Anyone who wants to live to 100 — and enjoy good health as they age — will have something to learn in the 2017 Conference on Aging at Lynchburg College on June 6, 2017.
The conference features a keynote lecture by Nick Buettner of Blue Zones, an organization that studies the common characteristics of communities with the greatest life expectancy. In “Blue Zones: Secrets for Living Longer, Better,” Buettner will cover nine common diet and lifestyle habits that have kept people spry past age 100. He also will debunk myths about aging.
Ayn Welleford and Jenny Inker, professors from the gerontology department of Virginia Commonwealth University, will also deliver a keynote address about combating ageism.
Early registration for the aging conference is open until May 12. Final registration is open until May 22. Registration can be completed online at www.lynchburg.edu/beard.
The annual aging conference will include presenters on malnutrition, sleep, hobbies, dementia, volunteerism, and more. The conference will be held in the Drysdale Student Center and Hall Campus Center Memorial Ballroom.
Attendees may also enroll in an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 7.