SANTA FE — The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD) hosted the 45th Annual Conference on Aging Nov. 13-14 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
The event brought together advocates, experts, caregivers, and older adults to discuss crucial issues impacting seniors in New Mexico.
More than 700 attendees participated in this year’s conference, social dance and watch parties across the state, including eight tribes and pueblos, 71 exhibitors and 21 presenters. Conference-goers had the opportunity to attend workshops from subject matter experts, listen to engaging keynote speakers, and hear remarks from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Gov. Howie Morales.
“I want to extend my sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of the 45th Annual Conference on Aging,” Cabinet Secretary Designate Jen Paul Schroer said. “The dedication, passion and commitment of the ALTSD staff, community partners, and conference attendees helped create an incredible event for New Mexicans. I am also grateful for the Governor and Lt. Governor and the advocacy they continue to display for our state’s older adults. We look forward to continuing the conversations and connections at next year’s conference.”
As this year’s conference comes to a close, plans are already underway for the 46th Annual Conference on Aging, which will build on the momentum of this year’s event.