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Evanston Aging Well Conference & Film Night
Admission to the Evanston Aging Well Conference and Film Night is free.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016 AGING WELL CONFERENCE IS NOW CLOSED, AS THE EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.
18th Annual Evanston Aging Well Conference and Film Night
The Conference will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 at The Merion (formerly North Shore Retirement Hotel), 1611 Chicago Ave, Evanston.
The Evanston Aging Well Conference and Film Night for older adults, their families, professionals and other caregivers will include a wide range of topics.
Admission to both events is free.
All costs are underwritten by the
collaborating organizations and sponsors.
Each year, the Evanston Aging Well Conference pays tribute to an Evanston older adult who has made an impact on the community through his/her interest in aging and service to the local community. This year’s Aging Well Award recipient, Ellen Butkus, will be honored during the opening session of the Conference. Please join us at to hear of Ms. Butkus’ many accomplishments, including being the founding director of Senior Connections, whose mission is to recruit, train and support volunteers who visit and befriend isolated older adults in the Evanston community.
Transportation will be available for individuals who live within ZIP codes 60201 and 60202 through the City of Evanston’s Levy Senior Center. You will be able to request transporation assistance at the time you register online for the conference. If you have questions, you may call the Levy Senior Center at 847-448-8250.
Parking at the conference: Some off-street parking is available.
If you have a disability or need additional assistance, please call 847-864-7274.
If you have questions, please call 847-864-7274 or email email@example.com
Evanston Aging Well Conference
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016 AGING WELL CONFERNCE IS NOW CLOSED, AS THE EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Location: The Merion, 1611 Chicago Ave, Evanston
Welcome to attendees: Evanston Mayor Elizabeth B. Tisdahl
Keynote Presentation: Susan Cherco, Chairperson for the Age Friendly Evanston! Initiative and Audrey Thompson, Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the City of Evanston will give an update regarding the project and next steps for implementation.
Evanston Aging Well Conference Schedule of Events
- 8-8:30 a.m. Registration; Continental Breakfast
- 8:30-8:40 a.m. Welcome by Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl
- 8:40-9:15 a.m. Keynote
- 9:30-10:30 a.m. Workshop Session 1
- 10:45-11:45 a.m. Workshop Session 2
- 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Performance by Tim Rhoze and Senior Performers
Advocates for Lifecare Solutions; AgeOptions; City of Evanston; CJE SeniorLife; Elder Care Sources LLC; Evanston Public Library; Expri Printing; Home Care Assistance; In-Home Counseling for Seniors; Mather LifeWays; The Merion; Metropolitan Family Services; National Award Services, Inc.; North Shore Senior Center; North Shore Village; Open Communities; PEER Services, Inc.; Rainbow Hospice; Senior Connections; Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI); Visiting Angels of Evanston
Evanston Aging Well Film Night
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston
Free admission, so no registration is necessary, but seating space is limited.
Film: Alive Inside
ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.
This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain) and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).
An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.
For further information, please call Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI) at 847-864-7274.
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