49th Annual Governor’s Conference on Aging to be held in Glendive, September 12th & 13th


49th Annual Governor’s Conference On Aging

The 49th Annual Governor’s Conference(s) on Aging will be held in two locations this year. This will provide a greater opportunity and accessibility for people on both sides of the state to receive important information and education impacting our Montana Seniors.

Keynote Speakers

Marvin Kaiser: Voices of the Coming of Age

Kristopher Struckmeyer, MS, Doctoral Candidate, Human Development and Family Science, Oklahoma State University

Glenna Chapman: Navigating the Unchartered Journey (Glendive)

The conference also include Susan Gobbs, Esq.- Renter’s Rights. Other topics include The Balancing Act of Medicare & Medicaid in Long Term Care, Debunking the Myth of Adult Protective Services, and Hospice 101. Panel Topics will vary and include Age Friendly Communities, Senior Scam Alerts and Financial Tools, Wills and POAs, and End of Life Issues.

Honoring our Centenarians – Centenarian Luncheon September 12th

The tradition of recognizing our Montana’s Centenarians at a special luncheon continues.

Mini-Grant Sponsorship – Governor’s Advisory Council

The Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) sponsors the Governor’s Conference on Aging and developed a mini-grant program to assist rural communities, fewer than 10,000 populations, who have limited resources and need some assistance in meeting a need for the elderly living in their community. The grants range from $200 to $1,000 and help facilitate supports for senior services in those communities. Mini-grants have been used for various things such as training and educational materials, exercise and health equipment, kitchen equipment for meals as well as developing and enhancing support services that are otherwise unmet in the local communities for senior interests or needs. The grant funds are obtained by sponsorships and a silent auction during the conference. These Mini-Grants are awarded during the Awards Luncheon.

To register for conference please go to: http://dphhs.mt.gov/SLTC/aging/GovernorsConferenceonAging

or contact Jackie Stoeckel at (800) 332-2272 or (406) 444-6061 during normal business hours or email jstoeckel@mt.gov for more information.

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