2017 Annual Symposium
Abundant Aging in the 21st Century
Experts in psychology, longevity and geriatrics discussed Abundant Aging in the 21st Century at the 2017 Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging second annual Symposium Oct. 20 in Columbus.
About 170 people attended the event with keynote speaker Dr. Laura Carstensen, professor of psychology at Stanford University and the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity in Stanford, California. Panelists included Linda Mauger, Optimized Care Network; Jo Dee Davis, Healing Broken Circles; Rev. Mark W. Frey, United Church of Christ minister; Larke Recchie, CEO, Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging; Peter Van Runkle, executive director, Ohio Health Care Association; and Dr. Lauren Southerland, assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Dr. Laura Carstensen
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Top Influencer on Aging
Dr. Carstensen is a professor of psychology, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy at Stanford University and founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. She will discuss her research and most recent book, A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity.
Watch Dr. Carstensen’s 2010 TedTalk, Older people are happier
Panel of Experts
Community health and aging consultant at the Optimized Care Network and former director of the office of geriatrics and gerontology at The Ohio State University
Jo Dee Davis
Founder, Healing Broken Circles, and director of WinWin Institute for Response−Able ReEntry
Rev. Mark Frey
Former senior minister at The Bath United Church of Christ, Bath Township, Ohio
Chief executive officer of the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Pete Van Runkle
Executive director, Ohio Health Care Association
Dr. Lauren Southerland
Assistant professor, medical director and investigator in the Wexner Medical Center Department of Emergency at The Ohio State University