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“Rebounding and Rebuilding” NJAAW’s 23nd Annual Conference/2nd virtual, June 3 & 4

June 4, 2021

9:00 am ET

Registration is open! Register here.

Day Two/June 4

9-9:15 a.m.: Welcome back

9:15-10:15 a.m.:  Meet the new Executive Director and hear her plans for NJAAW

10:15-10:45 a.m.: Break/visit virtual exhibit hall

Please be sure to visit our sponsors and exhibitors, whose support made this event possible!

10:45 a.m.-noon: Concurrent Workshop Sessions (select one)

  • Aging in Community

Laurie Facciarossa Brewer, NJ Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Gwen Orlowski, Executive Director, Disability Rights New Jersey

Ev Liebman, Director of Advocacy, AARP-NJ

Amy Brown, Policy Director, New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman (moderator)

  • Reimagine Your Senior Center in 2021 and Beyond

Pat Bohse, Executive Director, Senior Citizens Activities Network (SCAN), Inc. 

Lisa LaBonte, Consultant, Meal Innovations and Partnerships 

Noon-12:30: Break/visit to virtual exhibit hall

Please be sure to visit our sponsors and exhibitors, whose support made this event possible!

12:30-12:45 p.m.: Presentation of the Carl F. West Award

Today we pay tribute to Carl F. West by announcing the winning nomination for an award in his honor. Carl was a founding trustee and the first President of the Board of the NJ Foundation for Aging, now NJ Advocates for Aging Well. A NJ resident all his life, had a long, distinguished career in public service. Carl worked tirelessly to bring the issues facing older adults to the attention of elected officials and policymakers. Nominees for this award — an individual or organization — embody the same dedication, drive and leadership traits that Carl had, are based in NJ and work on behalf of older adults.

 

12:45-1:30 p.m.: Reframing Aging/Disrupting Aging

Dr. Katie York, national Reframing Aging facilitator; Associate State Director, Advocacy, AARP, and former Director of Senior Services/Lifelong Montclair for the Township of Montclair

1:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks by NJAAW’s new Executive Director

For sponsorship information, visit here.

Questions? Email office@njaaw.org

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