Join us for the 2018 Wisconsin Healthy Aging Summit

June 7-8, 2018

Glacier Canyon Conference Center at the Wilderness Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI



What's the Summit?

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, the Summit is a 2-day event dedicated to learning, networking, training, and collaborating - all in the pursuit of developing, researching, and spreading healthy aging programs throughout the state and beyond. Join us in the Wisconsin Dells where you'll learn from experts, sharpen fundamental skills, and be inspired to improve health and wellness in your community.

Who's going besides you?

Got a professional — or personal — stake in healthy aging?  The Healthy Aging Summit is for you!  The event is specifically designed for healthy aging program leaders, coordinators, and volunteers; academic researchers and community partners; professionals from aging offices, ADRCs, senior centers, fitness centers, independent living centers, senior housing, public health departments, health care organizations — really anyone with an interest in implementing programs or promoting healthy aging. Come get new ideas and fresh perspectives to help you improve the health and wellness of your community.  And — most importantly — connect with friends and colleagues who share your vision for healthier aging in Wisconsin.

What's happening? A few highlights include:

​Opening AddressFrom Sick Care to Well Care: A Policy Priority for an Aging Society
Speaker: Aaron Leppin, MD - Mayo Clinic
Featured PresentationHealth Benefits of Animal Interaction for Older Adults & Their Pets: Health on Both Ends of the Leash
Speaker: Rebecca Johnson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FNAP - University of Missouri
Featured PresentationThe Role of Intimacy for Healthy Aging: More Than Merely Physical
Speaker: Matthew Lee Smith, Ph.D. - Texas A&M University
Featured PresentationThe Opioid Epidemic in Wisconsin: The Impact on Older Adults
Speaker: Paul Krupski, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
WorkshopsWith 18 topics to choose from, there's something for everyone at the Summit.  See the registration brochure for titles and descriptions.
Healthy Aging Star AwardsBe inspired as we honor the individuals and organizations that are making a big impact on healthy aging in their communities.

And it wouldn't be a WIHA event without a little bit of fun, so bring along a photo of your furry or feathery family member for our Pet Wall of Fame. Also plan to stop by the Summit photo booth and get your silly on.

Registration Fee:

$150/full Summit (includes breakfast and lunch)

$100/one day (includes breakfast and lunch)

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018

For questions about registration, please contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education Customer Service at: (715) 346-3838 |

Cancellation Policy:

Please contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach with a written request to cancel by May 29, 2018 for a full refund. Written requests can be emailed to​No refunds will be given after May 29, 2018. Substitutions can be made at any time, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee. Last minute registrations cannot be guaranteed meals.

Hotel Accommodations:

Summit Venue:
Glacier Canyon Conference Center-Wilderness Resort
45 Hillman Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Guest Room Rates:
$82/night - single
$99/night - double, triple, or quad

To make your reservations, call 1-800-867-9453 and reference booking ID number 611358. You will be guaranteed the conference room rate if you make your reservations by May 7, 2018.

The room block at Glacier Canyon Lodge is now sold out of standard rooms for June 6 & 7. An overflow block at the Wilderness Hotel is now available at the state rate. The room block code at the Wilderness Hotel is F71262. Summit participants may use this code to book a room as rooms are available.

Continuing Education Hours:

Conference participants will receive 8.25 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for attending the 2018 full Summit. Thursday only attendees receive 5.5 hours (CEHs) and Friday attendees receive 2.75 hours (CEHs). An electronic certificate will be sent to all participants within 2 weeks after the Summit.

Volunteer Scholarships:

Volenteer pool is closed and a waiting list is being generated. For more information, contact Anne Hvizdak at: or call 608-266-3111.


Contact Anne Rodgers-Rhyme at: or call 608-345-9597

Visit us at:

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Click on the registration brochure above

Register is now closed. We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!

Paying by check? A paper registration form to mail in with your check can be found here or in the FAQ document.

You can also copy your 2-page confirmation and mail it to UWSP with your check as soon as possible. It is much appreciated to receive payment BEFORE you attend the conference.



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