21st Annual Evanston Aging Well Conference
Date: Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: 8 am - 12:30 pm - FREE
Location: The Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston
This free half-day conference provides strategies for healthy aging for older adults, their families, caregivers and professionals. Registration for the event will open in March, 2019
Registration for the 2019 Aging Well Conference will open in April 1st. For the 2018 brochure with a description of all workshops, please click here: Aging Well Brochure
Aging Well Award
The Aging Well Conference each year 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. The winner is recognized at the Evanston Aging Well Conference to be held Friday, May 3, 2019 at The Levy Senior Center.
All nominees will be critiqued on both outstanding personal acts and/or community impact. The nominee may have impacted the community and improved the quality of the lives of older adults through outstanding leadership as well as the application of time, resources or advocacy.
Previous winners of the Aging Well Award include Mayor Lorraine H. Morton, Father Robert Oldershaw, William Logan, Julia Hagwood, Gerri Sizemore, Ellen Butkus, Ellen Browne and Bennett Johnson.
To nominate someone for the 2019 Aging Well Award, please click here: 2019 Aging Well Award Nomination Form
Aging Film Night
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 7-9 pm - Free
Location: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston
The Aging Well Film Night will feature the film "A Life Worthwhile," documenting the life of Evanston's own, first African American Mayor, Lorraine H. Morton. Space is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Please stay for a short discussion following the documentary.
A Life Worthwhile
Educator, Alderman, and Evanston's first African American Mayor, Lorraine Hairston Morton served the community for over 50 years, guided by a simple statement her father had passed down to her nearly half a century ago - ". . . only a life of service, is a life worthwhile". "A Life Worthwhile" is a new film by Shorefront Legacy Center, documenting and honoring the many accomplishments of Lorraine H. Morton. Using her own words and archival images, she shares her life's journey from Winston Salem, NC to Evanston, IL. Her amazing journey is illustrated with historic photos, video clips and interviews on her guiding principles and her unique way in navigating the societal constructs through Jim Crow, desegregation and governmental relationships.
Aging Well Conference Collaborating Sponsors:
AgeOptions, City of Evanston, CJE SeniorLife, Evanston Public Library, Metropolitan Family Services, North Shore Senior Center, North Shore Village, PEER Services, Inc., Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI), Visiting Angels Evanston.
For sponsorship opportunities:
Please contact Kelly Gilbert at 847-424-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org