Conference for Positive Aging planned for April 15

The University Community Innovations for Positive Aging is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 15. Participants can attend online or in-person at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 East 29th Street North.

The UPICA’s purpose is to promote positive aging and combat ageism within Wichita State and the broader community. Students, faculty, staff, or community members interested in working with or conducting research with older adults should plan to attend. Attendees will work together to shape research activities and projects that broaden our knowledge of aging and seek to make the university a more age-friendly campus.

Conference participants will learn cutting-edge strategies for promoting positive aging and methods for promoting successful aging programming, and interact with knowledgeable experts and leaders in the field of aging research. There will be keynote addresses from Dr. Joann Montepare and Dr. Marcia Ory.

Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. The virtual conference will be live-streamed via Zoom. This event is sponsored by the Carl and Rozina Cassat Regional Institute on Aging.