Aging 2.0 Conference Still Sparking Conversation

aging 2.0 conference video

Four months after Forward Chicago’s Aging 2.0 conference, and I am still talking to people about the event. It’s wonderful that the discussions about aging and brain health, legal issues, housing, and emotional transitions are still resonating for many of us.

If you missed it, here are a seven short videos that our videographer, Constantine Bacil, produced. He was our fly on the wall, enabling us to share the conference experience with you.

Neurologist Neelum Agaarwal, who always gives a wonderful and very informative talk, discussed how to support brain health. Her tips include eating well (including all the colors of the rainbow) and tackling puzzles. Her biggest bit of advice? TED talks!

Louise Hawkley, a senior research scientist at NORC at the University of Chicago, gave a scholarly yet very interesting talk on the toll of loneliness on isolated adults and the importance of staying connected as we age.

Our legal expert, MacKenize Hyde of the Chicago law firm Clark Hill, discussed all the important information that we need to maintain our assets for the long haul.

I spoke about housing issues, offering some history and descriptions of housing being developed in Chicago and in other cities that takes the needs of older residents into consideration. I have learned so much from others, and it’s a subject I’m eager to keep discussing.

All of us at Forward Chicago were thrilled by the turnout and reviews of the conference. We hope you enjoy the video vignettes that Constantine produced (you can find Constantine on the other side of the camera in this Forward Chicago video profile.)  Let’s keep the conversations going!

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