Conference on Aging scheduled

The First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging & Disability announces the 2002 Annual Conference on Aging will be held Thursday, May 2, at the Holiday Inn. Registration is now in progress. To obtain a registration form, call Belinda Bruns at 928-0224.
   The keynote session Stressed/Desserts will be presented by Alyce DeWitt from Columbia, S.C. Other speakers for the day include James Lauderdale, who will present a workshop about Medicare Fraud & Abuse. Patti Vanhook will talk about stroke prevention. Kay Arnold will present a workshop about Hospice. Ron Bowman will be talking about mental health issues, and Debbie Fogle will teach seniors how to be fit. Jennifer Kilby will be talking about organ and tissue donation.
   Conference participants will be given the opportunity to take the Myer-Briggs personality test with Denise Mickalites and Caroline Jackson interpreting the results. In addition to these and other speakers, exhibition booths will dispense information throughout the day.
   The 2002 Annual Conference on Aging seeks to build the skills of professional and volunteers who work with and advocate for the 60 plus population and for adults with disabilities in the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee. The conference is part of the Older Americans Month celebration and Independent Living Week. This year's theme is "America: A Community for All Ages."
   Registration forms and information may be obtained from the Area Agency on Aging & Disability at 928-0224.