22nd Annual Evanston Aging Well Conference
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
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 2020 Aging Well Conference is not yet open! Please stay tuned, as this page will be updated as more information becomes available.
For more information on the Conference, please call 847-448-8696.
Call for Presentations
The Aging Well Conference Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for speakers who have experience working with older adults in the community and wish to share their professional wisdom at the 2020 Aging Well Conference.
The 22nd Annual Aging Well Conference features presentations and creative workshops on a wide range of topics including health and wellness, nutrition, and financial health. Sponsored by the City of Evanston, local service providers, and advocates for older adults, this Conference caters to older adults as well as their families and caregivers.
Speakers who apply will be be vetted by the Conference Planning Committee based on subject matter, expertise, and other criteria. Those interested should complete the Call for Presentation form. The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 9. For a presentation by more than one person, please submit additional bios. Only complete submissions will be considered and there is no stipend available for Conference speakers.
For more information, please call Senior Services at 847-866-2919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.
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 will be recognized at the Evanston Aging Well Conference to be held Friday, May 1, 2020 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, Bennett Johnson, and James Engelman.
Aging Well Film Night - Lives Well Lived
Date: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
Time: 7-9 pm - Free
Location: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston
The 2020 Aging Well Film Night will feature the film "Lives Well Lived," which celebrates the incredible wit, wisdom, and experiences of adults aged 75 to 100 years old. Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. These men and women open the vault on their journey into old age through family histories, personal triumph and tragedies, loves and losses - seeing the best and worst of humanity along the way. Their stories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.
View information from the website and the movie trailer here: Lives Well Lived
Aging Well Conference Collaborating Sponsors:
AgeOptions, Argentium Care (formerly SASI), Broad Street Home Care, City of Evanston, CJE SeniorLife, Evanston Public Library, Good Memories/Sound Good Choirs, The Levy Senior Center Foundation, McGaw YMCA, North Shore Senior Center, PEER Services, Inc., Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, Visiting Angels Evanston, WiseUp: Aging with Attitude (formerly North Shore Village), and Evanston community members.