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National author and palliative care expert to headline Ohio healthcare symposium

MARION, Ohio – September 25, 2018. More baby boomers are making plans to ensure quality of life in their golden years. That includes making choices about how they wish to be cared for when they can no longer do it themselves. Unfortunately, person-directed care has been slow to gain traction in medical circles.

On October 12, United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging will hold its 2018 Symposium, Abundant Aging through the End of Life, in Columbus. Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM, a renowned palliative care physician, public advocate and author, will give the keynote.

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About Alissa Paolella

Alissa Paolella is a lifelong learner and loves aging every day! A journalist for 12 years before moving into nonprofit communications, Alissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She lives in northwest Ohio.


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About United Church Homes: United Church Homes, based in Marion, Ohio, has been “Celebrating the Spirit” of seniors for more than a century. The nonprofit, faith-based organization is one of the nation’s largest providers of senior living services, with more than 1,800 dedicated staff serving 4,700 residents of all faiths in 72 senior living communities throughout 14 states and two Native American nations. UCH is in covenant with the United Church of Christ and welcomes residents of all faiths.

About the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging: United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging seeks to bring together current theory and practice in the fields of gerontology, geriatrics, spirituality and aging, healthcare, housing and public policy. The center provides a forum for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration that promotes innovation, advancement of knowledge and improvement of the quality of life for elders through advocacy, education, engagement and outreach. For more information or to read the Abundant Aging blog, visit abundantaging.org.

Media Contact: Alissa Paolella, Communications Coordinator, 740.382.4885 or apaolella@uchinc.org

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