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Grand Rapids Spring Conference
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A conference geared towards healthcare and community professionals

Friday, April 21 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Postma Center at Pine Rest, 300 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids

DIVERSITY: Understanding and appreciating what makes us different
INCLUSION: Bringing a mix of diverse groups together, working collectively and 
                     jointly for the betterment of all

EQUALITY: Treating everyone the same
EQUITY: Giving everyone what they need to be successful

As we move towards becoming more dementia friendly, our conference will explore the diverse faces of dementia, balancing equality and equity and creating a truly inclusive society.

$100 Professional Registration*

*$80 Early Bird Rate ends Friday, April 7 at 5 p.m.

$40 Student Registration

Earn Continuing Education Credits for Attending!

5 CEs for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists
5.25 CEs for Nurses


Featuring Keynote Speaker: Sandy Markwood Creating Dementia Friendly Communities Here and Across the Nation

Sandy Markwood serves as the Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. She has more than 30 years experience in the development and delivery of aging, health, human services, housing and transportation programs in counties and cities across the nation.

Other Presentations

Developmental Disabilities and Dementia
Kate Pierce, LMSW, Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Michigan Chapter

Unifying Aging, LGBT and Dementia
Judy Lewis,
LGBT Older Adult Coalition, Certified LGBT Older Adult Trainer for SAGECare

Intimacy, Relationships and Caregiving: Isn’t It Time We Talked About the Birds and the Bees?
Beth A. D. Nolan
, Ph.D., Lead Mentor Trainer and Coach, Research Director for Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC).

Sponsorship opportunities available! Click here for more information.

Please click here for a printer friendly conference flyer.

Questions? Contact Joy Spahn at or 616.459.4558

Conference presented by





Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.