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North Dakota Symposium on Adults, Aging and Disabilities is Oct. 26-27 in Bismarck
BISMARCK, N.D. – Health and human service professionals and service providers are invited to attend the North Dakota Symposium on Adults, Aging and Disabilities, Oct. 26-27, at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck.
Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford will welcome attendees to this training and networking event, which will focus on information participants can use to better connect adults with physical disabilities to in-home and community-based services supporting well-being and independent living.
The agenda includes these featured speakers and their presentation topics.
In addition, the symposium includes experts speaking on a variety of other topics including the supportive decision-making process; the importance of a health care directive, durable power of attorney and other legal considerations; understanding health equity; the hierarchy of ethical decision making; and self-care and work-life balance. Participants can also learn about the role of public health units in supporting individuals through long-term services and supports in their homes and communities. Attendees will also learn the signs of human trafficking and exploitation of adults.
The conference offers the opportunity for professionals to receive 14 continuing education units, which include two CEUs for ethics.
Registration is $100 for the two-day symposium. Individuals should mail their registration payment in advance to the Minot Commission on Aging, 21 First Ave. S.E., Minot, N.D., 58701. Make checks payable to the Minot Commission on Aging, Inc. For registration questions, contact Val Millen at Minot Commission on Aging at (701) 852-0561 or email@example.com.
All conference activities are at the Radisson Hotel, 605 E. Broadway Ave., in Bismarck. For general questions about the conference, contact North Dakota’s Aging & Disability Resource Link toll-free at (855) 462-5465, 711 TTY, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symposium co-sponsors include the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services - Adult and Aging Services Section, Minot Commission on Aging, Inc.; Williston Council for the Aging, Inc.; Burleigh County Senior Adults Program; Valley Senior Services – Helping Seniors Maintain Independence; and the North Dakota Lifespan Respite Grant, which supports unpaid caregivers.
Social workers, case managers, hospital discharge planners, health care professionals, public health professionals, advocates, providers of services to older adults and adults with physical disabilities, and other interested individuals are encouraged to attend this professional development opportunity.