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Thomas Geriatric Symposium


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The 10th Annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium; "Healthy Aging and Nutrition", will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. This event is sponsored by the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences.

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The opening keynote address will be held in Pocatello in the ISU Pond Student Union Building and via video conference at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center - Room(s) TBA.

Healthy Aging and Nutrition:  Step Up to the Plate

8:00 – 8:30 am


8:30 – 8:40 am

Welcoming Remarks

8:40 – 9:30 am

Key Note Speaker: 
SeAnne Safaii-Waite, PhD, RDN, LD

9:30 – 9:50 am


9:50 – 11:00 am

Interprofessional Case

11:00 am – 12:10 pm

Experiential Activities

12:10 – 12:45 pm

Guest Speaker:
Bruce Reichart,  Outdoor Idaho
Jeff Tucker,  Idaho Public TV

12:45 – 12:55 pm

Concluding Remarks

*Schedule Subject to Change

Idaho Public Television, Idaho State University Kasiska Division of Health Sciences, and Honoring Choices® Idaho are collaborating to catalyze conversations about aging in Idaho and America, broaden the public’s perspective of the aging process, and provide pathways to improved health and well-being through special programming, news articles and sharing of statewide resources.

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From September 16 through October 6  IdahoPTV presents three weeks of special programming focused on longevity, health care, protecting seniors online, and other issues related to aging (see the list of programs and channels attached).

On October 6, Idaho State University Kasiska Division of Health Sciences presents the 10th Thomas Geriatric Symposium, a free conference for the public and professionals hosted at ISU’s Meridian and Pocatello campuses.  This year’s keynote theme is Healthy Aging and Nutrition: What’s on Your Plate?  The sessions consist of the keynote address and breakout sessions focused on a variety of health related, financial and life planning topics.  See attached flyer and learn more at Choices® Idaho  is honored to be a presenter at the Symposium.

Together, we’ve also compiled this list of Idaho resources on aging, wellness, lifelong learning, and end-of-life preparation.

Please tune in and learn with us!

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10th Annual Thomas Geriatric Health Symposium - Handouts - 2017


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209