Aging with Gusto

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We are also excited to announce that we are holding our 2024 Aging with Gusto Conference in Person County. The date is Tuesday, August 27 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and it will once again be FREE this year. We hope everyone can join us to celebrate Person County as we learn about being Powered by Connection.”  You can download the registration brochure, pick them up from our County Extension office, or register online. Pre-registration is due by Wednesday, August 21. 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

Chair Fit

Join this fun chair workout to help you become stronger, more energetic, and more flexible. It’s a gentle program that includes cardio, stretching and relief for your aching joints and body.

Smartphone Photography

Say cheese!! Come explore your smartphone’s camera and features like recording video, adding filters, and using your camera’s timer! We’ll cover basic tips for taking selfies, selecting backgrounds, and using optimal lighting.

Navigating Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Older Adults

The number of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in North Carolina are increasing. This presentation will cover the three most prevalent STIs in NC’s older adult population, along with prevention, testing, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Workshop Session 2

Walk With Ease

Come learn about the Walk With Ease Program, which combines structured walking with strategies to help individuals with arthritis to manage their condition effectively and improve their quality of life.

Fire Safe Seniors

Come explore fire safety interventions tailored for older adults to enhance your safety in the event of a fire. We will examine fire-related deaths, discuss the vulnerability, and outline effective strategies to stay safe.

Who’s This? How to Avoid Scams & Fraud

Everyone should be aware of the types of scams that you may encounter and how to protect yourself. You will get information in this workshop so you can recognize the red flags that you’re being targeted so you can prevent it from happening to you.