MIT’s Coughlin to Keynote Fourth Annual Ruth Frost Parker Center Symposium on Abundant Aging

Joseph F. Coughlin

Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, will keynote the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s 2019 Annual Symposium. The event takes place Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel. Registration/check-in opens at 8 a.m.

Coughlin, who teaches in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning as well as the Sloan School’s Advanced Management Program, is the author of The Longevity Economy. His talk will focus on opportunities to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families. The keynote address follows opening remarks and kicks off the day’s activities. Coughlin will hold a Q&A session after his presentation.

Majd Alwan

This year’s symposium, titled “The Promise of Technology for Aging Abundantly,” will focus on how technology can enhance the lives of older adults. Other highlights include te  chnology demonstrations and a discussion with Majd Alwan, Ph.D., senior vice president of technology and executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies.

In addition to Coughlin’s keynote, the morning session will feature short presentations on three current technologies beneficial to an aging population. Afternoon sessions will include technology demonstrations and the discussion with Alwan.

The cost of the symposium is $80 per person. The registration fee for students and individuals 55 and over is $30 per person. Those needing hotel accommodations should call the Renaissance Hotel, which has reduced room rates for symposium attendees, at 641.882.6800.

The symposium will offer up to 5.0 CEUs.

Register for the symposium.

Learn more about the symposium.

The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging is an initiative of United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio. The 2019 Symposium is sponsored by Merrill Lynch, A Bank of America Company — The Olson Vincent Sharma Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

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