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We are also excited to announce that we are holding our 2023 Aging with Gusto Conference in Person County. The date is Tuesday, August 29 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and it will be FREE this year. We hope everyone can join us to celebrate Person & Granville Counties as we learn about “Aging Unbound.”  You can download the registration brochure, pick them up from our County Extension office, or register online. Pre-registration is due by Wednesday, August 23. Together we can promote healthy aging, increase community involvement for older adults, and tackle important issues like the prevention of elder abuse.

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Agenda

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

Why, What & How of Container Gardening

More and more people are planting container gardens! Come learn why individual’s container garden, what can be grown in container gardens, and how to successfully grow ornamental or edibles in containers.

Versatile Pantry

Participants will learn the benefits of keeping staple items in your pantry, strategies for creating a stocked pantry, how to recognize ways to organize and keep track of food in the pantry, and we will discuss a variety of meals that can be prepared from staple ingredients.

Estate Planning & Advanced Directives

Attendees will learn about simple wills and advanced planning documents including durable powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney, and advanced directives for a natural death. The presentation will have an eye towards the vulnerability of advanced planning tools to potential elder abuse and steps that may be taken to increase vigilance and safeguard against exploitation.

Workshop Session 2

Lock Your Meds

Half of the people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family or friends. Information will be provided on how to secure your medications, take regular inventory of your meds, safely dispose of medication, and spread the word to family and friends.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Cardio Drumming Workout

Cardio drumming is, at its core, high-intensity drumming, that incorporates sufficient movement to be a whole-body workout while remaining fun enough for anyone to do with no training and only the most basic equipment. It is a wonderful, inclusive sport, and even those with limited mobility can join in.