Aging With Attitude Regional Expo returns to Fort Scott

Barbara Stockebrand. K-State Extension Agent. Submitted photo.

By  Barbara Stockebrand

Southwind Extension District –Yates Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Every stage in life offers challenges, and making the most of one’s later years requires different tools and perspectives than other stages.

To connect older Kansans and promote physical, mental and financial health, K-State Research and Extension and several community agencies and businesses are offering the annual Aging with Attitude Regional Expo on April 29 in Fort Scott.

This year’s expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Christian Church, 1919 Horton St. Among the topics on the agenda are:

  • At Home and Independent
  • Medicare Advantage Plans – What Are They Really?
  • Stretching Your Food Budget
  • Medication Safety
  • Immunizations – Checking the Facts
  • Estate Planning 101
  • Healthy or Challenged? Physical Therapy and In-Home Safety
  • Aging and Mental Health

Professor at the Kansas Technology Center of Pittsburg State, Dr. Mark Johnson, will deliver the keynote address, “Honing Your Memory Skills.” Dr. Johnson, also known as the Memory Guy, will share proven memory techniques that will help participants develop skills to remember dates, names, and other information.

Registration is $15 per person until April 18 and includes lunch, refreshments, activities, access to the keynote address, educational speakers and resource fair, and eligibility for door prizes. Registrations after April 18 are $25 per person, and lunch is not guaranteed.

For those who cannot attend in-person, a registration fee of $5 will gain access to recordings of the sessions a few weeks following the in-person event. Registrations may be made online at www.agingexpo.ksu.edu

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