Aging: A Family Affair 2023

Thursday, November 9, 2023
Rothchild Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike in Knoxville.

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am Opening remarks and welcome from a representative with the Knox County Mayor’s office.

Peggy Wirtz Keynote Address:

“Disrupting Aging” presented by Mia McNeil, State Director of Tennessee, AARP

Workshop Sessions:

10:15 am – 11:30 am

“Medicare 101” with Kim Bucklen, Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
“Movement as Medicine” with Lyndsey Hornbuckle, PhD, RD; Associate Professor; The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
“Making Healthcare Decisions Before the Storm Hits” with Adam Tyson, MD, Medical Director University Palliative Care, The University of Tennessee Medical Center

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch & Exhibits

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

“Housing Issues for Older Adults in East Tennessee” with Emily Cala, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid of East Tennessee
“Is There an Elephant in the Room? Grief Before and After the Death of a Loved One” with Joy Gaertner, Owner, Walking With Joy
“Gut Health and the Brain Connection” with Katherine H. Morgan, PhD, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

“Nuts & Bolts of Estate Planning” with Glen Kyle, CELA; Owner; Franklin & Kyle Elder Law
“BE FAST & Survive Stroke” with Brian Wiseman, MD, MSc; Vice President, Brain & Spine Institute Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center: The University of Tennessee Medical Center

NEW THIS YEAR: Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at this year’s event.