WV Bureau of Senior Services

Robert W. Jackson Senior Conference

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 2018 conference was held May 22-24 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley.  Three hundred seniors participated in a variety of workshops and health and recreational activities that reflected the theme, “Engage At Every Age.”  Workshops and activities included: 

  • Wii Bowling
  • Social Media for Seniors
  • Line Dancing
  • Crafts
  • Safety for Seniors
  • Senior Olympics
  • Exercise Workshops such as Healthy Steps and Tai Chi
  • Healthy Eating After 50
  • Microwave in a Mug
  • Getting in the Game with Diverse Seniors
  • Debunking Myths of Paying for Long-Term Care
  • Smart Phones 101
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Porch Herb Gardens
  • Things I’d Like My Family to Know
  • 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 5/21/19