The first of four “Community Conversations” on Older Adult Services in western Pennsylvania will be held from 9 a.m. until 12:45 on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Pittsburgh Marriott North located in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. The first program will focus on national models, policies and proposed funding and will feature national experts from Washington, D.C.

The program is designed for participants to learn and interact with experts who will provide a national overview of the most current policy discussion related to older adult services. Three experts will share their perspectives and the program will conclude with a panel discussion.

Speakers include Jean Accius, vice president of Independent Living/Long-Term Services and Support for the AARP, Inc.; Samantha Koehler, minority staff member on the Senate Special Committee on Aging, serving as a policy aide under ranking member Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey; and Aaron Trip, director of Long Term Care Policy and Analytics at LeadingAge. The speakers will share their views from a national perspective on national models related to older adult services.

The topics of the other “Community Conversation” programs include a focus on Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania’s policies and strategies related to older adult services; transformation of care and care givers.

The October 6th program is designed for leaders in long term support services, consumers, concerned citizens and local, state and federal legislators.

Follow this link for the meeting details. . .