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July 7, 2014

Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference set for Sept. 26 at OSU

EDMOND — Oklahoma State University will present a special fall edition of the annual Linking Geriatrics and Gerontology conference on Sept. 26. The conference will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wes Watkins Center in Stillwater. The event is open to the public and lunch will be provided.

The conference is produced by the College of Human Sciences’ department of Human Development and Family Science and the Center for Family Resilience.

This year’s conference titled “Breaking the Silence: Elder Abuse, Care and Resilience,” will focus on a variety of issues related to Oklahoma’s aging population including elder abuse, psychological well-being, legal and ethical considerations of elder abuse, mandatory reporting and the resilience of seniors.

Karen A. Roberto will give the keynote address titled “Understanding Elder Abuse: Causes, Consequences and Care Solutions.” Her talk will focus on the various types of elder abuse perpetrated by family and friends, professional caregivers, and trusted others. Roberto is director of the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech. She serves as a member of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences administrative team and is a tenured professor in the Department of Human Development.

Early registration fees for the conference are $75 and $40 for seniors 65 and older and students. For more information about Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics events or to register visit osu-okgec.okstate.edu or contact Dr. Tammy Henderson at linking.ger.geri@okstate.edu or phone 405-744-7511.

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