The Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) is a membership organization that serves as a resource to the aging network. As an organization of educators, researchers, practitioners, and students in Ohio, OAGE members are dedicated to gerontological education, research, and practice. The organization supports Ohio’s aging network as a resource for research and practice, and provides professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and practitioners.
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 39th Annual Professional and Student Conference on Aging at Bowling Green State University! As 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act and creation of the Aging Network, this conference provides a unique opportunity for discussions about The Faces of Aging: Community and Connectedness. To highlight this theme, we are honored to have Barbara Edwards (formerly Ohio’s Medicaid director), who is Director of the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group in the Center for Medicaid, CHIP, and Survey & Certification at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as the keynote speaker.
In addition to presentations about aging services, at this conference you will learn about Ohio’s wonderful range of research projects, service programs, and educational endeavors in gerontology. Have a wonderful conference,
Heather Menne, President, OAGE