Lafayette's Premier Aging Summit Hosted By The Family Tree

Aging Summit Registration Now Open

LAFAYETTE, JULY 23, 2019 - The Family Tree Information, Education, & Counseling Center is excited to open registration for Lafayette’s first ever Aging Summit. The Aging Summit is part of a new program offering that joins The Family Tree’s long list of services built over the past 40 years. Registration for the Aging Summit occurring Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm at the UL Student Union in the Atchafalaya Ballroom is available on their website. General admission is only $25 and general admission plus CEU credits is only $50. Vendor booths will be set-up to allow for businesses related to aging a chance to engage with summit participants and allow for informational networking.

In keeping with its mission to strengthen families in order to build a stronger community the Aging Summit will focus on assisting families and their elderly members as they age together and need to develop the best options for their care and legacies. The inaugural event welcomes National Speaker, Eldercare Expert, and Author of ‘HOW TO TAKE CARE OF OLD PEOPLE WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MARBLES,’ Suzanne Blankenship, who will provide a keynote speech and lead a discussion panel on aging.

Executive Director, Marie Collins says, “Acadiana is such a great place to live and The Family Tree wants to make sure everyone in our community has the best resources available to them. We are so excited to welcome National Eldercare Expert, Suzanne Blankenship. She will share her sound advice and successful tools related to eldercare, as well as moderate a panelist discussion with some of the best aging experts from our region.”

If you are interested in partnering with The Family Tree as a sponsor or a vendor, please contact Marie Collins at as soon as possible to secure your spot. Registration for the event can be secured on The Family Tree website at

About The Family Tree

As a community-based agency, The Family Tree provides professional yet affordable or no-cost services to the Acadiana region. The organization’s programs support individuals, parents and families through various stages of their lives to result in better mental health, coping skills, stronger family systems and supports.

The mission of the Family Tree is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families over the life course through education, counseling and information services that are delivered in a professional, accessible, and compassionate manner. For more information about The Family Tree, visit

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