Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet: www.okdhs.org


The 39th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging will be held on May 20-22, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

This year’s conference theme of “Inspired Living” reflects and showcases the many people who lead active, healthy and vibrant lives as they age. The conference will:

  • Provide information on the latest information regarding issues affecting older Oklahomans.
  • Provide information about important services and programs for older Oklahomans, including health and wellness information.
  • Raise awareness of aging issues.
  • Expose attendees to best practices in order to better serve the aging population.

 

Who Should Attend

Seniors, professionals, students, advocates and anyone interested in older adult issues and meeting the needs of older Oklahomans – the fastest growing segment of the state’s population.

If you are a full-time caregiver and could use assistance in paying an individual of your choice to care for your loved one while you attend this event, please contact Al Ruble at 405-522-6241 by May 6, 2014.

SENIOR DAY – May 20, 2014

Senior Day is FREE to Oklahomans aged 60 years and older. Senior Day is filled with informative speakers, a wellness expo, awards, luncheon, film festival, and exhibit hall.

Tuesday, May 20

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

8:30 to 10 a.m. Opening Session and Keynote Speaker
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Statewide Senior Spelling Bee Finals

10:10 to 11 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

10:10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wellness Expo and Film Festival

11:10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

12:10 to 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Awards Presentations

1:40 to 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
Walking Event

1:40 to 3:30 p.m.

Wellness Expo and Film Festival

2:40 to 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

3:30 to 3:45 p.m. Closing Session

 

PROFESSIONAL DAYS - May 21 and 22, 2014

These days provide training and support for professionals, students and advocates in the field of aging. Hear from distinguished national speakers and other professionals about important issues facing older Oklahomans and those in the field of aging.

Wednesday, May 21

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8 to 8:20 a.m. Networking Walk
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit Hall
8:30 to 9 a.m. Opening Session
9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
UCAT Training (ASD Nurses)
9:15 to 11:30 Wellness Expo and Film Festival
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
UCAT Training (ASD Nurses)
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Speaker
1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
1:15 to 3:30 p.m. Wellness Expo and Film Festival
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:45 to 4 p.m. Closing Session

Thursday, May 22

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8 to 8:20 a.m. Networking Walk
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. General Session
Keynote Speaker
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oklahoma State Council on Aging meeting
10 to 11 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Awards Luncheon - ASD Achievement in Aging Awards including the Lifetime Achievement and ASD Nurses awards

For general questions about the conference, please contact the conference coordinator at 405-521-2281, or via e-mail at okagingconference@okdhs.org.

Last Updated:  4/9/2014