Mid-America Institute On Aging And Wellness Returns To The USI Campus


Mid-America Institute On Aging And Wellness Returns To The USI Campus Thursday and Friday, August 10-11

WHO: USI and SWIRCA and More, a local agency on aging, will present the 16th annual Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness (MAIA). Dr. Katie Ehlman, Director of the USI Bronstein Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness, will be available for media interviews related to the conference. 

WHAT: Now in its 16th year, MAIA is a two-day gerontology conference for healthcare and social service professionals, healthcare administrators, clinicians, older adults or retirees, family members providing care for a loved one, students and anyone who wants to learn tips for leading a healthier life. National and local speakers provide practical tools and ground-breaking information related to successful aging and wellness.

WHEN: MAIA will take place Thursday and Friday, August 10-11.

The following Keynote Presenters will be available for post-presentation interviews at 10:15 a.m. on their respective days. 

Thursday, August 10 at 10:15 a.m. 

  • Dr. Susan Hickman, Geropsychologist and Professor at the Indiana University (IU) School of Nursing and IU School of Medicine. Her presentation on Advance Care Planning will take place 8:30-10 a.m. in Carter Hall.

Friday, August 11 at 10:15 a.m. 

  • DeAnna Crosby, Mental Health Clinician from San Juan Capistrano, California. Her presentation on aging and addiction is scheduled for 8:30-10 a.m. in Carter Hall.

Below are ideal sessions to attend:  

Thursday, August 10 

Friday, August 11 

Thursday and Friday, August 10-11 

  • All day: A giant, walkable, inflatable brain from the Indiana University Health Rural Dementia Network will be on display. The brain will be located in University Center East.

For a full list of sessions and keynote speakers, visit USI.edu/MAIA. 

WHERE: MAIA will take place at various locations on the USI campus. University Center East is the preferred location for footage.

Note: If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Mary Scheller, Content Marketing Specialist for the College of Nursing and Health Professions, at 812-453-6463 or mtscheller@usi.edu. Please include the day/estimated time you plan to be on campus. 

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls more than 9,200 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 15,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. USI is online at www.usi.edu.