53RD ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S CONFERENCE ON AGING 2022
Copper King Hotel and Convention Center-Butte
October 4 & 5 (Ending at noon)
The annual Governor’s Conference on Aging was created in 1968. Our mission is to offer information and education to our older citizens, their families and caregivers. These attendees include elderly, persons with disabilities and caregivers. The conferences cover topics relevant to all people who are dealing with aging and disability issues.
As people of all ages gather together, they also learn more about one another and increase their understanding of the problems and emotional stress that we all face as we care for our most vulnerable citizens and grow older ourselves.
The Conference totally depends on funding through corporate and individual sponsorships, fund raisers and individual registrations.
Montana has one of the fastest growing aging populations in the nation. Over the next 15 years, the percent of older adults over age 65 will be 25% or more of Montana’s total population. Of this group, those aged 100 or older continues to increase each year. Since 2006, we have honored Montana’s Centenarians at the Centenarian Celebration at each conference.
Are you, or do you know a Centenarian in your community? We would like to hear about them. Check out the Centenarian website.
The Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging developed the Mini-Grant Program to help facilitate up front funding of innovative ideas that will serve senior interests in rural Montana. Eligible activities include training and education for seniors, the development and/or enhancement of support services that are otherwise unmet in the community and in some cases basic needs to continue operation.
Applicants must describe the unmet need in the community and its effect on seniors and how they intend to solve this need; collaborate with the aging network, or establish a public/private partnership and provide a detailed budget for the proposed project.