The 16th Annual Aging Well Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Three Crowns Park, 2323 McDaniel Avenue in Evanston. This free half-day conference provides strategies for healthy aging for older adults, their families, caregivers and professionals. The conference includes a continental breakfast and a choice of two workshops. Space is limited to 175 attendees.

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will welcome attendees. The keynote presentation, Age Friendly Evanston!, will be given by Christina Ferraro, Assistant Director of Community Services, City of Evanston and Susan Cherco, Chair, Age-Friendly Evanston Task Force. Workshop topics range from social media to the Affordable Care Act and from finding resources to aging in place.

After the workshops, the Aging Well Award will be presented to Julia Hagwood. The closing session will feature a performance by the Senior Stompers, a musical combo that invites people to listen, sing and even The 16th Annual Aging Well Film Festival will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the dance along to jazz, Dixieland and the old standards.

Admission is free because all costs are being underwritten by the collaborating organizations and sponsors. Transportation is available through the City of Evanston’s Levy Senior Center. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available through Chicagoland Methodist Senior Care for Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

To register online or to read complete workshop descriptions, visit If you have a disability, need additional assistance or would like to have a registration brochure mailed to you, please call 847-864-7274.