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 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 5/17/18