The Northeast Ohio Aging and Disability Summit was presented in partnership with DSAS, The MetroHealth System, and the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging and took place on September 17, 2021
The theme -- Building Connections. Stronger Together– underscored the partnerships of the three presenting agencies and dozens of community partners across northeast Ohio, who work tirelessly to address the needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities.
The summit was packed with national and local experts speaking on topics such as diversity and inclusion, assistive technology, aging, public policy, gerontological research, and workforce opportunities. It was an excellent opportunity for those who work with the aging network, social workers, nurses, services providers, and other interested individuals to learn together, and share ideas.
Keynote speakers included Rita Choula, Director of Caregiving, AARP Public Policy Institute; Robert Blancato, Executive Director, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs; and Marc Freedman, CEO, and Founder, of Encore.org.
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