2016 M. Powell Lawton Conference and Award Ceremony

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Monday, November 14, 2016

The Affordable Care Act and Empowering Older Adults

A major focus of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is on patient-centered care. The goal of empowering and giving voice to the wishes of older adults is shared across the spectrum of aging services.

  1. How is this goal being accomplished? 
  2. How do such diverse settings as nursing homes, physicians' offices, senior centers and in-home long-term care respond? 
  3. What are the consequences, intended and unintended, of this shift in focus? 

This year's Lawton Conference addresses these issues by offering the opportunity to learn how each type of setting is helping to empower older adults. We will also consider how these diverse agencies can collaborate in order to achieve this and other goals set by the ACA and related policy initiatives. 

Registration fee: $60 includes lunch
Social work CEUs and NHA CE credits are available

2016 M. Powell Lawton 

Robyn I. Stone

The 2016 Lawton award will be presented to Robyn I. Stone, Dr.P.H., a leading international authority on aging and long-term care policy. She is the Executive Director, Center for Applied Research and Senior VP for Research, LeadingAge. To read more about Dr. Stone, click here.

M. Powell Lawton

Photo of M. Powell LawtonM. Powell Lawton, Ph.D., was a behavioral psychologist and international authority on aging. He was a major force in shaping national public policy to enhance the quality of life for the elderly. 

Lawton's groundbreaking research, writings and teachings on the physical, psychological, and environmental and social aspects of aging garnered numerous awards and grants from governmental agencies and private foundations. He was the first to recognize the importance of designing living environments for the elderly, particularly those with Alzheimer's disease. 

The M. Powell Lawton Award was created by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging to honor his contributions, and to provide a forum for learning, discussion and recognition of others whose work exemplifies the spirit of his legacy.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Contact Information

  • For more information, call 215-765-9000, ext. 5055.

Payment Instructions

  • PCA accepts checks and all major credits cards.

    To pay by credit card:

    Complete your registration online.

    To pay by check:
    Complete your registration online, print your invoice, and return it along with payment to:

    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
    ATTN: Lawton Conference
    642 N. Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19130

     All payments must be received prior to the event.  No admittance without pre-payment. 
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