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Aging Well Conference 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Trinity Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC

Aging Well 2019 Conference Schedule

9:00am Check-In, Fellowship, and Coffee
9:20am Welcome and Devotions
10:00am-11:00am Session #1
11:15am-12:15pm Session #2
12:15pm-12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm-1:15pm Closing Program: Regional Youth Council Choir

Session One Workshops

  • Celebrating the Story of You
    • The Moravian Archives hosts more the 14,000 memoirs, or “life stories,” of Moravian brothers and sisters since 1752.  Their stories can help you think about what’s been important in your own life in ways that will be of value to you, your relatives, and your greater church family.  Join in learning about the Moravian memoir tradition and resources unique to the Archives.  You’ll come away better equipped to share what’s mattered most in your own life story. Presenter: Eric Elliott, Archivist at the Moravian Archives (2018). Eric was a Morehead Scholar at Chapel Hill, graduating with a B.A. with highest honors in European History. He received an M.A. in History and Sociology of Science in grad school at the University of Pennsylvania and was a DAAD Stipendiat during doctoral research at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He completed his law degree, begun at Chapel Hill, at Villanova University.
  • Understanding Medicare – Know Your Options
    • Join in learning the differences between a Medicare Advantage Plan and Original Medicare. In addition, Melissa will share specific information on how you can independently access your Medicare information through A strong emphasis will be on providing you with the information and tools you will need in order to make an informed decision. Come prepared to learn and walk away with action items! Presenter: Melissa Hunt, Owner of Hunt Insurance Solutions. She has over 17 years of experience in the insurance industry and a passion to help people make informed decisions. Melissa graduated with a degree in Marketing and Gerontology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After graduation, Melissa worked with AON Corporation and AIG prior to traveling each state East-of–the-Mississippi as a National Sales Manager. In 2012, after staying at home with her children for a couple of years, she started Hunt Insurance Solutions.
  • Together through the Valley of the Shadow
    • In this workshop, you will walk through the stages of grief with recommendations for processing the complex tangle of emotions that come with loss. The workshop will explore suggestions for navigating grief, benchmarks for progress, and ways to deal with others’ good intentions. Presenter: The Rev. Beth Woodard, Chaplain of the Trinity Elms Senior Living Campus in Clemmons. Since 2013, she has provided ministry to residents through Lutheran Services Carolinas. A 2008 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Divinity, she is also the pastor of St. Michael Lutheran Church in High Point.

Session Two Workshops

  • Working Movement into your Daily Routine (and Having Fun with It!)
    • In this workshop, learn the importance of movement and exercise for your health and well-being. Explore creative ways of increasing and incorporating movement as a part of your day-to-day lives. Get ready to get moving and challenge both your body and your mind! Presenter: Stephanie Goodrich, Occupational Therapist. Stephanie works in hospital and rehabilitation center settings with adult and geriatric patients to increase independence and improve health and quality of life. She is also passionate about medical missions and has recently visited Guyana and Haiti as a volunteer therapist and educator.
  • Ground Effect…Missions for Seniors
    • Interested in learning and exploring ways you can stay active with missions even though you may feel like you cannot do what you used to physically. Or maybe you never really had a chance during your career life to engage in mission and now in retirement feel as if these kinds of opportunities may have passed by. Join this workshop to learn ways to live invigorated lives filled with purpose and grace grounded in mission. Presenter: The Rev. Chris Thore, pastor at Clemmons Moravian Church. Chris obtained his Undergraduate degree from UNC Charlotte (1979) in Creative Arts, his Graduate degree from Gordon-Conwell Seminary (2000) and a Theological certificate from the Moravian Seminary in Bethlehem, PA (1999). Chris has served as pastor of Trinity Moravian Church, founding pastor of New Beginnings Moravian Church, and Senior Pastor at Clemmons Moravian Church.
  • Exploring Options for Senior Living
    • Join in learning the different elements associated with preparing for successful senior living.  Check-lists, terminology, and important resources will be reviewed, all as part of the guide to selecting the best senior community for you. Presenter: Tricia House, Senior Advisor in Forsyth County. She is passionate about helping seniors make informed decisions, the ‘right’ decision when it is time to move to a senior community.  Tricia’s ability to connect with families comes from caring for her elderly parents in her home for the last 7 years of their lives.  Understanding the many pieces of the puzzle that make a move successful is what her clients appreciate most. Tricia also connects her clients with various professional senior resources that touch about every aspect of a senior’s life.


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