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Sr. Agenda Conference 2013
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If you are a senior citizen, a baby boomer about to turn 65, an adult child of aging parents, or simply someone who wants to create a better future for yourself and others as you age, you should attend this conference.




 6th Annual Senior Agenda Coalition of RI Conference & Expo


 "Creating Senior-Friendly Communities" 


 Friday, October 18, 2013 - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick RI, 8am-3pm


 Presented by AARP Rhode Island

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Keynote Speaker 
Dan Burden


DAN BURDEN is the co-founder of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. He has spend 35 yeas helping the world get "back on its feet." He's' been named by TIME magazine as "one of the six most important civic innovators in the world." He is an inspirational speaker and blogger who presents dynamic examples of how neighborhoods, streets and entire communities can transform themselves to promote active living.  


Registration Fee: $25 for seniors (60+), $45 for all others. Includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Register Online with a Credit Card or Download Registration Form at Need help? Call 401-351-6710 and request a registration form by mail.


About Our Workshops


Powerful Tools for Caregivers learn how caregivers can develop skills to "care for themselves" while caring for others.

Building Walkable Communities Our Keynoter Dan Burden will dig deeper into case studies of how communities have become "more walkable" and discuss this topic with workshop participants.

Finding & Evaluating Quality Home & Community-Based Senior Care  A panel of experts will explain the criteria forfinding and evaluating care. Extensive audience Q. and A. is welcome.

Talking to Your Doctor About End-of Life Care Learn The Conversation Project returns to present its template for making your wishes known and followed by your doctor and other medical care providers.

Empowering Your Family by Planning for the Future Learn practical steps to help your family continue the smooth functioning of your household after your death. Presenter Hershey Rosen will discuss his book about this topic. 

Spirituality and Caring for a Person with Dementia Jane Marie Thibault, co-author of "No Act of Love is Ever Wasted" will lead a discussion of "the affirmation that caregiving is not in vain." Moderator will be Rev. Marie Carpenter, Director of the American Baptist Churches of RI Eldercare Program.

Building a Grass-Roots Campaign to Strengthen Eldercare in RI Help set the agenda for legislation and a state budget that will enhance "aging in the  community." Bring your concerns and program ideas. 

More Meaningful Roles for Senior Volunteers Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer experience where you can use skills and knowledge acquired over a lifetime? Serve Rhode Island's Bill Rauch is developing a "senior skills bank" for just this purpose. Learn more, and perhaps sign up.

Fitness & Nutrition for  Healthy Aging Learn about the YMCA of Greater Providence YMCA's "Healthy, Safe and over 60" project designed to help older adults remain fit, active and engaged in their communities. Martha Machnik and Neta Taylor-Post will be presenting.

Hatha Yoga for Seniors Experience a gentle yoga that improves health through relaxation and breathing techniques. No mats or gym clothes required. Jan Silvestri will be the leader.

Conference Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 REGISTRATION & VISIT EXHIBITS - Foyer    Continental breakfast
9:00 - 10:15  OPENING SESSIONKeynote Address: Dan Burden 
10:10 - 10:35 BREAK: Move to Morning Workshops
 10:35 - 12:00  MORNING WORKSHOPSPowerful Tools for CaregiversBuilding Walkable Communities Finding & Evaluating CareTalking to Your Doctor about End of LifeEmpowering Your Family
 12:00  - 12:20  BREAK: Visit Exhibits
12:20 - 1:15 LUNCHEON SESSION (Grand Ballroom)
1:15  - 1:35 BREAK: Visit Exhibits  
1:35 - 3:00 AFTERNOON WORKSHOPSSpirituality & Caring for DementiaGrass-Roots Campaign for Better EldercareMeaningful Senior Volunteer RolesFitness & Nutrition for Healthy Aging



For More Information contact Bill Flynn, Executive Director, at (401) 351-6710 or by e-mail to  "We don't have to grow old alone or in a nursing home. With a better system, we can spend those years in supportive communities and living in the ways we want: happy, healthy and independent." 





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