Aging: A Family Affair

Thursday, November 9, 2023
Rothchild Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike in Knoxville.

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am Peggy Wirtz Keynote Address:

“Disrupting Aging” presented by Mia McNeil, State Director of Tennessee, AARP

Workshop Sessions:

10:15 am – 11:30 am

“Medicare 101” with Kim Bucklen, Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
“Movement as Medicine” with Lyndsey Hornbuckle, PhD, RD; Associate Professor; The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
“Hospice and Palliative Care” with Adam Tyson, MD, Medical Director University Palliative Care, The University of Tennessee Medical Center

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch & Exhibits

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

“Housing Issues for Older Adults in East Tennessee” with Emily Cala, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid of East Tennessee
“Is There an Elephant in the Room? Grief Before and After the Death of a Loved One” with Joy Gaertner, Owner, Walking With Joy
“Gut Health and the Brain Connection” with Katherine H. Morgan, PhD, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

“The Nuts & Bolts of Estate Planning to Preserve Your Assets” with Glen Kyle, CELA; Owner; Franklin & Kyle Elder Law
“BE FAST & Survive Stroke” with Brian Wiseman, MD, MSc; Vice President, Brain & Spine Institute Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center: The University of Tennessee Medical Center

Posted 08-25-2023


The Aging: A Family Affair 2021 Virtual Conference was held online on Thursday, November 4.

Watch all of the presentations (except the FBI presentation) HERE.


Watch our 2020 AFA Virtual Presentations

Below are recordings of the virtual presentations held throughout the month of November 2020.

Medicare Update with Blake McCoy, Medicare Insurance Advisors (recorded November 6, 2020)

Preparing for the Future During a Pandemic with Glen Kyle, Franklin & Kyle Elder Law (recorded November 16, 2020)

The Spectrum of Normal Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease with Dr. Monica Crane, Genesis Neuroscience Clinic (recorded November 20, 2020)


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