Older adults from across the north who want to “stay alive for as long as they live” are invited to attend the 10th annual “Alive to Life” event being held Wednesday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander.
Rennes Health & Rehab Center in Rhinelander is the major sponsor of this event. The Oneida County Department on Aging is the host agency of this event to dispel the myths and reinforce the positive aspects of aging, provide information to help meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of older adults and to provide unadulterated fun. Vilas and Forest County Commission on Aging offices are also supporting agencies.
The program starts with keynote speaker, Geri Heppe to kick-off the day with inspiration and motivation. The rest of the day participants will choose from a wide variety of workshops such as; Aging with Pizazz, Bale Gardening, ProActive Aging, Birds in the Bush, RV Living, Information and Anxiety Digital Overload, There’s Poison in Your Pocket, the CCC Camps and Birds of Prey.
For the 10th year the event is being held at Rouman Cinema. The lobby is ideal for the continental breakfast (sponsored by the ADRC of the Northwoods) and luncheon. The individual workshops will be located in the theaters with high back seating. All facilities and restrooms are located with accessibility for persons with disabilities.
“May is a great month for this event because it is National Older American’s Month and ‘Alive to Life’ is the ideal cure for cabin fever,” Dianne Jacobson, Director of the Oneida County Department on Aging, said. “We also greatly appreciate Rennes Health and Rehab so generously offering to be the new Major Sponsor.”
Participants will also enjoy a continental breakfast, a delicious luncheon and an afternoon dessert accompanied by music at the closing session. Registration fee for this full day of speakers, workshops, resources, meals and all conference materials is only $17 for persons age 60 or better and only $20 for anyone under age 60.
Carpools or group transportation may be available from your area. Contact the Oneida County Department on Aging at 715-369-6170 or toll-free at 800-379-7499 for a registration brochure or help locating transportation or financial assistance. Registration is limited.