WTIU to host 5th Annual Conference on Aging October 1 – Nov. 19

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

The fifth annual WTIU Conference on Aging will be held online every Saturday at 10 a.m. from October 1 to November 19.

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 (October 1)
  • Thriving in Retirement: Reimagining Your Sense of Identity Through Life’s Transitions (October 8)
  • Funeral Planning: Exploring Options (October 15)
  • Medicaid and Protecting Assets (October 22)
  • Estate Planning: Strategies for Passing Along Your Assets (October 29)
  • What You Need to Know About Social Security (November 5)
  • Planning for the Future of a Special Needs Adult Child (November 12)
  • Gathering Family Stories and Telling Your Own, Part 2 (November 19).

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

This 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 fifth annual WTIU Conference on Aging is made possible with support from presenting partner Bloomington Health Foundation; supporting partners Community Lincoln of Bloomington, Cook Medical, Hickory Audiology, and Meadowood; and contributing partners Bell Trace, Comfort Keepers, Elder’s Journey Home Care, Estate and Downsizing Specialists, Jill’s House Assisted Living with Memory Care and Monroe County YMCA.

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