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Morton Kesten Summit 2016

Aging in Homes and Neighborhoods Today:
The State of the Art on Research, Programs, and Future Directions

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Event: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Reception: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

The 2016 Summit will examine new research applications, advancements in public and private innovations, and explore the future of aging in place in three major areas:

  1. Universal Design and Home Modifications
  2. Fall Prevention
  3. Service Connections

This year’s Summit will be national in scope, and special attention will be paid to pressing topics that will impact our future: aging in place technologies and the effects of air pollution on the older adult population. With opportunities for networking and poster displays, the Summit aims to build the capacity of providers and professionals to support aging in place. Click here to view the Agenda.

Click here for highlights from the Morton Kesten Summit.


Click here to view video of the Opening Remarks and Panels 1 and 2.

Click here to view video of Panel 3 and the Closing Remarks.


Please click on the presentation titles below to view the PowerPoint Presentations

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Panel 1 – The Promise of Recent Research: Applications to Aging in Homes and Communities

Panel 2 – Innovations from Public and Private Sector Programs: Lessons from the Field

Panel 3 – What’s Next? Looking to the Future

Click here for full speaker biographies.

Morton Kesten Summit History

This periodic event is endowed by a family member in memory of the late Morton Kesten, an executive of Colonial Penn Insurance Company at the time it was servicing AARP. The Morton Kesten Summit has historically been convened to address the needs of California’s increasing number of individuals aging in place.

To learn more about the last Summit, which was held at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology in 2014, click here.

To learn more about the annual Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition, click here.

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