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LIFE Geisinger and University of Scranton to present “Engaging Life: A Conference for Older Adults and their Caregivers”

Panel to take place during 4th annual Conference on Aging

SCRANTON, Pa. – Elderly residents of Scranton and the surrounding communities continue to face obstacles that come with being part of an aging population. On Thursday, April 10, a free conference will be held to address some of these challenges and provide hands-on training and practical information for area residents, senior citizens and caregivers alike.

LIFE (Living Independent for Elders) Geisinger is co-chair for this event, the 4th annual Conference on Aging, which will take place at the University of Scranton from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual Conference on Aging promotes the view that healthy aging results from an integrated approach to caring for the elderly. “Engaging Life: A Conference for Older Adults and their Caregivers” is open to the public, and will be comprised of panel discussions, communication tools and independent living advice for the elderly. Greg Thomas, D.O., orthopedic trauma surgeon at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, will be the guest luncheon speaker, presenting “Geriatric Fractures and Associated Social Circumstances.”

LIFE Geisinger is an outreach initiative of Geisinger Community Health Services, a division of Geisinger Health System, which helps older adults stay in their homes while taking advantage of comprehensive daily living and health services. LIFE Geisinger is recognized as a national leader in caring for individuals with dementia disorders such as Alzheimer’s.

While “Engaging Life” is free to the public, reservations are required for participants to attend a noon luncheon. Reservations can be made by calling 570-941-5860. “Engaging Life” will be take place in the Rose Room of Brennan Hall at the University of Scranton.

For additional information or to register, visit www.scranton.edu/academics/cas/aging-conference, or call 570-941-5860.