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Cornerstone Series: Aging in Community

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Sept. 12, 19, and 26
Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 N. Jefferson St., Suite 701, Roanoke, VA 24016

Registration is $10 for each workshop and includes a $5 gift to support Virginia Tech's Gerontology Annual Fund. Lunch and an Aging in Place workbook are included with registration.

Join experts from across Virginia to learn about aging in your community during our three-part workshop and community discussion series in Roanoke.

This series, designed exclusively for Cornerstone Alumni, will guide participants through personal reflection, conversations with important people in their lives, and the intentional planning in how to successfully age in place.

Speakers will include:

  • Carlisle Shealy, assistant director for Virginia Tech's Center for Gerontology
  • Tina King, executive director of the New River Valley Agency on Aging in Pulaski
  • Ron Boyd, president and CEO of the Local Office on Aging in Roanoke
  • Brian Jacks, associate state director of AARP

Each of the five focus areas are interconnected and contribute to the overall success of aging in place. Attendance at all three workshops is encouraged.

Series workshops

  • Introduction to Aging in Community and Discussion on Housing and Transportation
    Thursday, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Discussion on Health and Wellness
    Thursday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Discussion on Personal Finance, Connection and Growth and Community Facilitation
    Thursday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


For more information about this event, contact J. Shannon Hammons at or 540-231-8673.

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