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Sixth Annual Conference on Aging to be held at WTIU September 30-November 18



Bloomington, Indiana – A free online conference is being held by WTIU Public Television to examine, clarify, and negotiate some of the problems associated with getting older. From September 30 to November 18, the sixth annual WTIU Conference on Aging will be hosted online every Saturday at 10 a.m.

WTIU is bringing together local experts and resources to assist participants in locating the solutions to a number of age-related problems. Attendees will learn what questions to ask, who to ask them of, and how to make informed choices today that will preserve their options as they get older.

The conference will include the following eight sessions: Geriatric Care Managers – What, Where, Why?; In-Home Care; Medicare 101; Memory Triggers and Gathering Family Stories; Staying in Your Home Longer, and Housing Options for When You Can’t; Substance Abuse and Seniors; Tips on Shopping for Health Care and Prescriptions; and What You Need to Know about Social Security.

Both caregivers and those interested in receiving advise on aging with greater knowledge are welcome at this session. is the website where you can register.

The sixth annual WTIU Conference on Aging is made possible with support from presenting partner Bloomington Health Foundation; supporting partners Community Cars Auto Group, Consider It Done, Cook Medical, Gentry Park, Hickory Audiology, and WWA Planning & Investments; and contributing partners Bell Trace, City of Bloomington Commission on Aging, Jill’s House Assisted Living with Memory Care, Monroe County YMCA, and Simplified Eldercare.

You may reach Joan Padawan, WTIU’s events coordinator, at 812-856-2174 for more details about the conference.


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