnson and Johnson

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.

4.5 CEU hours offered for LNHA/CALA, Activity/Recreation, and Social Workers

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 2018 Morning Keynote, The Future of Aging Services

 Presenter: Robyn Stone, LeadingAge


Robyn I. Stone, Dr.P.H, a noted researcher and internationally recognized authority on long-term care and aging policy, is Sr. VP for Research at LeadingAge. Dr. Stone is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the National Academy of Social Insurance. 

This presentation will provide an overview of the key factors that will drive the demand for aging services over the next two decades, the major challenges facing policymakers, providers and consumers, and ways in which all the stakeholders may address these challenges and take advantage of opportunities to help older adults to age successfully in the community in New Jersey and across the country.

The Luncheon Keynote: Let's Talk About It- Speaking to Older Adults About Sexual Health

Alison Thomas-Cottingham, Ph.D., Rider University

 Alison Thomas-Cottingham, is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in community/health psychology. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rider University and a Principal Investigator at Sabre88.

This presentation will address how to effectively communicate with your older clients about sensitive topics such as sexual health. It will also touch upon how to minimize apprehension in older adults about their changing bodies.

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