Thursday, April 8, 2010

Conference on Aging to address the Future of Health Care, VA Benefits and Other Topics

Hope Healthcare Services will host the Ninth Annual Southwest Florida Conference on Aging, to be held in Fort Myers on Friday, April 16. The conference is sponsored by Osterhout, McKinney & Prather, P.A., Elder Law Attorneys.

The conference will provide information on a wide range of issues related to aging, including the role of the health care advocate, brain fitness and the future of health care for seniors. Other topics include accessing Veterans Administration benefits, medical errors, and holistic health.

“This year’s conference coincides with National Health Care Decisions Day,” according to Hope President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith. “Decisions Day focuses on how to make informed decisions and choices regarding future health care needs, and the conference will be extremely helpful in that regard.”

Beth Prather of Osterhout, McKinney & Prather, P.A. added, “Our elder law firm is pleased to sponsor such a quality event as the Southwest Florida Conference on Aging. This conference has earned the reputation of offering excellent opportunities for professionals in the filed to enhance their knowledge of best practices and available resources.”

The conference is presented in partnership with the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Florida Gulf Coast University, United Way and Dottie Hummel Consulting.

The conference will be held at the Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.

To register to attend, call (239) 433-8069. The registration fee for professionals is $80, $40 for caregivers and students and $70 for United Way agencies. Continuing Education Credits are available.