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Free event for 50 Plus is Oct. 8 & 9, but space is limited

Posted on September 30, 2020 at 3:09 PM by Becky Burnside

Live Well Age Well, a popular event presented each fall by JCPRD’s 50 Plus department, is going virtual this year. 

“Join us for two days of live virtual presentations, entertainment, and fun hosted via Zoom©,” 50 Plus Center Specialist Libby Scarborough said. “Presentations focus on ways to help you live life well. Local experts will engage on topics meant to provide tips, resources, and take-a-ways that are available online or right here in your community.  You won't want to miss our Virtual Health Screening and Vendor Resource pages that will be available on event days. Stay tuned in every day for a chance to win prizes with games of bingo being called both days!” 

This free event is now in its 10th year and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, and Friday, Oct. 9, in a virtual format. While the event is free, advance registration is required this year, as this program will be limited to 270 participants. An event bag with event details, resources, bingo card, and goodies will be available for pickup prior to the event for every participant who registers by Oct. 1.

From the comfort and safety of their own homes, participants will hear local experts engage on topics meant to provide tips, resources, and take-aways that are available online or in the community. 

Sessions planned for Thursday, Oct. 8, will include: Aging Services in Johnson County presented by Johnson County Human Services and Aging, Moving Target - Tips to Avoiding Scams and Reporting presented by the Johnson County Department of Information and Technology, a Live Cooking Demo presented by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension, You Have the Power to Save Your Memory by Natural Grocers, Brain Games presented by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension, and How to Stay Healthy this Winter presented by a board-certified internist at AdventHealth Medical Group Primary Care at Deer Creek.

Presentations planned for Friday, Oct. 9, include: Online Library Resources presented by the Johnson County Library, What's New at the Museum? presented by the Johnson County Museum, Senior Living Panel presented by local housing professionals, Food and Mood presented by Rediscovering You!, Maintaining Muscle Mass presented by Natural Grocers, and a fitness demonstration presented by a JCPRD ACE & Silver Sneakers certified fitness instructor.

All presentations are subject to change. For updates, presentation times and information on specific speakers, visit jcprd.com/LiveWellAgeWell.

In addition, both days will also include live entertainment, live cooking demonstrations, opportunities to win prizes during bingo games, and Virtual Health Screening and Vendor Resource pages.

Those new to Zoom© will have an opportunity to test out the virtual platform and receive help prior to the event during free online practice sessions planned for Monday, Oct. 5, and Tuesday, Oct. 6. To RSVP for these sessions, please call (913) 826-2975.

This event is being presented by JCPRD in partnership with gold sponsors Advent Health, the Shawnee Gardens Healthcare and Rehab Center, the Merriam Gardens Healthcare and Rehab Center, and Sunflower Health Plan. Premier event sponsors include Cigna, Dignity Memorial, Evergreen Community of Johnson County, Colonial Village, and Westchester Village of Lenexa.