Focus on ways to help live your life well during two days of live virtual sessions when the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department presents a modified version of its annual Live Well Age Well special event in early-October.
This free event is now in its 11th 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 via Zoom. 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 will include: Aging Services in Johnson County presented by Johnson County Human Services and Aging, Fraud & Scam Awareness presented by the Johnson County Department of Information and Technology, a Live Cooking Demo presented by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension, Brain Health as We Age presented by Natural Grocers, Brain Games presented by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension, and For Your Health presented by Health Professional Panel. Presentations planned for Friday 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 JCPRD 50 Plus fitness instructors. All presentations are subject to change. For updates and presentation times, visit jcprd.com/LiveWellAgeWell.
In addition, both days will also include live entertainment, there will be opportunities to win prizes during Bingo games, and Virtual Health Screening and Vendor Resource pages will also be available on event days.
To find this program online at JCPRD.com, browse first under 50 Plus and then under special events. When using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “special events.”
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, and goodies will be available for pickup prior to the event for every participant who registers by Oct. 1. Those new to Zoom© will have an opportunity to test out the virtual platform and receive help prior to the event.
For more information about this program or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 39738.
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 Dignity Memorial, Evergreen Community of Johnson County, Colonial Village, and Westchester Village of Lenexa.