AGING SUMMIT 2018: Age Well in Action San Diego
Thursday, June 28th
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Registration from 8:00 to 8:30)
Don’t miss this informative event. See award-winning journalist and bestselling author Joan Lunden live and in-person. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on “Good Morning America”, bringing awareness to the day’s top stories.
Hosted by the County of San Diego’s Aging & Independence Services, Aging Summit 2018 will highlight the Age Well San Diego initiative. This free conference program offers you info about Dementia-Friendly communities and focuses on areas such as housing, transportation, civic engagement.
Town & Country Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego 92108
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
(Keynote speakers will be webcast)
In 2010, there were just over 600,000 residents in San Diego County’s population of people over age 65 That number is now expected to nearly double to more than 1.2 million people by the year 2030. And increasingly, older adults say that they want to age in place--Eighty-seven percent wish to remain living independently in their homes and communities.
San Diego County’s Aging & Independence Services’ goal is to support older adults to maintain good health, live safely, and thrive. Over the next three years, they will be implementing a plan that addresses key areas of health, housing, transportation, social interaction and dementia friendly communities.
With support from AARP and The San Diego Foundation, and with participation from hundreds of community members and experts, we have developed a comprehensive plan for making our communities even better places to age.
Y Active Adults are YMCA members ages 50 plus, who maintain healthy spirits minds and bodies through a variety of programs available at your local Y. These activities are designed for active older adults looking to stay fit while creating lasting friendships and social events that will keep them active for years to come.
Multiple classes are offered every week throughout San Diego County, including classes like Hydro Healing, Aqua Fit, Chair Yoga, or Sit & Get Fit (appropriate for chronic health conditions such as fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, or arthritis).
Remember you are never too old to learn to dance or swim. Y Active Adults can play Bridge or Mahjong, and keep their minds limber along with other activities such as Haiku Writing, Pickle Ball and morning socials.
There’s always something for everyone at the YMCA.
Each branch offers opportunities for active adults to learn new skills, meet others and have fun too. Find out more through your local YMCA at ymca.org.