Live Well Age Well set Sept. 14

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By Michelle Alexander

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 50 Plus Program is excited to host the annual Live Well Age Well event in person from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.

The public event will feature a vendor fair, featuring more than 30 private businesses, health organizations and other service providers that focus on keeping adults in our community healthy, independent and well connected.

Explore the many Johnson County agency booths to discover all the ways the county supports older adults. Johnson County Health and Environment, the County Manager’s Office, Aging and Human Services, Johnson County’s K-State Extension Office, and Library are just a few you can expect to be on site.

The event will also feature those that provide health screenings, such as blood pressure checks along with screenings for hearing, mental health wellness and diabetes.

A lineup of educational sessions will be offered throughout the day.

The Johnson County Museum Director Mary McMurray will give ran eye-opening and interesting presentation on how the museum selects artifacts, develops displays and what a day in the life of a museum director entails.

Misty Town, recreation assistant at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, will provide a fun and relaxed presentation offering insight on the LGBTQ community and what all those letters mean.

Attendees also can gain tips from Johnson County IT professionals about email.

Our final presentation will feature Dennis Patton, horticulturist with Johnson County K-State Extension Office, who is ready to help attendees learn how to create long-lasting container gardens.

A few rounds of bingo are planned throughout the day for the opportunity to win door prizes, too!

The first 300 attendees will receive an event bag that includes a free pass to the Johnson County Museum. The pass allows free entry to the museum on the day of the event by the lucky holder. The bag also provides information about Live Well Age Well and sponsors.

There is no registration required. The event is free to all attendees.

Visit for a complete event schedule and information.

Michelle Alexander is the 50 Plus Department manager at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.