2023 Successful Aging Initiative Conference
More than 500 people attended the Successful Aging Initiative Conference of the Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute on Oct. 19, at Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Huntsville. It was the first in-person conference since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
TARCOG’s Alabama CARES Program Coordinator, Lydia Weeks, was moderator of a General Session and TARCOG staff provided resources and its Virtual Dementia Tour for interested participants.
This year’s conference theme, “Live Well to Age Well” was to promote being proactive and taking intentional approaches to aging with presentations and activities designed to encourage participants to: Stay Healthy by seeking to avoid and manage disease and disability; Stay Engaged by living physically and socially active lifestyles; and Stay Informed by identifying resources and developing a plan for aging. The event is sponsored annually by the Alabama Extension’s Urban Affairs unit.