48th Annual Governor's Conference on Aging and the Home & Community Based Services Conference
September 13-15, 2016
Billings Hotel and Convention Center, Billings
From The 48th Annual Governor’s Conference On Aging
Katie Lovell was the moderator for Aging Horizons Show filmed on location. Her guests pictured here included Keynote speakers Whitney Bailey, Lance Robertson, Julie Beckett, and Dr. Pam Roberts.
Michael Smull of the Learning Community for Person Centered Practices also provided a keynote session and more detailed breakout in the afternoon on the use of Person Centered Planning Tools.
This year’s conference also included a two day track on Board Governance presented by Peggy Owens of Sage Solutions for Senior Centers and other senior organizations. You can catch the interviews from the Conference on the Aging Horizons Website.
The Centenarian Luncheon Is Always A Favorite!
144 centenarians were honored during the annual centenarian luncheon which was held the first day of the conference. 8 centenarians from the Billings area joined the Governor and the conference attendees in celebration of their stories and wisdom. One of the older centenarian’s, Barney Meyers (pictured right) turned 106th on the day of the centenarian luncheon and was honored with all the attendees singing happy birthday. Millie Eyre (pictured left) was the oldest centenarian in attendance (beating Barney by a few months). She will be turning 107 in December. Other honorees were Bonnie Grossheusch, Madge Hoersten, Lilly Ryan and Bill Smith who are 100 years of age. Thelma Green is 102 and Mary Cann will be turning 102.
Governor Bullock was able to spend time visiting with each of these wonderful folks to listen to their stories and congratulate them on their longevity. Pictured here clockwise are Mary Cann, Bill Smith, Bonnie Grossheusch, Mary Cann, Lilly Ryan, Thelma Green and Madge Hoersten.