Elder Friendly Futures

Elder Friendly Futures explores the important work of caregiving for older adults

Learn about healthy aging trends and research at the 6th Annual Elder Friendly Futures Conference, Sept. 14 – 15, 2017 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

The conference is open to older adults, healthcare providers, community professionals, research educators, students, and anyone who is interested in learning about healthy aging and creating an elder friendly future.

Registration is open now and early-bird pricing ends August 15. Register today for a reduced registration fee.

This year’s conference theme is “The Essential Work of Caregiving across Communities”. The 2017 Elder Friendly Futures conference will feature three keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, a poster session, film discussion, presentations, and networking opportunities focused on such timely topics as caregiving collaborations, transforming policy and practice for caregiving families, workforce issues, and the interconnections of race, gender, ethnicity, and immigration status with caregiving.

The conference is co-presented by the UW School of Nursing de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging and the UW School of Social Work in partnership with the UW School of Pharmacy and the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center in the Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine.

Visit elderfriendlyfutures.org for more information, to register or to become a sponsor.

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Keynote presentations

Heather Young Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN

Caregiving Collaborations: Increasing family and community capacity


Lynn Friss-Feinberg Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW

Family matters: Transforming policy and practice for caregiving families in aging America


Sister Madonna Buder Sister Madonna Buder, SFCC, also known as the Iron Nun

Closing Keynote