OR Vital Aging Conference Helps Folks Live Vigorous Life
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
PORTLAND, Ore. -- This week, a conference is helping people live with intention as they get older.
The 10th annual Oregon Vital Aging Conference from AARP Oregon takes place virtually Wednesday and Thursday.
Elaine Friesen-Strang, volunteer state president of AARP Oregon, said one of the sessions at the conference is on brain health and wellness, which features the speaker Sarah Lenz Lock.
"She actually coordinates AARP's policy initiatives on brain health," Friesen-Strang explained. "She'll be talking about healthy aging and also how we can help those who are living with dementia."
Other session topics include aging in place, pocketbook management and personal storytelling, which will feature Native American traditional storyteller and poet Ed Edmo. The conference is free, and attendees must register to attend.
Although the conference has been in person in the past, Friesen-Strang pointed out there are advantages to having it online.
"Obviously, because of COVID we're not doing in-person to protect the health and safety of all of us," Friesen-Strang explained. "But the good thing about doing a virtual conference is that you can enjoy this from the comfort of your own home whether you live in La Grande or Lincoln City."
There will be breakout sessions through the day and Friesen-Strang noted even though the conference is virtual, there still will be chances to interact with speakers and other attendees. There also will be moments of levity, including a concert Wednesday and a comedy show to close out Thursday.
get more stories like this via email
In the wake of historic summer floods in the Midwest and Appalachia, there are calls for a new national plan to reduce risks from disasters. The …
Small businesses that suffered damage or destruction from the recent historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky can get one-on-one assistance as they try t…
The Inflation Reduction Act, newly passed by the U.S. Senate, allocates $369 Billion to fight climate change, and appropriates funds specifically for …
Sweeping legislation approved by Congress is designed to address a range of issues, including climate change and deficit reductions. Other components …
By Linda Burstyn for Ms. Magazine Broadcast version by Roz Brown for New Mexico News Connection/Public News Service Bad Business: Anti-abortion …
Opening up Pennsylvania's primary elections to voters who aren't registered either as Democrats or Republicans is the topic of a State House of Repres…
August is National Black Business Month, and this year, for Black-owned companies in Pennsylvania that have managed to survive through the pandemic…
On August 27, members of the public will have a rare opportunity to visit the historic Padlock Ranch first developed for livestock in 1867, now …