SeniorFEST 2018


A Senior Adult Event at Chowan University

Featuring Susan Sparks

Preacher/Lawyer/Standup Comedian

Plus, enjoy informative Breakout Sessions, Entertainment, and Lunch! 

Registration fee is $15 per person and includes Program, & Lunch.

Schedule at a Glance

9:30 – 10:00 am — Registration (McDowell Columns Building)

10:00 am — Morning Session

11:15 am – 12: 15 pm — Breakout Sessions

  • 101 Ways to Support Missions without Leaving your Church:  Learn and share ways you can craft, make, and collect to help others.  Mari E. Wiles, Minister to the University and Drew Phillips, Associate Minister to the University
  • Bending the Spoon—Myth Busting and Aging in America: Lively discussion regarding how baby boomers are changing preconceived notions about aging and impacting aging services in 21st century America. Plus, information regarding services available locally, regionally, and nationally to help boomers and their families. Heather Howle, Hertford County Director of Aging Services
  • Fun with Fitness:  Learn ways to make exercise a part of your daily routine. Light physical activity will be involved. Jason Jenkins & Lisa Lane, Vidant Wellness Coaches
  • The Poetry of Rural North Carolina:  James Larkin Pearson, North Carolina's oldest and longest-serving poet laureate (1953-1981), was an advocate of descriptive rural poetry, and produced some of the state's most famous poems from his humble surroundings. In this session, participants will look at Larkin's poetry as a celebration of small-town life.  Dr. Gregory S. Taylor, Professor of History, Chowan University
  • Take Control of Your Health through Lifestyle:  86% of Chronic Diseases are lifestyle related; which means if lifestyle is the cause, lifestyle can also be the cure.  Learn valuable strategies to take back your health. Dr. Robert Cooke, Vidant Women's Care of Ahoskie,  Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Lifestyle Medicine (1 of only 200 in the country, 3 in NC)
  • Tears in the Golden Years – Depression in Seniors: Strategies to help yourself and others safeguard against the dangers of depression. Stan Oakley, MD, DLFAPA, Professor of Psychiatric Medicine, ECU Brody School of Medicine

12:30 pm — Lunch and Afternoon Session (Thomas Dining Hall)

2:30 pm — SeniorFest Concludes