DHHS Announces Date for Spring Conference on Aging

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces the Eighth Annual NH Conference on Aging will be held Thursday, May 29, 2008 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. The title, Pathways to Independence, will highlight person-centered care as well as service choices.

“The NH Conference on Aging is an annual event that helps to honor Older American’s Month,” said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “Each year this event grows, and with it the message that at the national, state, and community level there is organization around the common goal of ensuring the dignity and independence of older people, something DHHS works to promote every day.”

The featured presenter at this year’s event is Greg Case, Program Specialist from the U.S. Administration on Aging. Case will address the goals, vision and accomplishments of the national movement to make long-term care more person-centered and more responsive to the needs of the individual. DHHS staff will also be presenting the Department’s vision, goals and accomplishments achieved here in New Hampshire.

“Providing seniors with access, prevention and choice are critical components that drive the mission of this annual event,” said Planning Committee Chair Patti Drelick.

There will be a number of workshops offered covering a variety of topics and more than 80 senior-focused organizations will be represented at the event. For more information about registration, exhibits, sponsors and workshops, visit the DHHS website at: