Evanston community members are invited to celebrate Older Americans Month at the 19th annual Aging Well Film Night and Conference on May 3 and 5.
Aging Well Conference
The Aging Well Conference will be held at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., on May 5, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free, half-day conference for older persons and those who care for them presents an array of educational workshops on topics including health and wellness, safety, nutrition, technology, legal issues, financial planning and the arts.
The conference will open with registration and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a welcome from Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, and two workshop sessions. Workshop pre-registration is required. To register, visit cityofevanston.org/agingwellconference or call Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI) at 847-864-7274.
Each year, the Evanston Aging Well Conference pays tribute to an Evanston older adult who has made an impact on the community through his or her interest in aging and service to the local community. The 2017 Aging Well Award will be presented to Ellen Browne, president of the North Shore Village Board. Browne has also served various agencies and organizations, including Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes,(SASI,) North Shore Senior Center, Evanston League of Women Voters, Evanston Mental Health Board, and the American Society on Aging.
Conference transportation is available for individuals who live in Evanston through the Levy Senior Center. For more information, please call 847-448-8250.
Aging Well Film Night
The Aging Well Film Night will be held on May 3, 7 p.m., at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. Admission to the film night is free; no registration is required. Seating will be limited.
The event will feature the film,” A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone.” Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry, Edythe Boone embodied that truth as an artist, an educator and a great-grandmother. When a personal tragedy ignites a national outcry, everything that Edythe has worked so tirelessly for is at stake. Filmed in an observational style over three years, A New Color creates an opportunity to see the world through Edythe’s eyes and her artistic legacy commemorating the great events of her time.