WV Bureau of Senior Services
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Robert W. Jackson Senior Conference

2018 Conference Registration and Sponsorship/Exhibit Information 

The 2018 Robert W. Jackson Senior Conference is scheduled May 22–24 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, West Virginia. Registration information and forms are available. 

If you would like to sponsor or exhibit at the Conference, please complete this form and return it by May 16. Tables will be set up Wednesday, May 23, for you from 9:30am–3:00pm. The Bureau will provide one table and two chairs and we invite you to join us for lunch. Please feel free to bring your own table covers and skirting as these will not be provided. Upon arrival at the Conference, check in at the registration table for directions and other information.  If you do not receive a confirmation or receipt of your registration form, please contact Robin Strickland at 304-558-3317 or robin.r.strickland@wv.gov.

The late Robert W. Jackson was one of West Virginia’s most recognized senior advocates; he worked tirelessly both in state government and in the private sector to ensure improvements in policy, planning, and services to seniors. In his honor, the Bureau sponsors the Robert W. Jackson Senior Conference each year to provide workshops and activities for seniors from around the state.

The 2017 conference was held May 23–25 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley. Two hundred seventy seniors participated in a variety of workshops and health and recreational activities that reflected the theme, “Age Out Loud.” Workshops and activities at this year’s conference included: 

  • Bocce Ball
  • Social Media for Seniors
  • Fun Line Dancing
  • Crafts
  • Tools for Successful Aging
  • Smart Phones for Seniors
  • Exercise Workshops such as Healthy Steps and Tai Chi
  • Health Insurance Options
  • Microwave in a Mug
  • Getting in the Game with Diverse Seniors
  • Green Thumb Container Gardens
  • Essential Oils
  • Oral Health & Chronic Disease
  • Porch Herb Gardens
  • Social Media for Beginners
  • Color Your Way to Calmness

For more information on the conference, please contact your local senior center or Robin Strickland at the Bureau of Senior Services at 304-558-3317.


Updated 2/6/18