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2018 Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness

By Thegenaboveme @TheGenAboveMe

2018 Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness

Visit the official 2018 MAIA page here

This August will be my third year attending this engaging conference. It's the Eleventh Annual Mid-American Institute (MAIA) on Aging and Wellness, held August 9th and 10th, 2018 at University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana.
I usually post about the conference after I attend. This year, I decided to give TGAM blog readers an opportunity to attend by posting key details a few weeks before the conference.
Evansville is in the tristate area of SW Indiana. The USI campus is only two hours south of Bloomington, Indiana and two hours west of Louisville, Kentucky. It's also a comfortable drive from St. Louis (2.5 hours), Nashville (2.5 hours) and Indianapolis (3 hours).
The keynote address by Ashton Applewhite on Thursday, August 9th 3 pm is FREE and OPEN to the public.  However, registration is required to ensure that everyone has a seat.
How to Register for All or Part of MAIA 2018
If you are interested in maintaining wellness of mind, body, and spirit throughout the lifespan, consider attending all or part of the conference. Registration information is available on the official page.
There are dozens of presenters, all of whom have valuable insights to share about wellness and aging.  Let me first introduce these four:
2018 Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness
Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA is an expert on best practices in dementia care.
Ashton Applewhite does insightful critiques of ageism lurking in contemporary culture.
Jeff Speck, AICP, CNU-A, LEED-AP is a city planner and urban designer. He advocates for walkable cities.
Bill Thomas, MD. has a detailed vision for intergenerational living that includes elders but really serves a diverse intersection of people.
During the previous two conferences, I would post updates to social media, often through Twitter. In order to make tagging the speakers easier, I decided to look up their social media accounts before the conference begins.
I will update this alphabetized list as I find social media accounts of those presenting this year:
Applewhite, Ashton @thischairrocks
Babulal, Ganesh works with these organizations:@WUSTLmed@RoeLabWustl@WUADRC
Carpenter, Kyrie' @cronetraining
Speck, Jeff @[email protected]
Snow, Teepa @teepasnow
Thomas, Bill @drbillthomas
Unroe, Kathleen @kathleenunroe
10th Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness

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