Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Educational Opportunity and Credits at Program for Pennsylvania Senior Network Professionals

Each spring for the past 16 years professionals who provide services to seniors have had the opportunity to attend a free one-half day education and networking conference. 400 to 500 aging, health care, legal and financial professionals attend each year. 

This year the Marshall, Parker and Weber 17th annual Professional Update will take place in Williamsport on Wednesday May 1, 2013 and in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday May 2nd. You can attend whichever location is most convenient to you.

Keynote speaker for this year’s event will be Jan Nelson founder of the Center for Courageous Aging, located in Marietta, GA. Jan’s mission is to “believe in, dream with and discover the potential in our elders and those who care for them.” 

In 1999 Jan began working with Second Wind Dreams as COO and Program Coordinator. In that capacity she provided support in the development of the Virtual Dementia Tour ®

During the conference Jan will facilitate individual virtual dementia tours for attendees who wish to participate. The tour will allow attendees 10 minutes to put on goggles, gloves and earphones in order to emulate a person with dementia. Then, they will be asked to perform several different functions. The tour is likely to change your perception of aging. Here is a link to a video that explains the tour in more detail: VDT link.

The Professional Update will also include a review of recent legal and regulatory developments of importance to seniors and their advisors and care givers. Popular individual break-out sessions for financial professionals and health care / social services professionals will be repeated this year.

Free or very low cost continuing education credits are available for most professionals.

Exhibit tables and other benefits are available for Professional Update sponsors. If you would like to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melissa Bottorf at 570-321-9008 x. 203 or

Hundreds of Elder Network Professionals attend the Marshall, Parker and Weber update each year. Attendees normally include:
  • Nursing Home and Personal Care Home Staff
  • Financial Advisors
  • Home Health Professionals
  • RNs, Social Workers, Geriatric Care Managers, Admissions Coordinators
  • Trust Officers and Banking Professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Area Agency on Aging Caseworkers

There is no cost to attend the event. Breakfast is included. More information on the event and registration is available here:

The Marshall, Parker and Weber Professional Update gets rave reviews each year from attendees. I hope to see you there this year.

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