Mid-America Congress on Aging


A professional membership organization composed of diverse individuals, professions, and organizations in the field of aging.

Complete MACA 2000 Conference Information

Profile of MACA

MACA is a professional membership organization nearly twenty years old. Its Board of Directors is made up of individuals from diverse professions representing service providers, educators, businesses, state government, federal government, and others interested in advancing best practice to meet the needs and potential of older adults in Mid-America. The following is a list of the 1999-2000 Officers and Directors:

Executive Committee

Board of Directors

Richard E. Burnett, Lee's Summit, MO
Gladys Considine, Potomac, MD
Jerold J. Dykstra, Akron City Convalescent Care Center, Akron, IA
Robert Florance, Region VII Administration on Aging, Kansas City, MO
Linda Havir, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Helen Heyrman, Evanston, IL
Bonita Kallestad, Western Minnesota Legal Services, Willmar, MN
Darrell Lauer, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co, St Louis, Mo.
Arnold G. Parks, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO
Vera Trogdon, Southwest MO Office on Aging, Springfield, MO
Carol Will, Will's Consulting, Keokuk, IA

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MACA's Mission

MACA's mission is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, skills, and expertise in the field of aging and thereby advance best practice in meeting the needs and potential of older adults in Mid-America.

MACA's organizational goals are:

Organizational Offices

Mid-America Congress on Aging; 1105 Main Street; Box 892; Blue Springs, MO 64013-0099, Phone: Voice: 816-229-5078 Fax: 816-229-1676

Upcoming Conferences

Join us in Springfiled, Missouri for the2000 MACA conference, to be held at the Holiday Inn University Plaza, April 17 - 19, 2000. The theme for the conference is "Spring in the Ozarks -- A Fresh Start"

The general schedule for MACA 2000 is available on line now. The complete program and schedule will be available online as well.

For more conference information visit the official MACA 2000 Conference Home Page, or contact:

Carol Caffey, Conference Coordinator
Phone 417-836-6660; E-mail carolcaffey@mail.smsu.edu.

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Annual Student Paper Competition

The Mid-America Congress on Aging (MACA) is repeating its student paper competition again this year. Two graduate student papers will be designated as MACA 2000 OUTSTANDING STUDENT PAPERS. Student winners will have the opportunity to present their papers at the annual MACA conference, "Spring in the Ozarks: A Fresh Start to be held April 17-19, 2000. For more information visit the Student Paper page

Services and Product Information



Other Services

MACA Exchange: A quarterly newsletter that provides members another way to share information with each other about programs, ideas, resources. The newsletter is free with your membership.

Speaker's Bureau: Planning a training session or conference? MACA maintains a registry of available speakers related to the field of aging to help you.

CEUs: The MACA Conference offers an excellent opportunity for enhanced professional stature by earning CEUs.

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To Join MACA

Membership in MACA is affordable to professionals in the field of aging and offers networking opportunities for your peers in the Midwest. Individual memberships are only $50 per year. Organizational memberships, which provide membership for up to three individuals within the organization are just $130. To receive a membership brochure call the MACA office at 816-229-5078 or fax us at 816-229-1676

You may contact us by email for more information about MACA at ardied@aging.wpo.state.ks.us

MACA, Box 892, Blue Springs, MO 64013-0099

816-229-5078 or 816-229-1676 (fax)

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