Tickets for the 2020 Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging are $130 per person.

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Travel & Parking

The conference will take place at the Richmond Marriott Downtown. Hotel rooms are priced at the current state per diem rate, $144 per night.

Booking information will be released in August.

Parking Information

Off-site parking, fee: 4 USD hourly, 29 USD daily

On-site parking, fee: 4 USD hourly, 29 USD daily

Valet parking, fee: 29 USD daily

Self parking is available at several near by parking lots and garages not managed by Marriott.

More Information


Schedule below is tentative.


Registration Opens: 12:00pm

Pre-Conference Intensive: 12:30-2:30pm

Transforming Virginia into a Dementia Friendly State: The Dementia State Plan 2020-2024 and Dementia Friends Virginia 

Registration limited to first 150 attendees.

Welcome & Plenary Session: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Welcome & Award Reception: 5:15pm – 7:00pm


Registration Opens: 7:00am

Welcome & Opening Session: 8:00am-9:45am

Let’s Disrupt Ageism and Develop Elderhood!

Breakout Sessions: 10:00am-11:40am

Lunch & Networking: 11:45am-1:00pm

Breakout Sessions: 1:15pm-3:30pm

Closing Plenary: 3:45pm-5:00pm

Breakout Sessions

Combatting the Demise of Older Adults at The Hands of Opioid Abuse & Misuse

Financial Exploitation: How to Prevent Abuse By People Who Make Decisions for You

Innovative Geriatric Mental Health Treatment in Long Term Care Communities

Intersections of Diversity and Ageism

PACE: An Innovative Approach to Managing Social Determinants and Population Health

Lessons Learned About Leading Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Initiatives

Liveable Communities that Promote Community Engagement & Involvement

Neighborhoods, Neighbors, and Resident Affiliations: Building Livable Communities

Rethinking the Continuum of Care

Retirement Options for older adults with ID/DD

The Impact of the BRI Care Consultation Program to Support Persons with Memory Loss and Their Caregivers

“The Intersection”

Michelle Thomas, MPA, Program Coordinator, Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program
Linh Nghe, M.Ed., Prevention Director, Child and Family Services Division

Pamela B. Teaster, Ph.D.
Christopher Desimone, Esq.

Alice Straker, LCSW, RAFT Program Director
Ndidi Uzowihe, MSW, Mental Health Therapist, Supervisee in Social Work

Naima Wares-Akers
Jay White

Dr. Ann Wells, Chief Medical Officer for Population Health, InnovAge
Josh McGilliard, Executive Director, InnovAge

Nancy Brossoie, Sr. Research Scientist, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech
Ron Boyd, Chief Executive Officer and President, Local Office on Aging, Roanoke, VA
Jane King, Chair, Strategic Planning, Alexandria Commission on Aging, Alexandria, VA
Laurie Young, Arlington Age Friendly Task Force, Arlington, VA
Steve Zollos, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, Norfolk, VA

Merrill Friedman, Senior Director, Disability Policy Engagement

Nancy Brossoie, Sr. Research Scientist, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech
Tina King, Executive Director, New River Valley Agency on Aging, Pulaski, VA
Laurie Young, Arlington Age Friendly Task Force, Arlington, VA

Nancy Fagan, CMC/Executive Director, Eldertree Care Management
Loretta Morris Williams, Attorney/Partner, HALE BALL PLC

Sandi Dallhoff, CTRS
Evan Braff, CTRS
Evan Jones, CRC, CRP

Christine J. Jensen, PhD., Director, Health Services Research, Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging & Lifelong Health
Terry Sweaney, LPN, CGCM, CSA, Dementia Care Consultant, Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging & Lifelong Health
Samantha Fields, Dementia Care Coordinator, University of Virginia
Elizabeth Boyd, Dementia Care Coordinator, UVA Memory and Aging Care Clinic
Carol Manning, Ph.D. ABPP-CN, Director Memory and Aging Care Clinic, Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Neurology, University of Virginia

Regina Sayers, Exec. Director, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens
Brian Beck, CFO, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens
Joe Ratliff, Director Transit, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens
Wayne Damron, Director Care Coordination, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens