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Aging Well Conference 2020 | CANCELED

Event Cancelled!

Because of the risk to the greater community and as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, we are cancelling our Aging Well Conference scheduled for April 18. We hope our attendees and presenters make plans to join us for the 2021 conference! If you have already registered for the event, we will be issuing refunds this week.


Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Fairview Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC

Aging Well 2020 Conference Schedule


 9:00am  Check-In, Fellowship, and Coffee
 9:30am  Welcome and Devotions
10:00am – 11:00am  Session #1
11:15am – 12:15pm  Session #2
12:15pm  Lunch


Session One Workshops

  • Yoga for Health and Longevity (Session #1 – A)
    • Have you been curious about trying a yoga class, but unsure because you “don’t get around like you used to?” If so, this session is for you. Participants in this session will learn how yoga poses can be modified to fit his or her specific needs and abilities, so that everyone can enjoy practicing yoga comfortably and confidently. Other topics covered in this session: Introduction to the Three-Part Breath and it’s benefits; how proper posture affects breathing, mind, and body; and the benefits to a more flexible body. Dress comfortably! Presenter: Brandy Westmoreland, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). Brandy has been practicing yoga for over two decades. She gained a new appreciation of the spiritual and physical benefits of practicing yoga while learning to live with the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis following her diagnosis in 2006. She is passionate about sharing the health benefits of yoga study with people, regardless of their age, experience, and physical capabilities. Brandy completed her teacher training at Sunrise Yoga in Clemmons, NC.
  • Ageism: Being Bold, Not Invisible (Session #1 – B)
    • Ageism, a term coined in the late 1960s, describes discrimination against seniors. All too often older adults are ignored, thought as senile if they forget something, are not respected for their ideas, or become the victim of negative comments and jokes. In this program, you will learn what ageism is, how it affects you and practical ways to break through the barriers. Presenter: Lana Benton is an RN Patient Advocate and Care Manager who specializes in helping older adults speak their voice in their own care is one of the most rewarding parts of advocacy. Lana is married with 2 children, both currently in college, and 2 dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, from the beaches to the mountains, and spending time with her family.


Session Two Workshops

  • Does God Cause Suffering? (Session #2 – C)
    • God works in small and great ways in the midst of human suffering. Does God cause it? Jeff will explore ways that a living Christian faith faces hardship, tragedy, and unjust suffering. His own journey through severe stuttering, mission service in Africa and the U.S., as well as cancer are seen within Biblical Truth. Presenter: The Reverend Jeff Coppage is the Transitional Pastor at Fairview Moravian Church. He is Ann Dixon Coppage’s partner in faith, family, and fun. He has served in prison ministry, Prodigals Community recovery ministry, Disability Advocates, and five Moravian churches in NC and PA. He is fortunate to be a WFU graduate due to his voice that can no longer yell at basketball games.
  • Navigating Life as We Get Older (Session #2 – D)
    • Requested by participants in past years, this session will present 3 local agencies, the Shepherd Center, Senior Services, and Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA). Presenters will provide resources for addressing various needs that we face as we age, from help with health issues to new hobbies to financial planning. Each agency will do a 15-minute presentation as to what their agency can offer us. This session is also recommended for adult children of aging parents. Presenters: Linda Moore Lewis is Associate Executive Director at the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem where she has worked since 2006, directing the Faith in Action Care Program. Prior to that she was a Hospice Chaplain for 18 years and has served in congregational settings. She is an ordained Baptist minister and lives in Winston-Salem with her husband, adult daughter, and 17-year-old Lhasa Apso who is aging very well!
      Sandra S. Rinaldi, MS, LPC, is the Vice President of Aging Resources, Senior Services Inc. Sandra has worked in the social services field, with older adults, for more than 20 years. She holds a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. She has held various positions throughout her career in aging, which includes her work as a case manager/social worker for a home health agency and assistant director of a senior center and adult day health site in Florida.
      Chris Spaugh is the President and CEO of Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA). Chris has over 25 years of financial services experience and loves his role of preserving and enhancing the compassionate generosity of generations of Moravians. Apart from the foundation, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Kelli, their four children (Zack, Austin, Nolan and Kaitlyn), two dogs, 12 goats, two donkeys and their cow named Emma.