WTIU Public Television hosting a free virtual conference on the issue of growing older

BLOOMINGTON – WTIU Public Television is hosting a free, virtual conference to explore, explain, and navigate some of the issues of growing older.

The fourth annual WTIU Conference on Aging will be held online every Saturday at 10 a.m. from October 2 to November 20.

WTIU is pulling together area experts and resources to help participants find the answers to many questions associated with getting older. Attendees will learn what to ask, who to ask, and how to make wise decisions now that keep their options open as they age.

The conference will include the following eight sessions:

  • Medicare 101, Supplemental and Long-Term Care Insurance (October 2);
  • COVID-19: An Update (October 9);
  • Palliative and Hospice Care: A Conversation (October 16);
  • Dementia: An Overview (October 23);
  • Mental Health and Aging (October 30);
  • What You Need to Know About Social Security (November 6);
  • You Want Me to Do What? The Roles of POAs, Guardians, and Executors (November 13); and Gathering Family Stories and Telling Your Own (November 20).

Each session will include a live chat feature so participants can ask experts questions.

This free event is open to caregivers as well as those who would like some advice on more informed aging. Registration is available at wtiu.org/aging.

The fourth annual WTIU Conference on Aging is made possible with support from presenting partner Bloomington Health Foundation; supporting partners Community Lincoln, Hickory Audiology, and Cook Group; and contributing partners Comfort Keepers, Elder’s Journey Home Care, Santo Family Insurance, Dr. Brittain for Vibrant Life, and Bell Trace.

For more information about the conference, contact Joan Padawan, WTIU Events Coordinator, at 812-856-2174.

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