2017 Older Americans Conference is May 10 — and it’s free

BREMERTON — Kitsap County’s Division of Aging and Long-Term Care, in cooperation with the Long Term Care Alliance, presents the 26th annual 2017 Older Americans Conference — “The Magic of Aging: Age Out Loud” — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 at Grace Point Church, 8278 State Route 303, Bremerton.

The doors open at 8 a.m. and complimentary refreshments will be available.

Conference topics include “Introduction to Palliative Care,” “Communication Across Generations,” “The Alphabet Soup of Medicare,” “Recognizing Depression and Anxiety in Older Persons,” and “Medication Management Strategies.”

The conference is free and open to the public. However, because of limited space, pre-registration is required. To register, call 360-337-5700 or 800-562-6418. Individuals who may require special accommodations should contact Vicki Hanson at those numbers, or TDD 360-307-4280.

Interpreter service is available with one-week advance notice.

The month of May is Older Americans Month. It originated in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy and the members of the National Council of Senior Citizens delegated May as Senior Citizen Month, a prelude to Older Americans Month. The annual event recognizes and honors the contributions of the nation’s past and present seniors, and in particular to those who have served in the military.