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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!


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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