Positive Aging Conference 2024

The MTSU Positive Aging Conference proudly held its anticipated second installment on April 5th, 2024, at the MTSU Miller Education Center in Murfreesboro, TN. This year's conference delved into critical aspects of aging, offering a comprehensive exploration of topics such as mental health, the impact and management of opioid use, nutritional insights, veteran benefits, the secrets behind blue zones (regions of the world where people live longer and healthier lives), innovative longevity strategies, and technologies for staying connected and independent. The aim was to provide attendees with knowledge and resources that support a positive and healthy aging process.

Designed specifically as an educational forum for older adults residing in the community, the conference promised a day rich in valuable learning experiences, interactive sessions, and the opportunity to engage with experts and peers alike. It was an ideal setting for those looking to enhance their well-being, understand aging-related challenges, and explore the benefits and resources available to them. Attendees gained insights, shared experiences, and became part of a community committed to fostering a positive approach to aging.

Positive Aging Conference 2022

The Positive Aging Consortium hosted the first Positive Aging Conference on June 10, 2022 at the Miller Education Center at MTSU. The purpose of the conference was to bring together MTSU faculty, students, community providers, caregivers and older adults to drive a more-productive narrative about the benefits of an increase in the average lifespan.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Julie Sweetland with Frameworks Institute. Dr. Sweetland discussed the Reframing Aging Initiative that includes, but also goes beyond, the choice of words we use to describe older adults—to frame how we think, talk about, and conduct research with older adults in ways that resonate with the public. 

Other conference topics included exercise, nutrition, cognition, living environments, financial decision-making and scam prevention. There were over 100 attendees from the community!



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