New Mexico Department of Aging and Long-Term Services Hosts 44th Annual Conference September 7-8
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Aging and Long-Term Services (ALTSD) is hosting the 44th Annual Conference on Aging Sept. 7-8.
The conference will use a “hybrid” format, with virtual workshops and an in-person option to attend watch parties at senior centers across the state. Registration is free for all new Mexicans.
The conference 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 elders. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor will address participants as part of the first day’s plenary session.
“Last year we held the conference fully virtual for the first time, and while we will continue to use the virtual platform this year, I know our seniors are excited to have the opportunity to watch in-person evenings,” ALTSD Cabinet Secretary Katrina said. Hotrum-Lopez said. “This conference is an important networking and social event for many seniors in our state, and we look forward to continuing the tradition this year, especially after being separated for the past few years due to COVID.”
The conference will be immediately preceded on September 6 by the Aging Network Training on Innovative Opportunities to Serve Seniors (TIPS).
To register for the conference, go to link and for more information e-mail [email protected]
About the ALTSD:
New Mexico State Department of Aging and Long Term Services [ALTSD] serves more than 200,000 seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers across the state with support, services and resources. Throughout the pandemic, ALTSD has provided over 4 million meals to seniors and adults with disabilities and continues to provide approximately 21,000 take-out meals each day. With a dedicated staff and the help of 4,700 senior volunteers, the department strives to help thousands of New Mexicans age healthily, achieve lifelong independence, and maintain their dignity.