Grass Valley, Calif. July 5, 2017 – On Wednesday, July 19, over 100 attendees are expected to gather in Grass Valley for workshops and presentations on subjects related to aging and disability.

This event is being hosted by the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Nevada County, a network of public, private, and nonprofits agencies geared toward ensuring older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and family members have access to community supports and services. The ADRC model uses a no-wrong-door approach where individuals experience streamlined access to information and services through better coordination, reducing duplication and sharing information across networks.

The conference will include nine workshops by distinguished local and regional speakers, who will present on topics such as housing, assistive technology, healthcare reform, emergency preparedness, universal design and aging in place, preventing fraud and abuse, local resources, and advance health directives. Keynote speakers will include Meghan Rose from Leading Age California speaking about the housing crisis facing people with disabilities and older adults and John Gulserian from the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services speaking on emergency planning and response for people with access and functional needs. The session’s will all fall under the general theme of self-advocacy and how members of our community can empower themselves to access needed resources and supports while also making positive change.

The workshops are designed to address subjects of relevance for our local community, and they will be geared toward supporting attendees with specific actions that can be taken after the conference to empower ourselves and the community.

Space is limited for the conference. To RSVP call 211 by Wednesday, July 12th. For information about the ADRC, or to access services, call 211 Nevada County or FREED at (530) 477-3333 Voice, or (530) 477-8194 TTY.

The conference is supported by a grant from The SCAN Foundation – advancing a coordinated and easily navigated system of high-quality services for older adults that preserve dignity and independence. Conference sponsors include California Health and Wellness, Westamerica Bank, and Telestream.