The theme of this year's M. Powell Lawton Conference and Award Ceremony is "Emerging Groups Among the City's Older Adult Population: New Challenges, New Opportunities."
The conference will be held from 9am to 4pm on May 2, 2019 at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.
Over the next five years we predict a significant increase in the number of ethnic minority elders in the city, while the number of white elders continues to decline. The predicted increase will occur within each minority group. In addition, diversity within each major minority group (Black, Latino, and Asian) will see growing numbers of Africans, Dominicans and Indians entering old age.
Which groups are the fastest growing? What do we need to know to keep providing appropriate services to these new groups? Three panels will address demographic changes in the city's older adult population; challenges to providing appropriate services for these new populations; and approaches to working directly with these older adults and their family members
The 2019 Lawton Award will be presented to Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha's President and CEO Nilda Ruiz and Senior VP of Community & Economic Development Rose Gray.
Registration fee of $85 includes lunch and parking.