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We are also excited to announce that we are holding our 2022 Aging With Gusto Conference here in Person County. The date is Tuesday, August 30 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and it will be FREE this year. We hope that everyone can join us to celebrate Person & Granville Counties as we learn how to “Age My Way”. You can download the registration brochure, pick them up from our County Extension office, or register online. Pre-registration is due by Wednesday, August 24. Together we can promote healthy aging, increase community involvement for older adults, and tackle important issues like the prevention of elder abuse.


9:00 a.m.       Registration & Vendor Booths
9:40 a.m.       Morning Greetings
9:50 a.m.       Workshop Session I
10:45 a.m.     Workshop Session II
11:40 a.m.     Door Prizes/Evaluation
12:00 p.m.     Adjourn

Workshop Session 1

a) Staying on Your Feet – Don’t Let Gravity Win: Falls affect us all – whether personally or someone we love or care about. This session will look at fall risks for older adults both physical, environmental and medication induced. We will discuss how to evaluate your home to reduce fall risks.

b) Anchored Seashell Canvas: At Person County Senior Center, our mission states, “you are never too old to play!”. Incorporating at least 30 minutes of leisure into our daily lives has a positive impact on our mind, body and spirit. Join us in painting a ‘Life by the Sea’ inspired canvas to display in your home! All materials provided.

c) 4 Pillars of Retirement: Attendees will be given an in-depth look into health, family, purpose and finances in order to think through their own circumstances, goals, and challenges so that they can take action that impacts their life in retirement.

Workshop Session 2

a) Common Sleep Disorders: Does it seem that you simply can’t get enough sleep? If so, check out this brief review of the four key sleep disorders that could be interrupting your sleep. The focus of this presentation will be Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).

b) Vitamins & Supplements, Do’s & Don’ts: Have you ever wondered about those vitamins and supplements that are not advertised? Are they right for me? Should I spend my money? How will they interact with my current medication? Join Dr. Kasey O’Quinn, Pharmacist at Person Memorial Hospital to learn more.

c) Chair Yoga Workout: Chair Yoga benefits in 4 key areas: Pain Relief and Treatment, Anti-Inflammatory Effects, Stress and Anxiety Relief, and Increased Balance, Flexibility, Mobility, and Core Strength. This workshop will include actual Chair Yoga instruction and handouts. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to remove shoes. Namaste!