In 2001, Phoebe launched the Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA), a forward-focused program aiming to provide forums for discussion and learning, including educational programs, cooperative ventures, and outreach activities designed to promote improved quality of life and care for the aging and their families.
The PIA was created in recognition of more than a century of caring for older adults at Phoebe. Guided by a community advisory board, the PIA works diligently to engage with the greater community and to ensure the availability of expert and cutting-edge resources to continually improve service to the aging and their families.
Conferences held by the PIA attract key figures in the disciplines and communities associated with aging services, including CEOs, legislators, and award-winning scholars. The PIA has educated thousands of people over the past 20 years and in 2021 proudly featured Dr. Ruth Westheimer at the annual conference.
- Sponsors an annual conference featuring notable speakers who present on topics related to quality of life and innovations in care for the aging.
- Provides scholarship support to Phoebe employees who are continuing their education.
- Attracts partnerships between healthcare providers, agencies, educators, students, and senior services professionals.