May 11, 2004

Conference explores quality of life for older adults

by Yolanda Shelton

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- If you work with older adults, you'll want to be certain to attend a one-day conference coming up at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

"Rx: Quality of Life for Older Adults: Practical Strategies" will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Student Center. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. Cost of the conference is $45 for the general public, $20 for those 55 and over and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

There will be presentations on: spirituality and mental well being in older adults; Alzheimer's disease; aging and depression; legal documents; physical activities for older adults, and what senior-age consumers would like professionals to know.

The gerontology program in the SIUC College of Education and Human Services is sponsoring the conference.

Illinois social workers may receive six continuing education units for attending the conference. To register, call 618/536-7751, or register online at