Over 60 experts in the field of Senior Living, Rehab, Corporate Wellness, and Government gather in Washington to address the crucial challenge of how digital technology will impact quality of life for older Americans, while changing environments, services, staffing needs and outcomes for the active-aging industry.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 04, 2016

Respected thought leaders within the active aging industry will attend the 11th International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) Forum, in Washington, DC. The biannual forum brings together thought leaders from Senior Living, Rehab, Corporate Wellness, and Government, along with technology organizations, to discuss pressing issues facing the ever-evolving “active aging” industry.

Launched more than 10 years ago, the meetings forge connections among industry leaders while promoting understanding and cohesive action around the ultimate goal: health and quality of life as people age. The forum is also dedicated to forming a think tank to develop strategies that will turn the challenges facing senior living providers into opportunities.

“Active aging means living your life to its fullest – no matter your age. As an organization whose mission is to make this goal achievable for all adults over age 50 worldwide, ICAA considers it an important opportunity to have the top minds in the industry together in one room, “ said Colin Milner, CEO of ICAA. “We use these sessions to set our priorities and problem solve on behalf of the industry to achieve our goals of changing the way we age for the better.”

This session will focus on the future of technology for active aging, and explores how technology will impact wellness environments and services, staff and customer expectations, engagement, and outcomes.

Presenters include:

Don Wright, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Department of Health and Human Services

Carter Blakey, Deputy Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Department of Health and Human Services

Andrew J. Carle, MHSA, Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University

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Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, OSAH, Program Director, Nursing Informatics, Co-Director, Center of Excellence in Biology and Behavior Across the Life Span

Hollie Fowler, Senior Director Product & Brand Development, Prestige Care

Maria Connelly, CEO, TheWellnessEdge

Patricia Ryan, Vice President, International Council on Active Aging

You can follow the day’s discussions on Facebook or LinkedIn. ICAA's CEO, Colin Milner, will also share key discussion points on Twitter.

About ICAA Forum
The ICAA Forum brings together thought leaders from many organizations—both private and public—to form a think tank that develops strategies to turn the challenges facing senior living providers into opportunities. Launched in 2005, the meetings forge connections among industry leaders while promoting understanding and cohesive action around the ultimate goal: health and quality of life as people age.

About the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) http://www.icaa.cc
ICAA, a professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, supports professionals who develop wellness facilities, programs and services for adults over 50. The association is focused on active aging – an approach to aging that helps older adults live life as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness – and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools.

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