Aging Well Conference


Admission to the Evanston Aging Well Conference and Film Night is free. Registration will be available March 1, 2017.


19th Annual Evanston Aging Well Conference and Film Night

The Conference will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge 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.


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Admission to both events is free.
All costs are underwritten by the collaborating organizations and sponsors.

Aging Well Award

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. Nominations for the 2017 Aging Well Award may be made by any Evanston community member or organization and will be accepted until Tuesday, March 7, 2017.


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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. Registration will be available March 1. If you have questions, you may call the Levy Senior Center at 847-448-8250. 

Parking at the conference:  Adequate parking lot space for all attendees

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

Evanston Aging Well Conference 

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: The Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston

Welcome to attendees: Evanston Mayor Elizabeth B. Tisdahl

Keynote Presentation: More information coming soon!

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. Clossing Session

Collaborating Sponsors: 
Advocates for Lifecare Solutions; AgeOptionsCity 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 VillageOpen Communities; PEER Services, Inc.Rainbow HospiceSenior Connections; Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI)Visiting Angels of Evanston

Evanston Aging Well Film Night 

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017  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: A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone

Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry, Edythe Boone embodied that truth as an artist, an educator, and a great-grandmother.  When a personal tragedy ignites a national outcry, everything that Edythe has worked so tirelessly for is at stake.

From humble Harlem beginnings herself, the indefatigable Edy has for decades introduced underserved youth and seniors to the transformative power of art.  Filmed in an obervational style over three years.  A New Color creates an opening to see the world through Edy's eyes and her artistic legacy commemorating the great events of her time.  Those events keep coming, as we see when the death of Edy's nephew becomes a national symbol of racist policing.

The persistence of racial inequality in this country evokes for activist artists like Edy powerful and deep questions: Have Edy's nearly eight decades of social justice work meant something? Has it been worth the sacrifice? Can building multicultural bridges through art bring about positive change?  Who will carry on her civil rights legacy?

Edy's reaction shows the depth of her clear-eyed, compassionate commitment to building a just and peaceful community.  A New Color illuminates timely social issues and shows how the work of one resilient woman reverberates throughout a community to inspire a powerful chorus: "Our lives matter and we will not be disempowered by those who judge us for our age, gender, or the color of our skin." An intimate portrait of somebody extraordinary, Edythe's story shows not what it is to be Black or to lose a loved one but what it is to be human.


For further information, please call Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI) at 847-864-7274.