Aging: A Family Affair 2022

Thursday, November 10, 2022
8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Rothchild Conference Center
8807 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN

The Office on Aging has hosted an annual fall workshop, Aging: A Family Affair, since 1984. This year Aging: A Family Affair will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at Rothchild Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, TN from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Senior Expo and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Peggy Wirtz Keynote Address
“Aging and Equity” with Javiette Samuel, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Engagement, The University of Tennessee Knoxville

Workshop Sessions:
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
“Medicare and Social Security Update” with Blake McCoy, Owner, Medicare Insurance Advisors
“Lions, Tigers, and Covid, Oh My: Mental Health Before, During, and After the Pandemic” with Ben Harrington, MA Ed, CEO, Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
“Robots: Supporting Caregivers in the Future” with Xiaopeng Zhao, PhD, The University of Tennessee College of Engineering

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Exhibits

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
“Updating Your Legal Documents” with Kelly Guyton Frere, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Guyton & Frere
“Aging Better: Participating in our Digital World” with Casey Miller, Director of Partnerships, Tech Goes Home Tennessee/The Enterprise Center
“Caregiving: It Takes a Village” with Joel G. Anderson, PhD, The University of Tennessee College of Nursing

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
“Medicine and the Meaning of Life” with Annette Mendola, PhD, The University of Tennessee Medical Center
“How to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia” with Monica Crane, MD, Genesis Neuroscience Clinic

Your registration fee includes:
-Boxed continental breakfast (fresh fruit cup; individual yogurt with granola on the side; blueberry muffin; cups of nuts; sliced cheese)
-Keynote session
-Your choice of workshops (choose 3)
-Boxed lunch (Grilled chicken with diced tomato and lettuce; sauce packet on the side; served with pasta marinated veggie salad and freshly baked cookies. ***Vegetarian and Vegan Wraps, and Gluten Free options are available by request during your registration)
-Handouts used in the workshops you attend
-Access to Senior Expo with 50 exhibitors

Register by Friday, October 28, for discount
Early Bird (by Oct. 28)………………….$25
After Oct. 25 (prepay or at door)……..$30

Register online here and pay by credit/debit/check

Register by phone at 865-524-2786


Parking & Transportation:
-Free parking is abundant at Rothchild
-If you need assistance with transportation to attend Aging: A Family Affair, please call the CAC Office on Aging at 865-524-2786, as far in advance of the event as possible.

Rothchild Catering & Conference Center is located on Kingston Pike on the right as you drive west from Walker Springs Road at 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923. The conference center is at the back of Baron’s Place Shopping Center. For a map and detailed directions, call Rothchild at 865-690-0103 or go to the company’s website at




The University of Tennessee College of Social Work

The University of Tennessee College of Nursing

United Healthcare


Medicare Insurance Advisors