Nevada Senior Services is pleased to continue to present Engaging With Aging. EWA 2024: Changing the Climate of Aging, will be a conversation about aging Issues in Nevada and the Western United States encompassing skills building, networking; and, presentations by leading Nevada and national speakers. EWA brings together aging services providers, businesses, decision makers, and experts for two days of unmatched networking and timely informative education.

Engaging With Aging 2024: Changing the Climate of Aging
(Anticipated attendance 600-700; 50-75 exhibitors)
Adapting and leading in a rapidly changing post-pandemic and generational shift time requires innovation and creativity!
EWA 24 is designed to provide a forum to explore innovative and practical solution building for aging services adapting aging services. The conference exhibits will showcase national and regional sponsors spanning healthcare, managed care, post-acute, community-based services, and nutrition. The Age-Tech intensive and exhibits will feature leading edge tech solutions including Amazon for providers, caregivers, and the aging community. EWA 24 offers extensive networking opportunities and the latest innovations in the poster sessions. Engaging With Aging will also continue to present the Lucy Peres Award for contributions and leadership to aging services in Nevada. New for 2024, is an enhanced collaboration with the UNLV School of Medicine Nevada Interprofessional Healthy Aging Network (NIHAN) providing continuing education in aging to health care professionals (physicians, nurses, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, psychology), older adults and caregivers, in-home professional caregivers.

EWA 24 welcomes the American Society on Aging (ASA) and National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) as national collaborating partners offering targeted sessions and intensives which will attract attendees from the entire western US.

Engaging With Aging 2021 (held February 2021) focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada with an energetic virtual conference offering dynamic speakers, professional CEU’s, educational and learning experiences, break-out sessions and poster-sessions all rooted in our community’s reinvention of aging services post-pandemic.

Engaging With Aging, Continuing A Long Tradition
In 2019, Nevada Senior Services held its first statewide aging services conference, Engaging with Aging, to a sold-out conference of 325 aging services professionals.

In 2019, Nevada Senior Services was passed the mantle of a statewide aging services conference when the Aging Services Directors Organization (ASDO) decided to dissolve. 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.

Nevada Senior Services proudly continues this tradition under the current banner - Engaging With Aging: Nevada’s Forum on Aging. We are committed to the vision of a vibrant aging network enhanced by the “annual conference”. In 2019, the first Engaging With Aging Conference brought together over 325 aging professionals statewide.

Engaging With Aging continues to present a unique opportunity for the aging network to engage in vibrant conversation and sharing about timely aging issues in Nevada and the western United States.

National Collaborating Sponsors:
American Society on Aging (ASA)
National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)