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Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging

Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging Presents 49th Annual Governor's Conference on Aging (2017)


49th Annual Governor’s Conference On Aging

The 49th Annual Governor’s Conference(s) on Aging will be held in two locations this year. This will provide a greater opportunity and accessibility for people on both sides of the state to receive important information and education impacting our Montana Seniors.

Keynote Speakers

Kristopher Stuckmeyer : Family Caregiving:  Are We Ready for the Coming Crises?
Marvin Kaiser: Voices of the Coming of Age
Jolene Brackey: Enhancing Moments (Kalispell)
Glenna Chapman: Navigating the Unchartered Journey (Glendive)

The conferences also include Susan Gobbs, Esq.- Tenant - Landlord Law...What You Don't Know Can Hurt you!; Tonette Hollingsworth, RDH - Making the Connection: Mouth and Body. Other topics include Medicaid and You: How Many Seniors Pay for Long Term Care, Debunking the Myth of Adult Protective Services, and Hospice 101. Panel Topics will vary and include Age Friendly Communities, Senior Scam Alerts and Financial Tools, Wills and POAs, and End of Life Issues.

The Agenda will be updated frequently as presenters are confirmed so please check back often!

Honoring our Centenarians - Centenarian Luncheon

The tradition of recognizing our Montana's Centenarians at a special luncheon continues. Luncheons are scheduled for both  Kalispell and Glendive locations during the 2017 conferences. If you are or know a centenarian that would like to receive a Certificate of Recognition from the Governor for being 100 years of age or older by December 31, 2017, please visit the Centenarian site.

Mini-Grant Sponsorship - Governor's Advisory Council

The Governor's Advisory Council (GAC) sponsors the Governor’s Conference on Aging and developed a mini-grant program to assist rural communities, fewer than 10,000 populations, who have limited resources and need some assistance in meeting a need for the elderly living in their community. The grants range from $200 to $1,000 and help facilitate supports for senior services in those communities. Mini-grants have been used for various things such as training and educational materials, exercise and health equipment, kitchen equipment for meals as well as developing and enhancing support services that are otherwise unmet in the local communities for senior interests or needs. The grant funds are obtained by sponsorships and a silent auction during the conference. These Mini-Grants are awarded during the Awards Luncheon. More information is available on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging page. 2017 Mini-Grant Application form

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

We rely on Sponsors to operate this conference. There are a variety of sponsorship packages. You may want to sponsor the Centenarian luncheon or one or more of the coffee breaks; be a Mini-grant sponsor; purchase an exhibitor booth; or advertise your business in the conference program. Sponsorship may also allow you to post your business logo on this page.

Please contact Jackie Stoeckel at (800) 332-2272 or (406) 444-6061 during normal business hours or email jstoeckel@mt.gov for more information on any of these upcoming events.




September 7 & 8, 2017

Red Lion Hotel

Kalispell Conference Agenda

Event:  AARP Reception & Jack Gladstone Concert - 6:00-9:00pm Red Lion Grand Ballroom.  Free Event Ticket through Conference Registration Link.


September 12 & 13, 2017

Eastern Plains Event Center

Glendive Conference Registration

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Printable Registration

Glendive Conference Agenda

Glendive Lodging Options

A Big Thank You to Our Participating Sponsors

Executive Conference Sponsors

Welcov LogoConsumer Direct Logo

Montana Geriatric Education Center AARP

Corporate Sponsor

Immanuel Lutheran Communities

Major Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana   Stockman BankAlzheimer's Association