Catch the age wave

Monday November 16 2009


Government officials, educators, business leaders, service providers, students, and interested citizens will join together to learn more about the pending 2030 Age Wave and the impact it will have in our local communities from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 20 in Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall at Lynchburg College.

The Region 2000 Summit for Age Wave Planning is sponsored by the Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College in partnership with AARP Virginia, the Central Virginia Area Agency on Aging, and the Consortium on Aging.

Aging experts will share their knowledge, experiences, and best practices for addressing the Age Wave in Virginia. The program will conclude with localities discussing how they can apply this information, work collaboratively, and prepare for the Age Wave.

Guest speakers will include:

• John Martin, CEO, the Boomer Project (America's leading authority for information and insight about today's Boomer Consumer), "How Boomers Will Change the Future"

• Linda Nablo, Virginia Commissioner of Aging, "Aging Trends & Projections for Virginia and Region 2000"

• Terry Rephann, Regional Economist, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia, "Economic Implications of An Aging Community"

• Hugh Keogh, President, Virginia Chamber of Commerce, "Role of the Aging Worker in Filling the Needs of the Workplace"

• David Shotwell, Senior Director, Living Communities, AARP, "How We Can Create Positive Living Communities for All Citizens"

• Chris Miller, Project Director, Aging Together, Rappahannock-Rapidan

• Cynthia Jones, Recreation Grants Specialist & Senior Transportation Coordinator, Ballou Recreation Center, Danville, "Panel: Virginia Communities Responding to the Age Wave"

Cost is $25/person on or before November 2 and $30/person after November 2. Price includes lunch. For more information about the summit, to apply for a scholarship, or to register, contact Denise Scruggs at; 434.544.8456.