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The SSA 2013 Conference was held at the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs. We had outstanding speakers and workshops on a wide range of aging issues centering around this year’s conference theme, “Aging in New York: Building Capacity and Empowering Communities.” This conference offered cutting edge topics in the field, stimulating dialogue, and a chance to see old friends and make new ones.
Mr. Greg Olsen, Acting Director of the New York State Office for the Aging, also presented an historical perspective and current analysis of issues facing older adults and their families in New York State. Download his presentation.
This year, awards were presented to the following:
Walter M. Beattie Award
Cynthia Stuen, PhD, Past-Chair, American Society on Aging
Commissioner Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, PhD
Commissioner of the New York City Department for the Aging
Advocate for Older Adults Award
Evelyn Laureano, PhD, LMSW
Executive Director of Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project
SSA Student Awards
Rachel Klumpp (Bachelors), Ithaca College
Karen Lynn Hall (Masters), D'Youville College
Left to right: Dr. Mark Brennan (SSA Award Committee Chair), Dr. Cynthia Stuen (Walter M. Beattie Award Winner), Dr. Manoj Pardasani (SSA President).