Aging Advantages Summit
1660 Kessler Blvd. E. Dr.
CICOA's 1st Aging Advantages Summit will address how valuable senior volunteers are to our society and faith communities, as well as offer creative ways older adults can remain active.
This free event is being presented both in-person and virtual via Zoom.
At the end of 2020, about 28.6 million Baby Boomers reported being out of the labor force due to retirement. Embarking into a new season of retirement can be exciting and a bit scary. Deciding how to stay relevant after a long career can be challenging. The Aging Advantages Summit will explore the options available to adults once they retire.
Active community engagement is vital to one's wellbeing with cognitive, physical and emotional health benefits. According to the State of Aging in Central Indiana report, older adults tend to connect to their community through relationships with friends and family and through religious activities. Volunteering also keeps older adults active in the community and reduces social isolation. Come hear about the many volunteer opportunities available - your time and talent are needed!
Who is the Summit for? Professionals working with older adults, faith communities, people age 55 and over, and volunteers.
Get your free ticket and join us to celebrate the advantages of aging and support seniors in our community!
|8:00-8:45 a.m.||Registration||Coffee, water and danishes available|
|8:45 a.m.||Welcome||CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
Tauhric Brown, President & CEO
|8:50 a.m.||Moderator||CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
Denise Jones Harrington, Faith Partnership Coordinator
|9:00 a.m.||Why we volunteer and advantages to Alzheimer’s Association||Alzheimer’s Association
Ralph & Mollie Richards, Volunteers
Hadya Sow, Senior Program Manager
|9:10 a.m.||Volunteers in faith communities||IU Health
Jay Foster, VP Spiritual Care
Community Health Network
Lisa Fleetwood, MSN, RN, Faith Community Nurse
Christ Missionary Baptist Church
Sherry Jackson, Volunteer & Member
|9:35 a.m.||Retired & senior volunteer program / RSVP & senior companions||Catholic Charities
Monica Woodsworth, RSVP Director
Joyce Beaven, Senior Companion Associate Director
|9:55 a.m.||Staying engaged and aging sucessfully||Indianapolis Oasis Lifelong Adventure
Angela Pellman, Program Manager
|10:20 a.m.||Nutrition, mental health & self-care||CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
Tiffany Cox, Registered Dietician
Kristen Phillips, AmeriCorps VISTA - Nutrition and Dementia Services Coordinator
|10:35 a.m.||Avatar (Buddy)||IU School of Medicine
Jeanetta Brown, PhD
|10:50 a.m.||Importance of cognitive maintenance/volunteering||Dementia Friends Indiana
Melinda Winnie, Dementia Education Specialist
|11:05 a.m.||Volunteer panel||Joy’s House, Alzheimer’s Association, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions|
|11:25 a.m.||9 dimensions of wellness / laugh yoga||University of Indianapolis
Julie E. Gahimer, PT, HSD
|12:15 p.m.||PowerPoint of volunteers||Joy’s House, Alzheimer’s Association, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions|
Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana
American Senior Communities
Catholic Charities Indianapolis/AmeriCorps Seniors
Chef for Hire
CICOA Meals & More
Dementia Friends Indiana
Eastgate Christian Church
Guardian Angel Hospice
Hearing Loss Association of America Indianapolis Chapter
Hearing Solutions of Indiana
Home Instead Senior Care (Boiler & Buckeye Group)
Indiana University School of Medicine
Main Street Hospice
Meals on Wheels of Hancock County
Oasis Senior Advisors
Perry Senior Citizens Services
SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)
Stinson Law Firm, LLC