A new location, a new afternoon trivia game, and two new partners are all changes organizers hope will make the popular annual Live Well Age Well
event even better this year!
Presented by JCPRD's 50 Plus Department, this free event is now in its eighth year, and will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Marriott Overland Park, 10800 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.
“This event is a great opportunity for citizens to learn about all of the different aging services offered to them in Johnson County,” said JCPRD 50 Plus Specialist Kari Baesel. “Plus they get the chance to get their specific questions answered. We’ve moved the event this year to the Overland Park Marriott to allow the event to be in one large space and to address parking challenges from our previous location. We love having all of the vendors and screeners in one general area. This is an event you will not want to miss!”
Organizers expect this year's event will draw more than 70 venders, and upwards of 550 participants. Health screenings available at the event will include: blood pressure checks, blood glucose checks, hearing screenings, posture assessments, and flu shots.
The event schedule includes bingo at 11 a.m., a trivia game at 2 p.m., and chair yoga at 3:30 p.m. Presentations will include an 11:30 a.m. session called A Time For Sharing Your Health, Your Life will be presented by David Barry of Barry Law and will examine how to best preserve family harmony during incapacity and after your passing; a 12:45 session called Recreation: The Possibilities are Endless will be presented by JCPRD 50 Plus Program Coordinators and will be all about the district's newest educational opportunities; and a 2:30 p.m. session called Brain Health and Aging will be presented by Dr. Becky Gernon and will cover the effects of anxiety on the aging brain and tools to better navigate the journey to lifelong well-being.
Two program-related demonstrations are also planned. The first will be a 1:25 p.m. session called Feed Your Brain presented by Natural Grocers in which Nutritional Health Coach Brooke Seiz will show how to make a simple nut ball, packed full of healthy fats which is designed to boost brain function and taste delicious. During a 3:30 p.m. session on Chair Yoga, 50 Plus Yoga Instructor Valerie Deering will demonstrate how to take yoga off the mat and onto the chair, incorporating breathing with movement while retaining all the benefits of yoga.
Door prizes will be awarded at each of the educational sessions and demonstrations, as well as during the trivia and bingo sessions.
This free event is brought to you by JCPRD in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, and Barry Law LLC, and sponsor Shawnee Mission Health.