Hundreds to Attend Global Conference on New, Innovative Field of Positive Aging

Dec 06, 2010, 15:08 ET from Fielding Graduate University's Institute for Social Innovation

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

When:

Dec. 8-10 Conference


8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., last day ends at 5 p.m.




Tuesday, Dec. 7 (Life Planning Network gathering)


5-8 p.m. at the Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive St., Los Angeles



Where:

Center for Nonprofit Management


1000 N. Alameda St., Ste. 250, Los Angeles



What:

Fielding Graduate University's Institute for Social Innovation hosts the 4th Annual International Conference on Positive Aging, "Exploring Positive Aging: Designing Practice and Advancing Knowledge." At 78 million strong, today's baby boomers are one of the largest and dynamic groups in America. As they mature into the second half of life, this population is actively looking for ways to improve their lifestyles. The conference is open to all who are interested in attending. The program can be found online at www.positiveaging.fielding.edu.




Sessions will be organized around the themes of creativity, wellness, community and life transitions and will last 60-90 minutes. Topics include entrepreneurship, lifelong learning, care giving, life planning, and civic engagement.




Day passes are available for members of the media who would like to attend. Please contact Julie Hall at Mayerson Marketing for more information: julie@mayersonmarketing.com or (805) 373-1100 x3.



Who:

This year's event will feature notable surfer Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, the real-life Gidget, as well as Alfred Hitchcock actress and conservationist Tippi Hedren. The keynote address will be given by Marc Freedman, chief executive officer of Civic Ventures, which aims to "help society achieve the greatest return on experience." Other speakers include Ardie Bryant, a professional dancer and professor, George Vaillant, professor and Co-Director of the Study of Adult Development, W. June Simmons, CEO, Partners in Care Foundation, and Nancy Anderson, CEO, Work With Passion.



Interviews:

Conference speakers, including:


  • Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, the real-life Gidget,

  • Alfred Hitchcock actress and conservationist Tippi Hedren,

  • Marc Freedman, chief executive officer of Civic Ventures

  • Ardie Bryant, tap dancing legend

  • Connie Corley and Judy Stevens-Long, Fielding Graduate University professors


Contact:

Dr. Katrina Rogers


(805) 898-2924, krogers@fielding.edu



More Info:

Fielding Graduate University's Institute for Social Innovation combines research, leadership and organizational development to create lasting change on societal issues. Among other work, the institute created the Creative Longevity and Wisdom Project that studies the contributions older people bring to social leadership roles.




Fielding Graduate University is a leading contributor of knowledge, new practices and graduate-level learning opportunities in the fields of clinical psychology, media psychology, organizational development and educational leadership. It consists of a globally distributed community of professionals who are dedicated to social justice and advancement in organizations, communities and society. For more information, visit www.positiveaging.fielding.edu.







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