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o4a Annual Conference

The o4a Annual Conference for Aging and Disability Resource Networks is Ohio's largest conference on home and community based care. Over 500 professionals, advocates, and volunteers representing organizations in the aging network will be present. Each year, these individuals look to o4a’s statewide conference for new resources, innovative products and services, expert information, and key contacts.

Join us at the 29th o4a Annual Conference for Aging and Disability Resource Networks November 1–2, 2018 at the Hilton Easton, Columbus, Ohio.

Sponsors are invited to participate in the o4a Annual Conference on Aging on November 1-2, 2018. Over 500 professionals, advocates, and volunteers representing organizations in the aging network will be present, and they want to learn about your organization! For Sponsorship Opportunities Click Here

2017 Presentations

Day 1: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pre-Conference Intensives

Ohio Medicaid Updates

National and State Efforts to Combat Senior Malnutrition and Hunger

Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: The Impact on Older Adults


Livable Communities

Problem Gambling and Older Adults

Ethical Boundaries: Sacred Trust, Dual Relationships and Social Media - Part 2

Direct Care Workforce Initiatives in Ohio

LGBTQ Elders: Best Practices for AAAs

N4a Federal Policy Update

Day 2: Thursday, November 16, 2017


Nursing Law: Legal and Professional Influences on Nursing Practice

What Ohio Needs to Know about Medical Marijuana

2016 Presentations

Day 1, Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Pre-Conference Intensives

Housing Law
- Bed Bugs & Landlord/Tenant Law
- Eviction in Ohio
- Topics in Fair Housing for People with Disabilities

Medicaid Fraud
- Medicaid Fraud 101, Office of Ohio Attorney General
- Medicaid Program Integrity

Talking About Suicide
- CALM: Counsel on Access to Lethal Means
- Video Discussion and Counseling

Workshops I

Ethical Principles & Values (Part 1)

Partner with Health Services Advisory Group

Breaking Down Transportation Barriers for Seniors and Person with Disabilities
- Ohio Dept of Transportation
- Let's Get Moving!
- Mobility Management

The Nuts & Bolts of Consumer Direction
- Provider Certification
- Consumer Direction
- Morning Sun Financial Services of Ohio

Luncheon Session

Framing the Narrative:  Shifting Public Discourse About Older Adults (FrameWorks Institute)

Concurrent Workshops II

Ethical Principles & Values (Part 2)

Dementia Care Approaches and Smoothing Transitions in Care

Combat Veteran Competency: Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury

Ohio Medicaid Updates

Thursday, Nov 10
General Session

What's New About Dementia: Updates on Research

Workshops III

Caregivers' Attitudes and Beliefs About Pain Medication Administration

Ohio's Vision: Connecting the Dots

Exercise is Medicine

Closing Luncheon

The Power and Potency of Social Capital

2015 Presentations

Pre-Conference Intensives

- Assisting People with Disabilities: Centers for Independent Living Perspectives
- Life after Obergefell v. Hodges – Aging and Disability Services: How to Identify and Remove Barriers for LGBT Older

Concurrent Workshops I

- Ethics: Its Principles, Practices and Parameters
- Promising Trends and Tools for Supporting Caregivers
- Stepping up the Fight Against Elder Abuse: Strengthening Adult Protective Services and Expanding the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Grants
- Supported Decision-Making for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment

Concurrent Workshops II

- Ohio Medicaid Updates, Kim Donica
- Integrating Behavioral Health and Health Care: Collaborating with Long-Term Services and Support

- Hearing Health Care at the End of Life, Dr. Bethany Gonczy

General Session

Choice and Control: Putting Ohioans First, Suzanne Crisp

Concurrent Workshops III

- Telehealth 2015: Evolving Chronic Disease Management, David Chmielewski
- Title III-B Legal Services and Beyond: Legal Assistance Resources in Ohio

Closing Session

Legacies of the New Deal and the Great Society: Where Are We Now, and What Lies Ahead? Kevin Prindiville

2014 Presentations

Opening Keynote: Caregiving Across the Nation by Elaine Ryan, AARP



Our 2014 Speaker Presentations Sponsor is CareSource!

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