University of Southern Indiana
Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness

Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness

August 6 & 7, 2020 at the University of Southern Indiana

Announcing Our 2020 Keynote Speakers!

Kimberly Paul
Bridging the Gap: Life Lessons from the Dying
Kimberly Paul is often asked how she went from her dream job, working on the set of "Saturday Night Live," to listening to authentic stories at the bedside of the dying. Her presentation will focus on the importance of getting back to the basics when caring for those facing end of life. In a world of regulations and restrictions, how do we keep connection our main priority? This speaker and author will remind us all what matters most when time is limited, teach us how to apply lessons learned at the bedside to our own lives, and bring us back to the reason hospice was created.

Her keynote will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 6.        

Scherrie Keating
Diabetes Connection with Alzheimer's
Scherrie Keating, RN, BSN, CDCES, CDP, CDC, NDPP, Lifestyle Coach and Ageless Grace Educator, founded Diabetes Kare Consulting, LLC, to help people prevent and manage diabetes when she learned of the prediabetes epidemic in the United States. A registered nurse for over 36 years, Scherrie uses her passion, personal cancer journey and expertise to inspire people to make small but significant changes towards living a healthier life. In her keynote presentation, she will speak on Type 3 Diabetes and research linking brain insulin resistance to Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn potential treatment options and lifestyle changes being studied then join the fun practicing some "Ageless Grace" brain health fitness tools.

Her keynote will be on Friday, August 7 at 8:30 a.m.

Stephen Post

It’s Good to be Good: A Healthier and Happier Aging
Stephen Post, PhD, is renowned for his research and speaking on positive psychology and healthy aging, focusing on the benefits of kindness and helping others with regard to emotional and physical well-being in older adults and across the life span. His bestselling book, Why Good Thing Happen to Good People, was the distillation of 20 years of research and speaking on this topic. His presentation will explore the benefits of volunteering and helping others across the lifespan and in old age with respect to happiness, health, resilience and longevity.

His keynote will close the conference at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 7.

For more information:

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


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