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Hundreds to attend Global Conference on new,
innovative Field of Positive Aging
LOS ANGELES, Oct.
-- At 78 million strong, today's baby
boomers are one of the largest and most
dynamic groups in America. As they mature
into the second half of life, this
population is actively looking for ways to
improve their lifestyles.
Four hundred renowned global experts and
community members will collaborate on the
up-and-coming field of positive
aging—ensuring older adults improve their
quality of life as they age—at the 4th
Annual International Conference on Positive
Positive Aging: Designing Practice and
Advancing Knowledge," Dec.
for Nonprofit Management in Los
Celebrities who are examples of positive
aging will share their secrets on getting
better, not just older.
The conference is hosted by Fielding
Graduate University's Institute for Social
and is open to all who are interested in
"The Institute for Social Innovation is
taking the lead in starting the conversation
about how aging is perceived, the science of
aging, as well as societal attitudes toward
older people so that we can find strategies
to improve people's quality of life," said Katrina
director of Fielding's Institute for Social
This year's event will feature notable
the real-life Gidget, as well asAlfred
and conservationist Tippi
The keynote address will be given by Marc
chief executive officer of Civic
Ventures, which aims to "help
society achieve the greatest return on
experience." The New
York Times calls
him "the voice of aging baby boomers who are
eschewing retirement for meaningful and
sustaining work later in life." He will
discuss how he spearheadedExperience
Corps, America's largest
nonprofit national service program engaging
individuals in later life.
Cost is $250 through Oct.
30 and $300 from Nov.
For tickets, contact Rogers at (805)
Sessions will be organized around the themes
of creativity, wellness, community and life
transitions and will last 60-90 minutes. The
conference also will include Active Arts
activities designed to facilitate dialogue
about creative expression. There will also
be two dinner events devoted to networking
and a drum circle for everyone. For more
information, visit www.positiveaging.fielding.edu.