22nd Annual Evanston Aging Well Conference - POSTPONED
The 22nd Annual Aging Well Conference has been postponed due to precautions surrounding COVID-19. Please check back in the upcoming months for more information.
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 847-866-2919.
Call for Presentations
The deadline for this year's Conference has passed; the Aging Well Conference Planning Committee is no longer accepting proposals. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a presentation for next year's Conference, please keep an eye on this website for updates in October 2020.
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 honoree 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 evaluated 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, and/or advocacy.
Previous honorees 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.
To nominate an older adult for the 2020 Aging Well Award, please complete the online nomination form before Sunday, March 1, 2020. Paper applications can be picked up in-person at the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston IL.
Completed nomination forms should be submitted to the Evanston Aging Well Conference Planning Committee, c/o Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202 or emailed to email@example.com.
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, 40 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 Sponsorship
The Aging Well Conference owes its success, in part, to the generosity of our sponsors! The Aging Well Conference offers a variety of sponsorship levels for those who wish to highlight their organizations in the community and connect directly with Evanston's aging population.
Organizations and agencies wishing to submit an application may do so through the online application or by printing and mailing the attached form. The deadline for sponsorship applications is March 31st, 2020. For more information on sponsorship, please contact Brian Lebens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aging Well Conference Collaborating Sponsors:
AgeOptions, Broad Street Home Care, City of Evanston, CJE SeniorLife, Good Memories Choir/Sounds Good Choir, McGaw YMCA, North Shore Senior Center, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, SASI (Serving Adults, Supporting Independence), Visiting Angels Evanston, WiseUp: Aging With Attitude, and Evanston community members.