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2012 Annual ASCA Conference

2012 Conference

The 2012 Conference was held at the Prescott Resort on Monday, July 30 and Tuesday, July 31.  The theme was "Striking a Balance"

The Conference Keynote speaker was Amy St. Peter, Maricopa Association of Governments, who spoke on Using Community Engagement to Drive Change!  How will aging services adjust?

Presenters were:
  • Claire Rubin and Lauren Wolfe, US Foods - New Food Trends in Healthcare Foodservice
  • Jennifer Cain and Jennifer Ramirez, DES/DAAS - New Programs & Resources that Benefit Older Adults
  • Michele Michaels, AZ Commission on Deaf & Heard of Hearing - Disability Acommodation and the ADA
  • Adam Bissell, Good Samaritan Society - Honoring Different Spiritual Paths
  • Jeff Abraham, Tempe Community Action Agency - Creating Your Senior Center's Strategic Plan
  • Debra Boehlke, AZ Attorney General - New Scams Targeted to Seniors & Task Force Against Senior Abuse
  • Frances McCoy, City of Avondale - Is There Life After Bingo? and A New face of Aging
  • Mary Coalson, Area Agency on Aging, Region One - Common Mental Health Issues in Older Adults
  • Eileen Bangall, VSA AZ - Accessing Arizona's Arts
  • Philip Yabes, Sharon Meinders, Ashley Murray, Buckeye Community Services - Benefits of Keeping Seniors Active
  • Leslie Rudders, Surprise Senior Center - Special Events Roundtable
  • And the General Session speakers were
    • Chris Erickson and Chris Kang, Valley Assistance Services - Safety and Health in Motion (SHIM), A Fall Prevention Program for 4 Generations of Seniors

Monday Night Social and Dinner included entertainment by Ruthy, the Bag Lady and a contest for the Most Creative and Best Dressed Bag Ladies.  Congratulations to Jane Eck for winning the Most Creative Bag Lady costume and Leslie Rudders for Best Dressed Bag Lady!

Sponsors

A big thank you goes out to our conference sponsors:

GOLD SPONSOR - Area Agency on Aging, Region One Incorporated

Silver Sponsor - Parker Senior Community

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