University of Southern Indiana
Mid-America Institute on Aging

Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness

Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12, 2016

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.

2016 Keynote Speakers:

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Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating Disease with Diet

Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, New York Times best-selling author and internationally-recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety and public health issues.

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Living with Alzheimer's

Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009 at age 59. He has spoken across the country about his experience living with Alzheimer's disease.

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Advance Care Planning

Linda Briggs, MS, MA, RN, is a master's-prepared nurse with 25 years of experience in critical care as a staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist and educator. Her research has been focused on the disease-specific planning needs of patients with advanced illness and their families.

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What's All the Buzz About Play?

The Fun Conspiracy provides personal coaching, consulting and educational programs that promote the power of play to support wellness.

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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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