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Posted on: March 29, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Healthy Aging Conference Scheduled April 5

Healthy Aging

James City County joins the Hampton Roads Coalition of Agencies in offering the 22nd Annual Healthy Aging Conference. The conference is Thursday, April 5, at the King of Glory Lutheran Church and School, 4897 Longhill Road in Williamsburg. The free conference is open to everyone and begins with registration check-in and a continental breakfast at 7:45 a.m. The conference concludes at 12:30 p.m.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Ayn Welleford, Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and Chair of the Department of Gerontology. Dr. Welleford has taught extensively in the areas of Lifespan Development, Developmental Gerontology, Geropsychology, as well as Ethical Decision Making and Human Values. She currently works to #DisruptAgeism while "Promoting Optimal Aging for Individuals and Communities" through teaching, scholarships and community engagement.

Other scheduled conference speakers and topics include:

  • Marley Flores-Santoro, VA Senior Medicare Patrol on the importance of keeping a health journal
  • Dr. Dilip Sarkar, retired Vascular Surgeon turned Certified Yoga Therapist, discussing “Healthy Aging through Better Health Literacy”
  • Melvin Evans, AARP Virginia State President, detailing legislative updates
  • Caroline Fornshell, Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist with LWell, on “Nutrition for Optimal Living”

Featured activities include fun trivia, cooking demonstrations, medication check-ups, blood pressure checks and door prizes. This conference is sponsored by The Hampton Roads Coalition of Agencies, which includes AARP Virginia, James City County Parks & Recreation, Olde Towne Medical Center, Peninsula Agency on Aging, Peninsula Health District, Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging & Lifelong Health, Sentara Health and Prevention, and York County Community Services. This conference is made possible, in part, by Greg Garrett Realty.

Pre-registration is recommended:

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Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist

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