Release Date: April 23,2021

Senior Summit to be Held May 19-20

FREE Professional Conference and Community Virtual Event

(Summit County, Ohio - April 2021) – The annual Senior Summit will take place Wednesday May 19 and Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Professionals and the community will gather virtually for this free event with learning focused on building Livable Communities also known as Age Friendly Cities throughout Akron and Summit County.  For professionals, the conference provides CEU/CLE-level sessions. The event will be free, thanks to our generous sponsors and the support of AARP Ohio. The public is encouraged to attend. 

Registration is now open. Detailed information on the conference sessions, breakouts, speakers and registration can be found at http://bit.ly/seniorsummit2021

The conference targets professionals who work with seniors, service providers, families, and city planners targeting current and future needs of communities in Summit County and beyond. This includes but is not limited to social workers, guardians, attorneys, and caregivers. The two-day event has been approved for:  7.0 CLE credits for attorneys (5.75 general CLE and 1.25 professional conduct) and 7.0 CEUs  for LSW/LISW/SWA and Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT board). 

All sessions have been approved by Summit County Probate Court for all attorney and non-attorney guardian training as required under the Supreme Court of Ohio Rules of Superintendence 66.01 through 66.09. 

One conference session will  reveal of the Age Friendly Akron survey and Summit County needs assessment results and all will provide an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the Age Friendly Domains. 

Amy Florian of Coregenius in Chicago will be the keynote speaker on Thursday presenting, Communicating with Clients through the Toughest Times of Life.  As President of Corgenius, Amy delivers workshops across the country that combine a dose of humor  with neuroscience and thanatology (the scientific study of death and losses both psychological and social), to teach professionals and individuals to build strong relationships with clients and friends through all the losses and transitions of life.

Also included is a session on Race, Minorities, and Supporting Older Adults, featuring speakers Brant Lee, Professor of Law, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Social Justice Initiatives, The University of Akron School of Law and Kemp Boyd, Executive Director, Love Akron, Coach, Kenmore-Garfield High School. 

Steering partners include:  Summit County Probate Court, County Executive Ilene Shapiro County of Summit, AARP Ohio, Summit County Job and Family Services, Summit County Public Health, Akron Bar Association, Direction Home Akron Area Agency on Aging, Community Legal Aid,  Metro RTA, Rubber City Radio, Summa Health, Vantage Aging, Volunteer Guardian Program, and Western Reserve Hospital. 

Those who need more information please email lmansfield@summitohioprobate.com.

For more information about Summit County Probate Court contact Lisa Mansfield, Community Outreach Specialist at (330) 643-7346.