It is said, the best way to predict the future is to create it! What are YOU doing to ensure your life is filled with vitality, vigor and vision? This fall AARP Oregon hosted the 9th annual Vital Aging Conference presented by the AARP Southern Oregon Community Action team. The entire conference was offered virtually over a three-day period from Tuesday, November 10 through Thursday, November 12.
Most of the conference sessions were recorded and we are pleased to offer you video recordings and session slides decks where available for your convenience. Enjoy thought provoking and inspiring keynotes and panel discussion with thought leaders working to shape the future of aging.
CHECK OUT THE FULL AGENDA AND SPEAKERS : https://aarp.cvent.com/vitalaging2020 or DOWNLOAD agendaat a glance.
RECORDINGS OF CONFERENCE SESSIONS:
Tuesday, November 10
Design Your Life, Reimagine Our Future
The future of aging is YOU! Hear from powerful key speakers as they share their expertise, insights, and knowledge about designing our lives for the future we want. Learn how cognitive bias can impede your adaptability and how you can reframe your thinking to age well. Hear what the latest AARP research on life transitions tells us about what we can expect as we are. Get actionable tools and strategies to harness your creativity and live your best life.
Strategies for the Caregiver
How can you take the time to care for yourself when you are caring for somebody else? Vicki Schmall, aging and caregiving expert, talks with Yvonne Smith, social worker and family caregiver, and Heidi Gehman, Program Manager for Rogue Valley Council of Governments Senior and Disability Services, about how important it is for caregivers to keep up with their own needs even when caregiving. They also give you tips and answer questions about techniques and skills that caregivers can use to stay happy and healthy and resources that can help.
Connecting Virtually: Facebook, Zoom, Oh My!
Connecting virtually has never been more important. Learn how to use, navigate and be safe while using some of the most common virtual platforms, including Facebook and Zoom.
Wednesday, November 11
Technology Innovations in Our Homes and Communities
How will today’s technology advances change the future of aging at home and in our community. Join us for our second day general session and hear from national thought leaders on topics including autonomous vehicles, smart cities, smart home technologies from apps to robots.
A Fireside Chat with Dr. Jeffrey Kaye: Pandemics, Alzheimer’s, and What?
VIDEO TO BE UPLOADED
Safe Driver Program: A Sneak Peak
Learn about the Smart Driver program in SW Oregon, its goals and what it can do for you! This is not the class but a general review of what classes are available and how they can help your driving skills.
VIDEO TO BE UPLOADED
Thursday, November 12
Rebuilding for an Age-Friendly Future
Watch the recording from our Facebook LIVE event as we explore issues and impact of wildfires that wreaked havoc this September in the Rogue Valley. Hear from key leaders on current response and recovery efforts and learn about the future plans and considerations for long term recovery that is equitable and age-friendly. Watch the video from the session: https://fb.watch/1RsaVjGpMX/
Livability following a Disaster
Join this interactive session to learn about services and supports available and information pertinent to livability following the Almeda wildfire in the Rogue Valley.
VIDEO TO BE UPLOADED
Surviving and Thriving During the Holidays
At any time of year, but especially between Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day, holidays give people a chance to take a break from their ordinary activities and to refocus on their values and relationships. But holidays can also be problematic times that create loneliness, anxiety, and stress. This timely presentation offers helpful tips for anticipating, celebrating, and reflecting on the holidays. It provides strategies for remaining centered; taking maximum advantage of this special time to be with loved ones; honoring spiritual, cultural, and family traditions; and inventing new ones that carry celebrations into the future.
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Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 at 10:00am Pacific Time
Friday, Dec 4, 2020 at 5:30pm Pacific Time
Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 at 10:00am Pacific Time
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