The Northern Plains Conference on Aging (NPCA) is an annual conference
for regional professionals and senior members of the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding communities. The two-day event features a variety of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities for networking and gathering resources. Topics focus on research, practices, policies, ethics, self-care
and motivation, with an emphasis on aging and current issues.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available.
The great success of this conference is due to the dedication of its committee members. While some have been involved for many years & others have joined more recently, this group of professionals brings a great variety of hands-on experience & a wealth of knowledge to the planning process. They live & work in our healthcare & senior communities, & we are grateful for their volunteered time.
The Northern Plains Conference on Aging (NPCA) began when four of North Dakota’s RASPAs (Regional Aging Services Program Administrators) formed a committee & pooled their funding for education in an effort to offer the best opportunity for learning about the aging population.
Later on, additional committee members were added from the community, who also worked in the field of aging & helped solicit additional funds through grants & various community entities.
After a few years, Valley Senior Services, a department of the Fargo Park District, began coordinating the annual conference. The long-standing tradition of offering such a professional, organized, well-run event is truly due to their commitment throughout the years. In 2021, Concordia College began to oversee the conference planning & looks forward to continuing to offer a high-quality conference each year.
Now in its 26th year, the NPCA has come to be known as an informative, engaging event that brings together both working professionals & senior citizens for a time of learning & networking.
While focusing on current topics & how they are related to aging, this two-day event is a time for gathering resources, securing CEUs for the fields of nursing & social work, & networking with others in the Fargo-Moorhead & surrounding communities.
The Aging Spectrum - Addressing Tomorrow's Issues Today
Shaping the Future Together
Celebrate Aging -
An Educational Journey
Common Threads: Weaving the Fabric of Aging & Disability
Caring for Yourself
Creating Pathways to Independence
A Journey of Mind,
Body & Spirit
Gates to Independence: Options & Choice
Transitions Throughout the Lifespan
Discover a New Vision
in Leaning & Life
Life's Your Legacy... Live It
Unleashing the Power of Age, Health & Gender
Aging Well, Living Well
Resilience and Wisdom through Aging
Creating Our Future