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Age Well Conference happening in August in Cheyenne

Published: Jul. 15, 2021 at 9:55 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now/Press Release) - Sam Shumway, with AARP Wyoming joined Wyoming News Now on Thursday morning to talk about the Age Well conference coming up in August. The event will happen on August 19, 2021, at Laramie County Community College. The Laramie County Senior Center will host the event.

Who is invited?  Everyone

Who should attend? Everyone – older individuals, caregivers, service providers, those thinking about retirement

Is there a cost to the event? FREE – if you want to eat lunch at the event the cost is $8

How can people register? //Aarp.org/wy

As a sponsor of the conference, AARP is holding a Wellness Sweepstakes. Enter for a chance to win the Age Well Gift Basket chock full of goodies from around Cheyenne. You do not need to be present to win. AARP will ship the basket.

Age Well With AARP Wyoming Basket

•            Bison Nutrition and Energy Gift Certificate ($25)

•            Silver Mine Subs Gift Certificate ($20)

•            Bouquets Unlimited Gift Certificate ($50)

•            Natural Grocer Gift Certificate ($50)

•            Feel Better Massage Gift Certificate ($60)

•            Rain Drop Nail Gift Certificate ($55)

•            Inta Juice Gift Certificate ($20)

•            Ruby Juice Gift Certificate ($20)

•            Blossom Yoga Gift Certificate ($50)

•            Wyoming Movies Gift Certificate ($25)

AGENDA:

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Registration:  8:30am – 9:00am

Time to grab a donut & cup of coffee, as well as look through the various vendor booths that are present today

Welcome:   9:00am-9:15am

Opening Keynote address: 9:15am – 10:00am  Lisa Osvold – Wyoming Department of Health-Aging Division

Break / Visit Vendors / Move to Break-Out Presentations: 10:00am – 10:15am

Presentations: 10:15am – 11:00am

1.             Medicare 101                                                                           Charlie Simineo

2.             Ombudsman – Know Your Long-Term Care Rights                        Patricia Hall

3.             Genealogy 101                                                                          Elaine Hayes

Break / Visit Vendors / Move to Break-Out Presentations: 11:00am – 11:15am

Presentations: 11:15am – 12:00pm

1.             Mental Health                                                                         Ann Blush

2.             Healthy Eating                                                                          Kate Schultz (Dietician)

3.             Matter of Balance & Fall Risks/Hidden Dangers in your home        Jeff Grant

Break for Lunch / Visit Vendors 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Presentations: 1:15pm – 2:00pm

1.             Alternatives to Medicine (massage, CBD, oils, etc.)                       Dr. Dan Young

2.             Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia                                                          Ramsey Scott

3.             Signs of Elder Abuse (physical, verbal, financial)                           Detective Sergeant Curtis Burch

Break / Visit Vendors / Move to Break-Out Presentation: 2:00pm – 2:15pm

Presentations: 2:15pm – 3:00pm

1.             Is Your Estate Plan Up-To-Date?                                                 Kelly Davis

2.             Veterans Health / Benefits                                                         Samuel House/Melvin Turner

3.             Home Modifications – Stay Safe at Home                                    Dr. Bernard Steinman

Break / Visit Vendors / Move to Keynote speaker address

Closing:  Key Note Speaker Presentation: 3:15pm – 4:00pm                                         “Living With Threes”   Marty Coffin Evans

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