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AARP Virginia Co-Sponsors Free Healthy Aging Conference in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG _ AARP Virginia and the Hampton Roads Coalition of Agencies are pleased to present a free health and well-being conference on Thursday, April 7. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the King of Glory Lutheran Church and School, 4897 Longhill Road, Williamsburg.

The purpose of the “Still Climbing-Not Over the Hill” conference is to provide older Virginians resources for healthy aging and to empower them to take action. As the population of older Americans increases, learning smart strategies for healthy aging is essential.

“It is important for people age 50+ to learn how to maintain a good quality of life,” said AARP Virginia State President Bob Blancato. “This event will not only provide resources about how to live a healthy life, but also discuss laws that affect the lives of older adults.”

This conference is a must for retirees and pre-retirees, caregivers, professionals and others interested in health and wellness. There will be various activities through-out the event with hands-on exhibits, door prizes, prescription medication, consultations and free blood pressure checks.

 

Keynote speaker Dr. Ayn Welleford will provide an insightful and humorous presentation on “The Hill.” Welleford is a g erontologist, Chair & Associate Professor for VCU Department of Gerontology, School of Allied Health Professions.

 

Seminar topics will include:

 

  • Legislation that Affects Healthy Aging
  • Medication Checkup and Blood Pressure Screenings (bring a list of medication)
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • The Healing Power of Laughter
  • Brain Health
  • “Those Were The Days” Trivia

 

Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is requested by March 28. Call York County Special Programs at 757-890-3883 or email lori.lasley@yorkcounty.gov to register or for more information.

Download the conference brochure here:  HealthyLivingConference2016Flyer .

 

Learn more about what AARP is doing in your community on our website at aarp.org/va, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/aarpvirginia and follow us on Twitter @AARPVa.

 

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

 

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