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Aging Concerns Unite Us More Than Ever as US Census Shows Increases in Older Population

Aging Concerns Unite Us (ACUU) conference takes place Tuesday, June 5 from 9:30 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center on Albany-Shaker Road in Latham.

PRLog - Jun. 1, 2012 - Albany, NY - One of the groups important to the Medicaid Redesign process will gather at the Desmond in Albany this coming week (June 5 and 6) for an annual event – the Aging Concerns Unite Us conference – that revolves around the fastest growing segment of the population – seniors, a category more and more of us fall under every day.

Every 8 seconds another American turns 65, creating a population shift that has produced the need to look at issues related to aging through a more critical lens. The Aging Concerns Unite Us conference which traditionally takes place this time of year in Albany, draws professionals who serve aging populations with community-based programs with the goal of letting them live at home rather than in more expensive nursing facilities.

Some of the topics on the agenda Tuesday and Wednesday: Medicaid Redesign, Aging in Place and the Affordable Care Act, Best Practices in Serving Diverse Communities, the Uniform Assessment System. Click the following link for the full, final agenda: http://www.pdfdownload.org/pdf2html/view_online.php?url=h...

“It’s an opportunity to network and learn at the same time what changes we face in the field of aging services, particularly in light of the Medicaid Redesign movement,” said Laura Cameron, New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging. “And it isn’t all doom and gloom,” she said. “The aging population is an economic powerhouse that we should encourage to stay in New York.”

Aging Concerns Unite Us (ACUU) takes place Tuesday, June 5 from 9:30 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center on Albany-Shaker Road in Latham.

Some of the highlights include:

11 a.m. – The New Landscape: Opportunities for the Aging Network. Jason Helgerson, NYS Department of Health Medicaid Director, and Greg Olsen, NYS Office for the Aging and Michael Melendez, CMS.
1:30 p.m. – Housing Options for older New Yorkers
3:30 p.m. – Intimacy, Sexuality and Dementia
3:30 p.m. – Disaster Preparedness

9 a.m. – Medicaid Redesign: Backward and Forward
9 a.m. – Data from the 2010 Census
10:45 a.m. – Depression Screen in Older Adults.
1:30 – General Session

For more information, contact Sheila Carmody at (518) 366-6148. For our most recent e-News, http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Aging-Together-in-NY--...

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