2020 Aging Policy Summit
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Mark your calendars! LeadingAge Texas & Texas Assisted Living Association (TALA) have partnered to engage the Texas Legislature & stakeholders on the most pressing issues facing older adults & aging services providers in Texas.

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Texas State Capitol
Capitol Extension Auditorium
Austin, Texas 
United States
Contact: Alyse Meyer
(512) 467-2242

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2020 Aging Policy Summit

February 27 • 8:30 am - 1:30 pm • Texas State Capitol


Join fellow LeadingAge Texas members to engage & educate the Texas Legislature & stakeholders on the most pressing issues facing seniors & aging services in Texas. 

The 2020 Aging Policy Summit will include presentations and panel discussions on hot topics like Texas’ booming aging population, the cost of long-term care, barriers to access in rural vs. urban communities, innovations in aging services models, and preparing for the future needs of aging Texans.

We hope you are able to join us for a great policy discussion!


Thursday, Feb 27 • Capitol Extension Auditorium • Austin

8:30 am

Registration and Check-In

9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction
Texas HHSC Executive Staff (TBD)

9:15 am

The Aging Population in Texas
Dr. Lila Valencia, Senior Demographer with the Texas Demographic Center

9:45 am

Who Pays For Long Term Care? 
Amanda Fredriksen, Director of Advocacy, AARP Texas
Jon Weizenbaum, former Commissioner of DADS, AARP Texas Executive Council 

10:15 am

Innovations in Aging Services: Thinking Outside the Box    
Kent Herring, President & CEO, Family Eldercare, Austin
Mark Lenhard, President & CEO, Wesleyan Homes, Georgetown  
Michelle Neumann, Senior Administrator Specialist, Silverado Memory Care, Austin

11:30 am

Serving Seniors in Urban & Rural Communities
Dr. Tracie Harrison, BSN, MSN, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
UT Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long Term Care

12:00 pm

The Aging Mind
Dr. John Bertelson, Chief of Neurology at Seton Brain & Spine Institute

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Catered Lunch & Networking in the Legislative Conference Center




This event is targeted at legislators & their staff, but we welcome long-term care/aging services providers to attend.