MAY 24-27, 2021
Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty we are still facing, our Steering Committee, along with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and the Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging, have decided to pivot the 2021 Conference to a virtual format! We look forward to attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and community partners joining us May 24-27 from across the Commonwealth and from other locations around the country!
The Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging aims to bring together professionals to engage on critical issues facing older adults and their caregivers and the needs revealed as we continually adapt and anticipate what is next.
The 2021 virtual conference will yield recommendations to current and future policy makers on measures to be taken to make Virginia one of the most livable states for all ages. Virginia’s population is becoming older and more diverse. Today there are nearly 1.5 million adults in the Commonwealth age 60 and over, and this population will expand to more than two million by 2030 when the baby boom generation will be between 66 and 84 years old. Virginia’s aging population is living longer due to the advances in health care and older Virginians with chronic conditions will receive assistance for longer periods of time. This is why it is critical to bring together our leaders and professionals to identify and discuss what we, as a state, are doing well, what we can learn from others and how we can support and be a valuable resource to those aging Virginians and their caregivers.
The conference is designed for professionals in the aging services network, including, healthcare, government, business, academia, students, nonprofit, and volunteers. We look forward to the active engagement of participants in conversations to promote a healthy and safe Commonwealth for older adults, families, businesses, service providers and community partners.
This rate is available to those individuals who are presenters in one of the conference sessions
Direct Care Worker:
By registering for this rate you are certifying that you are a Direct Care Worker who is identified as a CNA or Personal Care Aide. You will be asked to identify your credentials and employer as appropriate
By registering for this rate, you are certifying that you are currently enrolled, full time, in a two or four year university, undergraduate or graduate degree program. You will be asked to identify the institution in which you are enrolled.
*Please note: If you are planning to claim continuing education credits from NAB, you MUST register at the Full Conference or Speaker rate, as appropriate.
SCHOLARSHIPS & ASSISTANCE
DIRECT CARE WORKER
This opportunity is available to a Direct Care Worker who is identified as a CNA or Personal Care Aide. You will be asked to identify your credentials and employer as appropriate.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the scholarship registration code. They will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis
Are you an older adult who is interested in joining us at the conference, but need financial assistance to register? Thanks to our sponsors we have a limited amount of tickets that have been donated just for you! Email email@example.com to request the registration code.
They will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
The Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) will submit this program to the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrators Board of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) for up to 17.25 participant hours.
Some sessions at this educational offering will be eligible for contact hours relevant to the practice of nursing as authorized by the VA Board of Nursing to VALA. The maximum number of participant hours available relevant to the practice of nursing at this event are 14.
If you are planning to claim continuing education credits from NAB, you must register at the Full Conference or Speaker rate, as appropriate.
HR Professionals who are Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Members: LeadingAge Virginia has applied for and received confirmation for SHRM PDC eligibility for three sessions of the VGCOA conference, each of which will provide .75 PDC (How Virtual Reality Helps Us train Better & Faster During Crisis; Let’s Disrupt Ageism and Develop Elderhood!; and Intersections of Diversity and Ageism). In order to receive these credits, you must attend the sessions and complete the evaluations. These evaluations must be completed by May 28.
Remember that you need 60 PDCs for your 3-year certification.