ASDO and Nevada Senior Services partner
The Aging Services Directors Organization (ASDO) was founded in 1982 by Myla Florence, then the Nevada Administrator of Aging Services. It was Myla’s goal to set up a network of City, County, State and private organizations that worked with the older adult communities in Nevada. The agencies and organizations were set up to meet and share their ideas and services in order to better serve seniors. The attending organizations distributed information about their programs for seniors and members shared contact and referral information to make these programs more accessible to their communities.
In October each year, ASDO has sponsored a Caregiver’s Conference. CEU’s are offered and many speakers have shared beneficial information over the years.
Recently ASDO has decided to dissolve. However, I am pleased to announce that the ASDO Annual Conference will continue under a new banner- Engaging With Aging: Nevada’s Forum on Aging organized by Nevada Senior Services. We are proud that the ASDO leadership has transferred the mantle for this important program within Nevada’s aging network to Nevada Senior Services. We are committed to the vision of a vibrant aging network enhanced by the “annual conference”.
The Conference will continue to present an opportunity for the aging network to engage in conversation about Aging Issues In Nevada; skills building; networking; and, presentations by leading Nevada and national speakers. We are also pleased that CEUs will continue to be available to attendees.
Engaging With Aging will also continue to present the Lucy Peres Award for contributions and leadership to aging services in Nevada.
Engaging With Aging 2021 will be virtual.
We very much hope to that this will be a step toward bringing the entire aging network together. We hope that you will join us and be an active participant sending representatives, participating in the dialogue, and also consider sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities.