World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference
June 15, 2020 * Tempe, Arizona
Let's raise awareness about abuse, neglect and exploitation toward older people in Arizona!
Join us for the 2nd annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Conference on June 15, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Tempe. The WEAAD Conference is hosted by the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) and serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older people in Arizona. This is an important opportunity for those serving older adults; service providers, non-profit and for-profit organizations to network, share information and resources.
Kathy Greenlee served for seven years (2009-2016) as the Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. During her tenure, Kathy provided national leadership on the realities and prevalence of elder abuse. Her work included the development of a home for Adult Protective Service programs at the Administration on Aging. Since leaving Washington D.C., she has continued her work on elder abuse prevention and response at the national and regional levels.
Bob Blancato is the President of Matz, Blancato and Associates. In that capacity, he also serves as the National Coordinator of the bipartisan 3000-member Elder Justice Coalition, the Executive Director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and National Coordinator of the Defeat Malnutrition Today coalition. Bob has long been recognized as a national advocate with policy expertise on behalf of older adults. In 2019, he was invited by both the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee to testify on a range of issues.
Organizations from federal, state and local levels
A full day of keynote presentations, panel discussions, networking opportunities, four breakout sessions, and access to local and statewide exhibitors.
Breakout Session Tracks
- Advocacy in Long-Term Care Facilities
- Emerging Issues with Older Adults
- Family Caregivers
- Integration and Risk Reduction of Vulnerable Populations
- Interpersonal Violence
- Safety in the Field
Continuing Education Units (CEU's)
Fee to Attend
$115 - Early Bird Registration (ends April 30, 2020)
Each ticket includes buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, snacks, keynote presentations and four breakout sessions throughout the day.
$130 (starting May 1, 2020)
Attendee registration ends on June 5, 2020.