A Workshop You Don’t Want to Miss

Aging A Family Affair – A Workshop You Don’t Want to Miss

You may not realize it. It’s great to be an older person here in East Tennessee.

One of the great things about it is the amount of information available that help us live great lives and enjoy retirement to the fullest. The Office on Aging of the Knoxville Knox County Community Action Committee is responsible for much of this.

I am sure you will be surprised by what the office offers just by checking their website. It is www.Knoxseniors.org.

One of the best events the Office on Aging sponsors every year is . . .

. . . Aging A Family Affair

This is an all-day workshop designed to give older people, those getting older and their family members information on different subjects which will help them live life to the fullest.

If you haven’t heard of Aging A Family Affair, please check it out. It definitely is something you won’t want to miss.

I have lived in Knoxville since June of 2016. I heard about Aging A Family Affair that fall and attended that year. I won’t miss it now.

What You Can Expect

To kick off the workshop there is a key note address. This year Dr. Rocio Huet, the director of University Internal Medicine and Integrative Health at U T’s Medical Center will deliver it. She will talk about Aging and Evolving Optimally. Following that there will be workshops on a variety of topics. These are

Legal Documents Older People May Need.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Continuing to Live in Your Own Home for the Rest of Your life

Healthy Lungs and Living Well

Medicare and Social Security 101

Healing Sounds for the Mind and Body

Natural Remedies for a Healthy Heart

Smart Phone Photography

You can choose which ones you want to attend.

During the day you also can take advantage of free health screenings and a brief legal consultation.  Lawyers will provide the consultations. If you want to have a legal consultation, you will have to schedule it in advance by calling 865-546-6262.

There will also be many exhibitors on hand to provide valuable information on various services their companies provide for older people in the area.

Details on Aging A Family Affair

This workshop is being held at the Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, 807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.

It is from 8 am to 3:45 pm on November 8.

It starts with a Continental Breakfast from 8 to 9 am. Lunch is from 11:30 to 12:30.

The center is on the right side of Kingston Pike west of Walker Springs Road. It is at the back of Baron’s Place Shopping Center.

How Do You Register?

If you want to attend, you will need to register. You can call the Office on Aging at (865) 524-2786 or register online at www.knoxseniors.org/afa.shtml.

If you register by October 26, the fee is $25. If you register after October 26 or at the door, the fee is $30 (You may have seen a brochure for this workshop. On that, it indicated the early bird pricing ended October 19. The Office on Aging did not want anyone to miss out. So, they extended the date till October 26.)

This Workshop is very well attended. Many people return year after year.

Aging A Family Affair is the most popular event the Office on Aging sponsors. It has been held every year since 1984.

Talk to Your Friends About it and Bring Them with You.

Don’t forget to tell your friends about it. Invite them to join you. Make a day of it and have a great time.

If you haven’t registered yet, do so today.


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