May conference to give tips on aging

April 28, 2017 by  

The 19th annual Aging Well Conference is taking place next month. It is presented by the City of Evanston.

The day will start off with a continental breakfast followed by remarks from Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. Mark Miller will also be giving a keynote address about the ‘Longevity Revolution’. This will be followed by the awarding of the Aging Well Award to Ellen Browne for her leadership and service to older adults.

After this, attendees can decide to participate in two breakaway sessions where they can choose one of seven workshops to attend in each session. Topics of these workshops include technology for seniors, Alzheimer’s, creating together, and palliative care and hospice. There will also be seated tai chi and a speech by state representative Robyn Gabel.

In addition to the conference, the Evanston Public Library will be showing the related film ‘A New Color’ at 7:00 PM.

While the conference is aimed at older residents, people of all ages are welcome to attend this event. It is likely that organizers will be advertising in the surrounding area, possibly investing in the poster printing services of an Evanston print company.

The conference will be held at the Levy Senior Center on May 6 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Admission is free. For more information about the day’s planned agenda, call 847-864-7274.