SANTA FE — The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD) is hosting the 44th Annual Conference on Aging Sept. 7-8.
The conference will utilize a “hybrid” format, with virtual workshops and an in-person option to attend watch parties at senior centers across the state. Registration is free to all New Mexicans.
The conference’s theme is “Transforming the Future”, and will include workshops from community partners on a variety of topics, including health and wellness, technology and innovation, and legal and financial resources for seniors. Attendees will be addressed by the Governor and Lieutenant Governor as part of the first day’s plenary session.
“Last year we hosted the conference completely virtually for the first time, and while we are continuing to utilize the virtual platform again this year, I know our seniors are excited to have the option of in-person watch parties,” ALTSD Cabinet Secretary Katrina Hotrum-Lopez said. “This conference is an important networking and social event for many of the older adults in our state, and we look forward to continuing the tradition again this year, especially after being apart these past few years due to COVID.”
The conference will be immediately preceded Sept. 6 with the Aging Network’s Training for Innovative Possibilities to Serve Seniors (TIPS).
The State of New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department [ALTSD] serves more than 200,000 seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers across the state with support, services, and resources. Throughout the pandemic, ALTSD provided more than 4 million meals to seniors and adults with disabilities and continues to provide approximately 21,000 grab-n-go meals each day. With a dedicated staff and the help of 4,700 senior volunteers, the department strives to help thousands of New Mexicans achieve healthy aging, attain lifelong independence, and maintain their dignity.