Approximately 500 East Texans who work with the elderly will receive training next week at the 23rd Annual Regional Education on Aging, Caregiving & Healthcare (REACH) Conference at Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview on October 8-9 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Conference is hosted each year by the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) which is administered by the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG).
The conference, themed “REACH for the Stars: Turning Knowledge into Action,” is a collaborative effort to provide educational workshops, plenary sessions and networking opportunities for professionals, caregivers, and anyone interested in Aging issues. REACH provides attendees a choice of 40 workshops over the two-day event, access to 64 exhibit booths, and accreditation and/or continuing education hours relative to the attendees’ field of work. Accreditation/continuing education hours are offered for the following: Ethics, Social Work, Activity Professionals, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators, Assisted Living Managers, Adult Day Care Directors, Guardianship, and Ombudsman.