The Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging (CPHA) is hosting its second annual conference in partnership with Texas A&M Staff Appreciation Week 2019 to bring together diverse sectors for the common mission of effective health and wellness programming for older adults. Attendees will discover innovative solutions to age-related issues and receive expert information and guidance from representatives of community-based organizations, healthcare organizations, government entities, and academic institutions.

What if Healthy Aging was the New Normal?

The United States of America is aging at unprecedented rates! In fact, by 2030, there will be more adults over 65 than children under 18. An aging society brings many opportunities and challenges for clinical, corporate and community partners to collaborate on achieving healthy aging. The Active for Life Health & Wellness Conference provides a forum for multidisciplinary professionals to enhance knowledge and skills related to improving the quality of life of older adults and their families. Professionals from healthcare, long-term care, social services, educational and research institutions, businesses, and government will have the opportunity to network and share resources supporting older adults and their caregivers. 


Speakers and Panel Discussions will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about the state of aging and health, navigating the healthcare system, multisectoral approaches to challenges and opportunities of an aging society, and worksite wellness initiatives. View our speakers and panelists here

Multiple breakout sessions focused on veterans' health issues, caregiving, evidence-based programs for older adults, and models of success will provide attendees with the chance to talk out problems, network, and innovate. The conference will also feature interactive breakout sessions providing a chance to learn how physical activity, nutrition, healthy communication, and therapeutic creativity can improve overall health and wellbeing.


  • general session with dynamic speakers 
  • panel discussions led by national, regional, and local experts
  • luncheon 
  • interactive breakout sessions
  • exhibit booths providing information, resources, and door prizes


Theme: Community, Clinical, Corporate, Campus Collaboration

Date: April 25, 2019

Registration and Exhibits: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Conference: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

View schedule at a glance here.

Location: Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center

Registration Fee: $85

Student Registration Fee: $40

Registration deadline is April 19, 2019.

Register through the Texas A&M Marketplace. 

Parking: Valet parking is currently available at a rate of $24 per car, per evening for overnight guests and $13 per car, per eight hour period (not available for overnight parking) for day meeting guests. 

Lodging: Standard guestroom (single/double occupancy) rate the nights of April 24 and April 25 is $149 + 15.75% room tax. To receive rate, reservations must be made before March 25, 2019. Reservations canceled within 48 hours of arrival will be charged the first night's room and tax. Rates cannot be changed at check-in or check-our for guests who fail to identify their affiliation with the conference at the time the reservation is made. For reservations made over the phone, please identify yourself as a member of the Active for Life Health and Wellness Conference: 1-888-654-4436.

Reserve a hotel room at the Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center.

Sponsor or Exhibit: To request information on becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Tiffany Sodolak at (979) 436-9458 or tsodolak@tamhsc.edu

Questions: healthyaging@tamhsc.edu or (979) 436-9336.

2019 Sponsors