About

Since 1981, the Mental Health and Aging Conference has brought relevant content, developing theories, and best practices to passionate professionals serving older adults.

Previous conference topics have included:

2018 – Resiliency: Overcoming Trauma and Embracing Aging
2017 – Live Your Best Live, Focus on Wellness
2016 – Live, Love and Let Go
2015 – Aspects of Aging: Assessing & Navigating Complex Challenges of Later life
2014 – Eat, Sleep, Move, Connect: Pathways to Successful Aging
2013 – Innovative Perspectives on Mental Health & Aging
2012 – The New Generation of Older Adults
2011 – The 3 R’s of Elder Abuse: “Risk, Resilience, and Recovery”
2010 – Let’s Break the Silence – Substance Abuse Among Seniors
2009 – Aging in the Shadows: Social Isolation Among Seniors
2008 – The Final Act: Elderly Suicide Assessment, Intervention, Ethical & Cultural Issues
2007 – Trapped in Anxiety: Hoarding, Chronic Illness and OCD
2006 – Ethics in an Aging Society: No Easy Answers
2005 – Extraordinary Aging: The Journey Never Ends
2004 – Memory: Here Today, Here Tomorrow – Maximize Brainpower for Life
2003 – Sexuality and Aging: Working with GLBTQ Older Adults
2002 – Spirituality, Wholeness and Healing in Later Life
2001 – Cultural Competency: Seeking Wise Solutions
2000 – Moving On: The Challenges of Relocation
1999 – Challenging Behaviors: Our Clients and Ourselves
1998 – Successful Aging
1997 – Dealing with Death: Let’s Talk About It
1996 – Not So Secret: Older Adults’ Use of Alcohol and Medications
1995 – TRADING PLACES Changing Family Roles: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
1994 – Anxiety and Depression: Understanding – Coping – Solving
1993 – Memory–Where Did I Put It?
1992 – Demystifying Dementia: Understanding and Coping with Changed Realities
1991 – Chronologically Gifted: Growth and Change in the Senior Years
1990 – Bioethics in Aging: Dilemmas and Decisions
1989 – Sexuality and Intimacy in Aging
1988 – Conquering the Fears of Aging
1987 – Lifestyles and Life Satisfactions
1986 – Maintaining Independence throughout the Aging Process
1985 – Challenging the Image of Aging – A Personal Adventure
1984 – Issues and Ethics
1983 – Planning for the Predictable Events in Later Years
1982 – The Best is Yet to Be
1981 – Aging, Mental Health and the Human Services Worker