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45th Annual Conference on Aging

This HYBRID conference will highlight regional watch parties!
REGISTER NOW at https://coa.altsd.state.nm.us/

Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham
Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales
Secretary Katrina Hotrum-Lopez

Keynote Speakers
Bill Benson, Benson has held senior leadership positions in the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Administration on Aging, and the California Department of Aging.

Audrey Hererra-Castillo, Audrey is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Santa Fe. She began a career in state government through a high school work study program. In 2018, she retired as deputy cabinet secretary from the NM Tourism Department with 30 years of service.

Tentative Workshop Titles

  • A Glimpse inside Parkinson’s Disease
  • AARP Veteran, Military & Families Program―An Overview
  • Aging and Vision Loss
  • Cannabis Use and Older Individuals
  • Caring for Our Wisdom Keepers: Supporting Native Elders
  • Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens
  • Cyber Safety 101
  • DETERMINED to improve nutrition status and decrease falls risk as we age
  • Elder Abuse in New Mexico: Prevention, Intervention and Harm Reduction
  • Falling and Hearing Loss: Are they connected?
  • Falls and Cognition: Considerations for prevention and intervention
  • Grief as a Risk Factor for Abuse: Why the Grieving are at Higher Risk
  • Home and Personal Safety
  • How Medicare Works With The Indian Health Service
  • Intro to your iPad/iPhone
  • Let’s Talk About Fall Prevention: Preparing for a Visit with Your Doctor
  • Let’s Talk About Respite
  • Making the Most of Medicare: Preparing for Fall Open Enrollment
  • Managing Money – A Caregivers Guide to Finances
  • Medicare 101
  • Medicare 101 with a Deep Dive into What are My Options
  • Medicare Workshop
  • Molina―Win a Food Box!
  • New Mexi-CARE
  • Preventing Falls: Effective Balance and Movement Programs
  • Programs and Advocacy for New Mexico Caregivers
  • Protect Yourself and Medicare From Scams and Fraud
  • Re-Connecting with your Loved One with Alzheimer’s or other Dementias
  • Reducing Shame and Stigma of Problem Gambling
  • Resources for Independence in Aging
  • Revisited: Resident Sex, and Intimacy in Assisted Living and Long-Term Care
  • Senior Care Navigation: What it is, why you need it and how to get it!
  • Senior Community Health Workers: Peers Networking Care and Benefits
  • Strategies and resources for gardeners, farmers and ranchers
  • Take an Educational Ride into Reverse Mortgage Outer Space!
  • The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease


Sep 13 2023


New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Dept.
New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Dept.