Experts from across the country gathered at the Kentucky International Convention Center for the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, or n4a, 38th Annual Conference and Tradeshow.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville was the center of all things aging
Tuesday night as experts from across the country gathered at the Kentucky
International Convention Center for the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, or n4a, 38th Annual Conference and Tradeshow.
During the conference the focus was not only centered around coming up with
ways to help aging Americans live out their golden years, but also learning
about the latest policies, programs and services in the field.
National Association on Aging CEO Sandy Markwood said, "We're here to
help people age successfully, and you're right, people are living longer and
that's a really good thing. But they need help, and what we're looking at is
how to help older adults and also their family caregivers who they depend on to
help age successfully. So we provide a whole range of services that help people
help themselves and help them stay at home."
NBC Medical Editor Doctor Nancy Snyderman served as the keynote speaker for
the event. Snyderman said she wants to help people live
longer - and better, "If we put as much time planning our health as a trip
to the grocery store, we'd be ahead of the game."
Results from the United
States of Aging survey, which looked at American seniors perspectives on aging, were released during
The survey found few
seniors are concerned about their health, half of the seniors polled said they have
not set any specific goals to manage their health.
The survey also
looked at technology. The survey said seniors felt devices such as smart phones and computers
were important to help them stay connected, but nearly half felt it was too
costly and about a third said they don't know how to use them.
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