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A Conference on Collaboration: Care is Better Together!

January 23
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI 49525

Long term community support and services for elders. Challenges and opportunities for the frail in West Michigan. Community discussion facilitated by Altaram. New objectives and collaborations based on prioritized goals.

Without significant structural changes in service delivery, an aging nation faces a future of substantial costs and needless pain and distress among the elderly.

Join us in exploring how our community can safely, securely and affordably meet the needs of West Michigan elders living with challenges to their health and well-being through the collaborative efforts of health systems, expert providers and trusted ambassadors for the betterment of the community.

Together we can meet the healthcare needs of elders in West Michigan by a community of providers, in the community, for the community.

Presented by Tandem365, a partnership of Clark, Holland Home, Life EMS, Porter Hills and Sunset.

Keynote speaker:

Joanne-Lynn-PortraitJoanne Lynn, M.D.
Director, Altarum Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness

Dr. Lynn is a geriatrician, hospice and long-term care physician, health services researcher, quality improvement advisor, policy analyst, and policy advocate who has focused on ensuring that every American can live comfortably and meaningfully despite serious illness and disability in the last years of life. She has published 12 books and written over 250 articles on all aspects of serving elders.

RSVP by January 17

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Call us with your reservation(s): 616-452-1666, ext. 107

$20 registration fee

Please mail your checks to:

c/o Clark Retirement community
Attn: Tim McMaster
1551 Franklin Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

If payment is not submitted by mail, please bring a check with your registration fee(s) to the event.

For general event information, please call Tim at 616-452-1666, ext. 107.