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BalloonBlank2020 Annual Successful Aging Festival

Thursday May 21, 2020 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Stockton University Atlantic City Campus

 

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2019 Annual Successful Aging Festival

Thursday May 16, 2019 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Stockton University Campus Center, Galloway, NJ

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Quick Links:

Click Here for Story about Festival

Click Here for Photos from the Festival

Click Here for Additional Exhibit Hall Photos

Click Here for Photos from the MSOT Student Displays

Click Here for Full Program Booklet

Program Highlights

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Noon Plenary Session:

Keynote Lecture

The Age Friendly University (AFU) Pathway
to Successful Aging

Beginning with the keynote lecture discussing how the 10 Principles of Age Friendly Universities help to nurture successful aging (through positive attitudes at all ages, by creating opportunities for many forms of engagement, and by encouraging health and well-being among older adults), the session will then turn to reactions from a distinguished panel that considering how the AFU relates to national, statewide, local and Stockton needs, priorities and initiatives. A question and answer session will follow. Would you like to make Stockton more "Age-Friendly"? This is your chance to learn more and join the movement.

Presented by

Andreoletti

Carrie Andreoletti, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
and Director of Gerontology
Central Connecticut State University

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Expert Discussion Panel:

Ambassador William J. Hughes

 

Ambassador William J. Hughes
Ambassador to Panama, 1995-1998
Member, U.S. House of Representaives, 1975-1995

Provost Lori Vermeulen

 

Lori A. Vermeulen, Ph.D.
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Stockton University

John Froonjian, Hughes Center

 

John Froonjian, Ed.D.
Interim Executive Director
William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy
Stockton University

Additional Sessions:

Nourishing Body and Soul: Historical Stories
of the People Who Feed South Jersey
Jeff Quattrone

Veterans' Aging
Lisa Cox and Ashley Jones

Fact and Fiction: A Writer’s Perspective
Mary Ann Trail

Internet Security: Connecting Online Safely
Ben Brotsker


Korean Lotus Flower Art Workshop
Saskia Schmidt

Memories in the Making:
An Art Program for  those Living with Dementia 
Maria Garcia  

sponsored by Angelic Health

Chair Yoga
Luanne Anton, CYT

sponsored by Seashore Gardens Living Center 

Additional Pre-Festival Happenings:

 

Stockton University Retiree Association Breakfast
8:30am-9:50am - Open Only to Stockton Retirees

Professional CE Sessions


Use of Medical Marijuana in Older Adults                           8:30am

The use of medical marijuana among older adults is on the rise. This course will provide an overview of the numerous health benefits of medical marijuana in older adults and the legal and ethical issues associated with the use.     1 CE for SW, CM, CALA, LNHA

Veterans Aging                                                          10:00am

Most of the more than 20 million living American veterans are men at the median age of 64 years (National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, 2015). Multiple variables associated with wartime experience affect the aging process. Therefore, a life-span perspective is important to understanding a veterans experience as they age.  This session will highlight intergenerational views of “Veterans Aging.”  Knowledge gained from student veterans connected with Stockton University, and other sources will be shared, in an effort to appreciate the array of questions civilians need to consider and ask about one’s military experience and life course.  

1 CE for SW w/ Cultural comp,  LPC, & LMFT   

 The Age Friendly University Pathway to Successful Aging             12:00pm

Beginning with the keynote lecture discussing how the 10 Principles of Age Friendly Universities provide the means through which to nurture positive attitudes at all ages, create opportunities for many forms of engagement, and encourage health and well-being among older adults, the session will then turn to reactions from a distinguished panel that will consider how the AFU relates to national, statewide, local and Stockton needs, priorities and initiatives. A question and answer session will follow.   

1 CE for SW w/ Cultural comp,  LPC, & LMFT     

2019 Sponsors, Exhibitors & Advertizers

Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Vineland

William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy

South Jersey Gas Company - Energy Efficiency Department

Session Sponsors

 Angelic Health

Seashore Gardens Living Center

Stockton University Foundation

Additional Sponsors

Stockton University Retirees Association (SURA)

Frances Leonilda Acerra Christopher Memorial Fund

South Jersey Senior Marketing Group

Southern New Jersey Council on Issues of Aging Endowment Fund

Exhibitors

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Donors


Last Year's Program ...

2018 Annual Successful Aging Festival
May 17th 2018
Campus Center, Galloway, NJ

View 2018 Program Book Online Here

View 2018 Program Book PDF Here

View a 2018 Festival Story from Stockton News Here 

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Thoughts about Volunteering & Engagement

Purpose in Old Age
"The greatest good fortune, greater even than health, for the old person is to have his world still inhabited by projects: then, busy and useful, he escapes both from boredom and decay. The times in which he lives then remain his own, and he is not compelled to adopt the defensive and aggressive forms of behavior that are so often characteristic of the final years. His oldness passes as it were unnoticed. For this to be the case he must have committed himself to undertakings that set time at defiance."
-Simone de Beauvoir, The Coming of Age