Aging Well Conference
The 15th Annual Aging Well Conference, a conference for older adults, their families, and professionals which focuses on strategies for healthy aging, will be held on May 10, 2013, at Three Crowns Park, 2323 McDaniel, Evanston.
Aging Well is a collaboration of Age Options, the City of Evanston, CJE SeniorLife, Elder Care Sources LLC, Evanston Public Library, North Shore Senior Center, Expri Printing, Home Care Assistance, Mather LifeWays, Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services, Metropolitan Family Services, National Award Services, Inc., North Shore Retirement Hotel, North Shore Village, Open Communities, PEER Services, Inc., Percolator Film's Reeltime Series, Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care, Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes(SASI), Three Crowns Park, and Visiting Angels of Evanston.
There is no fee for this conference. All costs are underwritten by the collaborating organizations and sponsors. For information call 847-864-7274 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The number to fax a registration form is 847-864-7295. Register online here.
Aging Well Film Festival
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston
Age of Champions is an award-winning documentary following five competitors who reach for the gold at the National Senior Olympics.
Aging Well Conference
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013
Time: 8 a.m. --12:30 p.m.
Location: Three Crowns Park, 2323 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston
8:00 a.m. Registration; Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome by Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl
8:40 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Julie Hamos, Director, IL Department of Healthcare and Family Services
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Workshop Session 1
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Workshop Session 2
11:50 a.m. Aging Well Award Presented to William Logan, former Evanston Chief of Police
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Closing Session: Robyn Golden, Director of Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center
The Affordable Care Act: What’s Next? Kris Sadur, Constituent Advocate, in 9th District Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's office, and Brenda Delgado of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Region V, explain how the Affordable Care Act impacts health care for older adults.
How Could I Ever Part with This? Explore the reasons we hold onto our “stuff” and when it is time to let go. Learn how unhealthy emotional and material attachments to our belongings prevent us from aging well. Marnie Dawson of Dawson Relocation Services will share strategies for how to let go.
Staying in Touch101: Social Media for Seniors Do you Skype and Tweet? Older adults are the fastest-growing segment of the online community. George Lowman, North Shore Senior Center, shows you how to use social media to connect with family and friends. Learn how social media can enhance independence and self esteem. Session will include tips on Internet security.
Wellness Advice: What’s True, What’s Not, and What’s Right for You You can’t turn on the TV, open your e-mail, or page through a magazine without seeing a new “breakthrough” study or ads for better ways to eat, exercise or live. How to sort it all out? Dr. Vicki Braund, Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at NorthShore University Health System, will explain what works and what doesn’t. This talk can save you money and maybe your life!
Getting Back to Work: Help for Older Jobseekers Whether by choice or by chance, the number of older adults in the workforce is increasing. Some are working longer, others are returning to work after some time away. Arlene Wanetick, Career Counselor at JVS Career Moves, addresses the key attributes of the successful job seeker at any age, and how seniors can capitalize on their strengths as they seek new challenges and opportunities.
Dollars & Sense: Financial Planning for Today and Tomorrow Getting our affairs in order means planning in the present for the future. Learn as a favor to yourself and to your family about Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney and other essential elements of financial planning for the long term. Presented by Ed Coyle, CFP, Chief Compliance Officer, Coyle Financial Counsel.
"Hello, My Name is..." Techniques for Remembering Names This workshop will address the leading memory complaint of older adults. Learn the five main reasons why you have difficulty remembering names, along with strategies for getting better at remembering the names of friends, family, and acquaintances. Presented by Andrea Kaplan, CJE SeniorLife Center for Healthy Living.Obtaining the Services You Need: Navigating the Aging and Veterans Networks Learn about options for government-funded in-home, long-term care and housing services and strategies to help you advocate for the services you need. Presented by Nancy Flowers, Social Work Manager, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care; Angel Montes, Veterans Services Officer, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs; and Maribeth Stein, Outreach Specialist, Age Options.
Pain Management and Comfort Care Pain in the absence of disease is not a normal part of aging, yet it is a daily experience for most older adults. Learn about effective treatments for pain and symptom management as we age, and the role of hospice and palliative care at the end of life. Presented by Dr. Timothy McCurry, Medical Director, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care.
Zumba Gold: Dance Your Way to Health Share the joy of exercise by dancing! Zumba Gold is a cardio fitness workout designed for older adults. Follow along to easy-to-learn routines with a Latin beat. Suzy Crawford of Aqualand Fitness will take you through the steps.
Aging and Sexuality As we age, myths and misconceptions about sexuality abound. What are the social forces that shape older adults’ sexual selves? Using case examples and professional literature, this workshop explores how aging impacts sexuality. Presented by Jay Lewkowitz, Executive Director, Oakton Place.
Work, Play, Learn, Give: Navigating the Third Age Panelists will discuss challenges and opportunities for older adults to pursue encore careers and other activities that bring meaning and purpose to their lives in what we used to call “retirement.” Aging Well Conference co-chairs Susan Cherco and Helen Gagel join Carol Kanter, psychotherapist and poet, and Andelita Hernandez, Coordinator of Civic Engagement, City of Evanston to explore the possibilities.
Where We’ve Been, Where We Are Going Aging Well welcomes back Robyn Golden, who served on the planning committee for our first conference in 1999, and co-chaired the conference in 2000. Drawing on her 25-year career of fostering innovation in aging services, Ms. Golden will describe the transition from a top-down model to one that meets the social, medical and basic needs of older adults as they perceive them. Ms. Golden is Director of Health and Aging at Rush University Medical Center, and is a past chair of the American Society on Aging.