2nd Annual Elders Conference held at Sheraton Grand
October 6, 2017
Gila River Indian News
Under the theme, “Elders Working Together to Build a Better Tomorrow,” the Community Services Department and the Elderly Services Program presented the 2nd Annual Elders Conference with workshops touching on elder issues such as consumer scams, traditional ways, and health and wellness.
The elders gathered on Sept. 29 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass for a day of speeches from tribal leadership and introductions from Community Services and the Elderly Services Program.
The activities started at 7:30 a.m. with check-in to 3 p.m. following the closing remarks.
Birds Singing and Dancing by the River provided an entertainment segment during lunch and worksessions included the Attorney General’s Office, Gila River Health Care, and the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.
Other participating departments, programs and entities included Elderly Nutrition Program, Tribal Recreation & Wellness Department, Gila River Police Department, Gila River Healthcare Behavioral Health Services, Health Resources Department, Public Health Nursing, Community Health Nutrition, Gila River Telecommunications, Inc., Department of Land Use Planning & Zoning, Four Rivers Indian Legal Services, Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Office of Emergency Services, and Gila River Emergency Services.