March 25, 2016

2016 Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging to be Held May 2-3

Governor McAuliffe has called for the first Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging since 2003. The day and a half conference will be held May 2-3, 2016 at the Hilton Short Pump in Richmond. The conference will include engaging and interactive plenary sessions, a large variety of breakout sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall and an evening reception.

Matt Paxton of Clutter Cleaner and the TV show Hoarders will be the guest presenter during the lunch banquet on May 2. Paxton is the author of The Secret Lives of Hoarders and has appeared on over 65 episodes of the TV show Hoarders. He’s cleaned thousands of hoarded homes for the last 10 years and will shares his insights and effective techniques to understand, motivate and successfully communicate with hoarders and their family members. Matt uses his unique and vast experiences to create a program that focuses on compassion, understanding and trust to help hoarders nationwide.

The second day is an optional, half-day moderated session that will result in a number of state policy recommendations. Housing Virginia will be leading a session on the challenges and opportunities in meeting the housing needs of Baby Boomers.

Due to the popularity of the event, there is a waitlist to attend. You can add your name to the list here:

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