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The 2023 Gerontology Symposium:
Connection, Community and Collaboration

Monday, May 15, 2023

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Burlington, Vermont


Who Should Attend? Professionals and Caregivers

The conference is designed to present topics and information relevant for professionals who work with older adults, as well as family caregivers. This is the fourth year that the conference invites family caregivers to attend.

2023 Symposium Details


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Exhibitor registration for Gerontology Symposium 2022

Accreditation Details

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Keynote Presentation:Rev Lynn Casteel Harper--Headshot

"What Can We Learn from Those Living With Dementia?"

from the author of On Vanishing

Lynn Casteel Harper

Lynn Casteel Harper is an essayist, minister, and chaplain. Her debut book, On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear (Catapult, 2020), was named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and a Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection. On Vanishing appeared on the Gold Foundation's 2021 Reading List for Compassionate Clinicians. 

An ordained Baptist minister, Lynn serves as the Minister of Older Adults at The Riverside Church in New York City. Before joining Riverside’s staff, Lynn was a nursing home chaplain at a continuing care retirement community, where her passion for dementia and aging justice began. Lynn completed her M.Div. at Wake Forest University and her chaplaincy residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Lynn's writing and interviews on spirituality, dementia, and aging have appeared with outlets such as NPR's ThinkSalonLA Review of BooksKaiser Health News, and Huffington Post.

In 2019, Lynn gave a workshop in Vermont on "Spirituality and Dementia."  We are thrilled to welcome her back to speak at the 2023 Gerontology Conference!  


For Nurses, Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators and Mental Health Counselors interested in continuing education credit, see Accreditation Details.


The Center on Aging is proud to present professional development at an affordable cost. We thank our sponsors and exhibitors for their support, which enables us to keep the fees as low as possible.

  • Professionals: $40
  • Family Caregivers: $25 (discounted registration is intended for those caring for a family member)
  • Continuing Education Credit: add $20

If you need to cancel your attendance, you must email or call (802) 656-2292 by April 24, 2023 to receive a full refund less a $10 cancellation fee. Refunds are not possible after this date. Substitutions may be possible; please call (802) 656-2292 to inquire.