University of Southern Indiana
Mid-America Institute on Aging

Mid-America Institute on Aging

MAIA, co-sponsored by SWIRCA & More, is a two-day gerontology conference for lay persons, nurses, social workers, older adults and professionals working in the field of gerontology. Each year, national and local speakers provide practical tools and ground-breaking information related to successful aging and gerontology. This event will be held in the USI University Center, with the opening and closing keynotes each day in Carter Hall.

Opening Speaker:

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Web -all -Dan 's -booksDan Buettner traveled to the world’s “Blue Zones” to meet the planet’s longest-lived people, discovering centenarians who lead active lives with fewer diseases and close vibrant circles of friends and family. His findings are the subject of his two best-sellers on longevity: The Blue Zones and Thrive. His newest book, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People, is filled with moving personal stories, delicious recipes, checklists and useful tips that will transform any home into a miniature blue zone. A regular in the national spotlight, Dan was recently featured on NBC's Today Show and in Parade Magazine. Read more about Dan

His presentation in collaboration with Upgrade


Specialty Tracks


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Zachary Benedict
Power of Place
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Eva Kor
Triumph of the
Human Spirit
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Sandy Markwood
Aging in Place ...
Aging Well

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Tim Johnston
Concerns of LGBT Older Adults
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Kareen King
Therapeutic Value of Arts and Creativity 
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Teepa Snow

EMS Track &
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For more information: 

Jennifer Hertel
Mrs. Jennifer Hertel
Senior Program Assistant
Contact: 812-461-5463
University Center East 2231

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