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Blazing the Trail: Living Younger Longer

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Event Description

May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. May is also when we celebrate Older American's Month (OAM), acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. In cooperation with the Administration for Community Living, CASI is using this opportunity to raise awareness about important issues facing older adults.

Registration includes plenary session, keynote session, two breakout sessions, continental breakfast and lunch. There will be no printed or electronic tickets provided. Please bring valid form of ID. Sorry, no refunds.

Opening Plenary Session - Paula Sands, KWQC TV6
Paula will share her own experiences about living younger longer. After a diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer in 2011, Paula has shared her journey of treatment and recovery; encouraging others along the way.

Breakout Session Mental Health, Development and Renewal in the Aging Process featuring Dr. Leslie O'Ryan, Western Illinois University
Learn to challenge the myths of aging; rethink and re-engineer living to realign with a sense of 'spark.'

Breakout Session Falls Prevention and Wellness in the Advanced Age Population featuring Joseph Ulloa, UnityPoint Health, Trinity
Discover the value of fall prevention and remaining active throughout life. Learn exercises and activities that can be performed in the homes or with others in the community.

Luncheon Keynote Disrupt Aging - Exploring the Real Possibilities of a Life Reimagined featuring Kent Sovern, AARP
Every day, we fight to remove barriers that stand between people and their Real Possibilities. Although the reality of aging is radically different than a generation ago, many of us continue to hold outdated beliefs about aging. Limiting beliefs. Discriminating ones. The solutions available to us as we age are shaped by these outdated beliefs. They are out of sync with the way we want to live. Disrupt Aging goes after both kinds of barriers - outdated beliefs, and the lack of new solutions available to us.

About CASI

Dedicated to serving seniors in the greater Quad Cities area, CASI boasts daily activities, classes, community forums, a fitness center and educational activities. CASI has a professional staff dedicated to the advocacy of seniors and all issues facing our aging population. Additionally, CASI operates Jane's Place, the only adult day service facility in eastern Iowa. Jane's Place serves seniors with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's or those who need socialization. Jane's Place also provides caregiver respite.


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