AGPT Events

May 2019
 May 1, 2019 @ 6:00 AM to May 31, 2019 @ 11:30 PM

Older Americans Month 2019

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.
  • Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger! By engaging and supporting all community members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives.

This webpage will include suggestions, resources, and material to celebrate older Americans and the communities of which they are a vital part. Everyone benefits when everyone can participate. We encourage you to connect, create, and contribute for stronger and more diverse communities this May, and throughout the year.

Leading up to May 2019, will promote #OAM19 with materials to help you#ConnectCreateContribute.


June 2019
 June 1, 2019 @ 7:30 AM to June 2, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

 June 7, 2019 @ 8:00 AM to June 8, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

Advances in Exercise for the Older Adult:

A 2 Day Lab/Lecture PTA Focus Course


June 7-8, 2019

8 am 4:40 pm both days


St. Catherine University

2004 Randolph Avenue

St Paul, MN 55105


Course Description


This 2-day course will focus on the Physical Therapist Assistant’s (PTA) use of exercise as an advanced rehabilitation

intervention for the aging adult. Several common functional outcome measures will be actively performed by

participants or demonstrated by instructors. The physical stress theory regarding proper exercise intensity will be

presented. PTA’s will learn how to utilize this concept in exercise programs for aging adults, as indicated by the physical

therapy (PT) plan of care (POC), for aerobic conditioning, balance, gait and strength training. A variety of diagnoses

commonly treated in aging adults will be reviewed and discussed relative to the application of exercise principles,

treatment progression, and precautions. A discussion of barriers and motivation strategies to assist the aging adult in

achieving goals will be included. The course will include both lecture and hands-on practical lab activities


Spaces are limited so register for this course early!



 June 12, 2019 @ 8:00 AM to June 15, 2019 @ 5:00 PM


Volunteer for the AGPT Booth at NEXT!

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July 2019
 July 20, 2019 @ 7:30 AM to July 21, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

August 2019
 August 3, 2019 @ 7:30 AM to August 4, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

September 2019
 September 14, 2019 @ 7:30 AM to September 15, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

 September 21, 2019 @ 7:30 AM to September 22, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

The Advanced CEEAA course will provide clinicians the opportunity to further develop clinical reasoning skills related to aging adults with various levels of complexity and across the continuum of care.

The purpose of the Advanced Credential as an Exercise Expert for Aging Adults course is to develop advanced clinical decision making skills by integrating and analyzing data collected during the physical therapy examination; the history (including consideration of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Review of Systems, Systems Review, and Tests and Measures). The movement system will be used to problem solve and critically think about movement in areas of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, and integumentary practices. This data is analyzed in order to synthesize the findings into an evaluation that includes the diagnosis, prognosis, interventions, goals, and outcomes.

Participants must have completed the entire CEEAA course series (all 3 courses) prior to attending the advanced course. The designation of Advanced Credential will ONLY be granted to participants that have successfully completed the CEEAA (pre/post tests and practical) and Advanced (pre/post tests) course requirements.

Certificates of Completion will be granted to all attendees. Participants will engage in evaluation of tests and measures, rationalize appropriate use of tests and measures, and develop a patient specific exercise prescription for presentation that discusses the appropriate tests and measures across a variety of rehabilitation settings.

Registration and full details available at



October 2019
 October 5, 2019 @ 7:30 AM to October 6, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

 October 31, 2019 @ 8:00 AM to November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Albuquerque, NM



November 2019
 November 2, 2019 @ 7:30 AM to November 3, 2019 @ 4:30 PM

April 2020
 April 25, 2020 @ 7:30 AM to April 26, 2020 @ 4:30 PM

May 2020
 May 30, 2020 @ 7:30 AM to May 31, 2020 @ 4:30 PM

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