53rd Annual Governor’s Conference on Aging


Copper King Hotel and Convention Center-Butte
October 4 & 5 (Ending at noon)

Conference Details

Conference Agenda

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The annual Governor’s Conference on Aging was created in 1968 . Our mission is to offer information and education to our older citizens, their families and caregivers. These attendees include elderly, persons with disabilities and caregivers. The conferences cover topics relevant to all people who are dealing with aging and disability issues.

As people of all ages gather together, they also learn more about one another and increase their understanding of the problems and emotional stress that we all face as we care for our most vulnerable citizens and grow older ourselves.

The Conference totally depends on funding through c orporate and individual sponsorships, fund raisers and individual registrations.

Centenarian Celebration

As part of the conference, we will be hosting a Centenarian Luncheon from Noon to 1:30pm on October 4th, 2022 at the Copper King Hotel and Convention Center in Butte. The cost of the meal and one night stay, if needed, for the Centenarian and one guest will be covered by a sponsorship organization. To reserve your seat at the table, contact Nichole Thennis at (406) 444-6061 or Nichole.Thennis@mt.gov

Montana has one of the fastest growing aging populations in the nation. Over the next 15 years, the percentage of older adults over age 65 will be 25% or more of Montana’s total population. Of this group, those aged 100 or older continues to increase each year. Since 2006, we have honored Montana’s Centenarians at the Centenarian Celebration at each conference.  Are you, or do you know a Centenarian in your community? We would like to hear about them. Check out the Centenarian website for Registration Information.

Conference Information

This year's conference will be held October 4-5, 2022 at the Copper King Hotel and Convention Center in Butte and will be live-streamed across Montana as well.Registration for in-person is $75 per person and $25 for virtual participation https://opp.mt.gov/doa/opp/hhsgovconaging/cart

The 2022 Governor's Conference on Aging will be streamed for those who wish to attend virtually. Check out the event website for more information and follow the streaming link to view this year's incredible content virtually. 

There will be a silent auction in-person, additionally there will be a virtual auction for our live-stream participants, sponsored by the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging. Funds raised will support the mini-grant program for Montana's Senior Centers.


The Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging developed the Mini-Grant Program to help facilitate up front funding of innovative ideas that will serve senior interests in rural Montana. Eligible activities include training and education for seniors, the development and/or enhancement of support services that are otherwise unmet in the community and in some cases basic needs to continue operation.

Applicants must describe the unmet need in the community and its effect on seniors and how they intend to solve this need; collaborate with the aging network, or establish a public/private partnership and provide a detailed budget for the proposed project.

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