Live Well Age Well goes virtual
August 19, 2021
By Michelle Alexander
Now in its 11th year with Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 50 Plus Program, the 2021 virtual Live Well Age Well event will feature local experts who will engage with the audience on topics meant to provide tips, resources and takeaways that are available either online or right here in our community.
Virtual sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Wednesday, Sept. 15. The event is free to all registered attendees and will feature a variety of educational sessions, online resources, demonstrations and door prize opportunities through the online video conference platform Zoom.
An event bag with program details, resources and goodies will be available for pickup on Monday, Sept. 13, for every participant who registers by Wednesday, Sept. 8. Pick-up locations include:
- Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village
- Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive
- Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave., Overland Park
- New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, New Century (near Gardner)
- Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam
Specific pick-up details will be communicated via email to registered participants along with links to access the online event presentations.
The event will kick off on day one with Bryan Rife. He is a certified life coach and has traveled the country providing fun, energetic presentations and workshops to a variety of organizations. His presentation at Live Well Age Well will focus on the importance of being involved in community and keeping social connections. He will also lead a session titled, “I’ve Opened the Box, Now What?” that will review useful tech devices for older adults.
Additional sessions on herb gardening, exercise and aging, meditation and practical stretching are also planned. A panel of volunteer coordinators from Johnson County Government will share information on volunteer opportunities available within the county and how to get involved.
Another Johnson County panel will provide education on the many aging resources that are available. Additional presentations will be provided by local Master Gardeners, the Alzheimer’s Association, JCPRD 50 Plus instructors and other local speakers.
Visit the Live Well Age Well website at jcprd.com/livewellagewell to register online, view a detailed event schedule, speaker bios and links to resources for local services and businesses. To register by phone, call 913-831-3359.
Registration is required and limited to 250 attendees.
Michelle Alexander is manager of the 50 Plus Department.